Continental Tops Evo Tyre Test for Second Time in 2010
Continental has won evo magazine’s tyre test for the second time this year. The brand came top of the test on the front wheel drive Renaultsport Megane 250 Cup. The high performance car magazine tested nine of the most popular brands on the market including Continental’s new ContiSportContact 5 P in the popular 235/35 R19 size.
Referring to the Continental tyre’s performance the magazine said: “It set the standard in many of the tests, taking an almost clean sweep in the dry tests and rating very highly in the wet tests, too. It also garnered praise for its feel and abilities in the subjective tests.”
Continental’s results in the aquaplaning tests were of particular note: “Aquaplaning, or hydroplaning, is one of the most frightening situations you can encounter,” and the ContiSportContact 5 P topped both the curved and straight line aquaplaning tests.
Tracey Hyem, brand manager at Continental Tyres, said: “The ContiSportContact 5 P was new to the market this year so it is great to see it perform so well against our competitors. The tyre has also proved popular with car manufacturers being fitted as original equipment on many flagship models including AMG Mercedes SLS, Audi TT RS and the Renault Mégane III Sport RS.”