Potenza RE040

Bridgestone Potenza RE040 tyres

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Ultra-high performance from Bridgestone POTENZA RE040

Bridgestone RE040 tyres are high performance summer tyres from Bridgestone Tyres that cater specifically to sports cars. The tyres are part of Bridgestone’s premium Potenza range that comprises high performance tyres inspired by racing track technologies and designed to adapt these technologies for everyday on road driving. One of the most popular tyres in this range is the Bridgestone RE050 tyres. If you have any doubts regarding the suitability of the Bridgestone RE040 tyres for your ‘high powered’ sports car, they will literally melt away when you learn that these are the original equipment fitments on some of the best cars in this category such as the Acura NSX, BMW 3 Series and Audi TT. The Bridgestone RE040 tyres offer maximum performance in areas of wet and dry handling, steering responsiveness, noise levels and ride quality. As a result you are assured of support and safety for pushing your performance vehicle to its maximum limits.

Dry handling: The Bridgestone RE040 tyres exhibit a uni-directional tread pattern with large rectangular tread blocks on the tyre shoulder that improve handling characteristics on dry roads. An uninterrupted central rim running through the tyre circumference imparts directional stability and enables safe high speed capability.
Wet performance: The uni-directional tread of the Bridgestone RE040 tyres is presented in a unique ‘super slant’ format. This essentially means that the tread grooves radiate from the centre to the tyre shoulder at a higher angle than regular circumferential grooves. As a result this pattern is more effective in deflecting water and offers higher degree of aquaplaning resistance and safety from skidding.
Steering Responsiveness: The tyre tread in the sidewalls is reinforced to enhance stiffness. This leads to more precise steering responsiveness, and you can feel exactly how the tyres are reacting to your steering manoeuvres. This gives your more confidence and greater control during cornering particularly at high speeds.
Overall ride quality: The directional tread pattern is not particularly conducive to optimal noise reduction. And the stiff sidewalls may make for a hard ride. But customer surveys are overwhelmingly positive for ride comfort and quality, indicating that these two factors are not negatively impacting the Bridgestone RE040 tyres in any way.

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Below are Potenza RE040 tyre reviews and ratings
Rated 8.4 out of 10 based on 3 customer reviews.
Grip in the dry 9
Grip in the wet 9
Steering responsiveness 9
Cornering Stability 9
Resistance to Aquaplaning 8
Tread wear versus mileage 9
Ride comfort and smoothness 7
Noise level 8
Quality versus price 9
General appearance / tread pattern 9

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