Potenza S-02A tires are Bridgestone’s Max Performance Summer tires developed for high performance sports cars. Developed for Original Equipment use on selected Ferrari and Porsche vehicles, they were designed to combine responsive and predictable handling with exceptional levels of traction. Potenza S-02A tires are tuned for dry and wet road conditions, however like all summer tires, are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
Potenza S-02A tires feature Bridgestone’s UNI-T (Ultimate Network of Intelligent Tire Technology) that uses design, construction and tread compound features to enhance tire performance.
Potenza S-02A tires feature a high-grip tread compound molded into a directional tread design with stable shoulders, notched intermediate ribs and a continuous center rib to provide responsive dry-road handling, high-speed stability and traction. Lateral tread notches help pump water from under the tire’s footprint into circumferential grooves to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction.
Their internal structures include twin steel belts reinforced by a spirally wrapped cap ply combined with spirally wrapped belt edge strips to minimize weight while stabilizing the tread area to enhancing handling and high-speed capability. The polyester or rayon cord body incorporates a wire-reinforced hard rubber sidewall filler to help blend ride quality with handling stability.