Toyo Tires Officially Announce 20″ R-Compound Proxes R888

September 3rd, 2009

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Well Toyo have gone and officially announced the release of the 20″ Proxes R888 in sizes suitable for the Nissan GT-R. These are officially the first R-Compound tire available for sale suitable for the GT-R and go on sale at all Toyo Tires dealers across the US.

Read the full press release after the jump…

Thanks to Ben @ GT-RR for the heads up.

Link: Toyo Tires R888 Website

September 3, 2009

Toyo Tires® Releases First R-Compound, 20-Inch Tires for Nissan GT-R

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced two new 20-inch sizes in the Toyo Proxes R888, making them the first to offer R-compound tires for the new Nissan GT-R. Originally previewed at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 285/35ZR20 (100Y) front and 315/30ZR20 (101Y) rear fitments are now available at authorized Toyo Tires dealers across the United States.

The Nissan GT-R is a limited production, Japanese supercar that boasts 485 all-wheel-drive horsepower. With its incredible power and handling, it is the ideal car for high-performance driving schools, track days and timed competition. The Proxes R888 competition tire further enhances the track capabilities of this supercar with features such as a continuous center contact for excellent directional control during hard braking. A unidirectional, 6/32nd-inch tread pattern with v-shaped grooves enhances wet traction and control, while a semi-slick shoulder area helps to increase cornering force. The Official Tire of Speed World Challenge®, the Proxes R888 can also be shaved for maximum dry-weather performance on race day.

“With the incredible potential offered by the Nissan GT-R, Toyo Tires felt it was a natural fit to develop R-compound sizes specific to this vehicle,” said Robert Waytashek, consumer products manager, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “With our extensive testing on this car, we found the GT-R achieves a new level of on-track performance thanks to the installation of Proxes R888 tires.”

Toyo Proxes R888-equipped cars have won races in professional and amateur road racing, time attack competition and autocross. To learn more about the full line of Proxes high performance tires from Toyo Tires, log on to toyotires.com. Toyo Tires manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.

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    The Nissan GT-R with 20 inch tires is a mean machine. The R888 tires has increased the performance of the vehicle in competition and autocross. The tires increase safety as they offer greater road traction than earlier tires that were used for on-track performance. This is fantastic, however, will this tire find its way into the market of our young road drivers. As we know greater performance is an attraction young people have with they are considering retro fitting there earlier model vehicles.

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    These are great tires. I’ve used them numerous times.

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