Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 68%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 82%
Wear 63%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 77%

Tyre review data from 14 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 165,300 miles driven.

The Firehawk Indy 500 is ranked 67th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

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Top 3 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Reviews

Given 49% while driving a Ford Mustang gt (285/35 R19) on mostly town for 4,000 easy going miles
I thought buying a big name brand I'd be getting a tire that would last more than 4000 miles. The rears are almost down to the indicator. These are on a mustang which has been babied since I got it,no burnout,no linelocks. Just normal driving. They are also horrible in the rain to the point that 40mph is all I will go on wet surface. The car is all over and it's not because it needs an alignment. Definitely will not buy again.
Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on June 27, 2023
Given 77% while driving a BMW 328i (225/55 R17) on mostly town for 18,000 average miles
These tires does not last more than 18000 miles , unbelievableā€¦
Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on June 6, 2023
Given 76% while driving a Subaru BRZ (215/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 18,000 spirited miles
The Indy500 was the most affordable UHP tire option I had when I looked for tires (other than kumho's). Despite the affordability, this tire did very well. It lasted 25 000km and 4 track days. On track, it has good grip, but gets greasy after about 3 laps and, on my BRZ with stock alignment, falls into understeer city. The wear on the tire also shows that some camber bolts would have done wonders to help even out the wear during track days. Noise levels are fine, wet grip is very surprising, and on regular roads it's a very fun tire that gives great steering feedback. Unfortunately, the price increase after 2 years is substantial, I won't be buying them again, since for closer to 200$ CAD there are better options, instead of the 150$CAD I paid.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2023
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Given 36% while driving a Audi Q5 (225/45 R20) on mostly town for 0 easy going miles
these tires are horrible. after one season of use (5000KM), the tires are worn out.

these tires are so bad, that I need to purchase another 4
Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on April 15, 2024
Given 100% while driving a Toyota Corolla (235/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
one of the best sickest aggressive looking tires to date 2023 review i will only stick to these tires and only these tires 235/40 R18 no noise handling 100 percent confidence on dry or wet you can you use the fire stone fire hawk indy 500 fall sping summer not to certain with snow thats why i kept my 16 inch for winter use buy these tires with confidence plus it will give your car an aggressive bad ass look i love'm
Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on May 5, 2023
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Given 80% while driving a Dodge Challenger (235/55 R18) on mostly town for 20,000 spirited miles
Dry grip is like glue through the corners and off ramps, it gives you plenty of warning before they start breaking loose. Wet grip is iffy, prone to hydroplaning easier than other tires I've had, but just looking at the tread pattern explains why. Tires slip easily accelerating in the rain. Wears pretty good, ive put on 20k miles on these and they've worn normally but still have a decent amount of grip left in them. Very quiet tires, super responsive especially in the corners.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2022
Given 83% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (255/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Amazing tires. Bought them lightly used with 6/32 tread left for a steal thinking they hold me over for a few months. Got just over 20,000 miles consisting of daily motorways, city roads, and weekend canyon carves on them to my surprise. Never really broke traction on me at the corners. Great dry grip and did well in the wet too. Very predictable and just works. Wish there was more sidewall as this is a 'narrower' tire but thats just nitpicking. Going a different route with tires this time but I would definitely buy again.
Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on June 30, 2021
Given 90% while driving a Chevrolet Corvette (275/40 R17) on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
these tires are so much better than my previous michelins as they have stiffer sidewalls that don't squirm during sprited corneing.
Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2021
Given 76% while driving a BMW M3 (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
there tires are the best bang for your buck at this price. they handle great on road and will even do some light tracking. my tires have been installed on my car for 2 and a half years with a few track days a year. the edges of the tires are starting to wear and chuck off as expected with the load and heat cycle from heavier than normal wear. would definitively recommend and buy again.
Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on March 26, 2021
Jaguar (245/40 R19) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
I have these tires on 12 Jaguar XF Port and a 14 Cadi ATS both RWD. Love these tires. They have never broken loose. Reasonably quiet and niice steering response. Zero complaints.
Helpful 52 - tyre reviewed on May 23, 2020