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Goodyear F1 tire line will be OE on 2011 Corvette

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The newest Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. ultra-high performance tire, the Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2, will be original equipment on the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

The new Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 OE fitment builds upon a three-decade relationship between Goodyear and Corvette.

The tire is described as “street-refined, but track-capable” by Bob Toth, Goodyear’s director of new products. It features an asymmetric, directional tread design with massive tread blocks on the outboard shoulder help enhance dry cornering grip.

In addition, "sweeping" aquachannel grooves on the inboard side of the tread help enhance wet cornering grip, while a multi-radius mold shape helps to offer precise handling and smooth, even wear.

“The new Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 is positioned as a race-inspired, ultra-high performance dry traction tire for select supercars. With a left-side, right-side specific tread design, it offers superb dry traction and precise handling, complementing both the performance and appearance of sports cars,” says Toth.

The tire will be available this summer in these run-flat sizes: P275/35ZR18 and P325/30ZR19.

For more information, visit Goodyear's Web site at www.goodyeartires.com.

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