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Goodyear’s reborn Eagle F1

By SYF77 on 17 Jul 2011

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Goodyear has launched its follow-up to the popular Eagle F1 Asymmetric tyre at a brand event in Seville, Spain. The Ultra High Performance tyre was three years in the making-a response to development requirements set by the company to improve braking in dry and wet conditions, reflecting the company’s safety-conscious branding.

Goodyear has introduced its “ActiveBraking Tecnology” in this tyre, a tapered edge tread block design that develops more surface area under braking load, helping the “high surface silica tread compound” to work over a larger contact area, which is around 30 per cent more than before. This will aid to bring vehicles to a standstill in lesser time.

Tested by TÜV-SÜD Automotive at the launch against three leading competitors, namely the Bridgestone Potenza S001, Continental’s SportContact 5P and Pirelli’s PZero, the tyre decelerated from 80km/h to 20km/h in between 2m to 3.4m shorter than the average of its competitors. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 was also quicker to brake than its rivals in a series of test conducted. In the low friction coefficient wet braking test, the new tyre reached 20km/h in 36.3m, while the SportContact 5P managed 38.2m. With higher friction wet braking, the tyre decelerated to 20km/h in 29.2m, 2.1m ahead of the Potenza S001. Finally in the dry braking sgment, which is measured by the distance the car travels to a complete halt from 100km/h, this second generation tyre travelled 32.4m, while the PZero did it in 33.9m.

The new tyre also promises lower emission levels and better mileage. It definitely sounds like a potential candidate as the replacement tyre on my car’s Continental Sports Contact 2 in a year’s time.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Genes Jul 17 2011 01:06 PM
better grip probably means more noise...
Eyke Jul 17 2011 02:47 PM
More noise or hit something? Choose.
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