The Conti SportContact 2 is one of Continental's max performance summer tires that was developed to meet the needs of extremely powerful sports cars, coupes and luxurious performance sedans. The Conti SportContact 2 features Continental's trademarked bionic compound, it also has Continentals contour technology developed into the tread, helping to enhance high performance traction, braking, and high speed handling. Like all summer tires, the Continental Conti SportContact 2 is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. The Conti SportContact 2 molds Continental's trademarked high performance bionic tread compound technology into a incredibly sleek asymmetric design which also helps to enhances steering response and precision while the tire's wide circumferential ribs provide the necessary stiffness to transmit acceleration, and braking forces. The circumferential tread grooves, between the ribs, help to eject water from the tread, and also help to prevent hydroplaning while in wet weather conditions. The tire's internal structure features Continental's Advanced Mold Contour technology, which allows the tire to become slightly wider during braking to help shorten stopping distances. The Conti SportContact 2 features nylon reinforced twin steel belts to help stiffen and stabilize the tread area, while also enhancing the handling as well as its high-speed capabilities.