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To new Nitto NT05R, traction is not a drag

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To new Nitto NT05R, traction is not a drag

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has introduced a D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial, the NT05R. The new tire is Nitto’s most aggressive drag radial designed for competition use.

"Nitto’s top priority during the development of the tire was to maximize traction," says the company. "To achieve this, Nitto engineered an all-new specialized race compound and a large contact patch.

"The dual-purpose sidewall construction is enhanced for traction during launch as well as straight-line stability at the top-end. This improves consistency and controllability throughout the entire pass."

The NT05R will be available in the following sizes, which will be released throughout 2010:

* P275/40R17,

* P315/35R17,

* P285/40R18,

* P305/45R18,

* P315/40R18,

* P345/30R19 and

* P315/35R20.

The NT05R will be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2010.

Nitto will officially debut the tire at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 3-6. To see the tire, visit booth #46115 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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