Goodyear has introduced the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range of tyres here in Malaysia, their latest addition to the Eagle F1 line-up.
The SuperSport range consists of three tiers – SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS. Categorised as UUHP (for ultra ultra-high-performance) tyres, Goodyear says that the tyres utlises development experience from racing to be used on the road.
Design features of the Eagle F1 SuperSport include a U-shaped compound for enhanced wet and dry handling, along with tread deformation protector and stiffer sidewall design to improve high-speed stability and handling. Cornering grip is also improved thanks to a closed outside tread pattern.
The lowest of the three tier range – the SuperSport, will sit above the existing Eagle F1 Assymmetric 5. Rivaling the likes of max performance tyres such as the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S, the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport will be available in sizes ranging from 18 to 21 inches in diameters.
Taking things up a notch is the SuperSport R, featuring larger tread blocks with shallower tread depth on the shoulders for enhanced cornering grip. The SuperSport R will be available in sizes ranging from 18 to 21 inches.
The SuperSport RS veers into track-performance territory with the use of motorsports-inspired compound to deliver “hyper grip” in dry conditions. The SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche GT2 RS and GT3 RS, and therefore carries a Porsche-approved N0 marking on the tyres. Only two fitment sizes have been announced for the specialised tyres – 265/35 R21 and 325/30 R21.
The Goodyear SuperSport range will only be available in local retailers sometime next year. Pricing has also yet to be announced, but Goodyear Malaysia says that the SuperSport will be priced very close to that of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S.
Goodyear Malaysia has also taken the opportunity to announce that a brand-new tyre will be introduced in 2020. Designed for high performance at competitive prices, the new tyre will replace the existing Eagle F1 Directional 5 in the line-up.