The Bridgestone Potenza S-02 is a max performance summer tire that was made to handle the performance capabilities of high performance sports cars, coupes, and sedans. They were one of the original equipment options for some Ferraris, Porsches, BMWs, Aston Martins, and many others. They are designed to handle both dry, and wet conditions, combining their excellent traction with quick response times and incredible handling, but as with all summer tires, they shouldn’t be driven in snow or ice. The Potenza S-02 features Bridgestone’s UNI-T technology which uses its design, tread compound, and construction to further improve its performance. The Potenza S-02 has a directional tread with deep grooves to expel water away from the contact patch of the tread, which helps to minimize the risk of hydroplaning. The S-02 also has extended tread blocks which provide and increase in handling and responsiveness when in the corners, and stability and traction while at high speeds. The internal structure of the Potenza S-02 consists of dual steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon ply which lowers the overall weight of the tire while also improving the stability and comfort of the ride. The polyester cord body also has a reinforced sidewall filler which helps to improve the quality of ride on lower profile fitment options.