ContiWinterContact TS 790 V

The first true V-rated winter tyre

Vehicles being registered in Germany are becoming ever more powerful and faster - despite high petrol prices and taxes. Many medium range cars are already capable of speeds over 210 km/h (131 mph) and their owners would also like to be able to drive fast in the winter, weather conditions permitting. However, in the past that was not possible with winter tyres where approval was restricted to 210 km/h (131 mph). The introduction of the ContiWinterContact TS 790 V last autumn meant the end of this limitation - Continental's new dedicated high speed tyre is the first winter tyre on the market approved for speeds of up to 240 km/h (150 mph), regardless of vehicle weight.