Continental Sport Contact 7 is Test Winner at Auto Bild sportscars

The Continental SportContact 7 took first place in the UHP summer tire test conducted by Auto Bild sportscars (4/24 issue) with the ratings "test winner" and "exemplary".

The high performance tire prevailed against six tire models from international manufacturers and was the test winner with an overall score of 1.2. The editors of Auto Bild sportscars tested the tires in size 265/35 R 19 on the front axle and 295/30 R 20 on the rear axle on a Mercedes AMG GT in a total of nine test disciplines on wet and dry roads.

Among other things, the SportContact 7 scored points as a “convincing super sports car with hardly any weaknesses”. The editors also praised its “precise steering response, dynamic handling on wet and dry roads, excellent balance, short braking distances and good aquaplaning reserves”.

The SportContact 7 received top marks in the wet handling, cornering and braking. With a braking distance of 49.2 meters from 100 km/h on wet asphalt, the Continental tire was exactly one meter ahead of the runner-up and a full 19.1 meters ahead of the last-place finisher, an Asian budget tire. With an intermediate score of 1 for the wet tests, it leads the test field well ahead of its competitors.

In the dry tests, the tire from the Hanover-based manufacturer came to a halt after 38.5 meters at a speed of 100 km/h. Overall, the tire achieved an intermediate score of 2+ in the five dry disciplines, including a strong first place finish.

The SportContact 7 is specially designed for high performance sporty vehicles with electric or conventional drive. It has been approved by various vehicle manufacturers and is available in sizes from 18 to 24 inches. During development, Continental focused on perfection in all performance criteria to combine maximum driving pleasure with maximum safety.

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