Tokyo (Dec 9, 2016) – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced that its POTENZA S001L Run-Flat Technology (RFT) tires and TURANZA T005 RFT tires will be the standard tire mounted on the LEXUS LC500/LC500h, new luxury coupé slated to launch in 2017.
POTENZA S001L RFT and TURANZA T005 RFT tires were designed exclusively by Bridgestone for the LEXUS LC500/LC500h in order to achieve the superior driving performance of the vehicle. The tires give the driver reliable control and also ensure a luxury ride. RFT tires also can help reduce the total weight of a vehicle because they eliminate the need for a spare tire, as RFT tires from Bridgestone can travel up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) at up to 80km (50miles) per hour to safety after a puncture or loss of pressure. The POTENZA S001 RFT and TURANZA T005 RFT tires help realize the key concept of the LEXUS LC500/LC500h, “Even sharper, More refined.”
Through the widespread use of RFT tires, Bridgestone aims to contribute to the realization of a safe and stable mobile society while reducing the overall environmental impact.
Bridgestone RFT tires are engineered to go up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) to safety after a puncture or a loss of pressure.
About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
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