BFGoodrich® today unveiled a new extreme performance tire called the g-Force™ Rival™. The tire will help BFGoodrich target a growing market of drivers seeking extreme performance tires which are versatile enough to be used in auto-cross and track- day events then driven home. The tires have a 200 UTQG Rating (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) which allows them to be used in racing where drivers must compete on 140+ UTQG tires.
“The g-Force Rival helps BFGoodrich fill a growing need in the extreme performance market,” said Andrew Koury, BFGoodrich brand manager. “From autocross to road course events, on street or the track, we want drivers to own it.”
The Rival complements a successful BFGoodrich launch of the g-Force™ Sport Comp-2™ ultra- high performance street tire which was introduced in February 2012. Unlike the mostly street driven g-Force Sport COMP-2, the g-Force Rival was designed for track level abuse while providing drivability on the street. The g-Force Rival is predictable, allowing drivers to turn faster lap times1, and turn heads on the street. Highlight features include:
Razor-sharp reflexes - The Performance Racing Core™ (PRC) with a reinforced internal structure reduces sidewall flex for instant steering response.
Designed to stick - Asymmetric tread with large, solid tread blocks on the outside shoulder to optimize cornering grip.
Raise the limit - Extreme Tread Edge™ (ETE) design brings tread compound farther down the shoulder for increased grip in hard cornering and predictable feedback.
Consistent grip lap after lap — Silica-infused competition compound delivers better grip from start to finish.1
Street legal with a UTQG treadwear rating of 200 so you can drive to the track and back.
The Rival will initially launch with 15 sizes with rim dimensions from 15-20 inches and 205-335 section width. The product will be available through TireRack.com with pre-orders beginning on February 1.
1 Based on internal testing vs. Hankook® Ventus R-S3TM, Yokohama® ADVAN NeovaTM AD08TM, Dunlop® Direzza® Sport Z1 Star Spec, Toyo Tires® Proxes® R1RTM. Exceeding the safe, legal speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.