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Technology Partner Continental and BRABUS Together Again at the Essen Motor Show

At this year’s Essen Motor Show, which takes place until 10th of December in the German Ruhr area, Continental is presenting its sporty premium tyres for high-performance vehicles together with the luxury tuner BRABUS. The Essen Motor Show is Europe’s largest trade fair and the most important performance show for tuning, motorsport, sporty production vehicles and classic cars. At the show the two partners will be presenting the cutting-edge BRABUS ROCKET R “1 of 25” Limited Edition and BRABUS 750 Bodo Buschmann Edition “1 of 25” models, which Continental is equipping exclusively with its ultra-high-performance tyres. Both vehicles combine exceptional performance with spectacular bodywork and an impressive ambience.

The BRABUS ROCKET R “1 of 25” Limited Edition offers a high-performance engine with 900 hp (662 kW) and a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm, which catapults the supercar from a standstill to 62mph in just 2.5 seconds and to 124mph in 7.2 seconds. The carbon body developed in the wind tunnel makes the coupé 196.8 centimetres wide and creates space for extra-wide 21 and 22-inch wheels with high-performance tyres up to 335 millimetres wide. Continental supplies the extremely sporty SportContact 7 in 255/45 ZR 21 on the front and 335/45 ZR 22 on the rear. “The sportiest Continental tyre of all time was developed for extreme challenges,” says Michael Schneider, Head of Tuning Continental Tires Germany. “It gives the Brabus Supercar outstanding traction and can also withstand enormous lateral forces.

Named after the company founder, the BRABUS 750 Bodo Buschmann Edition “1 of 25” is a roadster based on the Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4MATIC+ Roadster – powered by a performance-enhanced eight-cylinder biturbo with 750 hp (552 kW) and 900 Nm of maximum torque. This enables the two-seater to accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 3.3 seconds. The Monoblock II evo “Platinum Edition” three-spoke wheels, which emphasise the wedge shape of the roadster with their combination of 21 and 22-inch rims on the front and rear axles, are an extraordinary eye-catcher. For the tyres, the German high-end tuner relies on the SportContact 7 from technology partner Continental in the dimensions 275/35 ZR 21 on the front and 335/25 ZR 22 on the rear. Sports springs specially matched to the tyres lower the vehicle by around 25 millimetres.

“The lowered centre of gravity makes the handling even more agile without compromising comfort,” says Schneider. “At the same time, the perfect coordination with the tyres optimises active safety.”

Continental to display BRABUS motorcycle at the Essen Motor Show for the first time

For the first time the extraordinary BRABUS motorcycle will also be on show at the Continental stand. The MASTERPIECE EDITION of the exclusive BRABUS 1300 R is based on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R EVO. The 168mp single-seater is powered by a 180 hp (132 kW) V2-cylinder engine. The sporty orientation of this special model also includes a customised wheel/tyre combination with sports tyres measuring 120/70 R 17 on the front and 200/55 R 17 on the rear. Brabus relies on the ContiSportAttack 4 with BlackChili sports compound for outstanding grip and extreme precision in sporty cornering.

Continental’s infotainment stand at the Essen Motor Show 2023 is located in Hall 7, Stand A07. You can find more information about the Essen Motor Show here.