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Goodyear supplies OE tires to 2008 Shelby Mustang

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The 2008 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR will be equipped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.

The car will use size P255/45R18 tires in the front and size P285/40R18 tires in the back. The original equipment tires are manufactured using a unique "ultra-performance" rubber compound.

To differentiate the Goodyear Eagles on the Shelby Mustang GT500KR from those specified for other Mustang models, the tires are emblazoned with a Goodyear Wingfoot symbol on the outboard sidewall.

Approximately the size of a nickel, the emblem differentiates the tires in much the same way the "blue dot" did on tires that came on the original 1965 Shelby Mustang. Those tires, in size 7.75-15, were marked with a blue dot, and were known as Goodyear Blue Dot HPs.

Fifteen percent of Ford light vehicles in the United States and Canada come from the factory with Goodyear brand tires, according to Modern Tire Dealer research.

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