Mention the Hayashi Racing name to any J-tin enthusiast, and they’ll think of wheels. Hayashi Racing was the first to cast aftermarket wheels in Japan, but the true heritage of the marque, is as a racing car manufacturer. In 1967 Hayashi-san made the decision to cast his own wheels, when he couldn’t find suitable ones for his Carman Apache race car. And 51 years later, the lack of suitable tires for the more extreme Hayashi wheel sizes, has led Hayashi-san to branch out into his own tires.
What you see here is the new Interspeed 00R by Hayashi Racing.
Initially only available in 245/30-14, it looks great on wheels from 10-12 inches wide.
Anyone with 14in wide wheels finds it a struggle to get good tires in the right sizes, but these are perfect for your bubble-flared kaido racer, and look awesome for that set of 14×11.0 Yayois or Techno Phantoms that you have in your secret stash.
The official size is 245/30-14 but the sidewall lettering is in the style of slick racing tyres that kaido racers tend to like.
The Interspeed name comes from a range of cool centrelock wheels that Hayashi made in the 1990s.
The tires are made by Nankang in Taiwan to their motorsport pattern, they’re DOT-legal worldwide and have a street-friendly but sticky treadwear rating of 180.
Price per tire is Y38,000 each before shipping, and more sizes will be made, depending on demand.
It doesn’t get any cooler than tires made by JDM wheel royalty, and a set of these would be the perfectly classy finishing touch to any nostalgic J-tin build!
Interspeed by Hayashi Racing tires are available only at selected Hayashi Racing outlets around the world: Secret Factory in the USA, Lonely Driver in Canada, GT-R Heritage Centre in the United Kingdom, and Barrel Bros in Australia.
Secret Factory USA: https://www.instagram.com/secretfactoryusa/?hl=en
Lonely Driver: https://www.instagram.com/lonely.driver.company/?hl=en
Barrel Bros: https://www.facebook.com/BarrelBros/
GT-R Heritage Centre: https://www.facebook.com/TheGTRHeritageCentre/
For any international dealer enquiries, get in touch at https://www.instagram.com/hayashi_racing_official/
Word is that Hayashi Racing has some exciting new wheels returning in the near future, so keep an eye out on the Hayashi Racing pages on Instagram and Facebook.