Maserati Opts For New Continental SportContact 7

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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.

About the author

Richard Wilson is a correspondent for The Tyreman. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, Commercial Tyre Business and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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