Continental: evo win reiterates our leading position for safety

Last year, Continental celebrated a second consecutive victory for its ContiSportContact 5 in evo magazine’s annual summer tyre test. Since that time the back-to-back winner has been superseded by the SportContact 6, and Continental’s new generation rubber is proving a chip off the old block. Evo’s 2016 test of nine size 235/35 R19 summer tyres finished with the SportContact 6 gaining top points in the dry and wet braking tests, a result that helped it stave off strong competition, including wet handling category winner the Yokohama Advan Sport V105, to secure overall first place.

“The SportContact 6 built this victory on a very strong showing in the dry tests – it was the third fastest around a lap and unmatched for braking – combined with a competitive performance in the wet tests. There is no better all-rounder in this category,” commented evo.

Scott Benbow, product marketing manager at Continental, added: “We are thrilled with the performance of SportContact 6 in its first UK tyre test and to be commended by evo yet again. The high-technology tyre builds on our rich heritage of tyre test wins and reiterates our leading position for safety.”

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