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New Continental ContiSportContact 5 P Tire - Web Exclusive

The ContiSportContact 5 P is the latest generation ultra-high performance tire from Continental.

Apr 7, 2010

Aimed at sports car drivers who need to be able to drive safely on both wet and dry roads, the high-tech tires fitted provide maximum support.

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Continental’s development engineers found new solutions for the composition of the tread compound and the reinforcing material in the new ContiSportContact 5 P tire. New carbon black and resin formulations were introduced to the compound to provide flexibility in the rubber, which is important for good traction. It also aids the rigidity of the tire, which is similarly important for handling.

Continental’s latest high-performance tire features a large number of small tread blocks on the middle and side areas of the tread, resulting in a large number of transverse edges on the tire surface. These edges cut through water on the road like a windscreen wiper, quickly diverting water away from the tread blocks. A hybrid reinforcing material was developed to further enhance the tire. Instead of using traditional nylon in the carcass, Continental’s engineers decided on a mixture of aramid and nylon threads. The combination of both materials further improves the flexibility and rigidity of the contact area, ensuring that steering and braking are transmitted from tire to road more safely and directly.

The ContiSportContact 5 P will primarily be an OE tire in the US market, where it’s already OE-approved on the Audi TT RS and Mercedes-AMG C-Class and E-Class.

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