Conti Launches Next Tire in Extreme Series - Tire Review Magazine

Conti Launches Next Tire in Extreme Series

First introduced at the 2008 SEMA show, Continental Tire North America is now launching its ExtremeContact DW at a ride-and-drive event in sunny California.

The UHP tire, designed to deliver serious performance on both dry and wet roads, is part of a new line of performance tires from Continental that also includes the ExtremeContact DWS and the ExtremeWinterContact.

The ExtremeContact DW offers chamfered edges and a solid outer shoulder to enhance dry performance; dynamic temperature distribution to reduce distortion for enhanced energy delivery, lower rolling resistance and improved tread-life; and a high void to tread ratio with enhanced groove curvature to improve water evacuation for outstanding wet handling, the tiremaker said.

The tire also features visible letters built into the second rib of the tread which alert drivers to the tire’s optimal performance levels: “D” indicates the tire is at optimum tread depth for dry conditions, while “W” indicates the tire is at optimum tread depth for wet conditions. As the tire wears and the indicators disappear, the tire is no longer tuned for optimum performance in that particular road condition, Continental said.

The ExtremeContact DW is available in sizes for 16- to 21-inch rim diameters and aspect ratios of 25-55.  It features a UTQG rating of 340 AA A. The tire is backed by a 60-day customer satisfaction ride guarantee, a manufacturer’s workmanship limited warranty for 72 months – with free replacement up to 12 months, and road hazard coverage for 12 months. (Tire Review/Akron)

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