Fitting the original tyre on to the vehicle - Bridgestone equips the Ferrari F12 with the Potenza S007
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Bridgestone equips the Ferrari F12 with the Potenza S007

Stock tyres Published the 13/09/2013 by John

The history between Bridgestone and Ferrari is not new. Today, they are teaming up again for the GT F12, the most powerful car ever built by the prancing horse brand.

Ferrari GT F12 Bridgestone and Ferrari team up again to fit the Ferrari GT F12 - Copyright © : Bridgestone

In recent decades, Ferrari models have often been equipped by the Japanese company, Bridgestone. It all started in 1990, at that time the 348 was equipped with Bridgestone tyres. Since then, many models have been shod with the brand's tyres, including Ferrari Formula 1 cars between 1990 and 2010.

Today, Bridgestone announce that a new Ferrari is to join the list of cars it equips, and by no means the least: The Ferrari F12, currently the most powerful car in the range. It is even the most powerful Ferrari to date apart from the highly exclusive LaFerrari, built as a special limited series for a small number of customers.

Powered by a 740 hp V12 engine, it can reach a top speed of 340 km/h (210 mph) and sprints from 0 to 200 km/h (124mph) in just 8.5 seconds. Suffice to say that its tyres are subjected to extreme forces, mainly due to their size since the Ferrari F12 is fitted with 255/35 ZR20 tyres.

 

To meet the demands placed on it, the S007 has been specially tuned to withstand these forces while reducing rolling resistance and fuel consumption. Even on cars of this calibre, this counts!