Continental ContiSportContact 5P SSR Review

Continental ContiSportContact 5P SSR is an Ultra High Performance Summer tire designed to fit high performance cars and passenger cars, currently available in 2 tire sizes, with the lowest price starting from $271.17.

Ultra high performance summer tires are designed for agile handling on dry and wet roads with good ride quality and decent tread life. These low profile tires are not intended to be driven in snow or on ice. Ultra high performance summer tires provide responsive handling and crisp steering response in both wet and dry conditions.

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Continental ContiSportContact 5P SSR

Continental ContiSportContact 5P SSR is a run-flat tire designed to provide temporary extended mobility in case of complete air loss due to a puncture. Tires in sizes used for staggered fitments are optimized to meet the specific performance requirements of front or rear axle positions. The ContiSportContact 5P SSR is designed to deliver steering precision, cornering stability and short stopping distances in dry and wet conditions, However, like all summer tires, they are not intended to be driven in near freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. ContiSportContact 5P SSR tires permit drivers to remain mobile in the event of a flat tire by allowing them to reach their destination or tire service facility without having to replace a flat tire with the spare tire. The ContiSportContact 5P SSR's reinforced sidewall enables the car to continue on its way at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) for up to 50 miles (80 km), depending on road conditions and vehicle weight. The ContiSportContact 5P SSR benefits from a tread compound with Continental's Black Chilli Technology that features an innovative type of racing-grade carbon black to ensure a speedy warm-up along with special grip resins that optimize traction on wet and dry roads. These new carbon blacks and resins blend the rubber's flexibility (important for traction) with the tread's rigidity (important for handling). This compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design featuring a continuous center rib (or multiple ribs in wider sizes, especially those tuned for rear axle only applications) flanked by a large number of small, interlocked tread blocks. Circumferential grooves help water flow through the footprint to resist hydroplaning while the transverse block edges divert water away from the tread blocks to improve wet traction. The tire's internal structure features a rolling resistance-optimized cap and base tread ("cap" on the outside with the "base" underneath), along with twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide (a mixture of heat-resistant synthetic aramid fiber and nylon threads) that enhances the ride quality while tuning the contact area's vertical flexibility and lateral rigidity. Reinforced self-supporting sidewalls prevent the inside of the tire from getting pinched between the road and the rim in the event of a loss of inflation.

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Continental ContiSportContact 5P SSR Vehicle Fitment

Below is a list of popular vehicles can be fit with one or more Continental ContiSportContact 5P SSR tire sizes based on OEM fitment.

  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Audi A4
  • Audi A4 Quattro
  • Audi A5
  • Audi A5 Quattro
  • Audi A5 Sportback
  • Audi A6
  • Audi A6 Quattro
  • Audi RS4
  • Audi S4
  • Audi S5
  • Audi S5 Sportback
  • Audi TT
  • Audi TT Quattro
  • Audi TT RS Quattro
  • Audi TTS Quattro
  • BMW M3
  • BMW M4
  • BMW Z4
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Ferrari 575 M Maranello
  • Ferrari Superamerica
  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Lexus GS F
  • Lexus RC F
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
  • Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS400
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS550
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S
  • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S
  • Mercedes-Benz SL400
  • Mercedes-Benz SL450
  • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SL550
  • Mercedes-Benz SL600
  • Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
  • Toyota GR Supra