February 7, 2007

Firestone adds run-flat tires in Corvette sizes to Firehawk Wide Oval line

Mississauga, Ontario – Bridgestone Firestone has expanded its Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval tire line with two new sizes to fit Chevrolet’s sixth-generation Corvette.

The new tires incorporated Bridgestone Run-Flat Tire Technology, which allows drivers to travel up to 80 km should the tire experience a loss of air.

The Firestone Wide Oval helped revolutionize high-performance passenger tires in the 1960s, with design features based on Firestone’s Indianapolis 500 race-tire technology. The Wide Oval was the industry’s first low profile, bias-ply performance tire, and was original equipment on Corvettes of that era. In addition to the new Corvette C6 replacement sizes, the Firehawk Wide Oval is available in 20 sizes, from 16- to 20-inch, to fit other high-performance sports car models.

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