Bridgestone Potenza Sport

The Bridgestone Potenza Sport is the latest ultra high performance summer tire by Bridgestone. It has been developed to offer the best cornering and straight line stability, best dry braking, and outstanding grip in the wet of any Bridgestone UHP tire. The Potenza Sport will be available in 96 sizes from 17" to 22" to cover a wide range of passenger cars and on-road SUVs in the market.

This tire replaced the Bridgestone Potenza S001.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 94%
Wet Grip 89%
Road Feedback 91%
Handling 92%
Wear 64%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 79%

Tire review data from 72 tire reviews averaging 83% over 265,053 miles driven.

The Potenza Sport is ranked 20th of 73 Summer Max Performance tires.

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Latest Tire Test Results

2023 AutoBild Sports Car Summer Tire Test - 2nd of 13 tires

  • Positive - The Potenza Sport has excellent handling qualities on wet and dry roads, good balance, precise steering behavior with good feedback, short wet and dry braking distances, decent safety reserves in the event of aquaplaning.
  • Negative - Increased rolling resistance, average comfort.
  • Overall - Exemplary.
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2023 The Best Electric Vehicle Tires VS UHP Tires - 5th of 10 tires

  • Positive - Outstanding cornering grip on wet and dry roads, combined with very precise handling characteristics - a very sporty tire.
  • Negative - Long braking distances in the wet, sensitive to temperature. Increased rolling resistance and louder pass-by noise, somewhat rumbling in the cabin.
  • Overall - The Potenza Sport is the sportiest tire in the field - the tire to buy when efficiency isn't a priority.
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2023 ACE / Gute Fahrt UHP Summer Tire Test - 3rd of 7 tires

  • Overall - Very good in the dry and wet grip tests however could improve aquaplaning, comfort and rolling resistance.

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Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone Potenza Sport

2021-08-26 - Hi, just put the Bridgestone Potenza sport 225/40-18 and 255/35-18 on my Meredes slk 55 amg, 2006. On saturday (28/8-21) i go for a trackday in Sweden and wondering what tire pressure this tire need on track? OEM car recommend is 2,2 and 2,4 bar...

Aim for those pressures when hot, so drop down to 2bar, warm up and then reduce the pressure to match recommendation.

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Size Price Range  
205/45 R17 $203.99 - $207.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/45 R17 $202.99 - $213.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 $229.99 - $234.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 $219.99 - $219.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 $261.99 - $269.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 $219.99 - $261.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 $280.99 - $299.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top 3 Bridgestone Potenza Sport Reviews

Given 81% while driving a Jaguar XFR (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
I have had these on the rear of my XFR for a few months now, it has the optional "R-S" size of 295/30/20. They get a hard life on a heavy >500bhp RWD car with quite relaxed electronics, and these are by far the best tires I have used on the rear of an XFR - various models of which have been my daily driver for 6.5 years now (about 90k miles covered in that time). Traction is superb in wet and dry conditions, and resistance to aquaplaning has been good as well. It is slightly concerning they come with
Helpful 445 - tire reviewed on November 22, 2021
Given 98% while driving a Kia Motors XCEED, 1.4 T GDI, MT, 2020 (235/35 R20) on mostly country roads for 500 spirited miles
I always had my cars on UUHP tires from Michelin, GY, Conti, and Bridgestone over the past 20+ years. This year I opted for Potenza Sport and I really love them. I can see that I made the right choice - the grip is simply relentless and fantastic feedback from the tires. Aquaplaning is also fantastic, considering how much faster I was able to push the car with confidence on autobahn during the pouring rain. Straight tracking is precise and the car is completely responsive to every input. Overall they feel like PZERO PZ4, but on a higher level in each discipline. Awesome tires and I recommend them 100%
Helpful 119 - tire reviewed on March 19, 2021
Given 59% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI MK7 (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Awesome in the dry, loads of grip and good handling, pretty good in the wet too though don't like cold english mornings. DO NOT RUN THEM ON TRACK. They melt. I ruined the right front in about 15 laps. Ergo I won't be buying again. Normally tires last me a few trackdays.
Helpful 96 - tire reviewed on July 15, 2021
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Given 74% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 20 spirited miles
On wet road this tire is brilliant. Very good on braking and handling. On the dry condition is very good also but my opinion the previous S001 was far better. The wear is high for potenza series also. I had 20.000 kilometres and the wear is obvious on the outer thead of the tire. I drive most cornering roads and i want to get maximum performance. The tire is comfortable for bridgestone potenza series. Also a compare with old s001 the Race are more comfortable.
If to buy again. hmm, i don't know yet. i need more kilometres but in general i expected something better from new Potenza's
Helpful 0 - tire reviewed on March 7, 2023
Given 91% while driving a BMW Z4 30i (255/35 R18) on mostly country roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Excellent tire both in the dry and in the wet. I have it on my weekend fun car which I mainly drive hard on highways and twisty mountain roads. Comfort is not great, nor is the wear, but oh my the grip is excellent! Once they get some temperature in them they grip and grip and grip. Steering is sharp, braking is great and again lots of grip on the rears. Had some highway trips in pouring rain - no problems at all. They felt secure on higher speeds and when braking. Price wise they were cheaper than anything in their class and for spirited driving I think they are the best choice, hence you don't think of the wear factor of course. I believe they will last me 2 summers, but if available and if nothing better comes up - definitely will buy them again.
Helpful 0 - tire reviewed on February 28, 2023
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Given 100% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer 1.8 (Modified) (225/45 R18) on mostly town for 500 spirited miles
A Spartan review => Excellent grip both dry and wet ! Excellent on corners ! Excellent on brakes also ! Doesnt care about wear just need the performance and they did perfect ! Replace my old Yokohama advan neova AD08R, also excellent tires ! Strongly recommend this Potenza Sport tire !
Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on January 24, 2023
Given 80% while driving a Jaguar Jaguar XE (255/35 R19) on mostly country roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Great sports tires. Mounted on jaguar xe awd in the sizes: Front 225/40 r19y; Rear 255/35 r19y. Hard shoulders, therefore uncomfortable for tour guides, but steering as sharp as a blade. Slightly noisy. Seal of 10 and praise on dry and wet. Wear: I don't think I do more than 20/25 thousand km. Driving style: sporty. Recommended for driving pleasure and sporty driving, for touring speeds choose other tires.
Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on December 16, 2022
Given 59% while driving a BMW 330CD (255/35 R18) on mostly country roads for 4,000 easy going miles
Purchased these tires instead of Bridgestone potenza S001 never again these have been the worst tires I have ever bought in 25 years only lasted 4000 miles not even a year with normal driving conditions as a family car !! Avoid unless you have money to waste its put me off buying anymore tires from Bridgestone
Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on November 9, 2022
Given 90% while driving a Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0, 200hp RWD (225/40 R19) on mostly motorways for 6,000 spirited miles
225/40R18 & 255/35R19 Dry : very good with precise steering but when driving hard they seem to wear prety quick. Wet : very good once warmed, i was surprised when i had to do an emergency braking on a cold rainy morning but nothing dangerous. Wear : I drove them for 10'000km, 5.5mm in the front and 5mm in the rear after that.
Helpful 9 - tire reviewed on October 26, 2022
Given 85% while driving a Honda DC5 INTEGRA TYPE R (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 100 spirited miles
I've had these for a few days now to replace my old economy tires that came with my new wheels as I do a lot of spirited driving around the extremely twisty mountain roads in Victoria. First impressions are that my car has so much more grip it is unbelievable, especially being they are suited for hot weather and Australia has plenty of that. I observed that the car is extremely confidence expiring around turns, which I can take at 15kmh per hour more or even more, keep in mind these turns are not wide high speed sweepers but rather extremely sharp lower speed corners and the amount of turn in I get with these at the front is unbelievable. Paired with my stiff suspension and sway bar set up, the car rotates extremely well into a car, and maintains grip in the middle of the turn with no worry. Being that my car is FF, I get a bit of wheel spin if I floor it out of a corner, but now the tires just hook but also causes a bit of torque steer which is of no fault of the tires, but a FF car. I can't even get my wheels to spin if I launch at 4k rpm, despite having a k24 with much greater low end power.

