The Conti SportContact is an ultra high performance summer tire that was designed mostly for sports cars, sedans, and coupes. While it will provide traction in both wet and dry conditions, it should not be driven in near-freezing conditions, on ice or snow. The SportContact features a asymmetric design that delivers extreme stability in the corners, and gives excellent steering response. While developing the Continental SportContact the engineers wanted to create a high performance tire that would deliver breathtaking performance handling, and also excellent safety at high speeds. They were able to achieve this by blending their patented rubber compound, with an incredibly stiff inner structure, And then molding this into an asymmetric design. Continental Conti SportContact tires all carry the same black sidewall styling with subtle black lettering. The wide circumferential grooves in the tread of the tire help to provide enhanced stiffness, while also transmitting the braking and acceleration forces to the ground. The circumferential grooves also help to disperse water and resist hydroplaning. The tire is designed with twin steel belts that are reinforced with nylon to help stabilize the tread, by doing this Continental enhances the stability and handling of the tire, all while increasing its high speed performance capabilities.