New Continental Summer UHP Tire Targets Enthusiasts

Nov. 17, 2022

Continental Tire the Americas LLC is expanding its ultra-high performance (UHP) tire lineup with the addition of the all-new Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 summer UHP tire, which is “geared toward enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their vehicles,” says Brian Beierwaltes, the company’s senior marketing manager.

Continental demonstrated the performance capabilities of the ExtremeContact Sport 02 this week during a ride-and-drive event in Palm Springs, Calif., that was attended by Continental tire dealers and distributors.

More than 90% of the tire’s sizes are available now. Twelve more sizes will be added in February 2023 – giving the Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 a total of 77 sizes.

Replacing the Continental ExtremeContact Sport, the new tire features Continental’s SportPlus Technology, which provides enhanced handling, optimized grip and extended tread life. 

It also comes with built-in tread wear indicators that provide pull-point recommendations for both wet and dry surface driving. And it is backed by a 30,000-mile warranty, as well as a 60-day customer satisfaction trial.

“We improved things from a performance perspective across the board – wet performance, dry performance, overall mileage,” says Beierwaltes.

“We’re constantly continuing to evolve and making sure we’re giving customers what they want.”

In designing the tire, "we made a specific, conscious effort to look at Audi, BMW and Porsche” models “to make sure we could fit almost the entire, broad spectrum. 

"We built it based on what consumer needs are. We’ve always been a performance-driven company.”

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Mike Manges | Editor

Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s editor. A 25-year tire industry veteran, he is a three-time International Automotive Media Association award winner and holds a Gold Award from the Association of Automotive Publication Editors. Mike has traveled the world in pursuit of stories that will help independent tire dealers move their businesses forward. Before rejoining MTD in September 2019, he held corporate communications positions at two Fortune 500 companies and served as MTD’s senior editor from 2000 to 2010.