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 23 test results
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30.11.2019 from Mr Brew Having tried various makes & sizes since buying the car from new,which came with Bridgestones. I changed back to bridgestones and realised what a great tyre i had missed using. Quite,great grip in the wet,which was one fault the tyre had when you pulled away from stationary.You had to be easy on the throttle in the wet with the power this gives out, now it is more controllable, love them.
19.05.2019 from Patrick Mckenna Very reliable and comfortable driving experience
30.08.2018 from Steve Merc C250 Est I went from a Merc special Michelin onto these and immediately saw the difference in economy and also these tyres stopped the rear end breakaway on accelerating out of bends. I have driven down through France and Spain and have been impressed by how little wear the tyres have.
The only downside is that under breaking they can be quite noisy but they are so surefooted and give so much confidence this is an acceptable hiccup. The ABS system is all but redundant now.
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