Conti Selected for Land Rover Experience Tour
The Land Rover Experience Tour is considered one of the most challenging tests faced by all-terrain vehicles, and this year, for the first time, the Experience Tour will be run exclusively using 4×4 tyres manufactured by Continental. Conti and Land Rover worked together and ran a number of tests during the tyre selection period, and Land Rover has settled on two types of all-terrain tyres that it believes will provide the best possible traction on asphalt, scree, rubble, sand and mud.
For its Defender, Land Rover selected the ContiCrossContact AT in 235/85 R 16 size, and the Land Rover Discovery was fitted with General Tire Grabber AT2 in 255/60 R 18 size. The Tour took place from 27 June to 7 July in the Argentinean Andes. Three Land Rover Discoveries were used for pre-event reconnaissance, during which the lead instructors mapped out possible routes and diversions. According to Conti, the lead instructors were “surprised at the wide ranging performance” provided by the Continental tyres. “We just can’t believe your tyres enabled us to reach some of those places,” they reported.
Continental has supplied Land Rover with almost 40 per cent of its OE tyres for a number of years, making it the marque’s largest supplier.