Continental have just launched the new Sportcontact 6 sports tyres across the Middle East, which has been designed for high-end cars. It replaces the
This tyre should perform very well on the supercars of the oil sheikhs in the Middle East, with their superfast cars.
This new tyre from the great German tyre maker, Continental tyres, was specially designed to fit the top of the range supercars. Continental have come up trumps once again with a new technology that will allow the Sportcontact 6 tyres to reach a staggering 220 mph.
These speeds are just a dream to the everyday motorists, but 220 mph on the Sportcontact 6 is achievable on either private tracks or on some parts of the German motorway system. This new tyre has been developed to take extreme speed and the pressures that are put on tyres at such high speeds.
Super cars that can reach such speeds include the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959. These cars can easily reach speeds of over 200 mph and the German engineers had to come up with a tyre that would be safe when fitted to such supercars.
These cars are also coming onto the market with larger tyre and wheel sizes and so the sportscontact 6 will be coming out in tyre sizes from 19 to 23 inch. The new technology built into these sportscontact tyres is a cap ply made of a material known as Aralon 350 a strong material that has been developed from the aerospace industry; this gives the new tyre stability at very high speeds.
One of the secret ingredients to help Continental achieve a greener footprint is the use of Black Chilli in the tyre compound. This helps to give this high performance tyre a better grip offering a better driving experience at high speed.
The new sportscontact 6 will be available with a speed index of (ZR)Y with aspect ratios of 25 to 40, probably making them a tyre fitters nightmare?
The Sportcontact 6 has has been developed with the help of Honda during extensive test drives at the famous Nuburgring race track. The new tyres helped to break the lap record for a front wheel drive hatchback.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.drivearabia.com