Ferrari chooses Bridgestone Potenza S007 runflat for Portofino convertible
Bridgestone has been selected by Ferrari to supply optional runflat tyres (size 245/35ZRF20 (91Y) and 285/35ZRF20 (100Y)) for the 600-cv 2+2-seater Ferrari Portofino convertible sports car.
Bridgestone designed its UHP Potenza S007 runflat to blend high-G cornering with high speed durability, which matches the Portofino’s sporty handling. The asymmetric pattern design with wide outside shoulders featuring extra-stiff blocks enhances steering precision and response as well as grip on dry surfaces. Wide circumferential grooves help channel water through the tire to maintain wet traction.
“Bridgestone is thrilled to supply new generation runflat tyres developed, tested and produced in Japan for this exceptional convertible car” says Christophe de Valroger, VP of original equipment at Bridgestone EMEA. The new fitment continues the manufacturer’s relationship with Ferrari – Bridgestone has developed tyres for Ferrari and supplied original equipment to Maranello production cars since the Ferrari 348 in 1990.