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Lexus chooses Bridgestone Run-Flat tires as OEM for upcoming LC500

Lexus chooses Bridgestone Run-Flat tires as OEM for upcoming LC500 image

Eric Tipan / Lexus, Bridgestone | January 03, 2017 08:05

All-new Lexus LC500 to use Potenza S001L and Turanza T005 run-flat tires

Getting a flat tire in the midst of a trip is never fun and double, nay triple, the anxiety if you’re lucky enough to own the new grand tourer from Lexus that is set to debut in the country by 2017.

Lexus is out to ease your worries by choosing a tire supplier that can provide run-flat technology (RTF) to ensure your safety on the road and that of the environment as well.

Bridgestone Corporation has announced that the Potenza S001L and Turanza T005 with RFT has been chosen by the Japanese luxury automaker as the standard tires for the upcoming 2017 Lexus LC500 and LC500h.

The Potenza S001L and Turanza T005 were designed by Bridgestone exclusively for the LC series in order for drivers to experience its superior driving performance.

Lexus chooses Bridgestone Run-Flat tires as OEM for upcoming LC500

RFT tires eliminates the need to bring a spare tire because even with zero inflation. It can travel for up to 80 km and will allow cars to reach speeds of up to 80 km/h.

This reduces the overall weight of the vehicle while also helping the environment by eliminating the use of extra materials for a spare tire.

Sans the spare tire, driving dynamics is enhances and so is cargo space in the rear.

Both the Lexus LC500 and LC500h are slated for global release in May 2017.