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Bridgestone unveils its most extreme UHP tire

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Bridgestone unveils its most extreme UHP tire

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is calling its newest ultra-high performance tire, the Potenza RE-71R, the company’s most extreme UHP street tire to date. Tuned for maximum handling on the track and engineered to deliver faster lap times, the Potenza RE-71R tire is designed to fit sports cars, coupes and sedans popular with today’s enthusiast drivers.

“The Potenza RE-71R tire is a unique street tire that stands up to the extreme conditions of the track and also delivers impressive everyday performance,” says Robert Saul, senior product manager for Bridgestone Americas. “This tire is designed for enthusiast drivers who demand the most from their vehicles – whether they’re running laps on the track or navigating hairpin turns along their favorite scenic highway.”

The Potenza RE-71R tire from Bridgestone features a newly developed tread compound that increases contact with the road surface, giving automotive enthusiasts more grip when cornering and braking. Other key features of the Potenza RE-71R tire include:

Immediate steering response: The tread pattern of the tire is engineered with a wide center rib that makes the Potenza RE-71R tire highly responsive in extreme driving performance circumstances.  

Extreme cornering: The unique design of the Potenza RE-71R tire features maximum shoulder stiffness and provides constant rubber-to-road contact in sharp turns.  

Enhanced wet traction: Wide circumferential grooves and an angled directional pattern provide effective drainage in wet conditions and give the Potenza RE-71R tire dependable everyday performance on the street.  

The Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R carries a Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG) rating of 200 AA, and is available in 29 sizes in 15” to 19” rim diameters, 55 to 35 series, and speed ratings V and W. An additional four sizes are expected this summer, and there are plans to expand the Potenza RE-71R tire lineup more in 2016.  

To learn more about the new Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tire and the complete Potenza tire line from Bridgestone, visit

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