AKRON (Feb. 8, 2010)—Goodyear's newest ultra-high performance tire, the Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2, has earned an original equipment fitment on the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
The Akron tire maker said the Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 builds upon a three-decade relationship between the company and General Motors Co.'s Corvette division. For Corvette owners and other enthusiasts who demand the most from their performance vehicles, the Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 is “street-refined, but track-capable,” according to Bob Toth, Goodyear's director of new products.
The tire comes with an asymmetric, directional tread design with massive tread blocks on the outboard shoulder to help enhance dry cornering grip. Aquachannel grooves on the inboard side of the tread help enhance wet cornering grip, Goodyear said.
The tire also has a serrated band sidewall styling and distinctive lettering for an overall ultra-performance look.
“The new Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 is positioned as a race-inspired, ultra-high performance dry traction tire for select supercars,” Toth said. “With a left-side, right-side specific tread design, it offers superb dry traction and precise handling, complementing both the performance and appearance of sports cars.”
The Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 will be available this summer in these run-flat sizes: P275/35ZR18 and P325/30ZR19.