Sponsored Video: BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 ultra-high-performance tire debut

Posted on 25 April 2012 by Tony Santos

BFGOODRICH G-FORCE TIREMichelin North America Inc. have just debuted its BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 ultra-high-performance tire into the UHP marketplace for classic and modern muscle cars, sports cars, sports sedans, tuner and imports.

The new tire will be replacing the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tire and it’ll be available in 46 sizes, ranging from 15 to 20 inches in rim diameter. While 12 more new sizes will be introduced to the market in September to offer complete coverage in the UHP category.

“While the tread design remains the same, we simplified the sidewall to achieve more of a ‘racing’ look. It needs to look contemporary and sleek, but not be in the way. The new g-Force Sport COMP-2 provides a sleek look and, of course, upgraded performance,” according to Andy Koury, brand category manager for ultra-high performance at BFGoodrich Tires.

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 introduction will have the company’s stake up to 82-percent of UHP tire market.

And to even, give you more idea on how the g-Force Sport COMP-2 UHP tire will work, the company have designed a fully responsive course called AWESOMECROSS to test its performance. See the video below:

AWESOMECROSS is a fully responsive course designed to test the performance and fun of the g-Force™ Sport COMP-2™ tire.

The course reacts to the performance of the tire and to each driver’s mood. Lighting on course and on the cars displays g-forces in real time. EEG brain data reflects driver mood in the car and at race control.

How would different drivers react when pushing the COMP-2 tires to their limits? AWESOMECROSS gave us the chance to find out.

The g-Force Sport COMP-2 is the latest ultra-high performance tire from BFGoodrich®. With a new silica-infused compound and up to 40% more stiffening structure in the sidewall, it delivers next-level control. And next-level fun.

 

Press Release

New BFGoodrich® g-Force™ Sport COMP-2™ Tire Now Available Offering Drivers a New Level of Control and Fun

BFGOODRICH G-FORCE TIRE BFGoodrich(R) g-Force(TM) Sport COMP-2(TM) Tire Now Available. (PRNewsFoto/BFGoodrich) GREENVILLE, SC UNITED STATES

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today, BFGoodrich® Tires introduces the g-Force™ Sport COMP-2™, the newest tire in BFGoodrich Tires’ ultra-high performance tire line up. Now available for purchase, the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire is designed for enthusiasts looking for a tire that will give them next-level control when driving and allow them the freedom to accelerate faster(1), corner harder(2) and brake shorter(3).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL81509 )

The BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire will replace the BFGoodrich g-Force™ Sport® tire. Offered in 46 sizes, ranging from 15 to 20 inches in diameter, the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire includes fitments for classic and modern muscle cars, sports cars, sports sedans, tuner and imports. An additional 12 sizes will be introduced to the market this September to offer complete coverage in the ultra-high performance category. The addition of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire increases BFGoodrich Tires’ coverage in the ultra-high performance market to 82 percent.

“The current BFGoodrich g-Force Sport tread design was reviewed, analyzed and proven to be the optimal design for BFGoodrich Tires’ target consumer, target performances and new advanced ‘COMP-2’ compound,” said Andy Koury, brand category manager for ultra high performance at BFGoodrich Tires. “While the tread design remains the same, we simplified the sidewall to achieve more of a ‘racing’ look. It needs to look contemporary and sleek, but not be in the way. The new g-Force Sport COMP-2 provides a sleek look and, of course, upgraded performance.”

The BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire is the latest evolution of BFGoodrich Tires’ rich racing heritage. The newly designed COMP-2 compound and Performance Racing Core (PRC) — developed using many of BFGoodrich Tires’ racing technologies and compounds — resulted in 30 percent better wet grip and eight percent better dry grip offering precise control, without sacrificing treadlife.(2)

When put to the test against the competition*, the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire proved to have better dry traction on the track(1) resulting in 100 percent more fun on the street. Tests also resulted in shorter braking distance —up to 16 feet shorter in wet conditions(3) and up to nine feet shorter in dry conditions(4) — for more control entering corners.

“Advancements in compounding technologies have enabled us to achieve large improvements in traction in both wet and dry performances,” added Koury.

Additional performance features for the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tire:

Tread

g-Force™ Sport® Tread Pattern has proven stability and maximum cornering power.
Shallow shoulder blocks have racing-inspired design for better feedback at the grip limit.
Solid Center Rib remains straight and true at highway speeds.
g-Hooks proprietary hooked tread design provides biting edges for grip at any cornering angle.
Off-set shoulder groove maximizes tread contact for enhanced cornering stability.

Internal Structure — Performance Racing Core (PRC)

Strengthened ETEC System™ optimizes the contact patch and traction at speed.
Dynamic suspension system features an improved internal structure for increased steering response and control.
g-Control™ sidewall insert supports precise cornering with up to 40 percent higher sidewall-stiffening structure(2).
Best dry traction versus the competition* on the track(1) for 100 percent more fun on the street.
Stopping distance is up to 16 feet shorter in wet conditions(3) and up to nine feet shorter in dry conditions(4), for more control entering corners.

1. Based on subjective dry autocross and max handling test results vs. Yokohama® S.drive™, Kumho® Ecsta SPT KU31, and Dunlop® Direzza® DZ101. Exceeding the safe, legal speed limit is neither recommended nor endorsed.

2. Based on subjective dry/wet autocross and max handling test results vs. BFGoodrich® g-Force™ Sport.

3. Based on wet braking test results vs. the Yokohama® S.drive™.

4. Based on dry braking test results vs. the Kumho® Ecsta SPT KU31.

* The competition refers to the following: Yokohama® S.drive™, Kumho® Ecsta SPT KU31, and Dunlop® Direzza® DZ101.

Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BFGoodrichTires.

 

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