DECATUR, Ind. (June 28, 2013) — Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has agreed to place Continental tires on all high-performance vehicles.
As the "official tire" of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C.'s performance passenger, light truck and SUV tires—including the ExtremeContact line—will be featured on all vehicles that roll out of Lingenfelter's shop, including Lingenfelter Signature Series cars and trucks, show cars, street rods and race vehicles, Lingenfelter said.
"The Lingenfelter team has worked side-by-side with Continental Tire for several years and is our preferred tire brand. The synergies between our companies make this agreement the next logical step," said Ken Lingenfelter, the company's owner. "Continental's performance-tire capabilities complement Lingenfelter's performance-tuning expertise, which will help us get the most from our vehicles, on and off the track."
Decatur, Ind.-based Lingenfelter specializes in high performance automobile modifications.
The company said that in March 2012, a Lingenfelter-tuned ZL1 Camaro, equipped with Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires, became the first to exceed 200 mph—hitting 202.67 mph at Continental's Uvalde Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas.
"Lingenfelter is known for its performance tuning expertise and it's an honor to be aligned with such a noteworthy brand," said Tony Talbert, tuning key account manager for Continental.
"We believe that our 140-year history of building technology-leading, high performance tires is a great match with such a legend in the world of performance cars and racing. Continental recognizes Lingenfelter's pursuit of excellence and that combined with our technology-driven products, is a powerful combination."