Continental UHP Tire Chosen for 2018 Roush Mustangs
Continental Tire the Americas LLC’s ultra-high-performance tire, the ExtremeContact Sport, has been chosen as the sole fitment for the 2018 Roush Mustangs.
The ExtremeContact Sport is a dynamic, UHP street tire built for car enthusiasts and engineered for extreme grip in dry and wet conditions, the company reports. It comes in 71 sizes.
“A Roush Mustang is the zenith of performance among Mustang enthusiasts,” says Travis Roffler, director of marketing for Continental Tire. “The hours of testing, engineering and thought that goes into designing a Roush Mustang is second-to-none. We’re proud to have engineered a performance tire like the ExtremeContact Sport to match up to the performance of the Roush Mustangs.”
Roush Mustangs are all-new for 2018, and are available in Stage 1 and Stage 2 packages. While the Roush Stage 1 is powered by Ford’s 310 hp 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost power plant, the Stage 2 boasts Ford’s 460 hp 5.0L V8 engine.
Each Roush Mustang comes standard with race-inspired styling components, suspension and more, with a long list of optional enhancements. While Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires are an upgrade on Stage 1 Mustangs, they are standard equipment on every Stage 2. When paired with the optional “TrakPak” 3-Way Coilover Suspension System, the Roush Stage 2 achieves 1.07 lateral g’s on the skid pad.
To provide the most robust UHP tire possible, Continental called upon five championship-winning racecar drivers to help with the development process. Their input, coupled with Continental’s engineering, produced a top-of-the-line tire that’s gained industry-wide recognition, says the company.
The science of Continental’s SportPlus Technology provides precise handling; security on wet, slippery roads; long tread life; and a quiet, comfortable ride. Another marquee feature of the ExtremeContact Sport are Continental’s Tuned Performance Indicators. The D (dry) and W (wet) letters in the tread indicate the tire’s optimal performance levels in dry and wet conditions.
A 700+ hp supercharged “Jackhammer” package is expected to join the lineup in the spring of 2018.
For more information on the 2018 ROUSH Mustang lineup, visit roushperformance.com