Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is created to provide excellent traction whether it’s hot or cold weather. On the wet, the Indy 500 demonstrates great grip and controllability without hydroplaning. The tire remains responsible and predictable on dry roads delivering incredible ride comfort with a low noise level.
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Strong and Weak Sides
- Strong and durable
- Excellent dry and wet traction
- Great ride quality and low noise
- Not intended for winter usage
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Tread Pattern & Technical Specs
For drivers of sports cars, fast coupes, and performance sedans who seek to enhance the sporty driving experience through racing-inspired technology, Firestone developed the Ultra High-Performance Summer tire known as the Firehawk Indy 500. The Firehawk Indy 500 is built to operate magnificently in both dry and rainy conditions.
Firehawk Indy 500 tires, like all summer tires, are not designed to be driven in extremely cold weather, in snow, or on ice.
To improve cornering and handling in dry circumstances, the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 features a new, high-performance, silica-enhanced Long Link Carbon tread rubber compound that is sculpted into an aggressive-looking asymmetric tread design with huge separate shoulder blocks. When paired with the redesigned tread compound and two additional circumferential grooves, the center circumferential groove, which has patented Pulse Groove Technology to improve water evacuation, offer shorter stopping distances in the wet than its predecessor.
To provide responsive handling, stability, and high-speed capability, the tire’s internal structure includes a high-turnup polyester casing (2-ply in some sizes) underneath twin high-tensile steel belts and nylon reinforcement.
How long do Firehawk Indy 500 tires last?
Firestone’s Firehawk AS All-Season tire is the company’s top high-performance all-season tire, giving you superior handling and control on wet roads while also improving traction in snowy conditions. You’ll love this sporty high-performance tire with a 50,000-mile limited treadwear warranty* when you consider the price.
What is the speed rating for the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500?
The speed rating for S-speed tires is 112 mph, and T is 118 mph. For other types of tires, the speed ratings are as follows: Q – 99 mph; H – 130 mph; and V – 149 mph.
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Wet performance
The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a great summer tire that offers excellent wet performance. With great handling and grip on wet roads, this tire is perfect for those who want to enjoy the rainy driving experience without having to worry about hydroplaning.
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Dry performance
The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a dry-weather performance tire with excellent grip and predictable behavior at the limit. Tires are controllable and responsive, making them confidence-inspiring when cornering at high speeds. The steering is predictable and dry road traction is excellent.
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Ride Comfort
The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a great choice for anyone looking for a reliable and comfortable tire. They offer a great ride quality, with good handling and stopping capabilities. They also have a very quiet and smooth ride, making them a great choice for any driver.
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Snow & Ice performance
The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a pure summer tire that was developed to meet dry and wet weather conditions. It means that Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is not intended to be used or stored in any freezing temperatures or to be applied on snowy and icy roads.
The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 is a great summer tire that offers excellent dry and wet traction. With great handling and grip, this tire is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the wet driving experience without having to worry about hydroplaning. The only downside is that the tire is not created for winter conditions.