Bridgestone Potenza S001

- Driven to perfection.
- High speed performance.
- Wet/ Dry Handling.
- Quiet comfort.

Description

Bridgestone ultra high-performance tyre for high-end sports car, with proven high-speed stability, superior handling in both wet and dry conditions and great braking performance. Inheriting the technology used in the Potenza RE050, the tyre chosen for high performance cars the world over, takes the driving experience to a new level of wet and dry performance.

Reducing the Potenza RE050’s four main grooves down to three enables a larger block on the tyre’s outside edge. This, combined with the new “Multi Performance Block” and “60˚ Slant Lug”, enables improved handling and braking performance in both wet and dry conditions.

 

1. Multi-Performance Block

The outside block, which takes most of the load when cornering, has been enlarged and reinforced to improve both wet and dry handling.

 

2. 60º Slanted Lug

Block sipes are positioned a 60º angle, with the same effect as the nose of an F1 racing car. Block rigidity has been optimised, improving both traction and braking performance.

 

3. GUTT II Simulation Straight Grooves

With GUTT II Simulation the alignment, thickness and configuration of the straight grooves significantly reduce the risk of hydroplaning.

 

4. Semi-Slick Center Rib

Slick-style center rib improves the handling response of the steering center.

 

5. Block and Slick Combination

Lateral grooves improve traction and braking. The combined with slick areas, reduces wear on the inside edge and guards against becoming unbalanced with the outside edge. Straight grooves positioned toward the inside edge, ensures water evacuation and improved wet performance, such as anti-hydroplaning.

The position of the enlarged block ensures rigidity, and improves dry performance, such as dry handling.