Bridgestone announced it has been selected as the exclusive tire supplier for the MC20.
The collaboration between Bridgestone and Maserati focused on enhancing the performance capabilities of the new MC20 supercar. They did it through the development of custom-engineered Bridgestone Potenza tires.
Bridgestone’s custom Potenza tires features an asymmetric tread design for enhanced steering response and cornering stability. A newly developed tread compound that enhances grip. Finaly, an internal crown structure that distributes footprint pressure evenly when cornering.
“Our custom-designed Potenza tires on the Maserati MC20 were engineered to meet the high-performance demands of this unique vehicle,” said Shannon Quinn, President, Original Equipment, North America, Bridgestone Americas. “Collaborating again with Maserati, we developed a tire that enables Maserati’s MC20 to deliver on its sporting capabilities, while incorporating innovative, sustainable technologies.”
Both Bridgestone and Maserati used in-house research, development centres and ground-breaking virtual development technology. All of it to design and test the tires on the MC20.
“The MC20 project is the latest chapter in the pioneering relationship between Bridgestone and Maserati,” said Federico Landini, Maserati Vehicle Line Executive Sports Cars. “We both share the same passion for innovation and excellence, and want to offer to our customers premium products that deliver outstanding results. Bridgestone engineered a sports tire capable of supporting and enhancing the incredible performance of the MC20.”