One of the most crucial requirements of tires fitted on high performance, sports cars is agile steering precision.
This ensures your vehicle maintains good adherence to the road in face of the considerable forces acting on the tires when driving at high speeds, making abrupt manoeuvres or changes in road surfaces. The asymmetric tread ribs on the ContiSportContact™ 3 are designed to absorb these forces. On dry roads, the new tread pattern ribs provide outstanding braking capability and steering precision, by absorbing the forces exerted on braking. This means a reduction in stopping distances. On wet surfaces, the unique grooves allow increased clearance of water for better resistance to aquaplaning.
New: The asymmetrical pattern ribs. The pattern ribs provide shorter braking distances. Longitudinal forces come into effect when braking. These forces are retained by the continuous pattern ribs due to their high longitudinal stiffness. The result is an improved braking performance. The asymmetry secures improved steering precision.During swift and abrupt steering manoeuvres high lateral forces act on the pattern ribs from the outside. The angled sides stabilise the ribs and reduce their deformation under such forces thus resulting in an increased steering precision.
Developed for high-performance vehicles. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Excellent safety when driving at speed. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including the models eg. Audi A4/A8, BMW Series 3/5/7, Mercedes-Benz AMG E-class Coupé, Porsche 911/Boxster and VW Passat CC.
Excellent safety when driving at speed. The asymmetric tread ribs are designed to absorb the considerable forces acting on the tyres when driving at high speeds, making abrupt manoeuvres or when the road surface changes. This ensures the vehicle maintains good adherence to the road and allows for agile steering precision.
Shorter stopping distances on dry and wet roads. The tread pattern ribs provide outstanding braking capability and steering precision by absorbing the forces exerted on braking, which means a reduction in stopping distance.
Excellent protection against aquaplaning. The unique grooves allow increased clearance of water for better resistance to aquaplaning.
With its asymmetric profile, AS-1 tyres can successfully unite quiet driving, sportiness and safety. The silicone compound in the tread ensures better handling in both wet and dry conditions, reduced rolling resistance and a high mileage. In order to get the better drainage efficiency, two straight vroad grooves are applied on the outside. To enhance the safety on the wet ground, the stream in the middle groove is used to accumulate the water with the assistance of fine sipe bar to divert the eater for safer drive.
To increase cornering force on the outside, the shouleder high rigidity pattern to strengthen cornering force and enhance the steering ability. Unique straight grooves on the shoulder make the whole tread more rigid and prevent it from irregular wear. The evenly thin sipes reduce the road impact and enhance the comfort when driving. In order to get the best silent features, the tread pattern is using two-in-one and multi-pitch design.
4 asymmetric grooves provide optimal road holding and perfect water drainage, provinding unmatched braking performance. In particular, outstanding grip performance is achived evenunder wet road conditions.
N'fera sul's specialized shoulder block and rib block offers stable performance and outstanding steering response during hight speed comering.
Long lasting tread life
Product life-cycle prolonged with the application of age-resisting new compound and tire profile preventing one-sided wear.
Excellent wet performance
Hydophilic lateral Grooves efficiently remove water from the contact surface for excellent wet performance.
Efficient water drainage
Four asymmetric grooves (3wide+1semi) provide efficient water drainage for improved wet performance.
Maximum grip during cornering
Optimized shoulder block and rib in outer zone enhace grip for cornering and handling performance on wet and dry roads.
Intuitive and precise steering
Multiple 3D Edge Technology delivers optimum wet+dry grip for precise control by increased block stiffness and uniform pressure distribution.
Outstanding sraight stability
Continuous 3 center blocks distribution provide stability at high speed.
Ultra-High Performance Summer Tire State-of-the-art design and construction give the Proxes T1 Sport the perfect mix of high-speed stability and cornering power, precise steering response, and quick braking on wet or dry pavement. It is perfect for pushing through hairpin after hairpin on tight mountain roads or on the open highway headed for the beach.
Responding to the demand for ultimate handling in both wet + dry conditions, Proxes T1 Sport is supremely stable, even at fast highway speeds. Developed for European conditions and vehicles, the tire complements the handling of the most prestigious sports saloons and coupes.
Increased contact area through use of wide ribs with shallow and narrow groove to maintain good tread contact with the road.
Improved handling and high grip.
Two wide grooves ensure good water drainage.
Better braking achieved via a rib based pattern configuration, which increases the tread’s rigidity in the back and forward directions.
Increased contact area through the use of wide blocks with shallow and narrow grooves to maintains good tread contact with the road. Improved handling with responsive steering feel and high grip.
High-speed stability + handling response are improved by adoption of a wide center rib.
*285 section width and larger
The inside ribs have a solid shape, which enhances rigidity, improves braking performance and reduces irregular wear.
Wide straight grooves provide a wide water channel for better aquaplaning resistance.
Asymmetric ultra high performance tyre designed for Europe's top car marques. The Y speed rated KU39's key features are its enhanced performance, braking in wet conditions and controlled ride and refinement.
The WinterCraft WP71 is a premium high performance winter tire, which showcases a new tire contour design that provides significant enhancements to wet performance, dry handling, and tread wear. The WinterCraft WP71 features a uniform block design which delivers excellent grip and stable cornering for driving in all winter conditions and the application of the honeycomb 3-dimentional sipes maximize interlocking between tread blocks for improved traction on snowy and icy roads.
'Exceptional handling, steering response and wet pavement traction without sacrificing comfort.'
New Tread Pattern MICHELIN Primacy 3 keeps the entire tread block surface area of the tyre in contact with the road due to a new patented tread design with auto-blocking sipes. New Patented Compound The new patented MICHELIN Primacy 3 compound, with its special tread pattern, optimises grip on wet and dry road surfaces to provide shorter braking distances. Legal mentions (1) Based on independent tests carried out by TÜV SÜD and IDIADA in 2011 on sizes 205/55 R 16 V and 225/45 R 17 W. 2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets.
MICHELIN is the most widely recognised tyre brand by European consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets) for safety on wet roads and contribution to road safety. Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Declared by consumers (2011 TNS Sofres survey conducted in the six main European markets). Confirmed by tests carried out by the DEKRA Test Center in 2011 on the best-selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time. Compared to Michelin’s main European competitors. Calculated on the basis of rolling resistance tests carried out by TÜV SÜD in 2011 on the best selling MICHELIN ranges in each segment, with tyres available on the market at the time.
Source: Verkehrsunfallforschung (VUFO) and 'Technische Universität Dresden': 20,000 accidents analysed / 10 years. To ensure the quality and performance of your tyres please download our safety recommendations to learn more about about our safety and usage advice.
Lasts 12 350 km longer than its competitors in average (1)
(1) Tests results conducted by DEKRA TEST CENTER at the request of Michelin, in 2014, gap between average kilometers for MICHELIN Primacy 3 vs BRIDGESTONE Turanza T001, CONTINENTAL ContiPremiumContact 5, DUNLOP Sport BluResponse, GOODYEAR EfficientGrip Performance, PIRELLI Cinturato P7 Ecoimpact.
Optimised for wet grip, new Snowprox S954 is the answer for a wide range of winter conditions.
Snowprox S954 offers confident braking and grip on wet and snowy roads. Major innovations in the tread pattern and compound technology provide safe and precise handling in typical German winter conditions.
Now available for a wide range of premium and high performance cars, the extensive size selection includes sizes from 15 to 20 inch, with speed ratings from up to W.
Exceptional wet grip with 10% short stopping distance on wet roads (compared to S953).
Better grip in the snow and wet.