Press Release

New Extreme Performance Tire Offers Versatility
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jan. 23, 2013) 
BFGoodrich® today unveiled a new extreme performance tire called the g-Force™ Rival™. The tire will help BFGoodrich target a growing market of drivers
seeking extreme performance tires that are versatile enough to be used in auto-cross and track-day
events then driven home. The tires have a 200 Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) Rating, which
allows them to be used in racing where drivers must compete on 140+ UTQG tires.

“The g-Force Rival helps BFGoodrich fill a growing need in the extreme performance market,” said
Andrew Koury, BFGoodrich brand manager. “From autocross to road course events, on street or the track, we want drivers to own it.”

The Rival complements a successful BFGoodrich launch of the g-Force™ Sport Comp-2™ ultrahigh
performance street tire, which was introduced in February 2012. Unlike the mostly street
driven g-Force Sport COMP-2, the g-Force Rival was designed for track level abuse while providing
drivability on the street. The g-Force Rival is predictable, allowing drivers to turn faster lap times1,
and turn he

ads on the street. Highlight features include:

  • Razor-sharp reflexes – The Performance Racing Core™ (PRC) with a reinforced internal
    structure reduces sidewall flex for instant steering response.
  • Designed to stick – Asymmetric tread with large, solid tread blocks on the outside shoulder to optimize cornering grip.
  • Raise the limit – Extreme Tread Edge™ (ETE) design brings tread compound farther down
    the shoulder for increased grip in hard cornering and predictable feedback.
  • Consistent grip lap after lap — Silica-infused competition compound delivers better grip
    from start to finish.
  • Street legal with a UTQG treadwear rating of 200, so you can drive to the track and back.

The Rival will initially launch in 15 sizes with rim dimensions from 15-20 inches and 205-335 section
width. The product will be available through with pre-orders beginning on Feb. 1

Stacy & Kyle Tucker Weigh in on the G-Force™ Rival™
Road Course with a Mustang FR500S
The Rival™ provided precise and stable braking with confidence. They demonstrated precise turn-in and ability to achieve the apex. Very easy to drive at the limit.
The Falken didn’t feel as stable under braking. It felt sloppy in the turns and when applying power.

Autocross with a BMW M3 and a Subaru:
The Rival™ has grip like an R1-S; however, it is easy to drive at the limit. The tire talks to you at the limit. If you overdrive a corner, it is easy to recover and continue on in the course. The tire is extremely precise on turn-in with hardly any lag.

Hankook, Toyo
These were harder to drive at the limit resulting in a spin or off-course. The tire felt sloppy and rolled over more with less grip.

Overall Thoughts:
In closing, thank you to BFGoodrich for a great launch of the new G-Force™ Rival™ tire. We can’t wait to start using the Rival™ on every vehicle in the DSE fleet.

Detroit Speed thoroughly endorses the new BFGoodrich Rival™ tire for use on any Pro-Touring cars in the industry. This new tire will be a talent upgrade on the track while also a great tire to drive to and from the track. We will be using the Rival™ on every vehicle we build and so should you.


About Detroit Speed

Thank you for your interest in Detroit Speed, Inc. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and let you know more about the capabilities of our company. We are excited about the prospect of helping you transform your project into a state-of-the-art car for the 21st century. Detroit Speed was founded to provide automotive components and systems which deliver late model vehicle ride and handling expected from a world class OEM vehicle. Detroit Speed has developed our own line of products that have been through extensive engineering analysis, testing, and development to assure our customers receive the highest quality performance parts with eye appeal. Each and every part we design is unique and meets only the highest DSE standards for fit, finish, and function. In addition, we distribute high quality products from other recognized companies in the automotive aftermarket that we have tested, meet our high standards, and have been successfully used in our own projects. We also have a complete fabrication facility to transform your vehicle into the ride of your dreams. Whether it is a turn-key project, rolling chassis, or custom fabrication project, we can handle it all. You will receive the highest quality work and attention to detail from our expert fabricators. We are confident we will exceed your expectations. The staff at Detroit Speed, Inc. is comprised of experienced automotive engineers, technicians, and enthusiasts whose love of cars is evident in the attention to detail in every project and every part. We have a staff of mechanical engineers that are involved with product development, analysis, and vehicle projects. Their expert background means that not only will your parts and projects look good, but they will function properly for many years to come. You can be sure you are getting only the best from Detroit Speed, Inc. Detroit Speed has accumulated a list of references including the highly acclaimed Twister Camaro. If you want to make a strong statement in the industry, we would like to talk with you in more detail about participating in your next project

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