Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 review

An impressive debut, with good performance in all conditions and near-best fuel economy helping to offset high prices at the pump

Goodyear claims the new-for-2022 Asymmetric 6 is ‘ready for anything’ because it is designed not just for cars but also for SUVs and EVs. It certainly works on the former – this result was so close to a dream debut win for the Asymmetric 6, but it just fell short.

The Bridgestone had the edge at the test track, but for high-mileage drivers the Goodyear’s fuel economy may well swing the balance because it will use around three per cent less fuel than the Potenza Sport.

While it may not have been able to match the Potenza Sport in the wet and dry, it was a clear step ahead of the opposition. As we saw in our First Test (Issue 1,737) there is a pleasant liveliness to this latest Asymmetric and it felt planted in the dry, particularly through the faster, longer turns.

We could feel it again in the wet, where the turn-in was quick but the rear remained under control. Grip through corners under power was a touch less than with the Bridgestone but was enough to leave it less than a second off our winner and less than a metre behind the Potenza in wet braking.

Cabin noise didn’t help its bid for the win, but the small performance gaps in the wet and dry mean it has to settle for the runner-up spot here.

Blackcircles.com says…

"This tyre seems well placed to build upon the popularity of its predecessor, which is a popular tyre with customers – scoring 4.6/5 from more than 1,500 reviews."

Figures

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

  
Overall:99.50% 
Price:£108.79 
Wet handling:98.90%2nd
Wet braking:96.10%3rd
Straight aquaplaning:100.00%1st
Curved aquaplaning:100.00%1st
Dry handling:98.70%2nd
Dry braking:97.70%2nd
Cabin noise:97.27th

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