BF Goodrich introduces it's latest ultra-high performance tire; the g-Force Rival, and Kyle and Stacey Tucker from Detroit Speed & Engineering (DSE) say it's a winner!
BFGoodrich has unveiled a new extreme performance tire called the g-Force Rival with the goal of creating an extreme performance tire that is versatile enough to be used in autocross and track-day events, then driven home. The tires have a 200 Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Rating, which allows them to be used in racing where drivers must compete on 140+ UTQG tires, such as PHR's own Muscle Car Of The Year (MCOTY) competition and the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational.
“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 g-Force Rival is predictable, allowing drivers to turn faster lap times, and turn heads on the street. Highlight features include:
Performance Racing Core (PRC) with a reinforced internal structure reduces sidewall flex for instant steering response.
Asymmetric tread with large, solid tread blocks on the outside shoulder to optimize cornering grip.
Extreme Tread Edge (ETE) design brings tread compound farther down the shoulder for increased grip in hard cornering and predictable feedback.
Silica-infused competition compound for better and more consistent grip lap after lap.
The Rival will initially launch in 15 sizes with rim dimensions from 15-20 inches and 205-335 section width. They'll be available through TireRack.com with pre-orders beginning on Feb. 1
So what did Stacy & Kyle Tucker have to say about the g-Force Rival?
Out on the road course with their Mustang FR500S, they reported that the Rival "provided precise and stable braking with confidence. They demonstrated precise turn-in and ability to achieve the apex. Very easy to drive at the limit."
That's exactly what we want to hear about a dual purpose tire like this!