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Looking for the best UUHP tyre? The Continental SportContact 7 is the current benchmark

Shaun · Jan 2, 2024 11:53 AM

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Continental has raised the bar in the world of Ultra Ultra High Performance (UUHP) tyre with the SportContact 7. This latest addition to the Continental tyre family boasts a plethora of cutting-edge technologies that deliver unparalleled performance, safety, and longevity.

Let’s start with its key advancements.

Improved Dry and Wet Performance

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The SportContact 7 outshines its predecessor, the SportContact 6, with significantly enhanced dry and wet performance both on the street and the track. Thanks to the Adaptive Pattern technology, the tyre's footprint adjusts dynamically to driving conditions, providing exceptional grip during braking and accelerating in wet conditions, while also ensuring stability during dry handling.

Outstanding Mileage and Lower Fuel Consumption

Looking for the best UUHP tyre? The Continental SportContact 7 is the current benchmark 01

The Continental SportContact 7 delivers an ultra-sticky compound that not only boosts performance but also increases the tyre's lifespan. The result is outstanding mileage, allowing drivers to enjoy the next level of driving pleasure for an extended period.

How are these achieved? Through a combination of new technology features, starting with:

Adaptive Pattern Technology

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The adaptive pattern of the SportContact 7 is a game-changer in the tyre industry. During straight roads, the tyre's footprint optimizes water extrusion for superior wet grip, while the unique shoulder sipes and lateral groove design efficiently flush out water during cornering, preventing micro aquaplaning. In handling situations, the footprint shifts to the outer shoulder, maximising stability through interlocking elements.

Force Clustering

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The SportContact 7 is the first tyre to adapt to different vehicle classes and sizes, ensuring a tailored performance for each. From sidewall stability to high-speed requirements, the tyre's construction is meticulously adjusted to meet the specific needs of different vehicles, providing a sportive SportContact feel and performance regardless of the size or weight of the vehicle.

Harmonized BlackChili³

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The Harmonized BlackChili³ compound, a revolutionary combination of the latest resin generation. It strikes a perfect balance between pattern and compound, resolving conflicting performance targets.

Its low void profile design, combined with groundbreaking plasticizer-infused resins, creates an ultra-sticky compound that revolutionizes tyre performance, giving drivers a driving experience like never before.

What do these features translate into for customers?

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For one, safe and confident driving behaviour. The SportContact 7 ensures safety and confidence in both wet and dry conditions, with its adaptive pattern geometry reacting to different driving behaviours by providing additional grip.

Next up, it’s tailor-made for every vehicle class. The tyre's size-specific construction adjustments guarantee optimal performance for different vehicle classes, including sidewall stability, grip, high-speed requirements, and handling characteristics.

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Last but certain not least, extended driving pleasure. The harmonised BlackChili³ compound, combined with the innovative design, offers a next level of driving pleasure that can be enjoyed for an extended period, thanks to increased mileage.

It’s all proven

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The SportContact 7 has already proven its mettle by winning numerous tyre tests conducted by independent publications such as German magazine Auto Bild, Sport Auto, UK’s Tyre Reviews, EVO magazine, and more. It also won WhatTyre’s Tyre of the Year 2022.

Tyre Reviews hailed the SportContact 7 as a "new standard for the UUHP segment" due to its remarkable wet and dry performance. EVO had the following to say, “A very impressive performance by the SportContact 7, fit a set and instantly improve your car’s performance.”

Conclusion

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Continental's SportContact 7 is now the benchmark in the UUHP category with its technologies, delivering superior performance, safety, and longevity. Available in Malaysia since October 2023 with sizes ranging from 18- to 23-inch, the SportContact 7 is a worthy investment for those who demand the best from their tyres.

Click here to find out more about this award-winning tyre.

Also read: Continental is the preferred partner for Mercedes-Benz Preferred in Asia Pacific

Shaun

Senior Writer

The quest for automotive knowledge began as soon as the earliest memories. Various sources information, even questionable ones, have been explored including video games, television, magazines, or even internet forums. Still stuck in that rabbit hole.

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