Bridgestone Potenza Sport review

If you are looking for a great tyre to drive in wet and dry, look no further. Bridgestone finally has a tyre that can compete in this sector

A clean sweep of braking and handling in both wet and dry is the foundation for the success of the new-for-2021 Potenza Sport. Perhaps it should be no surprise because the tyre seems to straddle the Ultra High Performance/Ultra Ultra High Performance categories, appearing in tests for both sectors since its launch –and the alternative Turanza T005 would likely have struggled in this company based on previous experience.

While the advantage was clear, the margins were small. Behind the wheel, it felt direct and secure in the wet. The rear faithfully followed the front despite impressive grip through turns, and the braking advantage could also be detected, slowing in to a hairpin at the end of a long straight without triggering the anti-lock system. That sporty feeling was carried over to the dry circuit, where the Potenza required less steering lock than most and drop-off was minimal as the tyre got hot. 

After struggling in this sector, Bridgestone finally has a tyre to beat the best. However, the Sport was less effective in the aquaplaning tests, where it gave best to the Goodyear. The Asymmetric also had the upper hand in rolling resistance, and by a fairly significant margin. 

Blackcircles.com says...

"This Bridgestone regularly receives high ratings, with an overall score of 4.8/5 from customers. Reviews praise the overall performance, focusing on grip and balance in dry conditions."

Figures

Bridgestone Potenza Sport

  
Overall:100.00% 
Price:£105.48 
Wet handling:100.00%1st
Wet braking:100.00%1st
Straight aquaplaning:95.40%4th
Curved aquaplaning:96.70%2nd
Dry handling:100.00%1st
Dry braking:100.00%1st
Cabin noise:98.74th

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