Here at Tyre Reviews we're always excited about new tyres, and you can always guarantee a new tyre in Goodyear's much loved Asymmetric range peaks our excitement.
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 was a multiple test winning tyre, including the 2021 Tyre Reviews UHP tyre test, so to learn that the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 promises to improve the outgoing model in the dry and wet, while also lowering the rolling resistance so the tyre is "EV ready" sounds almost too good to be true.
Rest assured, we're working flat out to perform one of the first tests of the new Asymmetric 6 early next year, and for now you can read the press release below. It will be available for purchase January 2022 in popular 17 and 18 inch wheel sides, with more coming across the first half of the year.
2022 is going to be another exciting year for tyre testing.
Goodyear has revealed the latest iteration of its premium award-winning Eagle F1 range of ultra-high performance (UHP) tires, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6. With new technology to improve dry performance, wet braking, wet handling and electric vehicle suitability, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is ready for anything.
Designed to suit a wide range of cars, including hot hatches, sporty compacts, family cars, luxury sedans and sports coupes, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 features a number of innovations to build on the award-winning Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. The result is a tire designed to both reassure drivers with its wet braking and handling abilities and thrill them with its outstanding dry performance and sporty credentials.
Improving dry performance1, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 features an adaptive contact patch and optimised cavity to adapt to load variations. While under standard driving conditions, the tire’s contact patch has a normal footprint, but this increases when the driver makes an extreme manoeuvre. The contact area therefore adapts to the driving style and increases as needed, giving the driver more grip and reactivity to extreme manoeuvres.
In wet weather conditions, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 cap compound with innovative new resin system allows the tire to have more micro-contact with the road surface, giving drivers better grip on damp or wet roads2. Technology developed for UUHP (ultra ultra high performance) tires designed to perform as well on the racetrack as the road has been transferred to Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6. In Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6, this technology increases its flexibility to match or be more resistant to road roughness3. This resin system boosts tire grip on the road4.
Every tire in Goodyear’s range is EV-ready, but Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 has been specifically designed with manufacturers’ EV requirements in mind. Its noise cancelling pattern results in a reduction of 1 dB, shown on the tire label, while its new compound technology reduces rolling resistance, to help increase electric range5. The result is a tire that is ready for the next generation of mobility.
Laurent Colantonio, Regional Technology Director EMEA, Goodyear: “Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 is the latest in our award-winning range of Eagle F1 tires. With key innovations to improve dry performance and wet braking and handling, it is ready for the most demanding performance, simultaneously reassuring and thrilling drivers. We at Goodyear are proud to work with leading OEMs to push forward the next generation of mobility; that’s why Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 suits the requirements of electric vehicles and is ready to take electric mobility further.”
Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 will be initially rolled out in 28 sizes in Q1 2022, with additional sizes released throughout the year. By 2023, Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 will be available in no fewer than 65 sizes from 17 to 22-inch fitments.
The initial size list for release in January 2022 includes a number of popular 17 and 18-inch fitments, before further 17, 18 and 19-inch sizes are added in February and March. The range will be expanded to 21-inch fitments in April.
(1) (2) (3) (4) Compared to predecessor Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Internal tests, size 225/45R17, test car: Volkswagen Golf 8, test location: Mireval Test Track.
(5) Reduction of rolling resistance and noise compared to predecessor Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5.