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Goodyear reveals Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Goodyear has revealed the latest iteration of its premium Eagle F1 range of ultra-high performance (UHP) tyres, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

With new technology to improve dry performance, wet braking, wet handling and electric vehicle suitability, Goodyear says the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is “ready for anything”.

Designed to suit a wide range of cars, including hot hatches, sporty compacts, family cars, luxury sedans and sports coupes, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 features a number of innovations to build on its predecessor, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5.

Goodyear says wet braking, handling abilities and dry performance have all been improved. The new tyre features an adaptive contact patch and optimised cavity to adapt to load variations.

While under standard driving conditions, the tyre’s contact patch has a normal footprint, but this increases when the driver makes an extreme manoeuvre. The contact area therefore adapts to the driving style and increases as needed, giving the driver more grip and reactivity to extreme manoeuvres.

In wet weather conditions, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 cap compound with innovative new resin system allows the tyre to have more micro-contact with the road surface, giving drivers better grip on damp or wet roads.

Technology developed for UUHP (ultra ultra high performance) tyres designed to perform as well on the racetrack as the road has been transferred to the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6.

Within Goodyear’s new tyre, this technology increases its flexibility to match or be more resistant to road roughness. This resin system boosts tyre grip on the road.

Goodyear boasts that every tyre in its range is EV-ready, but says that the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 has been specifically designed with manufacturers’ electric vehicle requirements in mind.

Its noise cancelling pattern results in a reduction of 1 dB, shown on the tyre label, while its new compound technology reduces rolling resistance, to help increase electric range.

Laurent Colantonio, regional technology director EMEA, Goodyear said: “Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is the latest in our award-winning range of Eagle F1 tyres.

“With key innovations to improve dry performance and wet braking and handling, it is ready for the most demanding performance, simultaneously reassuring and thrilling drivers.

“We at Goodyear are proud to work with leading OEMs to push forward the next generation of mobility; that’s why Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 suits the requirements of electric vehicles and is ready to take electric mobility further.”

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 will be initially rolled out in 28 sizes in Q1 2022, with additional sizes released throughout the year. By 2023, the tyre will be available in no fewer than 65 sizes from 17 to 22-inch fitments.

Goodyear says the initial size list for release in January 2022 includes a number of popular 17 and 18-inch fitments, before further 17, 18 and 19-inch sizes are added in February and March. The range will be expanded to 21-inch fitments in April.