AKRON, Ohio, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has announced that Chevrolet's full line of 2016 Camaro models will roll exclusively on Goodyear Eagle performance tires.
According to Chevrolet, the sixth generation Camaro has been redesigned from the ground up to offer the exceptional driving dynamics and refinement of a world-class performance car.
As the vehicle's only point of contact with the road, tire development was an important component of the overall performance equation. Goodyear engineers worked closely with the Camaro development team to design and engineer tires to deliver superior performance. The project, which included more than 13,000 hours of tire development and testing, resulted in three unique tire fitments engineered to complement the performance and character of the new Camaro.
"Goodyear and Chevrolet share a similar heritage, built on both performance and innovation," said Johann Finkelmeier, Goodyear's vice president of North America original equipment sales. "Each of our Eagle performance tires have been tuned to the Camaro chassis, and incorporate Goodyear's innovative advancements in tire technology to deliver superior traction and handling."
In LT trim, the Camaro features standard 18-inch wheels with Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season tires in size 245/50R18. The Eagle Sport All-Season, featuring an innovative tread compound, offers powerful performance with responsive handling and strong grip in all-season conditions.
Also available are optional 20-inch wheels, wrapped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season RunOnFlat® tires in size 245/40R20. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season is Goodyear's premium ultra-high performance all-season tire. It features a dual-zone asymmetric tread pattern, which includes a Dry Handling Zone on the outside shoulder for enhanced handling and grip and an All-Season Zone on the inside shoulder to help shed water and slush for enhanced wet traction.
The Camaro SS features 20-inch aluminum wheels equipped with Goodyear's next-generation ultra-high performance summer tire—the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RunOnFlat®—in size 245/40ZR20 (front) and 275/35ZR20 (rear). The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is Goodyear's premium offering for responsive handling and control in both dry and wet conditions, and will debut on the Camaro SS before its full release in 2016. The tire was extensively tested on the 2016 Camaro SS at a number of world-renowned race tracks, including Virginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta and Germany's Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Both the Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season and the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 feature Goodyear's RunOnFlat® technology, which allows consumers to drive up to 50 miles on a deflating or deflated tire at a top speed of 50 mph.
Goodyear tires are on more new vehicles in North America than any other brand, including many from Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Scion, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com.
SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company