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  1. Goodyear’s ultimate all-rounder: new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 combines luxurious comfort with superior wet braking and dry handling performance Successor to popular and acclaimed Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 range Innovative technologies unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise Caters to growing Ultra High Performance (UHP) market, with 61 SKUs arriving between February and December 2019 with fitments from Volkswagen Golf to Porsche 911 Goodyear has announced its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tire, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Conceived as the ultimate all-round summer tire, Goodyear has utilized innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise. Key to the tire’s breadth of ability is Goodyear’s development of a highly-refined compound that combines wet weather capabilities without sacrificing endurance or dry handling performance. Thanks to a contact patch designed to extend when braking, the tire’s contact with the road increases to a level more usually associated with a track tire, resulting in wet stopping distances which are a significant 4 percent shorter compared to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3. [1] Goodyear’s efforts to optimize performance focused on reducing flex in the tread pattern as lateral forces are transmitted. The resultant crisp, precise turn-in, higher grip levels and efficient, clean acceleration facilitate an improvement in dry handling. Feedback through the steering is also enhanced, providing a more communicative and confidence-inspiring driving experience. Goodyear will introduce 51 SKUs between February and May 2019, with a further 10 arriving between June and December 2019. Goodyear 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 more luxurious cars such as the Mercedes C-Class and the BMW 3 series to the standard versions of the Porsche 911. This will strongly position Goodyear to exploit the robust 8.3 percent year-on-year growth experienced by the 17” and above UHP tire segment since 2012, now accounting for 22 percent of overall summer volume. [2] Upper segment vehicle sales are also forecast to increase from 17.5 to 18.2 percent by 2023 [3], while UHP demand from north-east and south-east Europe expanding 18 and 25 percent year-on-year since 2012 further increases the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5’s relevance to the market. [4] http://news.goodyear.eu/LATEST-NEWS/goodyear-s-ultimate-all-rounder--new-eagle-f1-asymmetric-5-combines-luxurious-comfort-with-superior-/s/56fa4e38-abcd-4074-9a78-4a0133ce5a75 Good news for Goodyear fans.
  2. Dear all. All new Continental Sport contact 6 launched. But think targeted at 19 to 22 inch. Maybe just launch. Wonder when will arrive in our shore. http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Continental-Sport-Contact-6-First-Drive.htm The Continental Sport Contact 6 is here, and it's fantastic! Launched 1st September, the new Sport Contact 6 replaces the Sport Contact 5P as Continentals maximum performance summer tyre for sports cars. Initially available in 19 to 23 inches, the Sport Contact 6 pushes the tyre towards the segment the Michelin Pilot SuperSport currently occupies, and while it's not quite as track orientated, it should give the Michelin a little competition for those who enjoy fast road driving. Already ProvenWhile the Sport Contact 6 is new to market, it's already a proven tyre. The Sport Contact 6 is the OE tyre for the new Honda Civic Type R, which recently destroyed the Nurburgring FWD record, setting a 7:50.63, only 10 seconds slower than a Porsche Cayman GT4! To further prove the capabilities of the new tyre, Continental invited TyreReviews to Bilster Berg Race Resort in Germany to learn about, and test the Sport Contact 6. DevelopmentOur biggest criticism of the outgoing tyre has always been steering feel. The Sport Contact 5 and 5P were never short of wet grip, wet or dry braking performance, or even good levels of comfort, but for a sports tyre they felt sluggish, soft and frankly, unsporty. The engineers at Continental have worked hard to address this. They've designed the tread pattern with "force vectoring", which helps transfer the forces more evenly through the tyre to give a stable cornering force, and added a new "Aralon 350" belt to the carcass, to give the tyre structure higher stability at speed. We'll cover both these technologies in detail over the next few