Dedicated areas on MaxContactTM MC6's tread design are responsible for the high performance of the tyre. These features cover all four directional forces that are applied to the tyre tread.
The special adhesive polymers within the MaxContactTM 6 (MC6) compound are specifically designed to accomplish the extreme high grip requirements of the driver.
Continental is a technology leader in compounding. For MC6 we took all levels of traction into account to reach maximum grip under all conditions.
Acts on a mm-scale (millimetre), assures primary contact to the road and interlocks the tread of the tyre to the road's surface on a mechanical level.
Acts on a µm-scale, generated by the deformation of visco-elastic materials on a micro level due to surface roughness or stick / slip movements of the tyre while driving.
Acts on a nanometre-scale, superior adhesion to the road surface created by molecular forces - based on the 'Van-der-Waals-Forces" - which bonds the polymers to the road surface on a nanometre level.
The stiffness of the Xtreme-Force ply material of MaxContactTM 6 (MC6) reduces tyre flexing during hard cornering and at high speeds providing maximum control and better handling.
At lower speeds or less sporty driving, less force are applied to the tyres. In such cases, the Xtreme-Force ply material is still flexible enough to ensure a comfortable ride in the comfort zone area, while a standard tyre would be less flexible.
In the sporty zone, the Xtreme-Force ply material causes MC6 to be more rigid, which provides a direct feedback to the driver. A conventional ply material would be flexing much more, which reduces the feedback in cornering and steering at high speeds.
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