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Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

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– Most drivers appreciated the tire’s performance in both dry and wet conditions.
– Many drivers said that the tires were quiet and comfortable to ride on.
– One driver loved the way the tires handled in the rain.
– The drivers appreciated the very good quality and the great price.
– Almost every user mentioned that the tires had a great cornering.

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The Firehawk Indy 500 tire is Firestone’s ultimate in sport performance, inspired by our racing heritage - ultra-high summer performance at a great value. Proprietary Pulse Groove technology improves water evacuation and helps increase resistance to hydroplaning for more control on wet roads. Improved wet rubber compound and tread design provides 20% shorter stopping distance on wet roads, while wide shoulder blocks deliver impressive handling and cornering in dry conditions. If you’re a car enthusiast looking for a tire that can provide extreme performance and extreme fun, this is the tire for you.

  • Corner with confidence
  • The pulse groove channel helps reduce the risk of hydroplaning
  • 20% shorter stopping distance on wet roads

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Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Car Type
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 305 / 325 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features
R16 195/55 R16 87W 195/55 R16 87W
R16 205/45 R16 87W XL 205/45 R16 87W XL
R16 205/50 R16 87W 205/50 R16 87W
R16 205/55 R16 91W 205/55 R16 91W
R16 225/50 R16 92W 225/50 R16 92W
R17 205/40 R17 84W XL 205/40 R17 84W XL
R17 205/45 R17 88W 205/45 R17 88W
R17 205/45 R17 88W XL 205/45 R17 88W XL
R17 205/50 R17 93W 205/50 R17 93W
R17 205/50 R17 93W XL 205/50 R17 93W XL
R17 215/45 R17 91W XL 215/45 R17 91W XL
R17 215/55 R17 94W 215/55 R17 94W
R17 225/45 R17 94W 225/45 R17 94W
R17 225/45 R17 94W XL 225/45 R17 94W XL
R17 225/50 R17 94W 225/50 R17 94W
R17 225/55 R17 97W 225/55 R17 97W
R17 235/45 R17 94W 235/45 R17 94W
R17 235/50 R17 96W 235/50 R17 96W
R17 235/55 R17 99W 235/55 R17 99W
R17 245/40 R17 91W 245/40 R17 91W
R17 245/45 R17 99W 245/45 R17 99W
R17 245/45 R17 99W XL 245/45 R17 99W XL
R17 255/40 R17 94W 255/40 R17 94W
R17 275/40 R17 98W 275/40 R17 98W
R18 215/40 R18 89W XL 215/40 R18 89W XL
R18 215/45 R18 93W XL 215/45 R18 93W XL
R18 225/40 R18 92W XL 225/40 R18 92W XL
R18 225/45 R18 95W 225/45 R18 95W
R18 225/45 R18 95W XL 225/45 R18 95W XL
R18 225/50 R18 95W 225/50 R18 95W
R18 235/40 R18 95W XL 235/40 R18 95W XL
R18 235/45 R18 98W XL 235/45 R18 98W XL
R18 235/50 R18 101W 235/50 R18 101W
R18 235/50 R18 101W XL 235/50 R18 101W XL
R18 235/55 R18 100W 235/55 R18 100W
R18 245/35 R18 92W XL 245/35 R18 92W XL
R18 245/40 R18 97W 245/40 R18 97W
R18 245/40 R18 97W XL 245/40 R18 97W XL
R18 245/45 R18 100W 245/45 R18 100W
R18 245/45 R18 100W XL 245/45 R18 100W XL
R18 255/35 R18 94W XL 255/35 R18 94W XL
R18 255/40 R18 99W 255/40 R18 99W
R18 255/40 R18 99W XL 255/40 R18 99W XL
R18 255/45 R18 103W 255/45 R18 103W
R18 255/45 R18 103W XL 255/45 R18 103W XL
R18 265/35 R18 97W 265/35 R18 97W
R18 265/35 R18 97W XL 265/35 R18 97W XL
R18 275/35 R18 95W 275/35 R18 95W
R18 275/40 R18 99W 275/40 R18 99W
R19 225/35 R19 88W XL 225/35 R19 88W XL
R19 225/40 R19 93W XL 225/40 R19 93W XL
R19 225/45 R19 96W XL 225/45 R19 96W XL
R19 235/35 R19 91W XL 235/35 R19 91W XL
R19 245/35 R19 93W 245/35 R19 93W
R19 245/35 R19 93W 245/35 R19 93W
R19 245/35 R19 93W XL 245/35 R19 93W XL
R19 245/40 R19 98W 245/40 R19 98W
R19 245/40 R19 98W XL 245/40 R19 98W XL
R19 245/45 R19 98W 245/45 R19 98W
R19 245/50 R19 104W 245/50 R19 104W
R19 245/50 R19 104W 245/50 R19 104W
R19 245/50 R19 104W XL 245/50 R19 104W XL
R19 255/35 R19 96W XL 255/35 R19 96W XL
R19 255/40 R19 100W XL 255/40 R19 100W XL
R19 265/35 R19 98W XL 265/35 R19 98W XL
R19 265/40 R19 98W 265/40 R19 98W
R19 265/40 R19 98W 265/40 R19 98W
R19 275/30 R19 96W 275/30 R19 96W
R19 275/30 R19 96W 275/30 R19 96W
R19 275/30 R19 96W XL 275/30 R19 96W XL
R19 275/35 R19 100W 275/35 R19 100W
R19 275/35 R19 100W 275/35 R19 100W
R19 275/35 R19 100W XL 275/35 R19 100W XL
R19 275/40 R19 101W 275/40 R19 101W
R19 285/30 R19 98W XL 285/30 R19 98W XL
R19 285/35 R19 99W 285/35 R19 99W
R19 285/35 R19 99W 285/35 R19 99W
R19 325/30 R19 101W 325/30 R19 101W
R20 245/40 R20 99W 245/40 R20 99W
R20 245/40 R20 99W XL 245/40 R20 99W XL
R20 245/45 R20 103W 245/45 R20 103W
R20 245/45 R20 103W XL 245/45 R20 103W XL
R20 255/35 R20 97W 255/35 R20 97W
R20 255/35 R20 97W XL 255/35 R20 97W XL
R20 255/45 R20 101W 255/45 R20 101W
R20 275/35 R20 102W 275/35 R20 102W
R20 275/35 R20 102W XL 275/35 R20 102W XL
R20 275/40 R20 106W 275/40 R20 106W
R20 275/40 R20 106W XL 275/40 R20 106W XL
R20 285/35 R20 100W 285/35 R20 100W
R20 295/30 R20 101W XL 295/30 R20 101W XL
R20 305/35 R20 104W 305/35 R20 104W

