Goodyear has launched its latest premium luxury sport tire, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, in Malaysia. Held at the Sepang International Circuit, members of the media were given the chance to try out the tire that Goodyear says delivers 31% better wear performance and shorter braking distances in wet & dry.
Like its name, the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has 3 key features – the Grip Booster Technology, Active Braking Technology and Reinforced Construction Technology.
The new Grip Booster compound includes an adhesive resin that increases the ‘stickiness’ of the tire for better grip which results in shorter braking distance and improved handling. The Active Braking Technology flexes the tread to increase the contact area under braking for improved braking distances in the wet and dry. Meanwhile, the Reinforced Construction Technology results in a stronger, lighter construction that improves handling, cornering performance, wear and fuel efficiency. View the videos below for more details.
Compared to its predecessor, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, the new Asymmetric 3 demonstrated improvements in wet handling (104%), lateral wet grip (111%), wet braking – high co-efficient of friction (110%); low co-efficient of friction (114%). Additionally, an independent tread wear test by DEKRA shows the Asymmetric 3 is projected to offer up to 11,500 km extra mileage (or 31% better wear performance) than the average of 3 leading competitors.
Further, the TÜV Süd Benchmark Test shows the Asymmetric 3 having a 2.6 meter shorter braking distance (9% better performance) on wet roads; 1.3 meter shorter braking distance (4% better) on dry roads and 4% better wet handling, than the average of 3 leading competitors. It also has 10.9% better rolling resistance than the average of 3 leading competitors.
“The introduction of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 tire is in line to meet the growing demands of the premium sport tire segment here in Malaysia, both in the OEM and consumer market,” said Ben Hoge, Managing Director of Goodyear Malaysia Berhad.
“Goodyear is known for its commitment to innovate and to offer superior performing products to its consumers. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is designed to suit the needs of consumers in Malaysia, and tested to Goodyear’s highest standards to provide confidence that it will perform on the region’s roads. It has also been accredited as original equipment for some of the world’s leading cars such as the Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Chevrolet Camaro and Porsche Panamera. With its improved grip and braking technology, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 demonstrates Goodyear’s brand promise of offering greater peace of mind, regardless of the destination,” Ben added.
For Malaysia, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 will be offered in up to 34 sizes ranging from 17″ to 20″. The tire is available at Goodyear Autocare and Servitekar outlets as well as authorized Goodyear dealers nationwide.