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.
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.
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.
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.