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Custom-made Goodyear tyre chosen for Porsche 911 GT3 RS and GT2 RS

Goodyear’s Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.

Lead Engineer Porsche Motorsport, Jan Frank explains: “The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has proven to provide the very high-performance level which we from Porsche require.” Goodyear has designed a great tyre for us which perfectly fits into the extreme requirements of our Porsche 911 GT2 RS.”

Setting lap times at the Nardò Porsche Test circuit at Nardò in Italy was the final stage of development for the new Eagle F1 SuperSport RS, which marks Goodyear’s return to the Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) market segment.

Nick Harley, managing director of Goodyear OE in the EMEA region adds: “In development of the SuperSport RS we have leveraged our talented engineering teams and world class development facilities to produce a world-beating UUHP tyre. The tyre is designed to enhance the performance and handling characteristics of the most specialist machinery on the roads today and in vehicle manufacturer’s development pipelines.”

Fitted with 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL (front) and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL (rear), the GT2 RS usage scenario was particularly challenging. Porsche Motorsport required tyres capable of predictably and exploitably transmitting 700 hp and 750 nm through the rear wheels, a challenge compounded by peak torque arriving from just 2500 rpm, transferring power into straight-line and cornering performance resulting in superior lap times.

Harley continues: “For the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS to receive the praise it has from a manufacturer with as relentless a pursuit of improvement as Porsche, truly reflects how far Goodyear has moved the UUHP segment on.”

The homologation means that Porsche will be retailing ‘N0-marked’ Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tyres through its dealer network to owners seeking performance and steering precision in dry conditions.