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Questions and Answers

  • Sep 22, 2019
    Tire Test 2019

    Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

    Ranked #9th of 15. Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
    Highs and Lows: Dry Braking Handling Hydroplaning Noise Rolling Resistance Ride Comfort
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Tire Chart 2019

    TireRack.com: Best in Ultra High Performance Summer

    - Winner Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
    Highs and Lows: Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
  • Mar 07, 2019

    A Closer Look: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 | Tire Rack

    For drivers who want to maximize sport driving pleasure through racing-inspired technology, the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 brings ultra-high performance to the table. All the details are in this video.

  • Jul 26, 2018

    Tested: Challenging the Best in Ultra High Performance Summer | Tire Rack

    Ultra High Performance Summer tires offer high grip and sharp handling with extroverted tread designs and aggressively good looks. Often, they're some of the highest-performing options for older sports cars and other vehicles with smaller rim diameters. Two new additions promise to shake up the status quo and aim for the top of the charts.

  • Aug 11, 2017

    The BEST Tires You Can Buy!! FIRESTONE FIREHAWK INDY 500 Long(ish)Term Review

    I have had the Firestone Indy 500 tires for about 5 months now, I have driven them lots and autocross them as well. They are still impressing me as much as they did when I got them originally!

  • May 07, 2017

    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Tire Review

    Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Ultra Performance Summer Tire Review: In this video, I review the BRAND NEW Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 Ultra Summer Performance Summer Tires. Car is boosted with 760 HP. The weather was great, about 72 degrees but windy. I only had a few dozen miles on the tires at the time of this shoot.

  • Aug 11, 2016

    Features & Benefits: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

    Firestone introduces us to their Firehawk Indy 500 tire design and tread compound in this video narrated by Trace Adkins. Take a look at how they've worked to improve performance, offer wet handling gains and shorten stopping distances versus prior generations of their Firestone Indy 500 tire.

  • Jul 28, 2016

    Tested: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires That Hit the Mark | Tire Rack

    Firestone wants to hit the bull's eye with its new Firehawk Indy 500. The target is specific: an outstanding blend of dry and wet street traction and handling. How accurate is Firestone's aim in the Ultra High Performance Summer category ripe with contenders including the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2, Dunlop Direzza DZ102 and Kumho Ecsta PS31?