Goodyear Malaysia has announced the homologation of the recently introduced EagleF1 SuperSport for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS. Goodyears flagship tyre range is now able to fit the 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS, with sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL front and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL rear.
Porsche has selected the Goodyear EagleF1 due to its proven high-performance level and most importantly, they fitted the 911 GT2/GT3 RS like a glove. 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.
Goodyear OE’s Managing Director Nick Harley said, “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.”
Goodyear EagleF1 SuperSport fit for Porsche 911 GT2 RS
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.
In the UUHP segment, the EagleF1 SuperSport is in a league of its own, according to Porsche.
The homologation entails 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.
Goodyear developed the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS specially for Porsche Motorsport, with a brief to facilitate record performance on track. Benefitting from exhaustive development at Development Center Hanau, Germany where more hundreds of engineers, scientists and technicians work on new materials, tread designs and manufacturing techniques, Eagle F1 SuperSport RS brings a number of pioneering developments to the UUHP market:
Goodyear EagleF1 SuperSport: What makes it so good
Pure racing compound maximizes dry grip by combining very stiff tread elements with a reduced tread depth. The combined benefit helps maximizing the g- forces while minimizing movement of tread pattern in extreme cornering conditions, this providing the driver with both maximum grip level and extremely precise steering behavior.
The adapted tyre construction utilizes further lessons from motorsport and bestows the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS with an optimized tyre profile to increase size of contact in combination to strong Aramid winding to keep the pressure distribution constant in different driving conditions and at different speeds. Finally, the tread design features a massive outer shoulder which has been designed to optimize transmission of all lateral forces and facilitate extreme cornering stability.
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