ContiSportContact 5 takes top spot for second consecutive year

Continental’s ContiSportContact 5 has taken top spot once again in this year’s summer tyre test from the UK’s monthly title evo.

The evo summer tyre test pitted the Continental ContiSportContact 5 against 9 competitor summer tyres in size 225/40R18. The awards recognised the ContiSportContact 5 across a broad spectrum, taking top spot for the wet lap, wet handling, dry braking and straight aquaplaning.

The evo summer tyre test celebrates the best of the best in the summer tyre market, revealing the most inspirational products. The awards highlight exceptional performance, quality, safety, desirability and value. They are seen within the motoring industry as a stamp of approval offering motoring enthusiasts confidence when looking for their next summer tyre purchase.

evo said, “The Continental managed to pull off a remarkable trick by performing superbly in both wet and the dry tests. Tyres are typically best suited to one or the other, but the Continental proved its unparalleled breadth of ability.”

Scott Benbow, Product Marketing Manager at Continental said; “We are delighted to have been commended by evo yet again. The ContiSportContact 5 has taken the summer market by storm, with several tyre test wins this year, reiterating our leading position for safety.”

With the ContiSportContact 5, Continental’s engineers have developed a tyre which is equally suitable for performance cars & SUVs and represents a significant progression on the successful ContiSportContact 3.

With Shorter braking distances in all weather conditions, excellent road grip and safety when cornering and reduced fuel consumption, The ContiSportContact 5 is available in a range of sizes from 17 inch upwards for cars and 18 inch upwards for SUV.

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About Continental:
Continental Tyres in the UK and Ireland is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Continental Corporation. With sales of around €34.5 billion in 2014, Continental is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. As a provider of tyres, brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication and currently employs more than 205,000 people in 53 countries.

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