Continental tyres are one of the world leaders. In using natural products to cut back on the use of petro-chemicals when making tyre compounds.
Continental engineers say that,” the Black Chili rubber compound is designed to mesh with the roughness of the road. At the same time, temporary atomic connections between the tyre compound and the road surface ensure high adhesion. Acting like small suction pads. Both factors make for the greatest possible adhesion in all directions. During braking, cornering, and acceleration on both wet and dry roads”.
These new tyres will be on sale for the use on high performance cars. The ContiSilent tyres were shown off and tested on the roads of Southern Spain, near Marbella. The event was attended by top motorsport journalists on a 300 mile stretch of roads, using cars like the Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes CLA AMG, BMW M4, Porsche Macan S, Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray and Tesla Model S.
The new design and compound mix is known as the ContiSilent Tyres. Therefore, this was included in the tyres used on these prestigious cars. Were the SportContact 6 and the ContiSport tyres. The SportContact 6 tyre with the ContiSilent technology. Were fitted to the all-electric Tesla Model S car.
The tyre tests were carried out in tough conditions using the bendy mountain roads that are well known to Spanish visitors. Although I was not one of the lucky ones that attended, I have been to similar events over time as a tyre shop owner. This event was enjoyed by all who attended, as the cars with their ContiSilent
Tyres fitted were put through their paces.
One of the secret of ContiSilent is a special coating that is bonded to the inside of the tread area after the tyre production process. Because, this special layer of foam like material has a strong damping effect on the sound waves caused by the rotating tyre on different road surfaces. No matter what surface the vehicle is driving on, then there is much less road noise coming through to the car’s interior, making much less sound.
Finally, a great experience was had by all who attended, to witness yet another great innovation from the Continental tyre company.