Toyo Tires Press Release – R35 GT-R R888 Tires 20″ Official Debut

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Toyo Tires GT-RR R888 20 inch

The Toyo Tires Official Press Release for the R888 20″ GT-R tires is here.

Tires are in stock and for sale at GT-RR.COM now!

http://gt-rr.com/gt-r/r35/toyo_tires/part/r888_front_tire_replacement_285_35zr20/pid/739

http://gt-rr.com/gt-r/r35/toyo_tires/part/r888_rear_tire_replacement_315_30zr20/pid/740

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September 3, 2009

Toyo Tires® Releases First R-Compound, 20-Inch Tires for Nissan GT-R

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has introduced two new 20-inch sizes in the Toyo Proxes R888, making them the first to offer R-compound tires for the new Nissan GT-R. Originally previewed at the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the 285/35ZR20 (100Y) front and 315/30ZR20 (101Y) rear fitments are now available at authorized Toyo Tires dealers across the United States.

The Nissan GT-R is a limited production, Japanese supercar that boasts 485 all-wheel-drive horsepower. With its incredible power and handling, it is the ideal car for high-performance driving schools, track days and timed competition. The Proxes R888 competition tire further enhances the track capabilities of this supercar with features such as a continuous center contact for excellent directional control during hard braking. A unidirectional, 6/32nd-inch tread pattern with v-shaped grooves enhances wet traction and control, while a semi-slick shoulder area helps to increase cornering force. The Official Tire of Speed World Challenge®, the Proxes R888 can also be shaved for maximum dry-weather performance on race day.

“With the incredible potential offered by the Nissan GT-R, Toyo Tires felt it was a natural fit to develop R-compound sizes specific to this vehicle,” said Robert Waytashek, consumer products manager, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “With our extensive testing on this car, we found the GT-R achieves a new level of on-track performance thanks to the installation of Proxes R888 tires.”

Toyo Proxes R888-equipped cars have won races in professional and amateur road racing, time attack competition and autocross. To learn more about the full line of Proxes high performance tires from Toyo Tires, log on to toyotires.com. Toyo Tires manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.

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This Splinter concept car build is actually happening and it is one of the most interesting builds I’ve seen in a while. I’m really impressed with it actually.

Check out these wood wheels. Crazy.

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The pic above is hi-res. I dont know how well these will hold up but the builder seems confident.

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