The latest iteration of the Eagle F1 range – the ultra-high-performance Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 – has been launched by Goodyear.
Developed for application to a wide range of vehicles, the new tire benefits from improvements to dry performance, wet braking and wet handling.
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6’s dry performance has been improved with the addition of an adaptive contact patch and an optimized cavity that adapts to load variations. When carrying out extreme maneuvers, the tire’s contact patch increases to provide a higher level of grip.
In addition to the dry-weather performance, the tire’s wet-weather characteristics have been enhanced by way of a rubber compound that features a new resin system. This gives the tire an increased level of micro-contact with the ground in damp or wet conditions. Furthermore, Goodyear transferred technology from its ultra-ultra-high-performance tires to increase the Asymmetric 6’s flexibility to match or be more resistant to rough roads. The technology also improves grip levels.
The tire maker’s whole range is ready for application to EVs. This latest Eagle F1 has been designed with a noise-canceling pattern to reduce noise levels by 1dB compared with the previous Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Moreover, the new compound technology reduces the tire’s rolling resistance to help increase EV range.
“With key innovations to improve dry performance and wet braking and handling, it is ready for the most demanding performance, simultaneously reassuring and thrilling drivers,” commented Laurent Colantonio, regional technology director EMEA at Goodyear. “We at Goodyear are proud to work with leading OEMs to push forward the next generation of mobility; that’s why Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 suits the requirements of electric vehicles and is ready to take electric mobility further.”
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 will be available in the first quarter of 2022 and will initially be released in 28 sizes. Additional sizes will be added to the range throughout the rest of 2022; by 2023 the Asymmetric 6 is expected to be available in 65 sizes to suit 17in to 22in diameters.