NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 26) — Bridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT performance tires will be optionally available as original equipment on the completely redesigned 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Bridgestone Corp. will supply the stylish roadster with Potenza RE050A RFT run-flat tires in size 205/45R17 84W. The company also offers its Blizzak–brand winter run-flat tires as an aftermarket replacement for this model.
Bridgestone has been supplying tires to Mazda since the first Miata was brought to the U.S. market in 1990, and this first-ever run-flat fitment is a result of the long-term relationship between the two companies, the tire maker said.
"The MX-5 Miata is one of the best-selling two-seater sports cars in the world, and it´s exciting to secure this run-flat fitment on such a high-profile vehicle," said Michael Martini, president, original equipment consumer tire division, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire L.L.C.
"Our run-flat tire product fitments continue to grow among the original equipment manufacturers, and the Potenza RE050A delivers the exacting performance requirements demanded by Mazda for this redesigned classic."