Goodyear announced that its Eagle F1 SuperSport tire was selected as original equipment for the spanish automaker, CUPRA Formentor VZ5.
Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport tires will be fitted to the Formentor VZ5 in 255/35R20 size. For its most powerful model ever, CUPRA requested from Goodyear a UUHP (ultra ultra high performance) tire with excellent dry handling behaviour, short braking distances and very good wet handling. Using the award-winning Eagle F1 SuperSport as a base, Goodyear worked alongside CUPRA for 18 months to develop a tire specifically adjusted for the Formentor VZ5’s requirements.
The tire’s performance credentials are possible due to a number of technical innovations, including a massive closed outside pattern to improve dry performance and cornering and the super stiff sidewall design for handling and stability.
Hans Vrijsen, Managing Director Consumer OE, Goodyear EMEA commented: “We’re pleased that drivers of the exciting CUPRA Formentor VZ5 will benefit from the superb performance of the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport. We worked in very close collaboration with CUPRA to perfect the tire around their requirements, and the fact that they chose Eagle F1 SuperSport for their flagship car is a testament to the performance credentials of the tire.”