Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, tire for the new Porsche 911

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, tire for the new Porsche 911 image

Text: / Photos: Porsche Press | posted January 13, 2012 18:24

Porsche 911 Carrera 2 fitted with Goodyear shoes.

Goodyear announced recently that Porsche has chosen its award winning Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tire for the popular 19” wheel fitment on its Porsche 911 Carrera 2. That means that one of the world’s leading sportscars will be coming out from Porsche's factory fitted with the 235/40 ZR 19 (front) and 285/35 ZR 19 (rear) Goodyear tires.

Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tire have met the need of the Carrera 2 to further enhance its power, traction and environment friendliness. The tire efficiently transfers the power from its 350bhp rear engine to the road and also features the latest ActiveBraking Technology. Using innovative 3 dimensional block design within the tire tread, the tire’s contact with the road increases when braking. Goodyear’s FuelSaving Technology, also integrated into its Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tire will further support CO2 emission reductions. The technology is driven by reduced tire weight and a new ‘high surface’ silica grade that contributes to reduced heat generation.

“The control and braking performance of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, demonstrated in both magazine other benchmarking tests, is a critical factor for the demanding drivers of sportscars such as the Porsche 911”, states Eduardo Garrido, Marketing Manager at Goodyear. “On top Goodyear’s FuelSaving Technology helps drivers reduce overall fuel consumption while ActiveBraking increases road contact during braking, thereby delivering significantly shorter braking distances on both dry and wet roads.”