Lingenfelter Engineering Chooses Continental Tire

Jul 16, 2013

Decatur, Ind.-based Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has entered an agreement to place Continental Tires on all of its vehicles.

As the official tire of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Continental’s line of performance passenger car, light truck and SUV tires will be featured on all vehicles that roll out of the performance tuning shop, according to a press release.

“The Lingenfelter team has worked side-by-side with Continental Tire for several years and it is our preferred tire brand,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “The synergies between our companies make this agreement the next logical step. 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.”

A Lingenfelter-tuned ZL1 Camaro equipped with Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires became the first to exceed 200 mph, hitting 202.67 mph in 2012 at Continental’s Uvalde Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas, the release noted.

“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 Fort Mill, S.C.-based Continental Tire. “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.”