Toyo R888

Dry Grip 95%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 85%
Wear 63%
Comfort 59%
Buy again 86%

The Toyo R888 is a Trackday and Competition Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Toyo R888 R

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Tyre review data from 33 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 180,961 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R vs Toyo R888 vs Giti GitiSport GTR3. What's the best track day tyre? - 3rd of 3 tyres

2018 Sport Auto 19 inch UHP and Track Day Tyre Test - 3rd of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Best dry braking result, very good dry handling thanks to excellent grip and extremely precise steering.
  • Negative - Very poor in the wet, not recommended for the road. Very loud in the cabin.

2013 Auto Bild Track Day Semi Slick Tyre Test - 6th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Good braking in the dry, and compared to the road tyre on test good cornering
  • Negative - The R888 is getting old, it reacts too slowly to steering inputs, pushes through the front wheels and has loud road noise. In the wet, it lacks safety reserves
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
225/45 R13 84V   C F 69  
185/60 R13 80H   B F 70  
205/60 R13 86V   B F 70  
225/50 R14 89V   C F 69  
225/55 R14 85V   B F 69  
185/60 R14 82H   B F 70  
195/50 R15 82V   B F 70  
205/50 R15 86V   B F 70  
215/50 R15 88W   C F 69  
235/50 R15 94W   C F 69  
195/55 R15 85V   B F 70  
225/45 R16 89W   B F 70  
245/45 R16 94W   C F 69  
195/50 R16 84W   B F 70  
225/50 R16 90W   C F 69  
225/50 R16 92W   C F 69  
225/50 R16 99W   C F 69  
315/35 R17 102W   C F 72  
205/40 R17 84W   B F 70  
245/40 R17 91W   C F 69  
275/40 R17 98W   C F 69  
215/45 R17 91W   B E 70  
225/45 R17 94W   B F 70  
285/30 R18 97Y   C F 72  
315/30 R18 98Y   C F 72  
335/30 R18 102Y   C F 72  
225/40 R18 92W   B F 70  
325/30 R19 101Y   C F 73  
245/35 R19 89Y   C F 70  
265/35 R19 94Y   C F 72  
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Top Toyo R888 Review

Given 96% while driving a Mazda rx7 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
On a nicely set up RX7 500+ wbhp - any good ...YES. Unsure of any spec. details as required good price sticky tyres & bought un-reviewed (bar use on standard RX7 for a few days). So, what I know:
1. No matter what I throw at them - supreme confidence .. even in wet- unreal in dry. Skips for a split of a second in wet/icy conditions but totally controllable. Enough to scare any all wheel drive WRX STI in same conditions lesser footed.
2. Warm up, not an issue I have found. Aqua planing not an issue either.
3. Noise, hard with my car (even with two boxes) but on the glide I know no quieter road tyre (less tread less noise).
4. Feedback excellent, like a Metzler race tyre on a race bike.
5. Limit? Well hard corners & actual 180-190mph not reached limit (235/265) - even over road like surfaces (rough).
6. Lasted - well have to say as fair if not better than any so far (quite a few, lol). i.e. well. Obviously check camber for inner wear.
7. Any caution? well (again) I had other Toyo's on other cars & the side wall typically stiff. Great for handling But if you have any dinks/wheel balance issues the stiffness of these side walls I think likely to create aggro. Wheel rims in good norm condition are no problem. But then you probably wouldn't be looking at these tyres anyway.
8. Finally :) - Recomend - if you wish a track, road legal tyre I really would not bother looking elsewhere, they are just the job these R888.
~If you just want excellent grip and wet safe driving on a road car (comparitive to the old Goodyear Eagle F1, Avon rainsport without the half wear aquaplaning, worse with falken & like) : then I suggest the excellent Marangoni Zeta Linea If you can get in your size, even gone hard they afford amazing grip.~
Price is worth the safety & performance (as needed) of these excellent R888's & better than many comparitives. Not sure if the benefit would be particular to a typical road car/use though.
5 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2013   

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Given 94% while driving a Toyota supra turbo (315/30 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
This tire is amazing for an every day road tire and the occasional track day. It warms up almost instantly and puts the power down well. When it rains I have very little worry as I can still put down all 600whp, stop extremely well and be very confident in the corners, weather its sliding or gripping. Most other semi slicks I have used recently are just down right scary when it comes to wet weather.
I can't think of a better semi slick road tire for the price.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 6, 2018   
Given 61% while driving a (195/50 R15 W) on track for 2,000 spirited miles
Good track tyre, but the compound only really works between 60 degrees C and they tail off above 90 degrees C. They're better suited to heavier cars. Steering feel is also a little bit dead.
1 - tyre reviewed on February 18, 2018   
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Westfield (205/60 R13) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Great In all weather's, what a tyre. Apparently doesn't like really cold weather.. May crack.. Never seen it tho.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 13, 2018   
Given 97% while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R15 V) on track for 1,000 spirited miles
Absolutely excellent tyres, used on a Track day in my little fiesta. Dry grip is phenomenal, wet grip I can't comment on as I didn't use them in the wet. Noise doesn't make any odds when your car barely passes the fly-by at 105Db!

Wear wise I did kill a set on the front in a mornings track time, but I the confidence they give you just push and push. But I will admit I wasn't kind to them, and it was a very hot day. I would definitely give them another go, but I would consider the latest 888's..
1 - tyre reviewed on February 24, 2016   
Given 77% while driving a Renault Clio RS200 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Great tyre on my Clio RS200.
provides superb dry grip, evenon a wet road it performs better that other sport tyres, exceot if there is 1-2 cm of standing water.
It produces some noise when driving 70 km/h or more, on 120-130 very noisy.
Excellent for track day cars or weekend sport driving, not so good for daily drive.
4 - tyre reviewed on August 27, 2014   

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