Goodyear Launches The Eagle F1 Directional 5

BY Joel Tam

The makers of the award winning Eagle F1 GSD-3 have taken style and control to a whole new level with the Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5, which incorporates its latest SportGrip Technology.

Built for driving enthusiasts who want both style and performance for their aftermarket-tuned sports cars, sporty coupes and performance cars, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 fits perfectly into the mid Ultra High Performance (UHP) segment.

Goodyear claims the new tyre will excel in steering response and cornering power providing precise handling behavior and outstanding grip performance on various types of surfaces and conditions. The new directional design is admittedly very modern and stylish with its strong arrow-head lines, allowing superb styling for kit-ups and matching alloy rims. The directional tread design promises to provide maximized water dispersion for optimum performance on wet roads.

“With proven performance and stylish good looks, this new tire 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 Pierre Cohade, President of Goodyear Asia Pacific.

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 behavior 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 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 GSD3.

Optimized 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.