Bridgestone’s Potenza tires delivers maximum performance on the street as well as the track. It’s the do-everything road & track tire.

Truth be told, I’m a Bridgestone Potenza tire believer! When it was time to change tires on my ’06 Ford GT a couple of years ago, I went with Bridgestone rather than Goodyear Eagle Supercar FI replacements. While Bridgestone does not make an exact replacement tire for the Ford GT, it offers Potenza Pole Position 265/40 ZR18 (N1 Porsche 911, Y-speed rated)) fronts and Scuderia 345/35 ZR19 (OE on 215-220-mph Ferrari Enzo) rears. These tires look, fit and perform perfectly on a Ford GT.

My experience has been that these tires offer superior cold weather traction, wear and ride qualities as compared with the original equipment Eagle F1 Supercar tires. In addition, they deliver competent performance on track days.

Alex Bernstein at RXSPEED.Com has done some exhaustive Potenza RE-71R road and track tire testing on his Project BMW 335i.

“Such a capable, responsive and precise tire makes suspension tuning a breeze. With the RE-71R fitted, I feel miniscule changes almost instantly on track. With a proper race brake kit from StopTech, and the rubber compound to match, the 335i finally fell into its groove with a 2nd place finish in a field of 22 drivers, with a 1:46.2. Feels good losing to a properly setup Porsche Cayman GT4! The RE-71R really does turn you into a track hero.”

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