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Bridgestone Potenza S001 vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003

Bridgestone Potenza S001 vs Adrenalin RE003 - Which Is #1?

Here are the key stats for the Bridgestone Potenza S001 and Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres, at a glance.
Potenza S001Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance SummerUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20102015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score70/100N/A

Pricing

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Bridgestone Potenza S001 vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 in Australia

The Potenza S001 has been around in Australia for about 14 years, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 has been on the market for about 9 years

The Potenza S001 is rated for max performance summer action, however the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres are classified as ultra high 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 S001 and the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

  • Top Sport Tires 2020 By Professional Tests
  • Auto Motor und Sport: UHP Summer Tire Test R20
  • TCS: Summer Tire Test R18
  • ADAC: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance Summer Tires
  • TireRack: Best in Max Performance Summer

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Potenza S001 and Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.
Potenza S001Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Dry PerformanceGoodN/A
HandlingGoodN/A
Price/QualityGoodN/A
ComfortGoodN/A
Wet PerformanceGoodN/A
TreadwearGoodN/A
Overall Score70/100N/A

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Potenza S001 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 S001Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Treadwear280220
Traction
(AA - C)
AAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Potenza S001 tyres have a treadwear rating of 280, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a rating of 220. This means that the Potenza S001 tyres will theoretically last 1.3 times as long as the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 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.

As per the UTQG system, the Potenza S001 tyres have a traction grading of A, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a grading of AA.

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.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the Potenza S001 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

In terms of distance, the Potenza S001 tyres have a guarantee of 50,000 kilometres, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a guarantee of 50,000 kilometres.

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.

The Potenza S001 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 280, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a rating of 220.This means that you can expect the Potenza S001 to last 1.3 times as long as the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

The Potenza S001 have a UTQG traction grading of A, while the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres having a grading of AA.

The Potenza S001 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres having a grading of A.

In terms of a distance guarantee, the Potenza S001 are guaranteed for 50,000 kilometres, while the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres are guaranteed for 50,000 kilometres.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 90 sizes of the Potenza S001, and all 40 sizes of the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Potenza S001 Sizes

Size
185/55 R15 82V
195/50 R20 93W XL
205/50 R17 89Y
205/45 R17 84W
215/40 R17 87Y XL
215/45 R20 95W XL
215/45 R17 91Y XL
215/40 R17 87W XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/35 R19 88Y XL
225/35 R18 87W XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/50 R17 94W
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/35 R18 87Y XL
225/40 R19 93W XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/45 R17 91W
225/45 R17 91Y
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/45 R18 94W
235/55 R17 103W XL
235/40 R19 96W XL
235/55 R17 99V
235/35 R20 88Y
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/35 R20 (88Y)
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/45 R19 95W
235/50 R18 97V
235/35 R19 87Y
235/55 R17 99Y
245/50 R18 100Y
245/40 R20 99W XL
245/40 R18 93Y
245/30 R20 90Y XL
245/40 R20 95Y
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/40 R17 91Y
245/50 R18 100W
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/40 R20 (95Y)
245/35 R18 92Y XL
245/45 R19 98Y
245/45 R17 95Y
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/35 R20 91Y
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
255/45 R18 99Y
255/45 R18 103Y XL
255/40 R20 (101Y) XL
255/40 R20 101Y XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/30 R19 91Y XL
255/30 R20 92Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/45 R17 98Y
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/35 R18 94Y XL
265/35 R19 98Y XL
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/35 R20 (95Y)
265/35 R20 95Y
265/40 R18 101Y XL
275/40 R19 101Y
275/35 R20 (102Y) XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL
285/35 R19 99Y
285/35 R18 97Y
285/25 R20 93Y XL
285/30 R20 99Y XL
285/30 R19 98Y XL
295/35 R20 (105Y) XL
295/35 R20 101Y
295/35 R20 (101Y)
295/30 R19 100Y XL
295/35 R20 105Y XL
305/30 R20 (99Y)
305/30 R19 102Y XL
305/30 R19 (102Y) XL
305/25 R20 97Y XL
305/30 R20 99Y

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
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