tyres will now roll on with the Maserati Ghibli. The Italian sports car
manufacturer has approved the ContiSportContact 5 tyre for the new Ghibli
saloon. This is the second approval that the Hanover based tyre company has
received from the maker of thoroughbred sports cars. It had got an approval for
the Quattroporte last year.
will manufacture the ContiSportContact 5 in eight sizes between 18 and 21
inches for the Maserati Ghibli. To distinguish it from other versions of the
premium sports tyre, the OE models for the Ghibli will feature the
"MGT" marking on the side wall.
Ghibli will be fitted with the ContiSportContact 5 in size 235/50 R 18 97 Y,
with the axles on more powerful models fitted with 19, 20, and 21-inch tyres.
Wider tyres will be fitted on the rear axle of the Ghibli. This is to ensure that
the sports saloon delivers high performance on the road with precise handling.
The product range starts with tyres from 18 inches, and models with more
powerful engines of up to 410 hp will be fitted with ContiSportContact 5 tyres
in sizes 245/35 ZR 21 96 Y XL on the front axle and 285/30 ZR 21 100 Y XL on
the rear axle. The Continental tyres for the Maserati Ghibli are approved for
speeds of up to 198mph (318.65kmph).
to a company note, with the ContiSportContact 5, Continental’s engineers have
developed a tyre which is suitable for performance cars. These also represent a
significant progression on the successful ContiSportContact 3. The ContiSportContact
5 tyres offer shorter braking distances in all weather conditions, excellent
road grip, safety when cornering and reduced fuel consumption.
supplies leading automakers with this tyre as original equipment for their
high-end sports models, prominent tuning companies and sports car manufacturers.
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