Chris Rado to Debut New Scion tC at Redline Time Attack in Sebring

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Fort Mill, SC  (Aug. 13, 2010) - Veteran racer Chris Rado of WORLD Racing is poised to debut his latest and greatest Scion tC at the exhilarating Redline Time Attack Series at Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla., Aug. 14 and 15.


The 1,100 horsepower all-wheel drive speed machine, named the Chris Rado with his new Team Need for Speed Time Attack Scion. 


Team Need for Speed Time Attack Scion, is like no other. The black-and-white striped Scion boasts a gold-plated hood-exit exhaust and bulkhead, and black Continental decals on the sides.


"We're really excited to see Rado's extreme Scion take on the Time Attacks," said Travis Roffler, director of marketing, Continental Tire. "With Rado's expertise in not only racing, but also in high-performance vehicles, he is certainly going to be a force to be reckoned with at Sebring."


Team Need for Speed Time Attack Scion tC Specs:


·         Wheelbase 108.2 inches

·         Track width front and rear 61.3 front / 59.7 rear

·         Ride height 2 inches from ground, all the way around

·         Overall car height (roof top) 48.9 inches

·         Overall car length 176.4 inches

·         Overall car width (not including mirrors or winglets) 78.8 inches (fender to fender)

·         Engine type 2AZ-FE - factory 2.4 tC engine

·         Wheel specs: diameter, width and offset (if they are dished a measurement for the dish depth too - front and rear) 18 inch diameter by 12 inch width - HRE Competition Forged Series (COMP95)

·         Max WHP at RPM 1,154 HP at 8,000 RPM

·         Torque at RPM  905 ft/lbs at 7,000 RPM

·         Weight 2,260 pounds (dry)

·         Wing sizes - width and length - Front Wing - 78 inches long by 10 inches wide, Rear Wing - 76 inches long by 12 inches wide


Tire Specs


Diameter, width and profile - Uses two sizes depending on track/sanctioning race

Continental Tires - 305/645R18 r80 compound (slick)

Continental Tires - 315/30ZR18 A6 compound (non-slick)





            1) 53-19

            2) 42-21

            3) 39-24

            4) 36-27

            5) 39-34

            6) 31-31 (1 to 1)


o   50/50 torque bias

o   3.309 rear-end gear final

o   3.295 front-end  gear final 

o   Winters quick-change rear end 23-19

o   Rear-end bevel gear 33-8


Continental Tire is proud to compete in the Redline Time Attack Series. Continental's extreme performance tires feature outstanding handling for the tightest turns and the most action-packed tracks, and are tuned for ultra-high performance cars whose drivers demand extreme grip in even the most treacherous conditions.


About Continental Tire


With sales of approximately €20 billion in 2009, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs approximately 143,000 in 46 countries.



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