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.


  1. I am going on my third set, get 10,000 – 11,000 miles, then you notice the rear end starting go loose grip. There is no rotation, different sizes and tread design is only one way. I figure Honda put them on the S2000 for a reason.I only drive the car in summers, 2001, 21,000K miles. Could not be a daily driver tire though, so if your putting those on this car, your taking the car down a level or two on performance, unless you change them out for a weekend on the track which people actually burn a pair in a weekend. Price has seem to come down over the years, thought they were around a grand for four, maybe with mounting, balancing landfill charges, it will come out to that. Could barely make it up what I call a somewhat flat driveway in a wet snow. It does what it is designed to do!

  2. These tires replaced a set of Pirelli P Zero Nero’s that I had on my ’91 Carrera 4 Cabriolet for 200 miles. The car once again rides and handles the way it should. I have not driven in the rain so I’ll reserve comment on that until I do.


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