June 27, 2019 |
Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS Homologated for Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS
After the recent introduction of the new Eagle F1 SuperSport range, Goodyear has announced that its Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 (RS) in sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.
“The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has proven to provide the very high-performance level which we from Porsche require. Goodyear has designed a great tyre for us which perfectly fits into the extreme requirements of our Porsche 911 GT2 RS,” Jan Frank, lead engineer at Porsche Motorsport said.
The Eagle F1 SuperSport RS marks Goodyear’s return to the Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) market segment.
“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,” Nick Harley, managing director of Goodyear OE in the EMEA region said.
“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 stated that Porsche Motorsport’s usage remit for the GT2 RS was “particularly challenging” as it required the 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL (front) and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL (rear) tyres to transmit 700 hp and 750 Nm through the wheel wheels with optimal efficiency - a challenge compounded by peak torque arriving from just 2500 rpm.
“The list of tyres truly competitive in these conditions is short,” Harley continued.
“For the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS to receive the praise it has from a manufacturer with as relentless a pursuit of improvement as Porsche, truly reflects how far Goodyear has moved the UUHP segment on.”
Goodyear developed the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS specially for Porsche Motorsport, with a brief to facilitate record performance on track.
Xavier Fraipont, vice president EMEA Product Development for Goodyear, commented on the tyre’s capabilities: “Goodyear has a great heritage in motorsport. Now we bring all our experience and knowledge into the new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS, developed in Europe to increase performance level of super sport cars, with main focus on all track day performances.”
The homologated Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tyres bear the Porsche N0 marking and will be sold through the Porsche dealer network.