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Goodyear tires to outfit new Mustang GT500KR

Friday, June 13, 2008 - 00:00

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was recently tapped to design tires for the high-powered Ford Mustang GT500KR. The exclusive tire was designed with a special ultra-performance rubber compound, which represents the first production use of this special Goodyear compound in the U.S. The Mustang GT500KR is expected to arrive this spring.

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tire is the exclusive fitment in sizes P255/45R18 (front) and P285/40R18 (rear) on the Shelby KR Mustang. To differentiate the Goodyear Eagles on the Shelby Mustang GT500KR from those specified for other Mustang models, the tires are emblazoned with a Goodyear Wingfoot symbol on the outboard sidewall. Approximately the size of a nickel, the emblem differentiates the tires in much the same way as the Goodyear tires on the original 1965 Shelby Mustang. Those tires, in size 7.75-15, were marked with a blue dot, and were known as Goodyear Blue Dot HPs.

The ultra-performance tread compound on Goodyear's Eagle F1 Supercar tire 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.

For more information about Goodyear and Goodyear's product line, visit the company's Web site.

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