This is a review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tire, an extreme summer performance tire developed for driver enthusiasts.
We have researched numerous professional websites and tests to see how this tire compares to others in the same extreme summer performance category in terms of overall performance. We analyzed different categories to see how this tire performs in terms of dry grip, wet grip, handling, cornering, stability, road feedback, treadwear, durability, comfort, and price to see if this is a good summer tire for the price users will have to pay.
Furthermore, we have researched user reviews on credible websites, such as 1010tires and Tire Rack, to see how customers feel about this tire’s long-term performance and handling. By seeing how current and past consumers rank this tire compared to others in the same summer performance category, we can see if this would be a wise long-term investment for those who live in mostly-dry weather.
Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.
Based on our research, analysis of performance tests, and review of user ratings, we have concluded this summer-specific tire is a fair deal for drivers who want excellent dry performance. Although this tire has short-term durability and very low performance standards on wet performance, for those who want an ultra-high performance tire, this might be a good choice.
Keep reading to see why we came to the conclusion that the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 summer tire is a good deal for the price and why it can provide ample dry-weather traction, handling, and performance in summer conditions.
Performance break down
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 is an extreme summer performance tire that focuses on powerful grip, handling, and cornering stability. Designed to be versatile enough to work in wet, dry, and slippery conditions, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tire is a summer-only option that can provide ample traction, handling, and stability during tight corners.
Like the name implies, the tire has been designed for supercars which require extreme traction on dry conditions, like on track days. However, the extreme traction comes with the price of shorter tread life.
According to user reviews on Tire Rack, the tire ranks highly in terms of dry performance, earning a 9.2 for cornering stability, 9.1 for dry traction, and 9,.2 for steering response. Users state they enjoy how the tires ‘can hold cars in tight corners,’ ‘easy to drive at the limit without break-away of traction,’ and ‘provide ample grip in dry conditions.
Although users state that these tires are not meant for wet use, this is not what they are advertised for. These are extreme summer performance tires that are meant only for dry weather.
According to performance tests, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tire earned favorable rankings in dry grip, road feedback, and handling. However, the tire earned only a 40% out of 100% for wet grip, and only 50% of users would purchase this tire again.
This tire earns highly in all handling categories, earning an ‘Excellent’ score on Tire Rack in terms of cornering stability, traction, sterling response, and dry performance as a whole. This tire is known for its ample dry traction in summer conditions, smooth handling, and cornering grip.
Despite the high reviews of handling, users on 1010tires do not rate the tire highly in the ‘handling’ category, earning just 2.5 out of 5 stars. Users state the tire has ‘nice handling in dry weather, but other users stated the tires provided ‘wheel hop’ and ‘loss of traction while rounding corners.’
According to user reviews, the durability of the tire scores moderately, earning 60% for comfort and 70% for treadwear. Users state the tire ‘wear is reasonable for a high-performance tire,’ but sometimes they are ‘too noisy, and the ride is harsh.’
According to users on Tire Rack, this tire earns a 7.3 out of 10 for Comfort Performance and 6.1 for Treadwear Performance. This further backs the performance and long-term durability of the tire, showing how the tread may not be as suitable for consistent year-long use as other extreme summer tires.
The price of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tire for the 285/35 R19 size ranges between $320 and $330. Compared to other extreme summer performance tires, this tier falls in the middle of the pack.
For example, the Continental ExtremeContact Force 315 tire comes to approximately $425, whereas the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R 325/30-21 tire comes to $887. However, there are cheaper alternatives available that offer similar performance benefits. The Dunlop Direzza ZII tire comes to just $164, and the Falken Azenis RT660 is only $189.
As we can see, the price of approximately $320 is exactly in the middle of the pack when comparing the summer performance tires.
Noise and comfort
User reviews on Goodyear stated that the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 provided a ‘comfortable ride,’ ‘unbelievable grip and ease in the handling,’ and were ‘very driveable on the street.’ Users liked the durability and the low noise levels in the cabin after long-term use.
However, user reviews on Tire Rack cited this tire earned a 7.3 out of 10 for Comfort Performance. Despite the fair ratings for ride quality and noise, there are reports of the tires causing more cabin noise and shaky ride quality after long-term use over multiple months.
Recommendations and Conclusions
The Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 is a fairly-priced option for those who want a summer performance tire in dry conditions and tight tracks. Despite not being the most durable option and lacking in performance compared to other choices in the same category, the lower price may justify the lack of longevity. For the price, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tire consistently ranks highly in terms of dry traction and dry performance.
Regarding user reviews, we found this tire ranked consistently high in the categories of dry performance and handling. However, the tire also ranked consistently poorly in the durability, comfort, and wet traction category, showing how this summer ire may not be as durable or versatile as some owners would like.
For drivers who want another summer performance tire option that may be more durable than the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, Bridgestone Potenza RE-11, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, or Continental ExtremeContact Sport could be better choices.
We would recommend the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tire for drivers who do not care as much about long-term durability, but would rather focus on short-term performance benefits, such as dry handling, dry performance, cornering stability, and tire stability.
For drivers who want consistency in dry conditions, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 tire is a smart choice. However, for those who want a year-round tire that is long-lasting, this tire is not the best option. Based on the consistently high rankings in performance and handling, this summer-specific tire is great for dry weather.