Ah yes, thanks for reminding me - they are very good. I have some experience of Bridgestone performance tyres but you can never be sure how different cars will take to any tyre regardless of how good they are on others, however they were actually better than I predicted.
I managed to get a set delivered the week after and fitted them just in time for a week-long road trip around Europe so had a good chance to get a feel for them. We did France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and then travelled back home from lake Como in one day. They handled a torrential downpour on the Autobahn perfectly but I particularly wanted them on for some alpine fun between Switzerland and Italy, and boy did they shine. Tearing up and down the Susten and Gotthard passes in perfect weather was pure driving nirvana
If you're a driving enthusiast with an S or R-Sport I couldn't recommend them more highly. Stiffer sidewalled than the Cinturatos they give a much more focused drive and a lot more grip. They are not noticeably quieter or louder but slightly different sounding, and the ride is no more harsh either. This is where I thought they might suffer a little as Bridgestone carcasses are some of the sturdiest, but they suit the car very well. I suspect the compromise will be wear rate - I'm not too bothered about that as the Pirellis lasted a good 24k miles, which is double what I usually get from any RWD platform.
I will do a little review in a separate thread as they really do merit it.