It was no surprise to our members at Club Lexus, but Bridgestone Europe has formally annouced the Potenza S001 as the official tire for the Lexus LFA. When the LFA unveiled back in late 2008, the Bridgestone tires on the car were unnamed prototypes. It was just this past August, when the Pearl Yellow LFA surfaced with the new Potenza S001. Of course the new tire name stayed under the radar until it was spotted on the car. Now the S001s are official!
Here is the LFA during the LFA Press Event in Miami October 2010. Note the plain Bridgestone sidewall.
Here is the Pearl Yellow when it first came to the USA back in August 2010. Note the tire model printed on the sidewall.
POTENZA S001 tyre to be equipped on the Lexus LFA
January 7, 2011
Bridgestone Corporation announces that it has begun supplying POTENZA tyres to be equipped on the Lexus LFA. Details are as follows.
Vehicle: Lexus LFA
Tyre Model: POTENZA S001
Tyre size: Front 265/35ZR20 (95Y) – Rear 305/30ZR20 (99Y)
Market: Japan, United States, Europe, etc
POTENZA S001 tyres combine solid handling under both wet and dry conditions with a high level of comfort. Since the launch in 1979 of the first POTENZA tyre, the premium POTENZA brand has earned high praise from a variety of customers, especially drivers of high performance cars and motorsports enthusiasts.
The Lexus LFA is a new flagship in the F series performance lineup. This Lexus vehicle combines ultra- responsive performance and refined styling to open up a new world of driving emotion, exhilarating the senses to move the driver in more ways than one. With its precise handling, the LFA makes the driver feel as though they are one with the car, which gives the driver a sense of reassurance. The performance, superb chassis design and meticulous aerodynamics of the Lexus LFA only deepens the emotional satisfaction of the Lexus experience.