A Great Tire for Any Road or Weather Condition
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric handles very well in wet road conditions, even at high speeds and when taking tight turns. It does well in snow, but may not handle quite as well on icy roads. It does become louder as the tire wears down, but it could possibly be driven for at least a year before that happens. All reviews agree that the life of the tire is impressive. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric is well suited for any high-performance vehicle, on any road, in almost any condition.
Dry Performance 8.8
Wet Performance 9
Comfort Performance 8.2
Treadwear Performance 7
Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season Tire is the Ultra High-Performance All-Season offering in the company’s Eagle F1 line, which serve high-performance vehicles. It is designed to enhance performance in dry, wet, and winter conditions. It is also intended to provide control and comfort for faster, heavier, and more powerful vehicles. Does it live up to its hype? Let’s explore this tire’s features and find out what reviews have found.
Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season tire focuses on load distribution and an advanced tread design. It was designed specifically for sports cars, coupes, and sedans.
A special tread compound features functionalized polymers. These polymers, in addition to traction resins, give the tire improved grip in both wet and dry conditions, and also encourage a long tread life.
The asymmetric tread design enhances handling, grip, and water evacuation capabilities. The outside shoulder, composed of stiff tread blocks and a stabilizing rib, is dedicated to dry handling and grip. The inside shoulder, featuring deeper grooves and more siping, increases water evacuation and features an aggressive tread, which is designed to assist traction in conditions like rain and snow. This “All-Season Zone” also offers hydroplaning resistance.
The tire’s TredLock Technology, which consists of self-locking sipes, embeds microgrooves into the tread to provide biting edges, which aid traction and grip in wet conditions by locking together. This adds stiffness and stability, giving the tire more precise handling and cornering grip.
The Traction Teeth aid traction for snow-covered roads. They are not as stiff as the outer tread blocks, and have a deep saw-tooth pattern for added snow bite.
Internally, twin steel belts are reinforced by polyamide cord cap plies, which are jointless and spiral-wound. This adds durability and strength.
Goodyear’s warranty guarantees a tread life of 45,000 miles. Tires that wear thin before this mileage is reached are replaced at no cost. Goodyear also provides a two-year roadside service plan and a 30-day test drive guarantee.
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric is available in 36 different size combinations, so chances are, you’ll find one to fit your high-performance vehicle.
When run on a test rack, these tire’s exhibited superior handling in heavy rain. The handling remained consistent at higher speeds. Even when pushed around corners, the tire displayed excellent grip and control. Competitors lost grip more easily than the Eagle F1 on slippery parts of the course.
On autocross tracks, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric delivered speed and control, despite pouring rain and massive puddles. It also showed a quick and excellent steering response. In real-world road tests, the tire performed well, absorbing shocks and remaining quiet on rainy roads.
It also shows superior cold wet weather traction. This improved ability comes from its tread pattern development and technology borrowed from Goodyear’s racing line.
Some have found that the tire has issues with traction and braking on ice and hard-packed snow, though it does very well in light snow.
The Eagle F1 Asymmetric’s handling is excellent, but the noise produced by the tire when it begins to wear down is more noticeable. In all fairness though, this is a common problem with most high-performance all-season tires.