The ultra-high performance product with an asymmetrical profile for the sports oriented car
The perfect tyre for the sporty, demanding driver in wet and dry conditions
Suitable for a wide range of models, from super sports cars such as the Enzo Ferrari, to popular models like the new Golf
It offers high performance with a good level of comfort and low noise
In certain sizes it is available as a runflat
State of the art driving precision from Formula One technology
Response and control beyond your dreams
Superb wet grip provides ultimate safety
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Potenza RE 050 A tyre review
Average based on 1,651 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
16.03.2013 from JOHN Lewis PORSCHE FIT THESE TYRES ON ALL NEW CAYMANS AND THEY ARE A PERFECT MATCH FOR THE CAR!!
12.03.2013 from Alan very poor performance on wet. Very low mileage. Too expensive for what you get. Could't cope whit 260 hp to manage. Definitely not a high performance tyre.
06.03.2013 from Mark Excellent high performance dry weather tyre but the wear rate is a little too high. At this price point there are many options.
16.10.2012 from Alan Very poor on wet road. Not too bad on dry roads. Understeer when pushed to the limit. I would not reccomend it for sporty cars.