Braking is mind-blowing, even at half throttle braking, the car will break so hard you're head will go flying forward, and with full braking, the car will break so hard and come to a full stop from 100 in a blink of an eye, so fast that it is very easy for the rear to get extremely light to the point where it gets squirrelly in the rear even with a almost perfect straight line stop. Honestly braking in the dry is a 10/10 for me and so is the handling. The feedback is unbelievable and personally I am not too fussy about comfort as I daily this car and it has very stiff suspension for a daily street car.

I have not yet to test them in the wet nor do I have enough mileage in them to give a review. But in my short time using these they are unbelievable and a major step up from my old tire and also re003's which I had in the past and also pilot sport 4's which were much comfier but performed worse in braking and handling, but especially the feedback. These are also much cheaper. So far I am in love, but am concerned with wear reading the other reviews, especially since I take it to the mountains usually 2-3 times a week but worse wear comes with the territory in these categories of tires.

I plan on replacing these with Goodyear F1 A5's after these wear out to give a comparison.
Helpful 8 - tire reviewed on October 21, 2022
Given 70% while driving a Audi TT (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Fitted to a 3.2 DSG Mk1 TT so a heavy car for the size. The Sports are excellent but possibly still too burly for a small, higher performance car. The grips levels are good in the dry, excellent in the wet. They are comfortable and quite quiet. I do feel they that they promote an understeer bias and I suspect that oversteer would be predictable but limited, I don't think the feedback in them is great. The wear and value are excellent and I would highly recommend them on any platform..... other than a TT. For year round use in the UK, particularly autumn and winter, I expect them to be excellent although I'm not sure how the compound will compare when the temperatures drop closer to zero for a few months.
Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on October 14, 2022
Given 94% while driving a Volkswagen 2009 Mk1 Golf Rox 1.4i (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
I have 2 of these on the front tires and Pirelli p Zero back. Excellent handling in dry weather. Also when I use the brakes very hard.
Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on October 9, 2022
Given 84% while driving a Opel ASTRA H 1.6 TURBO (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Most grippy tire you can buy for this tire size. I had the Hankook S1 Evo3 before, they were already very good, but this takes it to another level, almost semi slick performance. The only downside is that they wear pretty fast, I think they will do about 25000km.
Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on October 3, 2022
Given 84% while driving a Renault Laguna 3 (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
I had it as front tires for about 4 months on a modified Renault laguna making around 220hp and that's how much they lived. The dry grip was excellent and even the wet was ok. If the wear wasn't so bad, would recommend it.
Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on September 29, 2022
Given 90% while driving a Porsche Cayman (235/40 R18) on mostly country roads for 1,200 spirited miles
By far this is the best tire I've ever owned, so far. I drove my Cayman only on mountain twisty roads, as that was my "sunday car" and fitting those tires completely changed my car. With Potenza Sport you get a semi-slick tire looking like a "normal" UHP everyday tire which you can run silently on a motorway or enjoy in the worst (or best) racing scenario. I couldn't believe such a sporty (steering feeling is amazing), grippy (no matter whether tire is cold, warm or overheated, it GRIPS!) and yet comfortable tire coud exist on earth!
Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on September 25, 2022