The SportContact 6 is Continental’s Max Performance Summer tire developed to meet the engineering demands of vehicle manufacturers’ highest performing models. Introduced to the U.S. as the Original Equipment tire on the exclusive Audi R8 V10 Plus, the SportContact 6 is designed to combine responsive handling, ultimate grip and high speed stability in dry and wet conditions. However, like all Max Performance Summer tires, the SportContact 6 is not intended to be serviced, stored nor driven in near- and below-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

The tread rubber of the SportContact 6 is Continental’s Black Chili compound, which utilizes a special racing grade carbon black designed to interact with the texture of the road for maximum adhesion, in addition to quickly reaching operating temperature. The asymmetric tread pattern features a strong outboard shoulder with a closely spaced intermediate rib for lateral stability during at-the-limit handling. The continuous center rib provides uninterrupted contact with the road for solid on-center feel and responsive turn-in. The deep, circumferential grooves and lateral notches efficiently evacuate water from beneath the contact patch to resist hydroplaning.

Internally, a two-ply rayon casing supports two high-tensile steel belts. Continental’s exclusive Aralon 350 hybrid cap ply reinforces the steel belts and helps maintain the tire’s shape at high speeds for increased stability and control.

Note: Tires exposed to temperatures of 20 degrees F (-7 degrees C) or lower must be permitted to gradually return to temperatures of at least 40 degrees F (5 degrees C) for at least 24 hours before they are flexed in any manner, such as by adjusting inflation pressures, mounting them on wheels or using them to support, roll or drive a vehicle.

Flexing of the specialized rubber compounds used in Max Performance Summer tires during cold-weather use can result in irreversible compound cracking. Compound cracking is not a warrantable condition because it occurs as the result of improper use or storage, tires exhibiting compound cracking must be replaced.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry litle early to tell, but so far comparable to other Michelin or Pirelli’s I’ve owned. They are pretty sticky as I can hear them pickup pebbles but not as much as those similiar I had on my ’08 SI.Remains to be seen how long they last with average combined driving limited to weekends at that. Albeit with only less than 500 miles thus far, they were comfortable and felt secure even in rainy highway driving.Per Honda, these tires are not as capabl to handle too cold temperatures lower than 5 degrees, so I’m hesitant to risk it. Thus the potential purchase for a differnent or more cooler despite CA climate to such as Michelin Sport 4s for safer or more durability if not try to preferably to switch to an all season version especially after the Contacts wear out.

  2. I’m on my second set of tires these tires are so epic high speeds grip is insane traction is insane Their so quite on the road life span is short but you wanna play you gotta pay

  3. I believe the tires to be top tier tires. If money was no object, I’d probably replace with these Continentals or Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Though Europe may make the best tires in the world, America and North Korea make very good tires for much less. The Continentals are quiet, have great grip, and great handling characteristics. The tread wear is not very good. The tires come with a clear warning that they may not last longer than 10,000 miles (it is understood that this means under regular use. Cars that require or call for this pedigree of tire aren’t usually driven gently) At over $1200 a set, there are just smarter choices. Conversely though, it and the comparable Michelins are probably the best street tires in the world.

  4. OE Tires on 2017 A4 Quattro with sport package. So far the tires have performed great. I was very surprised how good they are in the rain for a summer tire. They are a little noisy on rough roads or worn pavement, but on smooth pavement they are very quiet.

  5. Bought a 2018 Macan Turbo recently. I’m new to the world of Porsche. Let alone a Porsche CUV. Now, I have owned 3 X5’s (4.6is, 4.8is) over the years. Same 20″ tires and also all wheel drive. But this is my first venture into artificial steering. The Macan came with the Michelin Tour HP’s. Too fluffy. Too much role in curves. Swapped them for a set of Conti 6’s right after I had bought it. I think I like them: no noise, handles like it’s on rails, quick and agile. The downside is they (or the Macan) have a tendency to tramline on uneven surfaces. I have tried various air pressures and have settled on 33/35 (fr/rr). I’m more prone to believe this is due to the Macan than a fault of the tires. I have found, in general, Michelins have very soft sidewalls compared to Conti’s. My last ride was a 09 BMW 650i with Sport Package. I ran Michelin SS’s and later ran Conti Extreme Sports. No comparison! The Conti’s are the best. Unfortunately, they do not make the Extremes for 20″ wheels. Based on what is out there right now, I’ll stick with the 6’s for a while.

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