Goodyear Eagle F1: The Perfect Tire?

Goodyear may have accomplished the impossible – they’ve built an ultra high performance tire that boasts the best of all worlds: superb dry weather traction, incredible wet weather performance, quiet ride and unheard of durability.

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The new F1’s, which feature brand new tire technologies including V-TRED and OneTRED, are specifically designed for upscale, sports car and sedan owners and feature a sweeping unidirectional tread pattern that evacuates water at an unprecedented rate.

The unique design of the tire features a continuous “center zone” that increases stiffness and provides immediate steering response and accurate feedback, a continuous load transfer design which translates into improved handling (thanks to the shoulder to centerline tread blocks), and as if that weren’t enough, it also offers a more stable shoulder area (read: more stable and increased lateral stiffness), thanks to asymmetrical rib angles.

Watching this tire perform is truly inspiring. It swallows high-g-force corners with ease, laughs at wet weather and provides tremendously accurate feedback to the driver. Improved noise characteristics and increased durability (280 tread rating) are almost like a bonus when you consider how well the tire performs.

The government appears to agree with us when we say that the wet weather traction is unbelievable – they’ve awarded it the highest wet weather rating of any ultra high performance tire – the coveted “AA” rating.

The new Goodyear Eagle F1 is available in many sizes, ranging from 195/50/15 to 285/30/21. Pricing is very competitive, considering the no compromises performance that this tire delivers. If you’re in the market for tires, take a good look at these bad boys – you won’t be disappointed. Look for an in-depth review soon…

The Goodyear Eagle F1 fitted to a BMW 3-series. This tire offers both wet and dry performance and handling that is second to none. A true ultra high performance tire.

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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