Goodyear announced that the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has been homologated for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Porsche 911 GT3 RS for the sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (99Y) XL and 325/30 ZR 21 (108Y) XL.
“The new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS has proven to provide the very high-performance level which we from Porsche require.” Goodyear has designed a great tire for us which perfectly fits into the extreme requirements of our Porsche 911 GT2 RS,” Jan Frank, Lead Engineer Porsche Motorsport said.
“In development of the SuperSport RS we have leveraged our talented engineering teams and world class development facilities to produce a world-beating UUHP tire. The tire is designed to enhance the performance and handling characteristics of the most specialist machinery on the roads today and in vehicle manufacturer’s development pipelines,” said Nick Harley, managing director of Goodyear OE in the EMEA region.
Fitted with 265/35ZR20 (99Y) XL (front) and 325/30ZR21 (108Y) XL (rear), the GT2 RS usage scenario was particularly challenging. Porsche Motorsport required tires capable of predictably and exploitably transmitting 700 hp and 750 nm through the rear wheels, a challenge compounded by peak torque arriving from just 2500 rpm, transferring power into straight-line and cornering performance resulting in superior lap times.
“The list of tires truly competitive in these conditions is short,” continues Harley. “For the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS to receive the praise it has from a manufacturer with as relentless a pursuit of improvement as Porsche, truly reflects how far Goodyear has moved the UUHP segment on.”
The homologation entails that Porsche will be retailing N0-marked Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS tires through its dealer network to owners seeking performance and steering precision in dry conditions.
Goodyear developed the Eagle F1 SuperSport RS specially for Porsche Motorsport, with a brief to facilitate record performance on track. Xavier Fraipont, VP EMEA Product Development for Goodyear is bullish about the tire’s capabilities: “Goodyear has a great heritage in motorsport,” he explains. “Now we bring all our experience and knowledge into the new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport RS, developed in Europe to increase performance level of super sport cars, with main focus on all track day performances.”