Goodyear’s latest Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires will be factory fitted on the 2011 Corvette Z06. The new Ultra-High Performance (UHP) tire is described as “Street-refined, but track-capable”. The tire has been tested on road courses throughout North America and will be available this summer.
The new Goodyears will be available in two run-flat sizes: P275/35ZR18 and P325/30ZR19.
Goodyear’s Bob Toth describes the UHP Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires:
With a left-side, right-side specific tread design, it offers superb dry traction and precise handling.” He notes that “serrated band sidewall styling and distinctive lettering add to the overall ultra-performance look.”
“An asymmetric, directional tread design with massive tread blocks on the outboard shoulder help enhance dry cornering grip, while sweeping Aquachannel grooves on the inboard side of the tread help enhance wet cornering grip,” Toth says. “An innovative multi-radius mold shape helps to offer precise handling and smooth, even wear.”
Without knowing too much of what goes on behind the scenes at GM when it comes to picking tires, the outcome has to be considered good news for US-based Goodyear. Michelin has made in-roads into Corvette’s factory over the last couple of years based on its success on the track with Corvette Racing. In 2008, Michelin was selected as the official factory fitted tire for the Corvette ZR1.