Port Elizabeth, 28 February 2017 – Goodyear proudly announces that the new Ultra-High Performance tyre Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has been accredited with original equipment fitments on the new Porsche Panamera.
The tyre, developed to meet the needs of the powerful sedan and sports car drivers, was approved with a mixed fitment, with size 265/45ZR19 (105Y) XL on the front axle and 295/40ZR19 (108Y) XL on the rear.
The Panamera is a sports car without compromise for everyday use with four seats, an unmistakable silhouette and performance figures associated only with a Porsche. To answer Porsche’s requirements, Goodyear developed the tyre by focusing on ultimate handling performance with an eye on low rolling resistance. The tyres will be marked ‘N0’, to indicate these are approved by Porsche as Original Equipment on its vehicles.
A key feature of Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is the new grip booster compound, which ensures increased grip during braking and handling on both dry and wet roads. The new reinforced construction technology allows for steering precision and durability by delivering a stronger, lightweight construction also improving handling, cornering performance, tread wear and fuel efficiency.
Nick Harley, Goodyear’s Managing Director OE Consumer EMEA, said: “We are proud to announce that once again we have been chosen by a renowned car manufacturer such as Porsche to equip its new exciting vehicle. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is the perfect match for the Porsche Panamera thanks to its state-of-the-art technologies, which will allow drivers to enjoy sporty driving by ensuring excellent handling in all conditions.”