This tyre is fitted on the world's leading sports cars, like the Ferrari Enzo, before they leave the factory. Also available also in the replacement market, it is the perfect tyre for sporty, demanding drivers of high-performance compacts, executive saloons and super-sport models.
Exceptional handling and cornering at higher speeds
Top-level control and safety in the wet
Comfortable ride with low noise
Runflat version available in certain sizes
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
Potenza RE 050 tyre review
Average based on 372 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
13.07.2010fromDavid Barrett not bad , pretty good in the dry , average in the wet, a bit expensive for what you get
03.06.2010fromKen Good handling tyre,good grip and long lasting.Increasing noise as they age.
27.01.2010from Michael needs time to warm up
17.01.2010fromMike B Excellent wear rates but tyre noise levels starting to increase as tyres reach end of life (approx 3mm at present).