Toyo Unveils New Competition Tire: Proxes R888R
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has released the Toyo Proxes R888R DOT competition tire in the U.S.A.
The company says the Proxes R888R is an evolution of the Proxes R888, delivering even faster lap times and better dry handling. This DOT competition tire was previously available in Europe and Australia.
Racers and vehicle customizers in all segments embraced the Proxes R888 for its versatility and longevity on the track, its broad range of fitments and overall good looks, according to Toyo.
The company says the Proxes R888R “takes it to the next level” with new tread design and an improved contact patch that puts more rubber on the surface of the track. This optimized contact patch improves braking as well as acceleration and cornering in dry conditions.
The Proxes R888R quickly reaches an ideal operating temperature due to its high grip race compound. Racers will appreciate this attribute, along with the predictable handling of the tire, according to Toyo.
With a treadwear rating of 100 AA A, the Proxes R888R is available in a full range of sizes to fit 13- up to 20-inch diameter wheels with additional sizes to be released through summer 2017.
“The Proxes R888R represents an evolution of the Proxes R888 in its design, technology and performance,” says Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, competition performance products division, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.
“It provides dramatically increased levels of performance for use in numerous NASA and SCCA classes, as well as Time Attack and high-performance driving schools – all while maintaining a great appearance for car customizers.”
The Proxes R888 remains in the company’s competition line-up for racers who are faced with both wet and dry conditions on race weekends.
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To learn more about the r-compound Proxes R888R DOT competition tire for maximum performance sedans and coupes, including sizes new to the line of competition tires, log on to www.toyotires.com.