The Conti SportContact 2 SSR is one of Continental's max performance runflat summer tires that was developed to meet the needs of extremely powerful sports cars, coupes and luxurious performance sedans, while still providing them with runflat capabilities. The Conti SportContact 2 SSR 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 SSR is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice. The Conti SportContact 2 SSR 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' 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 Continental SportContact 2 SSR allows drivers to keep driving in the event of a flat, allowing them to reach a tire service facility without having to go through the hassle of changing a flat tire, then driving with the spare. The Conti SportContact 2 SSR's reinforced sidewall enables the car to continue on its way at a maximum speed of 50 mph for up to 50 miles.