Toyo Proxes T1 Sport review

It’s time Toyo replaced this tyre, or at least carried out a significant revamp

Toyo Proxes T1 Sport 94 Y

It’s time Toyo replaced this tyre, or at least carried out a significant revamp

Since returning to our tyre tests in 2014, Toyo’s ageing Proxes T1 Sport has found it tough, and this year was no exception with the tyre propping up the bottom of the table in most of our tests.

It was furthest from the pace in the wet, needing around seven metres longer to stop our car than the winner. On the wet cornering circle, it was closer to the best, but the lack of wet grip could be felt on the handling circuit where the front pushed wide easily.

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It also triggered the traction control earlier than most and required more lock, so it trailed by four seconds. The Proxes never felt wayward as grip was lost safely at the front, but the lack of bite was clear.

In the dry, this tyre was closer to the top performers, although it still found itself at the bottom of the table here. On the handling strip it hung on well, but lacked sharpness and needed plenty of steering lock.

Dry handling97.50%11th
Dry braking90.40%10th
Wet handling92.40%10th
Wet braking80.60%10th
Wet cornering95.40%9th
Straight aqua90.30%10th
Curved aqua77.30%8th
Rolling resistance76.50%6th
Cabin noise96.80%9th

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