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Tyre (Tire) Wear

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My 718 S was in the OPC Workshop for a software update. As part of the service the did a winter safety report, including tread depth.
The front tyres were both about 6.5 mm, the rears 5.7 mm.
They were new 2400 miles ago..I was old by the dealer.
New tyres here are 10.0mm... so the rear tyres have lost 4mm which is 2mm per 1000 miles.
That means that when the tyres get down to 2.0mm, the lowest point I'll live with, it will be 6000 miles.

Is it the P Zero tyres, or am I just a lead footed hooligan???
Or were the tyres really new?

I'll be watching this, carefully.
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After 14,000 miles I changed from PZero to PS4's - they were down to the 2.5-3mm level. I then sold it - Oh well. I did think wow the PS4's are way better - (of course they were newer and the placebo/internet effect!).

My new car has P4Z's. Super happy, I feel as confident in the twisties as I did with the PS4's. And it is winter too!
I'm also South UK - Oxfordshire.

This is my first sports car, on other vehicles I've always pushed tyres close to the legal limit (when I was a teenager I went past the legal limit... but the tyres were the least of the issues with my old Rover Maestro!). Does that extra 1mm really make that much of a difference? This is a genuine question.
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