As a Ultra high performance tire with only a UTQG of 340AA don’t expect to rack up any more than about 20k to 30k miles, tops. The fastest Indy 500 race ever averaged 187.4 miles per hour for a full race length of 2 hours and 40+ minutes from start to finish.
How long do Firehawk Indy 500s last?
The Firestone Firehawk AS tire is Firestone’s best high performance all-season tire, giving you impressive handling and control on wet roads and improved traction in snowy conditions. Add that to a 50,000 mile limited treadwear warranty,* and you have a sporty high-performance tire you can rely on.
How long do Firehawk tires last?
The Firehawk AS comes in H and V speed rated sizes and has a 50,000 miles treadwear warranty. It’s suited to performance sedans and coupes.
Is Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 good?
The latest Firestone Firehawk Indy 500® tire lets you corner with confidence featuring wide shoulders that increase the tire’s stiffness to provide dynamic cornering.
Is the Indy 500 Firehawk good in the rain?
Some people may think that ultra-high-performance tires aren’t that good in the rain, but that’s far from the truth. The Firehawk Indy 500 is a great example, why – it performs exceptionally well on a damp track, and it even resists hydroplaning in heavy rain.
Is the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 run flat?
Summer Ultra High Performance Passenger Car tire built with Run Flat Technology.
What does treadwear mean?
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one half times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
Are Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 all season?
Although many performance tires are built for summer conditions, Firestone-brand Firehawk Performance tires are available in both summer and all-season varieties: All-Season High-Performance Tire: Firestone Firehawk AS. Ultra-High Summer Performance Tire: Firehawk INDY 500.
What is the speed rating for the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500?
For S-speed-rated tires, it’s 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; and V , 149 mph.
Where are Firestone Firehawk tires made?
The new factory in Akron was announced on the same day to support the extension. Firestone is the sole tire supplier to the IndyCar series and its premier event, the Indianapolis 500. This year, more than 26,000 Firehawk race tires built in Akron by Local 7 will be leased to IndyCar race teams.
Is Bridgestone a Firestone?
Bridgestone Merges with the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. In May 1988, Bridgestone acquired The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, which transformed Bridgestone into one of the world’s largest tire and rubber companies.