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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 has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
PROXES R888 tyre review
Average based on 85 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.