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28-03-17, 11:19 AM
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Introducing the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R – the ultimate in street legal track performance. Engineered to provide outstanding street and track performance, the Potenza RE-71R has built a strong reputation in both Japan and America, and thanks to popular demand, the Potenza RE-71R is coming to Australia.

The Potenza RE-71R utilises UltimateEYE™ technology to maximise grip and response across street, track and wet driving conditions. Bridgestone’s newly-developed high-grip compound adapts to the road surface, maximising the Potenza RE-71R’s contact patch with the road and in turn providing an increased level of grip at high speeds and temperatures.




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Stiffer sidewalls, a wide centre rib and extreme shoulder block all work to promote better steering and cornering response, giving you the confidence to push harder through the corners whilst maintaining safe handling on the street.

A rounded shoulder profile further improves the length of the tyre’s contact patch with the road surface, improving traction and minimising sliding during hard cornering.

Wet weather performance isn’t sacrificed with the Potenza RE-71R, allowing you to maintain confidence even when conditions start to get slippery. Bridgestone’s unique directional “7-shaped” lateral grooves and use of wide circumferential grooves work to effectively drain water and maximise traction and steering response on wet surfaces.



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Impressions of the Potenza RE-71R have been extremely positive the world over. Tests have seen the Potenza RE-71R receive praise in America and Japan from both car enthusiasts and racing drivers alike, noting its outstanding grip and confidence-inspiring stability. A test day conducted by Bridgestone America allowed journalists to come and test out the Potenza RE-71R for themselves in a controlled environment. The tyres were fitted to stock Scion FRS’ and journalists took the cars out to play on a cone course. The Potenza RE-71R was praised for its immense levels of grip, allowing the driver to brake later and hold tight through corners. *Autos.ca states “This kind of adhesion will inspire pure joy in track day enthusiasts”. CNET notes how the Potenza RE-71R neutralised the FRS’ natural oversteer characteristics, allowing the car to corner like it was on rails.




Successful Super GT racing driver, Tetsuya Yamano, expresses his thoughts on the Potenza RE-71R in the video below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVunUfSAedA


To benchmark the improvements of the RE-71A on the track, a Nissan Skyline GT-R 34 and a Toyota GT 86 hit the Tsukuba 2000 circuit. *When tested against the previous RE-11A , the Potenza RE-71A for both cars returned a 1.4% faster lap time. On the 2nd hairpin and final corner, the test cars recorded a staggering 12% more G-force, and 3% greater minimum speed.


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Bottom line – if you’re looking for a tyre that you can drive to the track, put out some fast lap times and drive back home with, look no further than the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R. If you’re interested in purchasing a set, contact your local Bridgestone store. To find your nearest Bridgestone store visit:*https://www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/find-stores (http://clixtrac.com/goto/?178065)

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Due to the specialised nature of this tyre, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71 is going to be initially available by order only.

Customer orders are expected to take up to 4 months to fulfil.

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Sizing Availability



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14″
185/60R14
82H
17″
205/45R17
88W XL
18″
225/50R18
95W
19″
235/40R19
92W



165/55R14
72V

215/45R17
91W XL

215/45R18
93W XL

245/40R19
98W XL


15″
185/55R15
82V

225/45R17
94W XL

225/45R18
95W XL

265/40R19
98W



195/55R15
85V

235/45R17
94W

235/45R18
94W

225/35R19
88W XL



165/50R15
73V

245/45R17
95W

245/45R18
100W XL

235/35R19
91W XL



195/50R15
82V

215/40R17
83W

265/45R18
104W XL

245/35R19
93W XL



205/50R15
86V

235/40R17
90W

215/40R18
89W XL

255/35R19
96W XL


16″
195/55R16
87V

245/40R17
91W

225/40R18
92W XL

265/35R19
98W XL



205/55R16
91V

255/40R17
98W XL

235/40R18
95W XL

275/35R19
96W



195/50R16
84V




245/40R18
97W XL

285/35R19
99W



205/50R16
87V




255/40R18
99W XL

305/30R19
102W XL



225/50R16
92V




255/35R18
94W XL
20″
255/40R20
97W



205/45R16
87W XL




265/35R18
97W XL

245/35R20
95W XL



215/45R16
86W




275/35R18
95W

285/35R20
100W



225/45R16
89W




285/30R18
93W

295/30R20
101W XL









295/30R18
94W





Source

http://www.autos.ca/auto-product-reviews/tire-review-bridgestone-potenza-re-71r/

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tire-tech-the-bridgestone-potenza-re-71r-ultra-high-performance-tire/