BFG g-Force Sport COMP-2 debuts
Michelin North America Inc. reports BFGoodrich Tires has introduced the g-Force Sport COMP-2, the newest tire in the BFGoodrich ultra-high performance tire lineup.
The BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 will replace the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tire. Offered in 46 sizes on April 1, ranging from 15 to 20 inches in diameter, the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 lineup includes fitments for classic and modern muscle cars, sports cars, sports sedans, tuner and imports. An additional 12 sizes will be introduced to the market in September 2012 to offer complete coverage in the ultra-high performance category.
The addition of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire increases BFGoodrich Tires’ coverage in the ultra-high performance market to 82%.
“The current BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tread design was reviewed, analyzed and proven to be the optimal design for BFGoodrich Tires’ target consumer, target performances and new advanced ‘COMP-2’ compound,” says Andy Koury, brand category manager for ultra-high performance at BFGoodrich Tires. “While the tread design remains the same, we simplified the sidewall for a ‘racing’ look. It needs to look contemporary and sleek, but not be in the way. The new g-Force Sport COMP-2 provides a sleek look and, of course, upgraded performance.”
The BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 compound and Performance Racing Core (PRC) — developed using many of BFGoodrich Tires’ racing technologies and compounds — resulted in 30% better wet grip and 8% better dry grip offering precise control, without sacrificing tread life, the company reports. It also offers optimum dry traction, short braking distance and cornering control in dry conditions.
“Advancements in compounding technologies have enabled us to achieve large improvements in traction in both wet and dry performances,” adds Koury. “We added a high horsepower compound and also upgraded the internal tire suspension to a new level with the Performance Racing Core to make sure all that power could make it to the ground. We strengthened, optimized and evolved the suspension system to increase steering response, rigidity and control to handle the new advanced compound.”
For more information, see the February issue of Modern Tire Dealer magazine.