The tyre has an asymmetric tread pattern. This design helps maintain vehicle control when driving straight ahead and exiting corners. The ribs and grooves are positioned for the most efficient drainage. Also, the three-dimensional sipes have a positive impact on the braking distance and traction when overcoming curves.
The profile of Potenza Sport and the modern rubber compound used in production increase the car's grip, improve braking efficiency and make the tyre wear evenly.
Bridgestone is a Japanese company making premium tyres. Its origins date back to 1931 when it was founded by Shōjirō Ishibashi. Currently, it is one of the world's leading companies in the industry. The brand's goal is to provide society with modern products of the highest quality. The effectiveness in fulfilling this mission can be seen in the numerous awards won by Bridgestone in automotive tests.
1) TÜV SÜD tests carried out on behalf of Bridgestone in July and August 2020 in the Bridgestone EUPG facilities (Italy) on dry and wet roads in the Audi S4 3.0 TFSI with 245/40 R18 tyres. Potenza Sport compared to the performance of the main competitors in the same segment: Continental PremiumContact 6, Michelin Pilot Sport 4, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, Pirelli P Zero PZ4. Attachment to Report No. [713190691-PS].
2) Maintaining vehicle stability when driving straight ahead and taking corners. Stability when driving straight ahead rating: Bridgestone Potenza Sport (9.33), Continental Premium Contact 6 (9.00), Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (8.67), Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (8.67), Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (8.56). Cornering stability, rating: Bridgestone Potenza Sport (9.21), Continental Premium Contact 6 (8.13), Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (8.67), Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (8.33), Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (8.58).
3) Shortest braking distance on dry roads. Braking distance on dry surfaces (100 km/h to 0 km/h), in meters: Bridgestone Potenza Sport (33.4), Continental Premium Contact 6 (35.4), Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (34.5), Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 (35.9), Pirelli P Zero PZ4 (34.8).
4) 'A' class on the EU label for wet grip index.