Bridgestone has extended its sport tyre line-up with the launch of the Potenza S001 for top sports cars and high-powered luxury vehicles. Reliving the motor-sport heritage of Potenza tyres, the S001 is designed to give the world’s most powerful sports models even sportier handling and higher efficiency than the current Potenza RE050(A) it complements. With factory fitments on the Aston Martin Rapide and Ferrari 458 Italia, the Potenza S001 clearly meets the challenging demands of both heavier luxury sports cars and the new breed of lighter, extreme sport models.
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.
Potenza S001 is the designed tyre for factory installation on the biggest names in high-performance cars. This is testimony to the outstandingly superior performance and quality that its developers strived to achieve.
Utilizing the Silent AC Block used in Turanza GR90, Potenza S001 is a sports tyre that is designed with noise reduction in mind. Strengthened casing imporves handling and ensures a ride that is as comfortable as it appropriately sporty for high performance cars.
A lighter construction design brings a reduction in rolling resistance compared to the Potenza RE050