Press ReleaseGiving sports cars extra grip:
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press ReleaseGiving sports cars extra grip:
Giving sports cars extra grip:
Continental tyres for new Ford Focus ST
Hanover, November 2005. The new Ford Focus ST comes with Continental sports
tyres, enabling Germany's leading tyre manufacturer to add yet another Original
Equipment approval to its list. ContiSportContact 2 tyres ensure that the 220 hp (166
kW) engine power produced by Cologne-based Ford's new sporty model is
transmitted forcefully and firmly to the road.
The new Ford Focus ST is the top model in the Ford compact car range. Developed by
specialists from TeamRS, the car offers excellent road holding and impressive acceleration.
Its chassis was designed specifically to meet the expectations of enthusiast drivers. The
ContiSportContact 2 size 225/40 R 18 W tyres from Continental provide the necessary grip to
ensure safety, even during sporty driving. Ford approved the high-performance sports tyre,
because it offers exceptionally balanced driving characteristics on dry and wet roads, thereby
meeting high, safety-relevant requirements.
Original Equipment approvals from Ford are a tradition at Continental. "All model ranges -
from the Fiesta to the Transit - are fitted with Continental tyres" explains Jörg Göner,
responsible for Ford Original Equipment tyres at Continental. "Last year alone we supplied in
Europe 2.8 million tyres to the Ford factories for fitting as Original Equipment."
The Continental Corporation is a leading supplier of tyres, brake systems, chassis
components, vehicle electronics and technical elastomers. In 2004 the corporation realised
sales of EUR12.6 billion. At present it has a worldwide workforce of more than 81,000.
The tyre business unit is an Official Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM.
For further information, visit the website www.ContiSoccerWorld.com.
Klaus Engelhart Tel.: +49 511 938 2285
Tyre PR Fax: +49 511 938 2455
Continental AG E-mail: Klaus.Engelhart@conti.de