Goodyear Launches High Performance Tyre
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced the latest offering in its line of high-performance tyres, the Eagle GT. Starting in July, the Eagle GT will be available in 24 sizes representing 70 per cent of the volume potential in this segment, according to the tiremaker. Goodyear will add 19 more sizes by September, creating a 43-size lineup that ranges from 15- to 22-inch wheel diameters.
Design features include an aggressive dual zone asymmetric tread with an outboard High Performance Zone to aid grip and responsive handling, and an all season zone on the inboard side for all-season traction. Microgrooves in the all season zone help provide traction during normal driving, but lock together in handling maneuvers to provide a solid foundation for cornering, Goodyear said. (Tire Review/Akron)