CUSTOM MADE TYRES

CUSTOM-MADE TYRES

Continental works in collaboration with the best car manufacturers to create the PERFECT FIT between car and tyre. This collaboration is achieved through dedicated technologies, processes and materials. By mixing these elements, Continental is able to develop marked tyres, custom-made for any kind of vehicle.

WHY CUSTOM-MADE TYRES

DIFFERENT CARS

Car manufacturers are used to developing new models to answer drivers’ needs. In the same way, tyres must be adapted to the specific features of each car in order to respond to drivers’ needs and get the best performance in every condition.

WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

Every car is different. They have different weights and specific configurations. Different engine positions modify the weight distribution and consequently the tyre’s impact on the road and the car dynamics, requiring a dedicated optimization of the tread.

ELECTRONICS

Control systems, like ABS, EPC and TPMS, are based on original equipment tyre characteristics. Marked tyres can guarantee compliance with the car manufacturer’s requirements, avoiding any possible risk associated with the malfunction of electronic systems. Moreover, only a tyre with high dimensional accuracy can guarantee the perfect function of all components in the latest vehicle generation (all-wheel drive, hybrid systems, driving aids).

HOW TO READ A MARKED TYRE

TYRE INDUSTRIALISATION 2 - 6 MONTHS

To ensure the high test standard of the product's quality, dedicated technologies, processes and materials are at the forefront of high performance tyre manufacturing.

CO-DESIGN 2 - 3 MONTHS

A synergic cooperation with top car manufacturers to suit the dynamic personality of each car model. To provide the best in terms of comfort and handling, or simply in terms of overall balance and performance.

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT 2 - 3 YEARS

The creation of a base tyre with a perfect interaction between advanced design activities and unique craftsmanship capabilities. Development through several tests: handling in both dry and wet conditions, aquaplaning behaviour, winter performance, rolling resistance, integrity and high speed.

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT TYRE MARKINGS

ALFA ROMEO

AR | ARR

ALPINA

ALP

ASTON MARTIN

A6A | A7A | AM4 |AM8 | AMP | AMS | AMV | A8A

AUDI

AO | AO1 | AOE | RO1 | RO2

BENTLEY

B | B1 | BC

BMW

* (Star)

FERRARI

F | F01 | F02 | F03

HYUNDAI

HN | GOE

JAGUAR

J | JRS

LAMBORGHINI

L | L1

LANDROVER

LR | LR1 | LR2 | LR3 | LR4 | LR5

LOTUS

LS

MASERATI

MGT

MCLAREN

MC | MC1 | MC2 | MC-C

MERCEDES

MO | MO1 | MOE | MO-S | MO-V

MINI

* (Star)

PORSCHE

NO | N1 | N2 | N3| N4 | N5 | NA0 | NA1 | NF0

TESLA

T0 | T01

VOLVO

VOL