New Speed Record For Continental Sports Tyres At Papenburg 3000

During the record drives at the "Papenburg 3000" high-speed event, Klasen Lamborghini Huracan Performance achieved an end speed of 384.12 kmph during a 3,000-metre sprint on Continental Tyres (AutoBild sportscars, dated 11/21). The 865 kW (1180 hp) super-strong sports car was equipped with high-tech tyres from Continental's new SportContact 7 model.

The dimensions fitted were 245/30 R 20 on the front axle and 305/30 R 20 on the rear axle. The record-breaking drive was part of a collaboration between the tyre manufacturer and the AutoBild sportscars editorial team on a test track in Papenburg, Lower Saxony, in which six tuning partners with seven refined vehicles took part.

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The other tuners at the "Papenburg 3000" also achieved their ambitious targets on Continental tyres. The BMW M4 Competition, brought up to 434 kW (590 hp) by AC Schnitzer, achieved 304.16 kmph and the 662-kW (900-hp) Brabus 900 Rocket Edition sprinted to 324.71 km/h. The 669-kW (910-hp) and 577-kW (785-hp) Porsche 911 Turbo S cars from MTM and Techart were also fast - achieving 344.95 km/h and 350.84 km/h respectively.

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Another Porsche, the 587-kW (800-hp) 9ff 911 Turbo, was recorded at 353.27 km/h at the end of the 3,000 metres. The 7367-kW (1001-hp) Audi RS 6 from MTM did not do quite as well - a technical defect prevented a record-breaking drive here.

Continental and AutoBild sportscars traditionally invite different tuners to attempt to break records every two years. The test tracks are in places, like for example Papenburg or Nardo in southern Italy, where the maximum top speeds can be driven under controlled conditions. For the past 30 years, Continental have had their own tuning department, working in collaboration with the vehicle tuners.

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