Tire Rack recently journeyed to the Bondurant Racing School of High Performance Driving to preview the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G: 2 RunOnFlat Extreme Performance Summer tire. The tire was run on a 2008 Corvette Z06 and was compared to the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT—the Z06's Original Equipment tire since 2005. Since the new G: 2 was chosen as Original Equipment on the 2011 Corvette Z06, we wanted to see how much it would change performance.
Initial impression? Goodyear raised the bar. The Eagle F1 Supercar G: 2 RunOnFlat is the next generation "super tire" for today's supercars, especially the Corvette. It can accelerate sooner, brake later and carry more speed through corners and down straightaways without problem. The only downfall is that it will only be available in limited sizes for key applications. Shop by vehicle to see if this tire is a fit. If it’s not, rest assured; the Eagle F1 Supercar EMT is still a wonderful tire option.
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