Continental ContiWinterContact TS 830 P
Strong results across all conditions ensured victory for firm’s winter tyre
Consistently good performances earn Continental our winter tyre crown. It had to give best on the snow tests to Goodyear, yet it was close behind and slipped up only in the traction assessment. On the Skanska track it merely a second off the pace.
Back in Germany, it was even closer across the wet tests, with Pirelli matching it thanks to that lateral aquaplaning result.
Elsewhere, the Conti had the edge over winter rivals apart from on the handling circuit, where it could not quite achieve the Michelin’s times. It finished a metre ahead of its winter rivals for wet braking, with only the all-season Hankook getting closer.
The consistent approach carried over to the dry tests, with only the Vredestein managing a better lap. It also proved one of the most frugal contenders.
Great all round performance with no weaknesses sees off winter rivals and takes the win.
In this review
- 1IntroductionChanging tyres could be the key to staying on the move this winter. Our comprehensive guide explains why you should swap - and puts nine top brands to the test
- 2Summer: Continental ContiSportContact 3And how does a summer tyre compare?
- 3Continental ContiWinterContact TS 830 P - currently readingStrong results across all conditions ensured victory for firm’s winter tyre
- 4Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 2Strong performance on snow helped Winter tyre come second
- 5Pirelli Sottozero Winter 240 Serie IIItalian winter rubber really shines when the roads get wet
- 6Hankook Optimo 4SBest all-season choice is a real jack-of-all trades
- 7Vredestein Quatrac 3Top all-season snow handler also impresses on dry roads
- 8Nankang Snow SV-2Budget Winter option is not up to scratch in the wet
- 9Kumho Solus VierAll-season offering falls short in most conditions
- 10Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4DPre-production Dunlop Winter tyre was consistent in all tests