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ContiSportContact™ 2 has a strikingly clear tread design allowing no compromises. The asymmetrical pattern guarantees maximum ground adhesion in any driving situation. This is ensured by the closed outer shoulder section and the pronounced strips of tread rubber around the tire's circumference. Another benefit of this tread design is that it delivers extremely precise steering response, both on bends taken at high speeds and when driving on the straight.
The circumferential tread strips are much stiffer than individual tread blocks. So Conti's tire engineers were able to use a softer tread compound. By combining the solid tread strips with the soft compound, tire mileage performance could be enhanced to a high level.
For some years now, silica has been one of the standard ingredients of tread compounds for high-performance tires in the premium segment.
Our ContiSportContact™ 2 tire features a newly developed bionic compound. This tread compound consists of two perfectly harmonized networks a flexible one and a firm one. The flexible network ensures maximum transmission of forces between the tire and road surface, while the firm network provides the necessary stiffness for precise handling performance, above all at high speeds.
Thanks to its bionic contour (Advanced Mould Concept), the ContiSportContact™ 2 achieves more uniform ground-pressure distribution and hence greater adhesion than its predecessor.
At the same time, the contour provides the largest possible ground contact area when the car is braking. This ensures a much shorter braking distance on wet and dry roads, and means more safety for the car occupants.
The SSR system is a runflat technology developed by Continental especially for low section tires, which still keeps the tires compatible with all standard rims. The SSR principle is based on a self-supporting reinforced sidewall. In case of a puncture, this prevents the sidewall from being crushed between the rim and the road, and the tire from slipping off the rim, which makes a spare tire obsolete. Not having to carry a spare tire means a reduction in weight, which improves fuel efficiency. It also adds up to 80 litres of free space in the trunk. Fitting on four positions is highly recommended, if not yet mandatory by law and a tire repair is not allowed.
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