Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 review
What is it?
The Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 is an extreme performance summer tire engineered for track use and autocross. The Potenza RE-11 is an established and well-respected tire within the extreme performance summer category.
MinimumTread.com recommends that for a variety of reasons including road noise, comfort, (accelerated) wear, and sometimes edgy handling characteristics, extreme performance summer tires not be used everyday. Simply put, these tires are best suited for "extreme" conditions; track, autocross, and limited street performance contexts.
Strengths and weaknesses?
Strength across the board for the Potenza RE-11. Very near top of class dry performance capability, combined with best in class wet performance and comfort characteristics. While we don't recommend that you make a habit of daily driving extreme performance summer tires, the Potenza RE-11 can handle that duty with greater competence, safety, and civility than most other tires in the category.
How does it compare?
Very favorably against its contemporaries. In Tire Rack testing the Potenza RE-11 displayed the best ride quality and subjective feel. It finished second only to the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 in outright grip and dry condition lap time, and placed first in the wet (out of four extreme performance summer tires tested).
The Potenza RE-11 currently ranks second in the extreme performance summer tire category per user feedback; it's successor, the Potenza RE-11A, now claims first place by a hair.
- Treadlife Warranty: None
- Uniformity Warranty: First 1/32" of wear
- Workmanship and Materials Warranty: 5 Years / Free replacement first 3 years, then prorated until 2/32" remaining depth
Anything else to know?
Be sure to also check out the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R, which is an updated and more recent extreme performance summer tire option from Bridgestone. Especially if you're looking for more on-track pace.
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