The ContiSportContact 2 SSR (Self Supporting Runflat) is Continental’s Max Performance Summer run-flat tire designed to provide temporary extended mobility in the case of complete air loss due to a puncture. The ContiSportContact 2 SSR features Continental’s bionic* compound and contour technologies to enhance traction, braking and handling. Like all summer tires, the Continental ContiSportContact 2 SSR is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.
ContiSportContact 2 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 2 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 2 SSR features Continental’s bionic tread compound technology molded into an asymmetric design that enhances steering response and precision while the tire’s continuous ribs provide the circumferential stiffness to transmit drive and braking forces. The continuous circumferential tread grooves between the ribs help disperse water to resist hydroplaning. The tire’s internal structure features Continental’s Advanced Mold Contour (AMC), which allows the tire to become wider during braking to help shorten stopping distances.
The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to stabilize the tread area promoting uniformity and high-speed durability along with reinforced self-supporting sidewalls that prevent the inside of the tire from getting pinched between the road and the rim in the event of a loss of inflation.