The new competition radial, TOYO Proxes R888 has been developed to deliver maximum dry handling and quick lap time for the racing events, such as competition or 'Track day' events. Low Heat Generation. Cap and base tread construction minimizes heat-build-up and prevent tread compound from deterioration, maintaining its handling capabilities for longer distance.
Enhanced R-Compound Tread
Maximizes grip for better competitive handling and performance.
Unidirectional V-Shaped Tread Design
Increased tread area and limited void improves dry traction V-shaped grooves assist with wet traction.
Continuous Center Contact
Increases braking performance and dry traction.
Semi-Slick Shoulder Area
Improves grip for better steering response.
Stiff Bead Construction And Wider Tread Width
Increases cornering force for better competitive handling.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Toyo PROXES R888 tyre review
Average based on 11 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
19.11.2012fromR K Paul For such a low treadwear rating I wasn't expecting the tyre to last as long as it has. It seems to still have some tread on it even after 7000 miles. The intrusive and continual whining/howling of road noise is the only negative but a totally acceptable compromise considering the immense cornering abilities and traction. My 1980s BMW could easily outhandle a modern BMW M6. Even the wet weather grip was good. No more tail out antics however, grip is now too good for that!
17.07.2012fromNick The best tyre money can buy, as simple as that!
20.01.2011fromJulz As a track tyre for dry or mildly damp conditions these are pretty good. However, the increase in price makes other (better) tyres a more logical choice. They warm up well and quickly, tolerate a fair amount of abuse and the very stiff sidewalls makes them very predicatable with superb feel and bite. Very high wear rate though. and once the track is more than mildly wet they loose temprature and ggrip very quickly...And when cold (or less than optimum temprature) they have a very sharp and sudden break-away point.
12.09.2010fromBabak Hadi Very good semi slick. I find the tyre gets a bit grasy on hot days once warmed up. Best times during first three laps after that tyre becomes too soft.