Summer tyres ContiPremiumContact
Grand Touring Summer tires are for drivers who want a combination of sophisticated appearance, competent handling and H-speed rated (or higher) durability, along with dry and wet traction from their tires. Often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on sophisticated coupes and luxurious performance sedans, Grand Touring Summer tires are not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
O.E. Grand Touring Summer tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle’s original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range and speed rating to match the existing O.E. tires’ performance category and specifications.
- excellent handling and outstanding protection against aquaplaning on wet roads
- shorter braking distances delivered through bionic contour
- optimum cornering stability and maximum grip in wet and dry conditions
The bionic ContiPremiumContactTM means safer braking:
|The new ContiPremiumContactTM works like a cat's paw as it brakes: it widens, to ensure safe transmission of greater forces to the road. The tyre is therefore able to transmit braking forces more efficiently than a conventional tyre . Under normal driving conditions the tyre remains slim to provide protection against aquaplaning.|
Asymmetrical tread pattern ensures safety and comfort
|The closed outer shoulder section with its sturdy tread pattern ensures good cornering stability and precise steering response. This part of the tyre puts more rubber on the road, giving better grip and good braking characteristics, even when cornering.|
The closed outer shoulder also means reduced tyre/road noise.
Silica means low rolling resistance, better grip and shorter braking distances
For several years, silica has replaced carbon black as a filler in tyre tread compound. The benefit of silicum dioxide is that it is able to bond chemically with the natural rubber polymers. As a result, silica helps to reduce rolling resistance and improve grip and roadholding, particularly on wet roads.