The tyre in size 235/40 R19 96Y has been extensively tested by the Swedish company and approved for its first-ever Polestar production road car.
A limited production run of the 4 wheel-drive Volvo S60 Polestar has been developed for the Australian market as a pilot project, with deliveries starting in late June 2013. Future introduction in other markets will depend on results from the Australian pilot.
The Potenza range has a proven record for driving precision, response and control on high-powered cars. Its asymmetric tread provides high level safety in wet and dry.
“Bridgestone is excited to partner Polestar in this road car venture” says Edwin Van Der Stad, Director, Sales OE, Consumer Business Unit, Bridgestone Europe. “The Potenza range complements the core values of Volvo and Polestar: safety and performance.”
Polestar was founded in 1996 in collaboration with Volvo in order to drive forward Volvo’s investment in racing. The core business of Polestar is focused on competition racing, which in turn helps in the development of Volvo cars. A Polestar Performance Power Optimization package is sold through Volvo dealers to drivers wishing to tune their Volvo cars.
Bridgestone is a tyre supplier to Volvo cars, currently equipping several models in Europe.
About Bridgestone EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Bridgestone EMEA, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and has over 18200 employees. Across the region it has 14 tyre and tyre related plants, a major R&D Centre and a proving ground. Bridgestone EMEA’s premium tyres are sold in Europe, Middle East, Africa and globally.