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Bridgestone Potenza Sport vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003

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

Here are the key stats for the Bridgestone Potenza Sport and Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres, at a glance.
Potenza SportPotenza Adrenalin RE003
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance SummerUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20212015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score83/100N/A

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Bridgestone Potenza Sport vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 in Australia

The Potenza Sport has been around in Australia for about 3 years, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 has been on the market for about 9 years

Both tyres are rated for ultra high performance summer action. 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 Sport and the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test ZR20
  • Evo 2022: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Auto Express: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Zeitung: UHP Summer Tire Test R19
  • Sportauto: Summer Tire Test for Sportcars R19
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Auto Bild Sportscars 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tire Test R19
  • Evo: UHP Summer Tire Test R18
  • Gute Fahrt: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Sportauto: Summer Tire Test R19
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tyre Test
  • The Best UHP Tires for North America in 2023 by TiresVote
  • ACE/ARBÖ/GTÜ 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Tyre Reviews: UHP Summer Tire Test R16
  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer Tire Test R18
  • The Best European UHP Summer Tires in 2023 by TiresVote
  • AUTO Straßenverkehr 2023: Summer Tire Test R18
  • Auto Bild: Summer Tire Test R19
  • 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 Sport and Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.
Potenza SportPotenza Adrenalin RE003
Price/QualityExcellentN/A
Dry PerformanceExcellentN/A
HandlingExcellentN/A
Wet PerformanceExcellentN/A
TreadwearGoodN/A
ComfortAcceptableN/A
Overall Score83/100N/A

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Potenza Sport scores 3 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 SportPotenza Adrenalin RE003
Treadwear300220
Traction
(AA - C)
AAAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Potenza Sport tyres have a treadwear rating of 300, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a rating of 220. This means that the Potenza Sport tyres will theoretically last 1.4 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 Sport tyres have a traction grading of AA, 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 Sport 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 Sport 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 Sport tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 300, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a rating of 220.This means that you can expect the Potenza Sport to last 1.4 times as long as the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

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

The Potenza Sport 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 Sport 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 87 sizes of the Potenza Sport, and all 40 sizes of the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Potenza Sport Sizes

Size
205/45 R17
215/40 R17
215/45 R17
215/45 R18
225/35 R19
225/50 R17
225/35 R18
225/45 R18
225/40 R18
225/40 R19
225/45 R19
225/55 R17
225/45 R17
225/50 R18
235/50 R18
235/55 R19
235/40 R18
235/40 R20
235/35 R20
235/40 R19
235/35 R19
235/45 R18
245/40 R19
245/35 R20
245/40 R20
245/35 R21
245/45 R20
245/35 R19
245/45 R19
245/40 R18
245/35 R18
245/30 R20
245/45 R18
245/50 R18
245/40 R17
255/45 R18
255/40 R18
255/30 R20
255/40 R20
255/35 R19
255/30 R19
255/35 R20
255/50 R19
255/45 R20
255/40 R19
255/45 R19
265/40 R18
265/30 R19
265/50 R19
265/40 R19
265/35 R19
265/45 R20
265/40 R20
265/40 R21
265/35 R20
265/35 R18
265/30 R20
265/45 R18
275/50 R20
275/40 R19
275/40 R18
275/45 R18
275/45 R20
275/35 R18
275/40 R20
275/30 R20
275/35 R19
275/30 R19
275/35 R20
285/35 R22
285/30 R20
285/45 R19
285/40 R22
285/40 R19
285/30 R19
285/35 R19
285/40 R21
285/35 R20
285/30 R21
295/30 R20
295/40 R20
295/35 R20
295/35 R21
295/30 R19
305/30 R20
305/30 R19
315/35 R20

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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