Conti Launches Next Tyre in Extreme Series
First introduced at the 2008 SEMA show, Continental Tire North America is now launching its ExtremeContact DW at a ride-and-drive event in sunny California. The UHP tyre, designed to deliver serious performance on both dry and wet roads, is part of a new line of performance tyres from Continental that also includes the ExtremeContact DWS and the ExtremeWinterContact.
The ExtremeContact DW offers chamfered edges and a solid outer shoulder to enhance dry performance; dynamic temperature distribution to reduce distortion for enhanced energy delivery, lower rolling resistance and improved tread-life; and a high void to tread ratio with enhanced groove curvature to improve water evacuation for outstanding wet handling, the tyre maker said.
The tyre also features visible letters built into the second rib of the tread which alert drivers to the tyre’s optimal performance levels: “D” indicates the tyre is at optimum tread depth for dry conditions, while “W” indicates the tyre is at optimum tread depth for wet conditions. As the tyre wears and the indicators disappear, the tyre is no longer tuned for optimum performance in that particular road condition, Continental said.
The ExtremeContact DW is available in sizes for 16- to 21-inch rim diameters and aspect ratios of 25-55. It features a UTQG rating of 340 AA A. The tyre is backed by a 60-day customer satisfaction ride guarantee, a manufacturer’s workmanship limited warranty for 72 months – with free replacement up to 12 months, and road hazard coverage for 12 months. (Tire Review/Akron)