Goodyear has announced its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tyre, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Conceived as the ultimate all-round summer tyre, Goodyear says it has used innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise.
The company says it has developed a highly-refined compound that combines wet weather capabilities without sacrificing endurance or dry handling performance. Its efforts to optimise performance focused on reducing flex in the tread pattern as lateral forces are transmitted, and this has resulted in ‘crisp, precise turn-in, higher grip levels and efficient, clean acceleration that facilitate an improvement in dry handling’.
Goodyear in Europe 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 to the Mercedes C-Class, the BMW 3 series and on to the standard versions of the Porsche 911.