Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
Substantial directional precision guarantees vehicle grip when it gathers speed, at the moment when lateral forces increase.
The asymmetrical profile of the ContiSportContact 3 was specially designed to absorb these forces.
Even if the steering wheel is turned abruptly or if the road surface changes, the path must not change.
Extremely precise steering due to the asymmetrical tread profile.
Safety when driving fast.
Shorter braking distances on wet or dry roads owing to the stiffness of the continuous grooves.
Excellent protection against aquaplaning.