Singapore, January 2016. Leading international tire manufacturer Continental will launch the all new super sport tire SportContact 6 at the beginning of January 2016. With breathtaking safety performance the product will be positioned in a new product segment which Continental is calling Ultra Ultra High Performance (U-UHP). This latest tyre from Continental combines the focus of the successful ContiSportContact 5 P which is positioned at the top of the UHP segment and the ContiForceContact, which was focused on offering outstanding performance
at events especially on race tracks.
The SportContact 6 will be designed to deliver maximum control, maximum grip and maximum stability for high speed up to 350 km/h. The new technologies enable it to provide massive improvements regarding dry handling, steering precision and race track grip. This leads to an outstanding overall performance on the edge under dry conditions on public roads and race tracks, as well as a good wet performance on the edge within this product segment.
During the development process of the all new SportContact 6 Continental achieved a technical tire approval from Honda for the all new Honda Civic Type R which was firstly presented at the Geneva Auto Salon in March 2015. During several further media events since then it was also announced that it has contributed to Hondas new lap time record on the famous “Nurburgring Nordschleife”, which approves that the targeted performance level obviously has been achieved.
Continental clearly wants to point out that this new product is not dedicated to a re-entry into any motorsports activity in Europe. Further details about the technical highlights, size and speed range of the SportContact 6 will be disclosed during the official launch event, too.