Power means nothing if you can’t put it to the ground. Thankfully, a good set of tires can go a long way in improving traction and performance. This go around, Chevrolet has partnered with Goodyear to develop a set of rubber specifically tailored to the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
Goodyear says over 13,000 hours went into developing the line of tires for the 2016 Camaro, starting with vehicles equipped with 18-inch wheels, to the range-topping 20-inch wheels.
“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.”
Starting with LT trims, the 2016 Camaro will be optioned with Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season tires. The tread features an innovative new compound offering superior grip in any type of weather condition. Those who opt for the 20-inch wheels will be treated to Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season RunOnFlat tires.
The Eagle F1 All-Seasons offer an ultra-high performance rubber still capable of handing various weather conditions, including 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.
Finally, the 2016 Camaro SS will be wrapped in 20-inch aluminum wheels equipped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 RunOnFlat tires. Goodyear says these are the latest-generation in premium tire offerings, and provide the greatest traction in both dry, and wet, environments. These specific tires were tested alongside the 2016 Camaro as it was put through its paces at the Nürburgring, Road Atlanta and other race courses. And if the Camaro team signed off on these, they must be good.
We eagerly await our chance to see what each of these new tires are capable of. And, of course, to drive each variant of 2016 Camaro ourselves.