The Potenza RE050A Pole Position RFT (Run Flat Tire) is Bridgestone’s Max Performance Summer run-flat tire developed exclusively for the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZO6. The Potenza RE050A Pole Position RFT is designed to combine athletic capabilities on the street along with temporary extended mobility for a distance of 50 miles at up to 50 mph even in the event a puncture allows complete air pressure loss. Like all summer tires, the Potenza RE050A Pole Position RFT is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

The Potenza RE050A Pole Position RFT features a high-silica content tread compound molded into an asymmetric tread design with stable shoulder elements, large tread blocks and a continuous center rib on the outboard side to provide responsive handling and traction on dry roads, while wide circumferential and lateral tread grooves pump water out from under the tire’s footprint to enhance hydroplaning resistance and aid wet traction.

Another continuous circumferential rib adjacent to the inboard shoulder blocks enhances wear quality to help reduce noise throughout the life of the tire, especially on cars with alignment settings that specify negative camber. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to stabilize the tread area and enhance high-speed capability, as well as Bridgestone self-supporting run-flat technology specifically tuned to support the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZO6 even after a puncture causes a complete loss of air pressure.


  1. The Bridgestone RE050 Pole Positions are brilliant when new and for the first 10,000 miles. Then the rears progressively degrade until worn out at around 25,000 miles on my Honda S2000. The fronts last almost twice as long. I live in the northwest cool wet climate and the tires are OK in the spring and fall but best in the summer. Forget driving these in the winter, unless it’s a sunny dry day. The Bridgestones suit the S2000 handling characteristics well, allowing some lift throttle oversteer near the handling limit. But they break traction quite suddenly so you have to be gentle when near max g cornering. Ride comfort is OK but the S2000 is quite a stiff riding car. The Honda is also not exactly quiet so it’s hard to evaluate tire noise.

  2. Drove through most of the lower 48 on these tires. When new they were QUIET, now they produce noise that is noticed, but nowhere like the Good year tires. I went through 2 sets of Goodyears in 30,000 miles; these Bridgstones have 30,000 miles and the wear bars are still way down there. Unless some one I know and trust says they found something better, I’ll stick with them.

  3. After 40,000 miles I need fronts, but rears are still good. Far superior to the OEM Goodyears. Highly recommend for GS or Z06.


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