Bridgestone Potenza S02A

The Bridgestone Potenza S02A is a Summer Max Performance tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Bridgestone Potenza S02A
65%[average]
Dry Grip
75%
Wet Grip
65%
Road Feedback
70%
Progressiveness
65%
Wear
62%
Comfort
62%
Buy Again
55%

Bridgestone Potenza S02A Reviews

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Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 4,000 Spirited miles

Porsche 996 911 Carrera 2

I can compare this tyre to PS2 and PSS on the same car but variations in widths and rim widths.

Maybe the S02A does not offer quite as much grip as the Michelin (I really can not tell the difference) by tests but I can tell that compared to both the Michelins the S02A gives better feedback. It is more linear and I would say it requires less slip angle to generate side force. However, the S02A are on 8.5 and 11 inch rims as the Michelins have been on an inch narrower rims.

I bopught these second hand but practically new. Of the three mentioned these are actually my favorites.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
76%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 5
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 9
  • Comfort 7
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 30,000 Average miles

Porsche BOXSTER 2.7

Just about to renew all 4 tyres after 30 months & 30,000 miles. Driven daily in all weathers, I found they performed very well, dry grip & road holding I couldn't fault, wet grip & road holding couldn't fault either even now as I'm about to replace them & they at the limit of their wear. Good grip & road holding in the snow to, although they wear a little skittish in the last snow (march 2018) but not surprising given they are at end of their life. These tyres wear very well compared to the Pirelli PZero Rosso that were on before with18,000 miles driven on them before needing to replace them. Only fault these tyres have is in the cold weather when both comfort & grip suffer a little until they warm up but on really cold days they need to be driven
a little more cautiously. I drive steadily generally but do some spirited driving reasonably often as well. I would have no hesitation in reccomending these tyres to a fellow Boxster owner.

Tyre size reviewed: 255-40-17-W
60%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 1
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 1

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 4,500 Average miles

Porsche 986 Boxster S

The only issue that i have had is with the wear rate 4500 miles

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
71%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 6
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 5
  • Buy again 7

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 6,000 Average miles

Porsche 986 Boxster S

Bought a 986 Boxster S with these already fitted - took a note of current wear (7mm front & 2mm rear) and then used the car. 5mths and nearly 6k miles of normal use later, wear update - front 6mm & 1.8mm rear, so they're hard wearing. There's plenty of grip when tyres are up to temperature but they're rubbish cold.

Tyre size reviewed: 255-40-17-
53%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 6
  • Wet Grip 6
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 5
  • Wear 5
  • Comfort 4
  • Buy again 4

Tyre reviewed on

Track for 2,000 Average miles

Acura 3.2 TL

Very good

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-N

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