The ContiSportContact 5P is Continental Tire’s Max Performance Summer tire developed for the drivers of some of the world’s most prestigious high performance sports cars, coupes and sedans. Tires in sizes used for staggered fitments are optimized to meet the specific performance requirements of front or rear axle positions.* The ContiSportContact 5P is designed to deliver steering precision, cornering stability and short stopping distances in dry and wet conditions, However, like all summer tires, they are not intended to be driven in near freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

The ContiSportContact 5P benefits from a tread compound with Continental’s Black Chilli Technology that features an innovative type of racing-grade carbon black to ensure a speedy warm-up along with special grip resins that optimize traction on wet and dry roads. These new carbon blacks and resins blend the rubber’s flexibility (important for traction) with the tread’s rigidity (important for handling). This compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design featuring a continuous center rib (or multiple ribs in wider sizes, especially those tuned for rear axle only applications) flanked by a large number of small, interlocked tread blocks. Circumferential grooves help water flow through the footprint to resist hydroplaning while the transverse block edges divert water away from the tread blocks to improve wet traction.

The tire’s internal structure features a rolling resistance-optimized cap and base tread (“cap” on the outside with the “base” underneath), along with twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide (a mixture of heat-resistant synthetic aramid fiber and nylon threads) that enhance the ride quality while tuning the contact area’s vertical flexibility and lateral rigidity.

*Because ContiSportContact 5P tires are tuned for specific axle applications, each size is identified as “Front/Both Axles” or “Rear Axle Only” in Sizes, as well as in tire Specs.

Limited sizes of the ContiSportContact 5P are available with Continental’s ContiSilent Technology, which involves the manufacturer adhering a layer of sound-absorbing foam to the inner liner of the tire to reduce cabin noise in the vehicle. These sizes are identified on the Specs page and in the search results.


  1. These were OEM on my car. I like the firmness and responsiveness of the tire and don’t care about the road noise (didn’t notice it.) (You want noise, try NT01s.) I’m surprised by all the negatives. Seems like folk don’t realize that these are a 240 treadwear tire. I think the complaint should be with the manufacturer for putting a quick wearing tire on what are largely commuter vehicles. Perhaps the car Co’s are looking for max performance. I’ve tracked this car once. Performance is outstanding but did start to chunk the inside of the passenger front. You can tell it’s a soft compound by the way it makes noise when turning in a parking lot when it’s below 42 degrees, which just means to me, “time to put on the snows,” which are also Conti’s. So, I’m down to 3/32nd and will be replacing the tires with Michelin. Why? Treadwear of 500. For pushing limits, I have my 95 Miata. 🙂

  2. I thought the Pierelli Zeros were bad on mileage but these have hit a new low. Less than 9,000 miles and the tire are serverely worm. What I really Love is that when you park the car with warm tires they deform as they cool off. Thought the sidewall was blown out the left front. As I turned , the tires shake the car and go chachunk like they were flat. Took the car to the dealership and the tires were fine but they asked if I wanted to watch the video on the tires cooling to an out of round shape. I replied thank you but I have driven on these #%<#^ tires. Seriously, 9,000 miles and I need new tires for $2,000 ?? What do they make these out of ? Pencil erasers ??Love Love the car but rediculously worthless tires.

  3. 12,000 Miles on staggered wheels on 2015 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG, tires are worn out completely rear even more than the front.

  4. Replaced OEM Pirellis with the Continental. Only managed 12,000 on the Pirelli rear tires. So far the Continentals are wearing about 40% better than the Pirellis. Otherwise, performance is good all around and the Conti’s are less expensive than the Pirellis. At 18,000 total vehicle miles, the OEM Pirelli front tires are about 60% worn. The rear tires on these large 325 x 22 wear much more rapidly than the fronts. Happy with the Continentals so far.

  5. These tyres are OE on my Golf R, overall they’re just subpar. Don’t bother with these, Just ordered Pilot Sport 4s’s for my next set

  6. i have the big real wheel drive AMG with perfomace PKG 603 hpsave your money on these tires.. I track my cars a few times a year in the north east and i say run fast from this tire 1) Pilot super sport or 4S2) Firestone firehawk indy 500 trust me this is a top tire for cheap good luck and happy driving

  7. Why you would put this tire on a high performance Audi S8 Plus bewilders me! To spare expense with this tire is a huge negative for such an incredible vehicle. This car deserves better. Don’t waste your time nor money with this tire. No!!!


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