Bridgestone Potenza S001 OE on Audi RS 5
Audi has selected Bridgestone to supply tyres for the 20-inch option on its new Audi RS 5 Coupé. As a result Bridgestone will supply its newly-developed flagship UHP tyre, the Potenza S001 in time for the car’s European launch in April 2010. Designed exclusively for the world’s most powerful sports cars, the Potenza S001 meets the performance targets set by German manufacturer Quattro GmbH for this new 450 hp Audi coupé.
“Bridgestone is proud that Audi has chosen the new Potenza S001 for such a dynamic performer as the Audi RS 5,” Didier Schneider, vice president original equipment, Bridgestone Europe said: “Bridgestone worked hard to meet the extremely demanding requirements in all areas of tyre performance.”
Bridgestone has been supplying original equipment tyres to Audi in Europe since 1992. Current other Bridgestone-fitted models include the sporty Audi S3, Audi S6 and RS5 (standard 19 inch) with Potenza RE050. Reliving the motor-sport heritage of Potenza tyres, the new S001 has been developed to provide maximum sporty performance for top sports cars and high-powered luxury models.