Bridgestone S-02 and Potenza S-02 tires are Max Performance Summer tires developed for high performance sports cars, coupes and sedans. Developed for Original Equipment use on selected Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles, they were designed to combine responsive and predictable handling with exceptional levels of traction. Bridgestone S-02 and Potenza S-02 tires are tuned for dry and wet conditions, but like all summer tires are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
Bridgestone S-02 and Potenza S-02 tires feature Bridgestone’s UNI-T (Ultimate Network of Intelligent Tire Technology) that uses design, construction and tread compound features to enhance tire performance.
Bridgestone S-02 and Potenza S-02 tires feature a directional tread design with high-angle, lateral tread grooves aligned to effectively pump water from under the tire’s footprint to the sides to minimize hydroplaning. The resulting long tread blocks and continuous center rib molded of a high-grip tread compound provide responsive handling, high-speed stability and 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.