Bridgestone Potenza RE070 Review & Rating
Designed to deliver the ultimate in traction and cornering grip, the Bridgestone Potenza RE070 is used primarily as original equipment on sports cars like the Honda S2000 CR, Subaru Impreza WRX STI and other vehicles.
Created to be used in the summer months, the tires have a high-grip and solid tread compound molded into a consistent asymmetric tread design for great wet and dry traction on a variety of road surfaces.
Steering response on these tires is as good as you would expect from a performance tire and this is aided by the semi-slick outboard shoulder blocks and continuous inboard ribs which also help with cornering grip.
With an emphasis on durability, the tires also have twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon that decrease tread wear and create a consistent driving experience.
- Solid performance in dry conditions
- Excellent steering response
- Cornering grip is nothing short of amazing
- Decent tread life
- Noisy at times
A tire that performs equally as well on the street as it does on the track. They perform best on dry roads, however they are ok on wet surfaces as well. Cold weather and any type of winter conditions are out of the question on this model of course.
With its lightning fast steering response this tire provides excellent feedback. Cornering grip is like glue. Expect a little road noise, especially at the tire begins wearing down, but that can be expected and it’s not as bad as a few other high end tires.
Overall, the real emphasis with the Bridgestone Potenza RE070 is performance and while in some aspects this comes at the expense of comfort, we can’t deny that they perform very well. That said, there are a few other tires that rank higher in this class.
What Vehicles Will The RE070 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- BMW 330i, 530i, Z4
- Chrysler Crossfire
- Honda S2000, Civic
- Infiniti G35, M45, G37
- Lexus IS350, IS250
- Mazda 3, MX-5 Miata, Mazda 6
- Mercedes-Benz CL55, S430
- Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
- Porsche Boxster, 928, 911
- Subaru Legacy
- Toyota Camry, Tacoma, Matrix
- Volkswagen Jetta, GTi
225/45R17 90W BL
215/45R17 87W BL
255/40R17 94W BL
285/35ZRF20 96Y BL
255/40ZRF20 93Y BL
265/35ZR20 95Y BL
305/30ZR20 99Y BL
Bridgestone Potenza RE070 prices range from approximately $302 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Bridgestone provides a limited tread warranty on the RE070. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 1/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first 3-years. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
There is also a 30-day buy and try guarantee that allows you to refund or exchange the tires in the event you are not completely satisfied.
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