11-14 January 2018


Autosport 2017

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This multi-faceted ability has made it a firm favourite with performance drivers of all types and tastes, in the process earning it an enviable reputation. Never one to rest on its collective laurels, Toyo has wasted no time in drawing up a replacement for the T1-Sport, the Proxes Sport, a tyre that build's on Toyo's decades worth of experience to deliver superior wet and dry weather handling, stopping and comfort. Launched at the Autosport Show 2017, this tyre is bound to become a performance benchmark.


One of Toyo's undoubted strengths is its ability to design and manufacturer tyres that are truly multi-talented, able to excel in both wet and dry weather conditions, and when being pushed to the ragged edge. The Proxes Sport is very much a product of this thinking, its unique Nano Balance Technology effectively enabling the tyre to make the most of its all new compound, one that's able to deliver huge levels of grip in all weather conditions.

The new compound in question is the product of an exhaustive development process, and the result is a high silicone content with a special elastomer. This unique formulation imbues the Proxes Sport with excellent adhesion properties, in turn resulting in enhanced handling performance through vastly improved grip levels.

The Proxes Sport also makes use of its maker's innovative manner of going about groove design, with its Dynamic Taper Design being the most obvious example of this. Apparent when viewed cross-directionally, the Dynamic taper lateral groove boasted by the Proxes Sport permits more proportional deformation of the groove when under load, allowing for a more even spread of contact pressure across the surface of the tread, in turn giving improved grip and increased block stiffness, and thus road holding.

The Toyo Proxes Sport sports an asymmetric and high rigid rib pattern, again designed to enable it to perform in the vastly different grip conditions generated by extremes of temperature and weather. In practice this means that the inner edge of the tyre has a reflect block design for enhanced handling and braking performance, and a high sipe density rip for sharpened traction in the wet and reduced noise. The opposing edge sports a dynamic taper block design, again for improved levels of traction, and a stiffened rib – a trait proven to provide firm grip and exemplary levels of stability during cornering.

The Proxes Sport has strength in depth, with a multitude of design features that you'll never be able to see – not unless you opt to chop it in half of course! If you did opt to slice one of Toyo's latest offerings in two, you'd be greeted by a pair of high tensile steel belts with spiral cap piles (intended to provide enhanced stability and comfort), a specially formulated sidewall compound for reduced fuel consumption, a hardened bead filler for quick response when cornering hard, and a rigid rayon ply carcass for enhanced directional stability and high speed uniformity.

The upshot to such an exhaustive development process, one littered with unique design traits and significant developments, is a tyre with supreme wet and dry weather handling ability, along with class leading wet braking performance, the latter a full 6% better than the already impressive T1 Sport. Similarly, the Proxes Sport also boasts a 33% reduction in rolling resistance coefficient over its forbearer, and a 10% improvement in wet weather grip.

The stats don't lie, the Toyo Proxes Sport really is an astonishingly capable tyre, more than fit to follow on from the illustrious T1-Sport. Available in a wide variety of sizes and fitments, it will no doubt make a fine addition to the wheels of any performance car – whether or not it will be driven on a track.

The Toyo Proxes Sport is available in the following sizes. Prices will be in line with Toyo's existing range of high-performance tyres.

215/55ZR17 98Y XL                                     

225/55ZR17 101Y XL

235/55ZR17 99Y

205/50ZR17 93Y XL

215/50ZR17 95W XL

225/50ZR17 98Y XL

205/45ZR17 88Y XL

215/45ZR17 91W XL

225/45ZR17 94Y XL

235/45ZR17 97Y XL

245/45ZR17 99Y XL

245/40ZR17 95Y XL

255/40ZR17 98Y XL

235/50ZR18 101Y XL

215/45ZR18 93Y XL

225/45ZR18 (95Y) XL

235/45ZR18 (98Y) XL

245/45ZR18 (100Y) XL

215/40ZR18 89Y XL

225/40ZR18 92Y XL

235/40ZR18 (95Y) XL

245/40ZR18 (97Y) XL

225/35ZR18 87Y XL

245/35ZR18 92Y XL

255/35ZR18 94Y XL

265/35ZR18 (97Y) XL

225/45ZR19 (96Y) XL

245/45ZR19 102Y XL

225/40ZR19 93Y XL

235/40ZR19 96Y XL

245/40ZR19 (98Y) XL

255/40ZR19 100Y XL

225/35ZR19 (88Y) XL

235/35ZR19 (91Y) XL

245/35ZR19 (93Y) XL

255/35ZR19 (96Y) XL

265/35ZR19 (98Y) XL

275/35ZR19 (100Y) XL

255/30ZR19 (91Y) XL

245/45ZR20 103Y XL

245/35ZR20 (95Y) XL

255/35ZR20 (97Y) XL

275/35ZR20 (102Y) XL

265/30ZR20 (94Y) XL




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