Dated: 12 March 2009
Bridgestone uses Formula 1 technology in the new Potenza
The new Bridgestone performance tyre, the Potenza Re-11, introduced by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) now incorporates Stealth Technology, which was orifinally developed for Formula One rain tyres.
Available in 31 different sizes from 15 inch to 19 inch diameter in V and W speed ratings, specifically targeting the sports car market the Re-11 features “stealth” block to enhance water evacuation, an asymentric cavity shape for improved handling and ride, large outer tread blocks to improve cornering performance and circumference grooves for hydroplane reduction.
Phil Pacsi, vice president, consumer marketing, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, BATO is confident that this combination of features “offers consumers a product that will perform well both on the street and on the track”.