Designed for Sport Sedan and Coupe drivers who demand the best out of their performance tires. The PROXES T1R has reached a new plateau of overall performance with uncompromising tire to road contact ensuring precise vehicle braking, ride comfort and wear resistance.
- Unidirectional tread pattern provides excellent resistance to aquaplaning
- New silica compound creates excellent dry handling characteristics, and minimizes heat build-up
- Jointless spiral wound edge and cap ply maintain excellent high speed uniformity
- Wide high-tensile steel belts provide excellent handling + high speed endurance
- Rim protector
Generation S' Silica-Reinforced, High-Grip Tread Compound
Increased silica in tread compound improves wet performance while providing excellent dry performance.
Refined Unidirectional Tread Design
Provides excellent dry and wet performance with a modern design.
V-Shaped Main Grooves
Disperse water for better wet performance.
Rigid Shoulder Rib-Bands
Improve cornering for exceptional dry performance.
Reduce irregular wear for a smooth, quiet ride.
Parallel Shoulder Slits
Help reduce irregular wear.
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.