Continental was chosen as supplier of new SportContact 7 tyres for Maserati’s Levante and Quattroporte models.
Continental as Original Equipment Tyres for Maserati
Maserati has opted to use the SportContact 7 as original equipment on their Levante and Quattroporte vehicles. In designing the new tyre, a major objective was creating an adaptive tread capable of ideally responding to both wet and dry road conditions. The BlackChili rubber compound used was fine-tuned for optimal traction. As a result, race-track performance shot up by 10 per cent over that of the previous model, while wet braking distances dropped by 8 per cent. For braking under dry conditions, the new SportContact 7 beat its predecessor by 6 per cent while also providing 17 per cent greater mileage over its service life.
Continental works closely with vehicle manufacturers to develop the optimal tyre. The SportContact 7 was developed for passenger cars with sporty attributes up to super sports cars. The vehicle range is broadly positioned. In spring 2022, a total of 42 items in sizes between 19 and 23 inches will be available at tyre retailers, and the supply range is to be expanded further.