The Toyo Proxes R888 is a DOT competition tire built as a next generation competition tire for drivers who really want to push a car. The casing is optimized with a tread design to maximize dry performance without sacrificing wet traction, keeping the driver under control in extreme conditions. The enhanced R-Compound maximizes grip for better performance and handling while the continuous center contact increases dry traction and braking performance. The unidirectional V-shaped tread design assists with wet traction and increases the tread area. The semi-slick shoulder area improves grip for better steering response.