Latest Proxes From Toyo
Toyo has released the latest in a long and distinguished line of performance rubber with the new Proxes 4. Aimed at the tuned car market where optimum performance, particularly in dry conditions is paramount, Proxes 4 is the new reference for sports handling, says Toyo.
The Proxes name is already familiar to performance drivers as Toyo’s ultra-high performance range of tyres. The Proxes range achieved instant cult status following its launch in the mid-90s with its combination of performance and value. Since then, the range has undergone continual improvement, evolving through a series of cutting edge designs into the T1-S, T-1R and the R888, noted for its grip. The Proxes 4 incorporates every lesson learned along the way wrapped in the most attractive tread design to come from the Japanese manufacturer yet.
The new tyre’s good looks aren’t just skin deep. With good wet performance as standard, dry performance has been enhanced to even higher levels without the customary sacrifice in tyre wear. Optimised shoulder and mediate block distribution, allied to a stable centre rib, give exceptional cornering performance and directional stability.
High levels of grip can mean excessive cabin noise, an overlooked trade-off when grip levels are raised. Countless hours of computer-enhanced design have given the Proxes 4 a variable pitch pattern and optimised sipe distribution. Each perfectly placed moulding minimises noise intrusion and ensures a quiet and comfortable ride despite the focused nature of its performance.
Covering 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 series applications with V and W speed ratings, 20 of the most popular sizes will be launched throughout 2007. Six of the most popular sizes were introduced in February with the rest following soon after.