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Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003

Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003

Here are the key stats for the Hankook Ventus RS4 and Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres, at a glance.
Ventus RS4Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleExtreme Performance SummerUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20182015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Pricing

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Hankook Ventus RS4 vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 in Australia

The Ventus RS4 has been around in Australia for about 6 years, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 has been on the market for about 9 years

The Ventus RS4 is rated for extreme 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. Hankook is considered to be a mid-range brand in the tyre market, whereas Bridgestone is a premium manufacturer.

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 Ventus RS4 and the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Ventus RS4 and Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.
Ventus RS4Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Hankook Ventus RS4 tyres.

Comfort

We don't have any comfort data for either of these 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.

Ventus RS4Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Treadwear200220
Traction
(AA - C)
AAAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the Ventus RS4 tyres have a treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a rating of 220. This means that the Ventus RS4 tyres will theoretically last only 91% 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 Ventus RS4 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 Ventus RS4 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

The Ventus RS4 tyres have a warranty of 5 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 Ventus RS4.

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 Ventus RS4 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 200, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a rating of 220.This means that you can expect the Ventus RS4 to last only 91% as long as the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

The Ventus RS4 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres having a grading of AA.

The Ventus RS4 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 27 sizes of the Ventus RS4, and all 40 sizes of the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Ventus RS4 Sizes

Size
195/50 R15 86V XL
195/50 R15 86V XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R16 87W XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R16 87W XL
215/45 R17 87W
215/45 R17 87W
225/40 R19 89W
225/45 R15 87W
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/40 R18 88W
225/50 R16 92W
225/40 R19 89W
225/40 R18 88W
225/50 R16 92W
225/45 R15 87W
225/45 R17 94W XL
235/45 R17 94W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/45 R17 94W
235/35 R19 87W
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/35 R19 87W
235/40 R18 91W
235/40 R18 91W
245/40 R18 93W
245/35 R19 89W
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R15 88W
245/40 R15 88W
245/40 R18 93W
245/40 R17 91W
245/35 R19 89W
255/40 R17 98W XL
255/35 R18 90W
255/35 R18 90W
265/40 R18 97W
265/35 R18 97W XL
265/35 R18 97W XL
265/40 R18 97W
275/35 R19 96W
275/35 R18 95W
275/40 R18 99W
275/35 R19 96W
275/40 R18 99W
275/35 R18 95W
285/35 R18 101W XL
285/35 R18 101W XL
295/40 R18 103W
295/40 R18 103W
305/30 R19 102W XL
305/30 R19 102W XL

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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