This tyre is fitted on the world's leading sports cars, like the Ferrari Enzo, before they leave the factory. Also available also in the replacement market, it is the perfect tyre for sporty, demanding drivers of high-performance compacts, executive saloons and super-sport models.
Exceptional handling and cornering at higher speeds
Top-level control and safety in the wet
Comfortable ride with low noise
Runflat version available in certain sizes
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 RE 050 tyre review
Average based on 13 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
13.07.2010fromDavid Barrett not bad , pretty good in the dry , average in the wet, a bit expensive for what you get
03.06.2010fromKen Good handling tyre,good grip and long lasting.Increasing noise as they age.
27.01.2010from Michael needs time to warm up
17.01.2010fromMike B Excellent wear rates but tyre noise levels starting to increase as tyres reach end of life (approx 3mm at present).