Toyo Launches Two New Proxes Tyres at Goodwood Revival
Toyo has announced that it will use the occasion of the 2010 Goodwood Revival (17-19 September) to launch two new additions to its Proxes tyre range. The motorsport-oriented Proxes T1 Sport and the ultra-high performance Proxes C1S will make their debuts at the show, at which Toyo is the Exclusive Tyre Partner for the first time. Sarah Clavey, Toyo’s senior marketing executive, said: “This is the first year we are exclusive tyre partners for the Goodwood Revival, and what better way to mark the occasion than to launch the new additions of our Proxes range. To launch them at such a prestigious event is a great opportunity for Toyo Tires.”
The Proxes T1 Sport provides improved handling and grip for sports saloons and coupes in both wet and dry conditions, with increased stability at fast highway speeds. The tyre has an asymmetrical tread pattern with a multi-compound mix engineered for better braking, aquaplaning and cornering performance. Sizes with a section width of 285 or greater are equipped with a wider central rib to gain cornering power on rear positions, says Toyo. The T1 Sport is available in sizes ranging from 16” to 19”.
The Proxes C1S is the new ultra high performance tyre for premium and luxury cars. The asymmetric tread is designed to provide a quiet and comfortable ride and improved handling performance. This tyre provides great directional and high speed stability, good water dispersal and noise reduction resulting in its optimal quality and performance to meet the requirements of the premium vehicles it is engineered for, says the manufacturer. The C1S also benefits from having an optimised profile for low rolling resistance. It is available from 15”–20” sizes.
The revival celebrates the period when the Goodwood Motor Circuit was frequently used for many major sporting events – the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. It fully embraces the era’s motoring events, including its glamour, style, fun and excitement, which Toyo says it is proud to be an exclusive part of. “As a sponsor of the Goodwood Revival, this was a natural progression and a great privilege for us,” says a representative of the manufacturer. “With its celebration of motorsport from its heritage to present day and our ever increasing presence in the motorsport world, this is an ideal match.
“Our motorsport range is widely used as control tyres in many championships and the flagship ultra high performance semi-slick road legal track day tyre, the Proxes R888, has an immense following as the tyre of choice for many competitors and motorsport enthusiasts. As it’s available in a range of sizes from 13-20”, it caters for a vast array of cars and drivers so its performance can be appreciated by all.”