Press Release

Bridgestone Potenza S001L Run Flat Technology Tyre (RFT) Featured As Original Equipment On The All-New Lexus LC500

Malaysia, 20 January 2018 – Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (Bridgestone Malaysia), an affiliate of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s leading rubber and tyre company, announced its Potenza S001L Run Flat Technology Tyre (RFT) has been selected for Lexus LC500, the latest Lexus model which will be available in Malaysia.

Potenza S001L RFT was developed exclusively by Bridgestone for the Lexus LC 500 to ensure superior performance of the luxury coupe. The tyre provides the driver with reliable control while maintaining a comfortable ride. The Potenza S001L features Bridgestone run-flat tyre technology which is engineered to go up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) to safety after a puncture or a loss of pressure. In addition, as run-flat tires eliminate the necessity for spare tires, they improve the balance in the vehicle's weight distribution and help realize superior driving performance. Furthermore, by eliminating the need for spare tires, which are often disposed of without being used, run-flat tires also contribute to a reduction in the use of resources.

Overview of tyres supplied

Model Tyre Pattern Tyre Size Load Index Speed Symbol
LEXUS LC 500 POTENZA S001L RFT (FRONT) 245/40RF21 96 Y
  POTENZA S001L RFT (REAR) 275/35RF21 99 Y

POTENZA S001 RFT features

Bridgestone Potenza S001L Run Flat Technology Tyre (RFT)

POTENZA S001L RFT tyre features an asymmetric design combining a large outboard shoulder, interlocking tread blocks and a central circumferential rib to enhance dry road steering response, high-speed stability and cornering precision.

  • High speed performance
  • Excellent grip and precision control
  • Excellent dry and wet performance
  • Comfortable ride
  • Heat Control Technology – Drive in comfort even with tyre air loss

Key Features of Lexus LC 500

Lexus LC 500

The all-new Lexus LC 500 is the new flagship luxury coupe of the Lexus model range is a significant illustration of Lexus’ dedication to create cars with exciting, emotional designs and exhilarating performance.

For the Malaysian market, Lexus Malaysia offers the LC 500 variant which has a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine that generates maximum power of 470 hp (351kW) and 540 Nm of torque. It is paired with a newly developed close-ratio Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission – a first for a premium passenger car.

About Bridgestone

Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. While tyre contributes significantly to Bridgestone Group’s sales worldwide, Bridgestone also manufactures industrial rubber and chemical products, sporting goods, and other diversified products.

Bridgestone Tyre Sales (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is an affiliate of Bridgestone Corporation. The company was set up in April 2000 with the aim of providing exceptional customer service and to introduce quality products for the benefit of Malaysian consumers. The company offers a wide range of tyres, tubes and flaps for passenger cars, 4x4s, light trucks, trucks & buses as well as industrial & agricultural vehicles and machinery.