Porsche has homologated the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS – the most race-focused member of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, for the 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This approval covers the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL. The homologated Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tyres bear the Porsche N0 marking and will be sold through the Porsche dealer network.
DS Automobiles has entered into an original equipment tyre supply arrangement with Goodyear. The tyre maker will ship its Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV in size 235/45R20 100V XL to the Groupe PSA brand for fitment on the DS7 Crossback.
The Jaguar E-PACE is now available with Goodyear tyres following the selection of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV as an original equipment fitment. Six sizes will be supplied for the medium-sized SUV; all will carry the ‘JLR’ marking on the sidewall to denote their approval by Jaguar Land Rover.
A range of Goodyear summer, winter and all-season tyres have been approved as original equipment fitments on the new Volkswagen Touareg. Goodyear reports that it has met Volkswagen’s requirements for tyres for global applications and will supply a total of nine tyre dimensions for fitment on the SUV.
The new Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 has been approved by Porsche as original equipment for the new 911 GT3 RS. The tyre brand will supply sizes 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL to Porsche, both tyres carrying the N1 marking to indicate Porsche homologation.
A wide range of Goodyear and Dunlop tyres have been approved as original equipment fitments for the BMW 5 Series. For summer use, seven sizes Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, all run-flat fitments, have been approved, along with three sizes of Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2. Winter fitments include two sizes of Goodyear Ultragrip 8 Performance and two sizes of Winter Sport 4D. All Goodyear and Dunlop tyres are * marked to indicate the approval from BMW Group as original equipment.
During the annual Nissan Europe Supplier Quality Seminar, representatives from Nissan’s Purchasing Department recognised Goodyear Dunlop’s “excellent quality performance in supplying automotive components to Nissan.” Although it announced news of this honour today, the tyre maker was awarded at a ceremony that took place at the Nissan Brand Center in Barcelona, Spain last September.
A second Porsche OE homologation has been announced for the Sport Maxx Race 2: The Dunlop tyre has gained approval by Porsche as original equipment for on road use on the new 911 GT2 RS in the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL. Porsche gave the Dunlop tyre its blessing after intensive testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany and on Porsche’s proving ground in Nardò in Italy. The Sport Maxx Race 2 is already approved for the Porsche 911 GT3.
Deliveries of the fourth-generation Audi A8 are expected to begin in January, and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 and UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 tyres have been approved as original equipment fitments for the new saloon. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 summer tyre will be available in sizes 255/45R19 104Y XL – in both standard and Ultra-Low Rolling Resistance versions – as well as size 265/40R20 104Y XL. The UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 winter tyre will be available in sizes 235/55R18 104H XL and 265/40R20 104V XL.
A further original equipment homologation for the VW Arteon has been announced. Size 225/55R17 97W and 245/45R18 96W versions of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 featuring the company’s extended mobility SealTech technology have been approved for OE fitment on the new five-door fastback.
The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 has secured more than 54 approvals on 27 platforms across 10 original equipment manufacturers since its introduction less than two years ago. Audi, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Opel, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Smart and Volkswagen have all approved the award-winning tyre.
With the Stelvio, Alfa Romeo has taken its initial step into the growing SUV market. This important new addition to the Italian manufacturer’s portfolio is expected to arrive in the UK this October, and Goodyear is the first tyre maker to announce that its products have been selected as an original equipment fitment.