CONTINENTAL Premium Contact SSR
The SSR stands for Self Supporting Runflat tyre. The SSR principle, Unlike conventional tyres, the SSR principle is based on a reinforced, self-supporting sidewall. This prevents the inside of the tyre from getting crushed between the road and the rim and from slipping into the rim wel,l in the event of tyre deflation. The SSR's reinforced sidewall enables the car to continue on its way at a maximum speed of 50 mph for up to 50 miles, depending on road conditions and vehicle weight.
The ContiPremiumContact has a unique 3D tread groove which gives it optimal braking performance on both wet and dry surfaces, excellent protection against aquaplaning, precise handling and unbeatable driving stability.
The shallow side of the 3D groove gives greater tread block stability and improves road contact, which results in shorter braking distances on dry roads.
The step side of the 3D groove makes the edge of the tread block extremely angular, enabling the tyre to cut through the water on the road, much like a windscreen wiper, for exceptionally shorter braking distances in the wet.
The special shape of the 3D grooves means that as the water flows through, a swirl effect is created. That water is thus dispersed more rapidly and the risk of aquaplaning is reduced.