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    Default Continental, ExtremeContact SPORT tire review -with Motec Data (MotoIQ)

    Hey guys,

    Check out MotoIQ.com's tire test of the brand new Continental ExtremeContact SPORT -which debut earlier this month:


    “Same level dry performance as a Michelin Pilot Super Sport”. That is a HUGE statement by Continental when the PSS is hands down the segment leading benchmark. Continental is extremely proud of their brand new ExtremeContact™ Sport tire that was just released earlier this month as a replacement for their ExtremeContact™ DW tire. We logged nearly a thousand miles on the new Sport in both the wet and dry, and put it up against the outgoing DW in a back to back test at Palm Beach International Raceway to see if it lives up to Continental’s claims.


    In the article:

    -In-depth analysis of the new (from the ground up) ExtremeContact Sport.
    -Street review in the dry and wet.
    -Track Test at Palm Beach International Raceway.
    -Motec Data overlays back to back testing the Sport with the outgoing DW.
    -Subjective Handling reviews.
    -Deciphering Continental's product lineup.


    TESTED: Continental Tire ExtremeContact Sport




    Enjoy!
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    I have always been a fan of the DW. I thought it the best street tire I have used. I have never had the michelins due to my own cheapness. I can't wait to try the new and improved DW Sport! I'm going out to wear out some old DW now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    I have always been a fan of the DW. I thought it the best street tire I have used. I have never had the michelins due to my own cheapness. I can't wait to try the new and improved DW Sport! I'm going out to wear out some old DW now...
    You'll be quite happy with the significant improvement of the ExtremeContact Sport. (Not DW Sport).

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    I always wanted to try the Conti DW but they never made a 15" size. The Conti EC Sport is available in 205 50 15 so they're on the list for my next set of street tires for the Miata.
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    How do these compare to the BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeColangelo View Post
    How do these compare to the BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp 2?
    A little better across every category - like a PSS.
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    Really excited about this tire! I've run a few Continental's on my motorcycles but never had them on a car. Considering putting these on my Fiance's Fiat 500 Abarth she uses for autocross instead of another set of Nitto NT-05s.
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    Now I can't wait to wear out my neogens and put a set of these on the mazda2!
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    I've got a set on order for the Abarth, autocross report incoming next weekend!

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    So is this the tire you would buy for a "sports car" that will likely see very little track time? (oil cooled 911) Looking for good, crisp feel, and relatively quite.
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    What about the Firehawk Indy 500 aka Bridgestone RE003

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Andrews View Post
    So is this the tire you would buy for a "sports car" that will likely see very little track time? (oil cooled 911) Looking for good, crisp feel, and relatively quite.
    I have them on my Mustang and if they come out with a 235/40-17 I will probably put them on my NSX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Andrews View Post
    So is this the tire you would buy for a "sports car" that will likely see very little track time? (oil cooled 911) Looking for good, crisp feel, and relatively quite.
    These would be a great match, I didn't end up driving the Fiat with these tires but have put some street hooning miles on them. Overall really impressed and I want to take a lap or two next event just to see how they perform there. These make significantly less noise than the NT-05 they replaced and I don't think their dry grip is too far off those.

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    Would anyone be interested in running this tire if they come out with a 235/40-17 or 215/40-17 fitment? I'm talking to them about making one or both of these sizes. Any input is welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntman View Post
    Would anyone be interested in running this tire if they come out with a 235/40-17 or 215/40-17 fitment? I'm talking to them about making one or both of these sizes. Any input is welcome.
    I saw over on the Miata.net forum a thread about these tires, you're even mentioned in the thread, and a guy was looking for these in 235/40 17 for his ND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gptoyz View Post
    What about the Firehawk Indy 500 aka Bridgestone RE003
    I recently put these (firestones) on my rx-8 as a trackable street tire and am curious as to how these 2 compare. I was impressed with the indy500 on track, though it does get greasy and will let you know quickly if it's being overdriven. But it felt way closer to a 200tw tire than a sport comp2.
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    I'm interested in these on a dual purpose Miata. The Miata sees about 5-6 HPDE/year. Where I generally look for an "extreme" performance tire, the rain we see often around Atlanta can make driving in those situations a little dicey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeballs View Post
    I recently put these (firestones) on my rx-8 as a trackable street tire and am curious as to how these 2 compare. I was impressed with the indy500 on track, though it does get greasy and will let you know quickly if it's being overdriven. But it felt way closer to a 200tw tire than a sport comp2.
    I have buddy with an e28 who is also impressed by the Indy tires on it. He has taken it out on RA and AMP for a couple of laps, but the brakes on that car aren't up to the task.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    I have buddy with an e28 who is also impressed by the Indy tires on it. He has taken it out on RA and AMP for a couple of laps, but the brakes on that car aren't up to the task.
    Sounds like my last trackday at AMP. The only good quality of my brake pads that day were that they didn't disintegrate, yet the car was scooting around the track unbelievably fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gptoyz View Post
    What about the Firehawk Indy 500 aka Bridgestone RE003
    Those aren't great in the wet and are far louder and don't ride as well as the ECS. As far as outright dry grip, they're similar with the ECS edging them out while not costing much more. Far better all-around.

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