This tire comes loaded with race-proven technology: UNI-T for outstanding wet and dry traction, a tread pattern that promotes rapid water evacuation, variable dimensions in the tread blocks, and the smoother shape to reduce road noise. An asymmetrical pattern in the RE050A tread increases surface contact to enhance acceleration and cornering. Put this Potenza through its paces and discover what ultra-high performance really means.
Innovative Tire Design - A Comprehensive Tire Design Method. This method improves handling in wet or dry conditions and reduces irregular treadwear by combining an ideal tread design, casing shape, materials and construction.
Innovative Roundness - Rounder Is Better. Rounder overall tire shape provides better balance for wet or dry handling.
Innovative Compound - Longer Is Stronger. L.L. Carbon utilizes a special form of molecular re-engineered carbon black, a key factor in improving tire wear while enhancing wet performance.
Rim Guard. A raised rubber ridge acts like a bumper to protect wheels from curb damage.
Spiral Wrap. Spiral Wrap is a continuous nylon wrap that encircles the whole tire, helping the tire hold its original shape to improve high speed capability.
Bridgestone Corporation purchased Firestone in 1974 for $2.6 billion, transforming the companies combined operations into the worlds largest tire and rubber company. The operations in the Americas were renamed Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. and became the largest subsidiary of Bridgestone. As part of its integration with Bridgestones existing U.S. operations, Bridgestone/Firestone moved its headquarters from Akron to Nashville in 1992.