Goodyear Supercar Tires Chosen for 2012 Camaro ZL1

March 13, 2012

• Top new North American sports car rides exclusively on Goodyear tires
• 20-inch fitment features separate front-and-back tires
• Ultra-performance tread compound helps provide exceptional cornering grip

AKRON, Ohio, March 13, 2012 – General Motors has selected Goodyear’s ultra-high performance tire, Eagle F1 SupercarG:2, as the exclusive original equipment fitment for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, recognized as one of the most exciting sports cars available in North America.

The standard tire fitment for the highly anticipated model will be Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires in a 20-inch wheel diameter. Chevrolet announced that the 2012 Camaro ZL1 is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that generates up to 580 horsepower.

Among exotic, high-powered automobiles such as this, the ability to transmit the power and torque to the pavement rests with the work completed by the vehicle engineering team and a tire company’s engineers. In the case of the Camaro ZL1, a design team from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company developed a tire with a special ultra-performance rubber compound.

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires for the Camaro ZL1 – in size 285/35ZR20 (front) and 305/35ZR20 (rear) - have been optimized specifically for the ZL1 to yield outstanding handling while maintaining excellent street tire performance for wet handling, treadwear, low noise and rolling resistance.

Goodyear tires are original equipment on many vehicles from Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Nissan, Porsche and Toyota.  Traditionally, more new vehicles in North America are equipped with Goodyear tires than any other brand.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies.  It employs approximately 73,000 people and manufactures its products in 54 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 or its products, go to www.goodyear.com.

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