Goodyear Tires Selected for High-Powered Mustang

AKRON, Ohio, June 15, 2006 - When the most highly sought, high-powered American sports cars need tires to match the performance level expected by both vehicle manufacturers and enthusiast drivers, the original equipment fitment often goes to Goodyear.
With the 2007 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, Goodyear again gets the honors. The vehicle is equipped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires - in size P255/45R18 in the front and P285/40R18 in the rear.

The ultra-high performance Mustang, with limited numbers of the car appearing this summer, generates more than 450 horsepower. The project developed from a collaboration between performance car legend Carroll Shelby and Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT). Goodyear engineers worked with the SVT designers to develop the tires needed for the car.

Goodyear's Eagle F1 Supercar tire features an ultra-performance tread compound, which helps provide exceptional dry traction and cornering grip.

Goodyear tires are original equipment on many vehicles from Acura, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen. Traditionally, more new vehicles in North America are equipped with Goodyear tires than any other brand.

Goodyear is the world's largest tire company. The company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries around the world. Goodyear employs about 80,000 people worldwide. For more information on Goodyear's tires, go to

Jim Davis

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