Winter UHP tires for premium sports cars
Winter sport never felt that moving
Excellent snow performance for outstanding driving pleasure.
Thanks to the special construction of the traction sipes and the new designed snow grooves the interlocking with the snow significantly raises the traction and handling comfort on snow covered roads.
Best braking performance for maximum winter safety.
The blocks of the rib are only separated through thin lateral grooves which form a stiff rib due to the forces while braking. This leads to shorter braking distance espacially for sporty driving in wintry conditions.
Superb dry handling performance for highest steering precision.
Wider and bigger blocks on the outside shoulder increase the contact area which results in larger footprint for maximum control and steering precision while cornering on dry wintry roads.
Exceptional low rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption.
Due to its combination of innovative compound, profile and construction the WinterContact™ TS 860 S efficiently reduces the rolling resistance for higher fuel saving – without compromising the safety.
Continental SSR Tires
SSR stands for SelfSupportingRunflat Tire
The SSR principle:
Unlike conventional tires, the SSR principle is based on a reinforced self-supporting sidewall. This prevents the inside of the tire from getting pinched between the road and the rim and from slipping into the rim well in the event of a loss of inflation. The SSR's reinforced sidewall enables the car to continue on its way at a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) for up to
80 km (50 miles), depending on road conditions and vehicle weight.
SSR runflat tires offer crucial advantages
- With SSR tires you remain mobile in the event of a flat tire. You can reach your destination or tire service facility without the bother of having to replace a flat tire with the spare tire
- Compatible with standard rims
- Simple mounting
- Saves room and weight, and thus fuel, giving you as much as 3 cubic feet more cargo area
Communication between tire and driver
Because of the good riding comfort SSR tires afford, drivers hardly notice any pressure loss in the event of a flat, to increase both safety in the event of a flat and performance during normal driving, the SSR system is supplied together with an inflation warning system – either TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) or DDS (Deflation Detection System), both of which were likewise developed by Continental. These warning systems alert the driver when a drop in inflation pressure requires investigation via a display on the instrument panel.