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Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
The Potenza RE050A is a Max Performance Summer tire designed to
complement the performance of sports cars, sports coupes & sport
sedans. While the Potenza RE050 is used as Original Equipment on the
supercharged Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG sedan, a Potenza RE050A Scuderia
version is used on the 12-cylinder Enzo Ferrari supercar, & a Run
Flat version is used on the BMW Z4 sports cars & 5-Series sedans.
The Potenza RE050A was developed to provide good traction along with
responsive & predictable dry & wet road handling. It is not
intended to be driven in the snow.
On the outside, the Potenza RE050A features a high grip tread
compound molded into an asymmetric tread design. A continuous center
rib, large tread blocks & stable shoulder elements provide
responsive handling, high-speed stability & traction on dry roads,
while circumferential & lateral tread grooves are aimed to pump
water out from under the tire's footprint to minimize hydroplaning
& aid wet traction. Internally, the Potenza RE050A features twin
steel belts reinforced by spiral-wrapped nylon to stabilize the
tread area & enhance handling, high-speed capability & ride
quality while minimizing weight. The fabric cord body & hard
rubber sidewall filler help blend uniform ride quality with steering
response & lateral stability.
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires feature black sidewall styling with
subtle black letters. They are V-, Z, W- & Y-speed rated depending
upon their application & available in selected 50-, 45-, 40-, &
35-series sizes for 16" through 19" wheel diameters.
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