YUANLIN, Taiwan (June 20, 2005) — Federal Corp. is launching two series of tires aimed at various motorsports venues, including drifting and road-racing.
Disclosed to shareholders at the firm's recent annual meeting under the banner of Federal Motorsports, the new lines are the street-legal “595 Competition Series” and the limited production “FZ Combat Series” for professional circuit use.
The 595 Competition Series consists of three products: the 595-Drift Competition, based on Federal's SS595 ultra-high performance tire line tuned to the needs of drifting; the 595EVO-Street Competition, tuned for asphalt road competition with a “groove within a groove” tread design and appropriate tread compound; and the 595RS-Sport Competition, a semi-slick competition tire designed for exceptional traction and grip.
The FZ Combat Series features two lines: the FZ-101 slick racing profile tire produced in limited numbers for professional use only; and the FZ-102 professional competition tire with a tread design engineered to deliver increased stiffness.
At the meeting, Federal President Jamie Ma said the launch of Federal Motorsport is the result of years of intense research and testing by the company's Federal Technical Center.