# SportContact 7

Driving electric like a pro

With Nico Rosberg

Introduction

Knowing that you can always trust in your tires gives you confidence. The new SportContact™ 7 was engineered to give you the confident feeling of knowing you can push the limits further and further, so that you can simply enjoy driving pleasure at the highest stage.

• Gives you confidence with safe and stable driving behavior on wet and dry surfaces.

• A perfect interplay of extra-soft BlackChili compound and extra-stiff pattern for long-lasting, next-level driving pleasure.

• Tailor-made for different vehicle classes to give you the typical SportContact™ feeling.

Everything in the automotive industry is evolving, from our performance tires to the electric engines that power our vehicles. This means our driving must evolve, too. In this video series, Nico Rosberg, with the help of the SportContact™ 7, teaches us how to drive an electric car like a pro, so you can master the road ahead with confidence.

Episode 1: accelerating

Did you know that electric cars are heavier than combustion-engine cars? It’s true. And the reason why it’s important to know this is because it affects the way we drive, especially when it comes to accelerating. But not to worry: there is a trick to picking up the pace in an electric vehicle. What is it, you ask? You’ll have to watch this episode of “Driving electric like a pro” to find out.

Episode 2: cornering

As most experienced drivers know, you have to brake to your desired speed before entering a corner. This is for safety reasons, as no one wants to brake harshly and risk having their car lose control. But what happens if you are driving an electric car? Nico Rosberg doesn’t cut any corners in explaining how to corner in this episode of “Driving electric like a pro,” and it all has to do with the letter V.

Full Frame Shot Of Road

Episode 3: perfect line

What does it mean to drive the “perfect line”? It’s the imaginary line a car would follow on the road when it goes around a corner or down a straight. It is not the shortest distance around a corner, but one that minimizes the time spent in a corner while maximizing the speed through the corner. Make sense? It also has a lot to do with braking, aggressive turn-ins, and exiting corners. 

Motor racing track

But we’ll leave it up to the expert, Nico Rosberg, to explain how to achieve the perfect line in an electric car with SportContact™ 7 tires.

Episode 4: braking

Braking in any car is one of the riskier elements of driving. You don’t want to brake too hard when driving around town, but rather brake to give yourself enough distance to slowly and smoothly bring the car to a complete stop. But if you are on the racetrack and your electric car is equipped with SportContact™ 7 tires, then it’s a different story. 

Full frame shot Of asphalt road

Watch the next episode as Nico teaches us how to explore the limits of braking safely.

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