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.

Our verdict

Great all round performance with no weaknesses sees off winter rivals and takes the win.

On test…ScoreRanking
Snow braking1001
Snow traction95.33
Snow handling98.96
Snow slalom97.64
Straight aquaplaning1001
Curved aquaplaning88.62
Wet handling98.83
Wet braking1001
Dry handling99.72
Dry braking96.95
Rolling resistance993

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