I recently purchased some new Subaru tires for my 04 Impreza WRX. After lots of consideration the tire I chose was the new Bridgestone Potenze RE-11 Extreme Performance Summer tire.
I wanted to share some of my driving impressions. Initially I was a little worried about getting this tire for my daily driver. I was afraid that it may prove to be too rough on a daily basis. From the minute I took my first drive on this tire I can say this is the best tire I have ever driven on. I have been very pleased.
My initial impression for an Extreme Performance tire was that this tire actually had no more road noise or ride harshness when compared with the Bridgestone RE050A Pole Position they replaced, but had loads more dry grip. This tire offers so much grip that I do not feel you can safely push the limits of this tire on the street. It leaves me smiling every time I get into the car. This is a very fun tire. I have also had the chance to drive this tire in a couple medium rains and the wet grip of this tire is very solid. At highway speeds at new tread depth I did not feel unsecure. The tire felt very well planted.
Keep in mind this tire is not for everyone as I expect it to wear quickly, but for the customer with a sports car that drives spiritedly and autocrosses or attends track days the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 is hard to beat.