Redefine the limits of power and control with the all-new Bridgestone Potenza S001. Formula 1 precision meets superior traction and manoeuverability in Bridgestone’s latest ultra-high performance tyre. Developed and tested in motorsport’s toughest arena, the Bridgestone Potenza S001 lets you unleash the full potential of your high-performance vehicle with guaranteed comfort and safety.
Advanced asymmetric tread pattern for outstanding sports performance in wet and dry conditions
Super slant grooves for rapid evacuation of water and high traction stability on wet surfaces
High-grip shoulder blocks for optimum road holding, high braking force and maximum cornering grip.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Bridgestone POTENZA S001 tyre review
Average based on 288 test results
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12.07.2014 from Peter What these tyres lack in fuel mileage they certainly make up for in grip in dry and wet. Not the quietest tyre out there, but neither is my 95 328 cabrio, so don't really notice. Only used 2mm over 8k so should get good life as well
13.09.2013 from KOSTAS barlas VERY GOOD TIRE IN THE WET AND THE DRY...BUT IT DOESNT WORM WERY COOCLIE...
05.04.2011 from Gerrit This tire is exceptionally safe at dry and wet conditions. It offers tremendous grip (especially when heated up) and the transfer from grip to slip is very smooth. This makes driving at the limit of grip very easy and safe. the tire tends to slightly understeer so you might want to compensate for that with you car setup. The only drawback is the fact that the steering response feels a bit dull compared to the tires that were on my car previously. It is a very soft UHP (ultra high performance) tire, so the wear is relatively high. I will definitely buy this tire again if no new and even better tires are out when my current ones are worn off (which won't be too long)