Citroën DS3 Racing rolls out on Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Bridgestone has announced that Citroën has selected its Potenza RE050A sports tyre for the Citroën DS3 Racing, Citroën’s hot hatch in the premium DS line. The 215/40R18 tyre is now fitted on all Citroën DS3 Racing production cars. The ultra-high-performance Potenza RE050A is designed to handle the power output of an over 200 hp turbo-charged engine like this Citroën DS3 Racing. It has an asymmetric pattern designed for a dynamic balanced performance with sharp response, precise steering and high-level wet safety.
The DS3 Racing has received good reviews in the French magazine Sport Auto and Britain’s Car magazine. Sport Auto tested on dry roads in the south of France and remarked in January 2011: “The standard Potenza RE050A tyres offer a magical tread compound which almost made the car’s ESP unnecessary.” Car magazine tested in Wales in the rain: “The Citroën DS3 Racing seems oblivious to it all. The Bridgestone Potenza cuts through the water and delivers outstanding lateral grip.”
Bridgestone already supplies 17” Potenza RE050A tyres as original equipment for the Citroën DS3 3-door hatch and Turanza ER300 (185/65R15) for Citroën’s C3 5-door compact. “Bridgestone is proud to extend its relationship with Citroën” says Didier Schneider, vice president Original Equipment, Bridgestone Europe. “We are confident that Potenza RE050A will compliment the power and agility of the Citroën DS3 Racing.”