days, but the simple version is they give the tyre a 14% better steering precision over the Sport Contact 5P and 11% better dry handling. When combined with 7% better wear (another weakness of the outgoing tyre), 7% less noise and 10% higher high speed stability, the result is a very capable tyre. Our TestingSadly at the launch Continental didn't provide the previous tyre to directly compare against, but what they did offer us was the ability to run on the tyre in both the dry and wet, on various vehicles. In the dry, on a VW Golf R, the tyre was impressive. Bilster Berg might have a new surface with a high coefficient of grip, but the tyre was still monstered the lap, giving plenty of lovely feedback right to the limit, and a nice progressive slide past the limit. The same was true of the tyre on the Porsche Cayman GTS, Mercedes A45 and Audi RS3 in the wet, with the Sport Contact 6 harnessing the all wheel drive nature of the Audi and Mercedes to provide quite astonishing traction, and when using the RWD Porsche in torrential rain, still providing incredible grip, communication and balance. ConclusionContinental simply don't make bad tyres, and while the Sport Contact 5 and 5P never really excited us, they were nearly always best in class when tested. Now with the Sport Contact 6, Continental have produced an exciting, world class sport tyre. Tyre tests in 2016 are going to be extremely interesting! If you're interested in the technical details we'll be publishing a technical report on the Sport Contact 6 over the next few days, otherwise be sure to leave a review if you buy yourself a set. Launch Sizes255/30ZR19 (91Y) XL FR SportContact 6 265/30ZR19 (93Y) XL FR SportContact 6 275/30ZR19 (96Y) XL FR SportContact 6 295/30ZR19 (100Y) XL FR SportContact 6 305/30ZR19 (102Y) XL FR SportContact 6 225/35ZR19 (88Y) XL FR SportContact 6 245/35ZR19 (93Y) XL FR SportContact 6 265/35ZR19 (98Y) XL FR SportContact 6 275/35ZR19 (100Y) XL FR SportContact 6 285/35ZR19 (103Y) XL FR SportContact 6 245/40ZR19 (98Y) XL FR SportContact 6 255/40ZR19 (100Y) XL FR SportContact 6 295/25ZR20 (95Y) XL FR SportContact 6 305/25ZR20 (97Y) XL FR SportContact 6 325/25ZR20 (101Y) XL FR SportContact 6 245/30ZR20 (90Y) XL FR SportContact 6 255/30ZR20 (92Y) XL FR SportContact 6 275/30ZR20 (97Y) XL FR SportContact 6 225/35ZR20 (90Y) XL FR SportContact 6 245/35ZR20 (95Y) XL FR SportContact 6 255/35ZR20 (97Y) XL FR SportContact 6 275/35ZR20 (102Y) XL FR SportContact 6 295/25ZR21 (96Y) XL FR SportContact 6 325/25ZR21 (102Y) XL FR SportContact 6 255/30ZR21 (93Y) XL FR SportContact 6 265/30ZR21 (96Y) XL FR SportContact 6 295/30ZR21 (102Y) XL FR SportContact 6 255/35ZR21 (98Y) XL FR SportContact 6 305/25ZR22 (99Y) XL FR SportContact 6 265/30ZR22 (97Y) XL FR SportContact 6 335/25ZR22 (105Y) XL FR SportContact 6 295/30ZR22 (103Y) XL FR SportContact 6 315/25ZR23 (102Y) XL FR SportContact 6 255/35ZR19 (96Y) XL FR SportContact 6 225/40ZR19 (93Y) XL FR SportContact 6 305/30ZR20 (103Y) XL FR SportContact 6 235/30ZR20 (88Y) XL FR SportContact 6 315/25ZR19 (98Y) XL FR SportContact 6 235/35ZR19 (91Y) XL FR SportContact 6 245/35ZR19 93Y XL FR SportContact 6 MO 265/35ZR19 98Y XL FR SportContact 6 MO 245/40R19 98Y XL FR SportContact 6 RO1 235/35ZR20 (92Y) XL FR SportContact 6 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL FR SportContact 6 245/30ZR20 (90Y) XL FR SportContact 6 RO1 305/30ZR20 (103Y) XL FR SportContact 6 RO1 245/35ZR19 (93Y) XL FR SportContact 6 RO1 295/35ZR19 (104Y) XL FR SportContact 6 RO1 255/30ZR20 92Y XL FR SportContact 6 RO1 245/35R19 93Y XL FR SportContact
  3. hsl118

    Maxxis Victra I-pro UHP

    Just returned this evening from short work trip. Was doing routine check on vehicle that younger brother used to pick me up from airport since it felt different (and borrowed when I was away); to my horror it is now fitted with: -205.45.ZR16 -Maxxis Victra I-pro UHP Apparently last week's rescue patch did not last, and he decided to change all four to the above at KH yesterday after 7pm. Stock was: -185.55.R16 -Bridgestone Turanza ER370 -26k mileage -one rear tyre patched twice, once 07'15 once last week. Sorry if this sounded like a rant, the only time I saw this brand was when watching EPL on those advert billboards. - Anyone remotely possibly using these with feedback to share? - He swiped supp card total $600, at $150 a piece, ripped off? - He did not check load index, any chance I can do a swap with top up if I go back to WS? Thanks for reading, losing sleep over this pffft.
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