Nitto Tire announces the release of its all-new D.O.T.-compliant competition drag radial, the NT05R. The NT05R is Nitto’s most aggressive drag radial designed for serious drag racing enthusiasts. Nitto officially debuted the tire at this year’s SEMA show and availability for purchase in the first quarter of 2010.
Nitto’s top priority during the development of the tire was to maximize traction. To achieve this, Nitto engineered an all-new specialized race compound and a large contact patch. The dual-purpose sidewall construction is enhanced for traction during launch as well as straight-line stability at the top-end. The NT05R showed improved consistency and controllability throughout the entire pass when compared to the NT555R.
The Nitto NT05R will be available in popular 17- to 20-inch rim diameters designed for high-performance drag racing vehicles. Included in the size lineup is a P345/30R19, which is the world’s first 19-inch drag radial. Sizes will be released throughout 2010.
Initial tire sizes include:
LL Indicates Light Load. Technical Information subject to change without notice.