Continental tyres announced as Ultra high performance tyre supplier to Project Kahn
17th Oct 2019
Continental tyres have been announced as the preferred ultra high performance tyre supplier to Kahn Design.
As the only High Performance Partner, Continental will support all on- road tyre applications for Kahn Design and Project Kahn vehicles, with the latest Range Rover models running on 285/35R23 107Y XL FR SportContact 6 RO1 ContiSilent.
Kahn Design is synonymous with vehicle conversions, luxury bespoke leather interiors, light alloy wheels, aerodynamic body styling, hence the company’s mantra is ‚‘The Road Is My Catwalk‘.
Kahn Design along with Project Kahn, which is the high performance and Range Rover arm of the business, demand the best fitment when it comes to tyre specification. Continental has been no stranger to supporting Kahn over the last ten years, acting as the preferred supplier for all on-road vehicles. The current vehicle range sees fitments of 23“ Continental SportContact 6 tyres supplied to both the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga models. .
The Continental tuning department has 27 years’ experience in supporting its customers in the business of vehicle conversion, performance enhancement and handling optimisation. Tyre choice plays a critical role for such high-end tuning partners, and the SportContact 6 perfectly meets the needs of performance vehicles.
Afzal Kahn, Kahn Design’s founder, chief designer and C.E.O said: “We are thrilled to formerly [AS(1] build on our work with Continental tyres as our preferred high performance tyre supplier. Over the last ten years Project Kahn and Kahn design have pushed the boundaries of excellence and design. Our customer demands are high, and tyres form an essential part of the look and feel of our product. The Continental SportContact 6 is used across our complete range, showing our trust and confidence in the performance delivered.”
The distinguishing characteristic of an ultra-high-performance tyre is not just the size, but also its superior competency in the most demanding of situations. With a set of UHP tyres fitted to a performance car, you can expect a sporty ride, smoother lane changes, plus enhanced steering precision and cornering stability.
The engineers at Continental have worked tirelessly to develop a range of UHP tyres that can handle the increased speeds, torque, and G-forces produced by the extra horsepower, enhanced brakes, and sports-tuned suspension of vehicles delivered by producers such as Kahn Design.
Over time, the world-class engineers and technicians at Continental have devised a vast number of technologies to dramatically enhance tyre performance characteristics. More than just a new rubber compound, Black Chili is based on the latest findings in polymer and raw material research. A “Micro Flexibility Compound” ensures optimal interlocking between the tyre and the surface of the road, providing better acceleration and safety reserves for all Kahn Design vehicles.
Continental has a long history of product excellence and commitment to redefine UHP performance. Its High-Performance Technology Center (HTPC) has been in operation since June 2016. It currently produces extremely sophisticated high-speed tyres for performance sports cars and SUVs. Some 350,000 tyres roll off the production line every year.
For more information on Continental’s complete range, visit www.continental-tyres.co.uk
Notes to editors:
For more information on Continental, contact:
Communications & Automotive Partnership Manager, Mark Griffiths on 01895 425983 or 07500 049720 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Officer, Samara Amos on 01895 425969 or 07808904247 or email@example.com
For more information on Kahn Design, contact:
Communications & Automotive Manager, Mo Bhana on 01274 715731 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2018, Continental generated preliminary sales of €44.4 billion and currently employs around 243,000 people in 60 countries and markets.
The Tire division has 24 production and development locations worldwide. As one of the leading tire manufacturers with around 54,000 employees, the division posted preliminary sales of €11.4 billion in 2018. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in R&D, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility.
- About Kahn:
Kahn Design is a British-based company that specialises in the modification of motor vehicles.
Founded by principal British Designer, Afzal Kahn, the company consists of a group of four brands: Kahn Design, Chelsea Truck Company, Project Kahn and Kahn Automobiles.
Initially the company designed and sold alloy wheels, but in 2003 developed into car design modifications and coachbuilding.
The business is now active in all the major continents with Project Kahn and Chelsea Truck Company vehicles often seen in the most exclusive of locations around the world.
Partner businesses and discerning customers either buy the vehicles directly and source the required upgrade package through Kahn Design, Chelsea Truck Company or Project Kahn.
Clients can also buy the vehicle styled to the customer’s requirements from the firm, which will then deliver or export the vehicle for delivery to the customer.
Kahn Design’s H.Q is located in Yorkshire. An additional two boutiques are located on The Kings Road in Chelsea and Kensington High Street, all of which feature vehicles alongside an exclusive collection of wheels and accessories.