Goodyear Launches Eagle F1 Asymmetric
Goodyear has launched a new tyre designed to replace the much vaunted Eagle F1 GSD3, which scored top marks in almost every test going – including Auto Express, Autocar, Max Power, Evo and Which? But while the old tyre’s symmetrical tread design was key to the product’s success, Goodyear is expecting the new product to succeed exactly because it isn’t. In addition to an asymmetrical tread design, the Eagle F1 Assymmetric features an asymmetric casing construction designed to reinforce one side and squeeze more grip from the tyre. Goodyear representatives told Tyres & Accessories they were gearing up for more award success following the introduction of the ‘Active Cornergrip Technology’ into the design of its latest tyre.
Goodyear spokesman Ben Crawley believes the continued innovation of the Eagle F1 is essential to keep up with the ever changing demands of motoring. He said: “Today’s high performance vehicles are more advanced, intelligent, powerful and luxurious than ever before – they are also heavier and faster, which means they require tyres that can give control without losing performance, safety or comfort benefits.
“They have very high safety and performance expectations on which they are, for good reasons, not prepared to compromise. Goodyear is therefore very proud to be able to go beyond these consumer demands with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric, fulfilling all their needs – and more.”
The new tyre will be available from March in a range of 17 to 20 inch sizes.