Nov 2011: Porsche and Goodyear to Enter into New Partnership
Leading tyre manufacturer Goodyear tyres and luxury car manufacturer Porsche are all set to enter into a new partnership that promises to be beneficial to both parties involved. Goodyear announced that they will supply tyres as original equipment in the new Porsche 911 Carrera 2.
Official sources from Goodyear revealed that the tyres which will be fitted on the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 are the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres manufactured by the company.
The size requirement by the Porsche for the front wheel is the 235/40 ZR 19. The rear requires the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyre to be of the size 285/35ZR 19.
About the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 Tyres
This brand of tyres from Goodyear recently won the 2011 Auto Express tyre test. The tyre incorporates Goodyear’s patented ‘active braking’ technology.
This technology is a specialized tread design that facilitates improved response to braking by increasing the surface contact area. As a result, it reduces braking distances on wet and dry roads and helps bring vehicles to a standstill in lesser time. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres have been tested and proved to show better braking response as compared to other leading tyre brands.
About the Porsche 911 Carrera 2
The Porsche 911Carrera 2 is a performance enhanced sports vehicle that needs no introduction to motor enthusiasts. The vehicle has a rear engine configuration.
So the tyre selection for this vehicle is a critical issue. The rear tyre should be in a position to supply 350 break horsepower to the engine. Also the drivers of the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 would be unforgiving speed demons who demand a greater degree of control and better braking response from the tyre.
The Perfect Fit
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres are perfect for the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 because it meets all requirements essential to offer the best driving experience on the vehicle.
The tyres supply the requisite power to the rear engine to get the vehicle off and going. At the same time, the active braking technology offers greater control and enhances safety in the course of running of the vehicle.
Mr. Eduardo Garrido, Goodyear Marketing Manager welcomed this alliance with Porsche and reiterated that the eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 Goodyear tyres are the perfect match for the Porsche 911 Carrera.
He further added that Goodyear’s inherent Fuel Saving Technology that is part of all Goodyear tyres contributes to the fuel economy of the vehicle.
The unique fuel saving technology of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric tyres was a major factor that influenced awarding of the contract to Goodyear, because Porsche too is committed to following green processes, wherever possible to minimize harm to the environment.
The new 911 Carrera itself has been designed to meet the reduced carbon dioxide emission limits.
Goodyear’s Fuel Saving Technology
This unique technology is facilitated by reducing the weight of the tyre and incorporating a high surface tread compound in the tyres. The unique properties of this compound, coupled with the greater surface area it offers, lowers generation of heat and reduces rolling resistance. These processes lead to greater fuel efficiency.