Bridgestone recently announced the all-new Firestone Firehawk AS V2 all-season ultra-high performance tire, which is designed to provide “a spirited and sporty driving experience no matter the season,” with sizing to fit the Chevy Camaro. The new Firestone Firehawk AS V2 features a tread pattern design that’s inspired by the IndyCar Firestone Firehawk racing rain tire, thus providing solid handling in even the wettest of conditions.
Bridgestone claims that the new Firestone Firehawk AS V2 tire delivers faster lap times than the first Firehawk AS tire, based on internal testing. Bridgestone also says the new Firehawk AS V2 delivers faster wet lap times and better snow performance than BFGoodrich’s G-Force Comp 2 A/S+ tires, as well as General’s G-Max AS-05 tires.
“When designing the Firestone Firehawk AS V2, our goal was to produce an ultra-high performance tire without trading off its performance in inclement weather,” said Senior Product Manager, Bridgestone Americas, Ian McKenny. According to McKenny, the Firehawk AS V2 uses a similar braided tread design as the IndyCar racing rain tire to achieve this higher level of performance.
Standout design features include interlocking lugs and full-depth 3D sipes for consistent wear and performance throughout the life of the tire, with the interlocking lugs and large outboard tread blocks providing surefooted handling in wet conditions. Bridgestone says that the 3D full-depth sipes also provide confident handling in the snow.
The new Firestone Firehawk AS V2 tire is available in H, V, and W speed ratings, and can be had in a broad range of sizes to fit popular modern sports cars and muscle cars like the Chevy Camaro. What’s more, Bridgestone says the new Firehawk AS V2 can deliver a sportier feel for popular sedan and crossover models, if desired. Customers can find the new Firehawk ultra-high performance all-season tire available now at all Bridgestone authorized tire dealers in the U.S. and Canada. The tire includes a 50,000-mile limited warranty.