Aston Martin DB9 to Run on Potenzas
Following the release of the Aston Martin DB9, Bridgestone has announced that the new car will be fitted with Bridgestone Potenza RE050 tyres as original equipment. Like other tyres in the Potenza family the RE050 utilises a racing car nose-shaped tread pattern, which Bridgestone claims reduces the possibility hydroplaning. With an outer pattern featuring large blocks, the RE050 is also designed to improve handling and road holding, while its larger contact area has been manufactured to improve cornering performance.
Powered by a 450 bhp six-litre V12 engine, the DB9 will replace the DB7, Aston Martin most successful car. Bridgestone Potenza RE050 tyres are fitted to a range of supercars including the Ferrari Enzo and F430, Porsche 911, Mercedes SL55 AMG. The Aston Martin DB9 will run on 235/40 ZR19 (front) and 275/35 ZR19 (rear) RE050s.