German tyre manufacturer, Continental, has unveiled its new high-performance tyre, the SportContact 7. With advanced technologies, such as adaptive tread design that adjusts to different road surfaces, and a size-specific tread pattern, the tyres offer maximum driving pleasure for a variety of sporty vehicles.
The SportContact 7 was developed for ultra-high performance (UHP) cars such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi’s RS series, and BMW’s sporty M series, as well as the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, and various vehicles from AMG, Lamborghini and McLaren, to name but a few.
Available in a total of 42 variations, in sizes ranging from 19 to 23 inches, the new generation tyre offers drivers high performance, exceptional handling, and almost 10 percent higher mileage than its predecessor. But it doesn’t end there – the SportContact product line is set to expand over the course of the coming year.
Speaking about the new line up, Professor Burkhard Wies, Head of Research and Development for the Passenger and Light Truck Tyre Replacement Business Worldwide at Continental said, “With its asymmetrical, adaptive tread design, the new SportContact 7 can adapt to a variety of road conditions. This ensures precision handling and control characteristics, even at higher speeds.
“You can put a tyre under stress if you place increased demands on it,” added Wies. “In this kind of situation, the new adaptive tread provides safety and driving confidence, together with very precise cornering stability in both dry and wet road conditions.”
This can be attributed to the BlackChili compound of the tread, a unique technology from Continental, which precisely matches the adhesion of the asymmetrical tread. This in turn creates a high level of trust in the handling characteristics of the new flagship tyres. When cornering on dry asphalt, the footprint shifts to the outer shoulder, which is designed to transmit the highest forces for stable handling. New “locking elements” in the outer shoulder ensure further stability, which enables only limited movement of the tread, thus offering high ride stability.