The new icon of style and control: Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5

26 July 2011

With new SportGrip Technology for mid sports performance vehicles

From the makers of the award-winning Eagle F1 GS-D3 with its iconic V-Tred design comes a tyre that takes style and control to a whole new level. Born of racing heritage, Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 incorporates SportGrip Technology to offer precise and responsive handling, style and performance on the street.

Built for driving enthusiasts who want stylish performance for their aftermarket-tuned sports cars, sporty coupes and performance cars, this tyre brings fun and adventure with a touch of glamour to the mid Ultra High Performance (UHP) segment.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 excels in steering response and cornering power providing precise handling behaviour and outstanding grip performance on various types of surfaces and conditions. The directional design provides a very dynamic look to the tyre allowing superb styling for kit-ups and matching alloy rims. Directional tread design also helps provide maximized water dispersion for optimum performance on wet roads.

"With proven performance and stylish good looks, this new tyre is set to conquer the mid sports performance segment. Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 is built for exhilaration, giving drivers the freedom to take control, and enjoy their lifestyles to the fullest with the comfort they deserve" said Blake Vincent, Goodyear Consumer Product Manager.

SportGrip Technology – maximized control and outstanding grip on all road conditions

A combination of solid centre line rib and continuous shoulder rib with high weight polymers and a race inspired compound provide maximum rigidity to the tread design, reducing the deformation under heavy force during rapid steering movement and heavy cornering. This aids improved steering response and cornering power, providing precise handling behaviour and outstanding grip performance on various types of surfaces and conditions.

Goodyear internal performance tests showed the Eagle F1 Directional 5 outperforms its multi-awarded predecessor in handling and braking on wet and dry surfaces, with a marked improvement in wet braking performance.

A smoother and quieter ride

A closed shoulder design helps provide better wear pattern over time to reduce overall noise emissions. Goodyear internal performance testing showed that the Directional 5 offers marked improvement in worn noise compared with its predecessor the GS-D3.

More even wear

Optimised cavity shape provides a squarer footprint and even pressure distribution for increased and continuous road contact. The resulting benefits are enhanced grip level for challenging road conditions and better wear pattern.

Available in a wide range of sizes

The Eagle F1 Directional 5 line-up provides a vast range sizes going from 15" to 19" suited for passenger car fitments.*

"Harnessing many years of motor sports experience, drivers can trust Goodyear to deliver on powerful performance combined with uncompromising innovations embodied in all Goodyear tyres," concluded Mr Vincent.

* WARNING: Before you replace your tyres, always consult the vehicle owner's manual and follow the vehicle manufacturer's replacement tyre recommendations. Vehicle handling may be significantly affected by a change in tyre size or type. When selecting tyres that are different than the original equipment size, see a professional installer in order to make certain that proper clearance, load carrying capacity and inflation pressure is selected. Never exceed the maximum load capacity and inflation pressure listed on the sidewall of the tyre. Always drive safely and obey all traffic laws. Avoid sudden, sharp turns or lane changes. Failure to follow this warning may result in loss of control of the vehicle, leading to an accident and serious injury or death.

Finally, the Tyre Technician must ensure that the plus sized replacement tyre carries a rated load capacity equal to or greater than the original equipment tyre, and must use the proper inflation pressure. (Never exceed the maximum tyre pressure shown on the sidewall.) Please refer to your vehicle's Owner's Manual. Your Goodyear dealer can discuss with you Plus sizes for your vehicle.

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Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres Communications Manager
Phone: 03 8416 7319
Email: james_peate@goodyear.com

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