Continental Releases New High Performance Tire
This is why a big part of the mythical image created by certain mad cars relies on ultra-extra-whatever-superlative-comes-to-mind rubber. Continental knows this very well and that is why the tire producer has developed a new high performance tire, the ContiSport Contact 5 P.
The tire features innovative solutions for the composition of the thread compound and the reinforcing material, using new carbon blacks and resins to support the flexibility of the rubber, a characteristic that influences traction and the rigidity of the tire, a property that is important for handling.
Continental’s engineers have created a hybrid reinforcing material in order to enhance both characteristics of the tire. Instead of using nylon for the carcass, the fresh rubber comes with a mixture of aramid and nylon thread, which improves the flexibility and rigidity of its contact area.
The product also has a special design, as it uses a large number of small tread blocks on the middle and side areas of the thread, resulting in a multitude of transverse edges on the tire surface. This allows it to quickly divert water away from the thread blocks, offering good performance in the wet.
The following "vrooom vehicles" already have the ContiSportContact 5 P on their original equipment list: the Renault Megane Sport III RS, the Audi TT RS and the Mercedes AMG C-Klasse and E-Klasse.