Audi is once again turning to Goodyear to equip one of its flagship electric vehicles. The Audi e-tron SUV has been fitted with Goodyear tyres as original equipment since 2019.
Now, Audi’s new generation e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, will be equipped with 21-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 tyres.
“The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 was launched in 2019 and features Goodyear’s latest technologies,” says Hans Vrijsen, managing director of consumer original equipment EMEA at Goodyear. “It is ideally suited to the demands of a performance-driven and sustainable vehicle such as the Audi e-tron GT.”
The ultimate all-round summer tyre according to Goodyear, the tyre maker says it has utilised innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling in the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 without compromising ride comfort or road noise.
Goodyear’s efforts to optimise performance focused on reducing flex in the tread pattern as lateral forces are transmitted. Feedback through the steering is also enhanced, providing a more communicative and confidence-inspiring driving experience, Goodyear says.
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 will be mounted on both versions of the Audi e-tron GT in sizes 265/35 R21 for the front axle and 305/30 R21 at the rear.
“Goodyear is proud to be furthering our relationship with Audi, one of the leading manufacturers in the field of electromobility, while taking another step to lead the tyre development that meets the manifold requirements of electric vehicles,” Vrijsen concludes.