NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 19, 2003) — The Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tire will be offered as original equipment on the 2004 ultra-high performance Subaru Impreza WRX-STi, debuting in the U.S. this summer.
Bridgestone/Firestone said the ultra-high performance tire will be in size 225/45R17.
“We are very pleased to have been named an original equipment supplier for this performance flagship of the Subaru line-up,” said Michael Martini, president of OE consumer tire for Bridgestone/Firestone.
The Potenza RE070, specifically designed for sport performance original equipment applications, is W-speed rated and provides high grip, accurate response and maximum cornering capabilities, the Nashville-based tire maker claimed. The tire has a UTQG rating of 140 for treadwear and an A each for traction and temperature.