Goodyear Introduces New Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 Tire
Dec. 6, 2018—Goodyear announced its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tire, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Conceived as the ultimate all-round summer tire, Goodyear utilized innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise.
Goodyear will introduce 51 SKUs between February and May 2019, with a further 10 arriving between June and December 2019. Goodyear will offer 17" to 22" diameters, 205 to 315 mm widths, and 50 to 25 side profiles, with intended fitments ranging from cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, through more luxurious cars such as the Mercedes C-Class and the BMW 3 series to the standard versions of the Porsche 911.
The key to the tire's design is the development of a highly-refined compound that combines wet weather capabilities without sacrificing endurance or dry handling performance. The tire's contact with the road increases to a level more usually associated with a track tire, resulting in wet stopping distances which are a significant 4 percent shorter compared to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3.
Feedback through the steering is also enhanced, providing a more communicative and confidence-inspiring driving experience.