BFGoodrich® Tires Debuts Its Best Ultra-High Performance All-Season Tire Ever

g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S Tire Gives Drivers Control in All Seasons without Sacrificing Performance

LAVAL, QC, March 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - BFGoodrich® Tires is bringing race-proven technology to everyday use with the launch of the new g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S tire. The new g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S tire will give drivers the ability to accelerate faster, brake shorter and maintain control in all seasons.

Engineered from BFGoodrich's rich heritage of pavement racing and motorsports technology, the g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S delivers  the best wet and dry traction1, stops up to 4.5 m (15 feet) shorter on wet roads and up to 1.5 m (5 feet) shorter on dry roads 2, and better snow traction than leading competitors 3. All of which combine for a driving experience that will give consumers the confidence to take on the road no matter the season.

The ultra-high performance g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S incorporates a Performance Racing Core (PRC) that delivers crisp responsive control while cornering hard, on wet, dry or light snow covered roads. The technology is directly derived from track tires and optimizes the contact patch for enhanced traction at speed for increased acceleration, while adding sidewall stiffness to resist deflection for immediate turning response, while still maintaining ride comfort.

Knowing that performance seeking drivers demand these attributes in an all-season tire, the tire also boasts BFGoodrich Tires' UltiGrip™ Technology and g-Force® Tread,  which provides enhanced wet and dry traction, optimized rubber-to-road contact and the ultimate grip in hard cornering for control all year long.

"We know our consumers need a tire that delivers more than just a quality ride on the pavement," said Sabrina Garofolo, BFGoodrich® Tires Ultra-High Performance marketing manager. "The new g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S delivers on the ABC's of ultra-high performance (UHP) by helping drivers accelerate faster, brake shorter and have control in all seasons. It's not just an ultra-high performance tire for Performance Seekers, it's an ultra-high performance tire for everyone. It boasts high performance in rain, cold, light snow or dry pavement."

In developing the g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S, BFGoodrich® Tires leveraged the latest in engineering to provide consumers with an advanced tire to perform in a range of conditions. The key technologies that deliver on the ABCs of UHP for the g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S includes:

  • UltiGrip™ Technology: The g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S is made with a high-silica, cold-weather flexing compound designed for the best wet and dry grip, with all-season traction. This combined with Directional Tread Design and V-shaped angled lateral and longitudinal grooves optimize rubber-to-road contact for ultimate dry grip while efficiently evacuating water for better wet traction.
  • g-Force® Tread: With advanced mold design and a performance tread profile the g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S evenly distributes stresses across the tire footprint improving long-term wear versus the
    g-Force® Super Sport A/S Z-rated tire as well as resisting irregular wear typically associated with directional tread designs.
  • Performance Racing Core (PRC): ETEC System™ (Equal TEnsion Containment System), Dynamic Suspension System (DSS), and g-Control™ Sidewall Inserts provide a reinforced internal structure that increases control while maintaining ride comfort and added sidewall stiffness to resist deflection for immediate turning response.

Much like the BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO2 tire launched last year, the inspiration behind the g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S is the brand's racing heritage in all conditions, from the 1970 Trans America Firebird running across the country on BFGoodrich tires, to the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Lola-Mazda T-616 race car, to today's drivers who crave performance in their day-to-day tires.

"With the launch of the new g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S alongside the recent launch of the All-Terrain T/A® KO2, BFGoodrich® Tires now boasts two of the highest performing all-seasons tires in their respective tire categories.  It will be through these two pillar products,  that our consumers will discover if they are driver enough to take on any adventure 'Playground Earth' has to offer," said Sabrina Garofolo.

The g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S will be released to consumers on April 1, initially in 33 sizes with a total of 59 sizes released by the end of the first quarter of 2016. The tire will fit a range of vehicles, including American muscle, European and Asian luxury, as well as tuner car options and plus fitments for a wide variety of vehicles.  

For more information about the BFGoodrich® g-Force® COMP-2™ A/S tire, please visit http://www.bfgoodrichtires.ca.

 

Phase 1 Release





205/45ZR16 87 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

235/50ZR17 96 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

205/45ZR17 88 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

235/50ZR18 97 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

205/50ZR16 87 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/40ZR17 91 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

205/50ZR17 93 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/40ZR18 97 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

215/45ZR17 91 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/40ZR19 94 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

215/45ZR18 93 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/40ZR20 99 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

215/50ZR17 95 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/45ZR17 99 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

215/55ZR17 94 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/45ZR18 96 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

225/40ZR18 92 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/45ZR19 98 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

225/40ZR19 93 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/45ZR20 103 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

225/45ZR17 94 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

245/50ZR19 105 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

225/45ZR18 95 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

255/45ZR18 99 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

225/50ZR17 94 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

265/35ZR18 97 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

225/55ZR17 97 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

275/35ZR19 96 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

235/40ZR18 95 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

275/40ZR17 98 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

235/45ZR17 97 W XL CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

275/40ZR18 99 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S



275/40ZR19 101 W CPJ

g-Force COMP-2 A/S

 


1 Based on internal dry handling and internal wet and dry autocross test results using a 1995 BMW M3 lightweight and a 2011 BMW 328i versus the General®
G-Max™ AS-03, and Yokohama® AVID ENVigor in tire size 225/45ZR17.

2Based on internal wet and dry braking test results using a 2011 BMW 328i versus General® G-Max AS-03, Yokohama® AVID ENVigor and Hankook® Ventus S1 Noble2 in tire size 225/45ZR17.

3Based on third party commissioned snow spin traction test results versus General® G-Max AS-03, Yokohama® AVID ENVigor and Hankook® Ventus S1 Noble2 in tire size 225/45ZR17. Snow traction performance may vary depending upon factors such as road conditions, weather and environment, driver performance, etc. Snow Spin Traction Test (GM Spin) following ASTM F1805 [for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139 (Passenger Car)].

 

About BFGoodrich® Tires
With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 40 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich® Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street, to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.ca or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires.

 

SOURCE BFGoodrich

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