NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc. has added the Firestone Firehawk AS V2 — an all-season ultra-high performance (UHP) tire inspired by the IndyCar Firestone Firehawk rain race tire — to the Firehawk product line.
"When designing the Firestone Firehawk AS V2, our goal was to produce an ultra-high-performance tire without trading off its performance in inclement weather," Ian McKenny, senior product manager, Bridgestone Americas, said.
"Our IndyCar rain tires use a braided tread to help deliver exhilarating performance even in a downpour. We've applied that pattern technology directly to the new Firehawk AS V2 to give drivers the chance to experience a sporty drive in any weather condition."
The tire, backed by a 50,000-mile limited treadwear warranty, features a combination of interlocking lugs and full-depth 3D sipes for consistent wear and performance throughout the tire's life, the tire maker said.