AKRON-Goodyear has secured what it said is the first standard original equipment contract for ``run-flat'' tires. The Akron-based tire maker will supply its Eagle GS-D EMT (extended mobility tires) for Chrysler Corp.'s 1997 Plymouth Prowler, an arty roadster expected to cost $35,000.
Goodyear is building P225/45R17 tires for the front and P295/40R20 for the rear of the vehicle. The 20-inch rear tires also are an industry first, a company spokesman said.
The tires are equipped with a sensor system that alerts drivers when tire pressure is low, the company said.
Chrysler said it expects to build about 3,000 Prowlers in the inaugural year and 5,000 annually after that.
Goodyear's run-flats have been an option on Chevrolet Corvettes since the 1994 model year.