NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2007) — Bridgestone/Firestone (BFS) has added two run-flat sizes to its Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval tire line to fit the Chevrolet Corvette C6.
The run-flat technology enables drivers to travel up to 50 miles at 50 mph in the event the tire experiences a loss of air, BFS said. The Wide Oval is engineered with parent Bridgestone Corp.'s UNI-T tire technology.
The new Firehawk Wide Oval RFT sizes—P245/40R18 88Y RFT and P285/35R19 90Y RFT—are the second Firestone fitment for a Corvette model. The Firestone Firehawk SZ50 EP RFT tires are available in two sizes—P245/45R17 89Y and P275/40R18 94Y—to fit the C5 Corvette. The C6 version – the 2005 model year and later – is the sixth generation Corvette model.
“With these new Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval sizes, Corvette C6 owners can know what it is to rule the road with a tire that reflects the Firestone brand's rich legacy of motorsports success and more than 100 years in the tire business,” said Phil Pacsi, vice president, consumer tire marketing for BFNT. “Turns are tighter, handling is more precise and traction is exceptional in both wet and dry conditions, not to mention giving owners the confidence of run-flat tire technology.”
In addition to the new Corvette C6 replacement sizes, the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval is available in 20 popular 16- to 20-inch sizes to fit other high performance sports car models. It carries a UTQG rating of 320 for treadwear, 'AA' for traction and 'A' for temperature.