Words by Ronnie Trinidad | Photos by Christopher Kho
The Potenza S001 is currently Bridgestone's flagship high performance sports driving tire. Designed to provide optimum grip in both wet and dry conditions, improved traction and braking performance, and quiet high speed cruising, this makes it the perfect choice for some the world's fastest supercars. It's the same factory-fitted tires on the Ferrari 458 Italia, Aston Martin Rapide, and the Lexus LF-A. But that doesn't mean we need to buy a supercar just to experience the Potenza S001.
Philippine Allied Enterprises Corp. (PAEC), Bridgestone Tires' official distributor in the country, recently launched the Bridgestone Cup - a three part invitational race series where we put their best tires to the test, in terms of track performance, off road abilities, and fuel economy savings.
The first round was a performance challenge held at the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) last August. Organized by Tuason Racing School (TRS), it was the perfect chance for us to push their new Potenza S001 to the limits even if we can't afford a supercar. And what best way to do so than in a brand new Toyota 86 and BMW 118d Sport Line.