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Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 vs Pirelli Dragon Sport

Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 vs Pirelli Dragon Sport

Here are the key stats for the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 and Pirelli Dragon Sport tyres, at a glance.
Potenza Adrenalin RE003Dragon Sport
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance SummerMax Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20152016
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Pricing

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Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 vs Pirelli Dragon Sport in Australia

The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 has been around in Australia for about 9 years, whereas the Dragon Sport has been on the market for about 8 years

The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 is rated for ultra high performance summer action, however the Dragon Sport tyres are classified as max performance summer. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 and the Dragon Sport tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 and Dragon Sport tyres.
Potenza Adrenalin RE003Dragon Sport
Dry PerformanceN/AGood
Wet PerformanceN/AGood
HandlingN/AGood
TreadwearN/AGood
ComfortN/AGood
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Dragon Sport scores 4 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Potenza Adrenalin RE003Dragon Sport
Treadwear220
Traction
(AA - C)
AA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
A

Treadwear

The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a treadwear rating of 220, which means that they would last 2.2 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the Dragon Sport tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a traction grade of AA (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the Dragon Sport tyres.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a temperature resistance grade of A (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the Dragon Sport tyres.

Warranty

The Dragon Sport tyres have a warranty of 1 years. There is no time-based warranty available for the Potenza Adrenalin RE003.

In terms of distance, the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a warranty of 50,000 kilometres. There is no distance based warranty available for the Dragon Sport.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 40 sizes of the Potenza Adrenalin RE003, and all 23 sizes of the Dragon Sport tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Potenza Adrenalin RE003 Sizes

Size
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 87W
195/50 R15 82W
195/50 R16 84V
195/55 R15 85W
205/45 R16 87W
205/50 R17 93W
205/50 R16 87W
205/40 R17 84W
205/55 R15 88W
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R17 88W
215/40 R17 87W
215/50 R17 91W
215/55 R17 94W
215/50 R17 95W
215/45 R18 93W
215/60 R16 95V
215/45 R17 91W
225/40 R18 92W
225/45 R18 95W
225/45 R17 94W
225/50 R17 94W
225/55 R17 97W
225/50 R16 92W
235/45 R18 98W
235/50 R18 101W
235/45 R17 97W
235/35 R19 91W
235/40 R18 95W
245/40 R17 91W
245/45 R18 100W
245/45 R17 99W
245/40 R18 97W
245/35 R19 93W
245/35 R20 95W
245/40 R19 98W
255/35 R18 94W
275/35 R19 100W
275/30 R20 97W

Dragon Sport Sizes

Size
215/45 R18 93W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
225/45 R17 91W
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/50 R18 99W XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/40 R19 98W XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/40 R20 99Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL
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