Continental takes top spot in evo summer tyre test

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Continental is celebrating taking the top spot in the annual summer tyre test carried out by evo, for the second consecutive year.

The monthly publication gave the ContiSportContact 5 a glowing report after pitting it against nine other competitor summer tyres in size 225/40R18 which were put through a series of punishing tests to assess performance, quality, safety, desirability and value.

evo recognised the ContiSportContact 5 across a broad spectrum, taking top spot for the wet lap, wet handling, dry braking and straight aquaplaning. The awards are seen within the motoring industry as a stamp of approval offering motorists confidence when looking for their next summer tyre purchase.

evo said: “The Continental managed to pull off a remarkable trick by performing superbly in both wet and the dry tests. Tyres are typically best suited to one or the other, but the Continental proved its unparalleled breadth of ability.”

Scott Benbow, product marketing manager for Continental tyres, added: “We are delighted to have been commended by evo yet again. The ContiSportContact 5 has taken the summer market by storm, with several tyre test wins this year, reiterating our leading position for safety.”

With the ContiSportContact 5, Continental’s engineers have developed a tyre which is equally suitable for performance cars & SUVs and represents a significant progression on the successful ContiSportContact 3.

With Shorter braking distances in all weather conditions, excellent road grip and safety when cornering and reduced fuel consumption, the ContiSportContact 5 is available in a range of sizes from 17 inch upwards for cars and 18 inch upwards for SUV.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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