Bridgestone Potenza re760 Sport Review


Bridgestone POTENZA RE760 Sport Full - 660x550

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The Good
  • Very good traction in dry weather
  • Proper response during driving stunts
  • Allows for interchangeable mounting
The Bad
  • Price
  • Drivers report sidewall flexing at higher speeds
Dry Traction89
Cornering Stability87
Steering Response87
Ride Quality84
Noise84
Wet Performance79
Treadwear76

High performance and treadwear seem to be a tradeoff that most drivers have to accept. Owners of sports cars, sports coupes and performance sedans are likely well aware of this conundrum. By their very nature, performance vehicles have to overcome high levels of friction as they rapidly accelerate and when coming to a brisk stop. This can be devastating for a tire’s durability. Our Bridgestone Potenza re760 Sport review may however, suggest that this needn’t be the case. The popular brand has come up with a tire that they claim will provide all the performance thrills without compromising on tread life.

Intelligent Design That Delivers

The Potenza re760 Sport tires are well thought out, with a UNI-T technology offering. This enhancement targets three aspects of the tire, the beads, casing and tread. In essence, the overall performance of the tire benefits from this through better ride comfort, handling and grip.

The tires are also designed with an internal framework that has a Computer Optimized Component System. This brings together a double, high-tensile steel belt blueprint that is toughened by spirally swathed nylon. A stable tread area that has a high-speed capability at minimal weight can be expected.

Fails To Hit The Nine Yards

It is important to keep in mind that the Bridgestone Potenza r760 Sport tires are in all, a summer tire. Driving in snowy conditions or icy roads is the last thing one wants to do. This can be a bit of a challenge, particularly in these harsh economic times. The same can be said of wet driving. Approaching curves on wet days can be a challenge as the wheels tend to break loose and understeer.

The other issue that Bridgestone tried to combat but seem to have failed is the treadwear. Given that the tires are specifically designed for spirited drivers, they could do better when it comes to longevity. In as little as 8,000 miles when may be surprised to find that they need to replace the whole set. This makes for an expensive seasonal tire.

Performance drivers look for a tire that will handle the power delivered by their vehicles. The Bridgestones may be the right candidate for that job for the following reasons;

Bridgestone Potenza re760 Sport Capabilities

  • They are an affordably priced sport tire
  • Delivers acute response during intense driving stunts
  • Has an asymmetric tread design allowing for interchangeable mounting
  • Boast a stiff sidewall for sensitive steering control and cornering.

Drivers of sports cars and performance vehicles are willing to push their vehicles to their limits. A tire that fails to handle these kinds of conditions is not acceptable in that regard. The Bridgestone Potenza re760 review illustrates a tire that is designed to meet these requirements. Though issues such as being a seasonal tire and questionable longevity arise, they still offer enough value to make them a serious contender.

Author: Matt Taylor

A 28 year old car guy that used to work in a car repair shop. I used to talk about tires because I had to, now I talk about them because I want to.

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