The sporty winter tire for powerful medium and luxury-class cars.
- Outstanding grip and braking performance on ice and snow
- Excellent performance in the wet
- Superb ride comfort
- Long service life
As a sports tire for winter use, the ContiWinterContactTM TS 810 Sport combines superb handling with good wet grip and safe driving characteristics on wintry roads. Stiff shoulder blocks deliver outstanding cornering stability. Its band-shaped tread structure in the center zone, similar to that of summer tires, ensures shortest braking distances on dry roads. Thicker sipes with their sipe spacers on the inside of the tire keep the sipes open when they pass through the ground contact area. This makes the sipe fill up with more snow and boosts the amount of extra grip on wintry roads.
Asymmetrical tread pattern
On the new ContiWinterContactTM TS 810 Sport, enhanced edge characteristics on the middle and inside of the tire significantly improve the grip on snow.
In addition, the sipes of the asymmetrical tread pattern, which is an entirely new development, are 20% thicker on the inside of the tire.These sipes can take on much more snow and increase the traction due to greater snow-snow friction.
New kind of sipe spacer
Innovative sipe spacers prevent the sipes from closing when in contact with the surface, making it possible to increase the amount of snow taken on by the sipes by roughly 20%, thus significantly improving traction and cornering stability on snow.
Innovative compound technology
With a new type of wet polymer, the new ContiWinterContactTM TS 810 Sport performs better in the wet without compromising its performance in snow. Ultra-active carbon black in the tire compound noticeably enhances the driving stability. Tyre life and long-term flexibility of the tread could be increased by reactive plasticizers in the tire compound.
Tread for Optimum Wet-Road Handling
The customized tread concept ensures the good wet-grip performance of the new ContiWinterContactTM tires. To reduce the risk of aquaplaning, the number of circumferential grooves that absorb water during rainy weather has been adapted to the tire width. The ContiWinterContactTM TS 810 Sport has four grooves, or on widths of 265 mm and larger, five grooves.
Winter Tread Wear Indicator (TWI)
Throughout the tread on the tire there are several tread wear indicators that show the remaining tread depth. If the tread has worn down to 4 mm, thus reaching the limit for winter service, the TWI is even with the tread surface, clearly indicating the wear on the tire.