The Continental ContiSportContact 5 tire was initially developed to match the sporty driving characteristics of Mercedes-Benz SLK350 roadsters.
Today the line is available in dozens of sizes for other high end marques like Acura and Lexus. The ContiSportContact 5 is designed to combine short braking distances and good cornering traction with reduced fuel consumption and good treadwear. It can deliver this array of performances thanks to an asymmetric tread design that uses a macro-block outboard shoulder. This shoulder design adapts to the road surface to improve road grip and cornering stability.