Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 vs SuperSport vs SuperSport R

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 used to be the very top of Goodyear's ultra high performance summer tyre range, but this year Goodyear have launched the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport, SuperSport R and SuperSport RS. 
 
The new SuperSport sits above the Asymmetric 5 in the performance category, but is still firmly a road tyre, where as the SuperSport R and RS move the bias away from road and towards track use in steps.
 
In this video, I test the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 against the new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport and SuperSport R using a Ford Focus RS wearing 235/35 R19 tyres to see exactly what the differences are.

Watch the full test in the video below, or read on for the key data points from the test.
 

 

Dry

During dry braking, the track focused SuperSport R stopped in the shortest distance, with the SuperSport sitting between the R and Asymmetric 5.

The SuperSport R again stretched it's advantage in dry handling, however the SuperSport was particularly fast for a road bias tyre.

Wet

During wet braking, the safety focused Asymmetric 5 stopped the car in the shortest distance.

Wet handling had the SuperSport edging out the Asymmetric 5, with the track focused SuperSport R quite far back in time, but still very controllable.

The new Asymmetric 5 proved to be best in straight aquaplaning.

Comfort

The added subjective handling qualities of the SuperSport hurt its performance during the comfort testing, with the Asymmetric 5 being the most comfortable tyre on test.

Results

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1st: Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport
  • 235/35 R19
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+1.3 M96.21%
Dry Handling2nd+0.42 s99.54%
Subj. Dry Handling2nd-1 Points88.89%
Wet Braking2nd+1.1 M96.91%
Wet Handling1st100%
Subj. Wet Handling2nd-1 Points88.89%
Straight Aqua2nd-3.75 Km/H94.1%
Subj. Comfort2nd-1.5 Points83.33%
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1st: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
  • 235/35 R19
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking3rd+2.2 M93.75%
Dry Handling3rd+1.87 s97.99%
Subj. Dry Handling3rd-2 Points77.78%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling2nd+1.41 s98.44%
Subj. Wet Handling1st100%
Straight Aqua1st100%
Subj. Comfort1st100%
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1st: Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R
  • 235/35 R19
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling1st100%
Subj. Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking3rd+8.7 M79.86%
Wet Handling3rd+12 s88.11%
Subj. Wet Handling3rd-4 Points55.56%
Straight Aqua3rd-14.02 Km/H77.92%
Subj. Comfort3rd-2.5 Points72.22%
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