The Korean auto giant Hyundai has opened its new testing facility at the iconic Nurburgring, Germany. The Nurburgring (often referred as The ‘Ring) is home to many test facilites of different car makers and now Hyundai has joined the league. This facility will mark the presence of Hyundai at the testing track and also further evaluate the driving dynamics of their cars more effectively.
Thia new Test Centre encompasses nearly 40,000 square feet of floor space on four levels in a glass and steel building that houses workshops, offices and hospitality areas and will act as an extension of the company’s European R&D center in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
Construction of this facility began in June of 2012, and took $8.9 Million and 15 months to complete.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe said, the opening will “help to further build the brand’s reputation across Europe.”
For the uninformed, the Nurburgring is a motorsports complex around the village of Nurburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.This fearsome track is 12.8 miles (20.6 km) long, and consists of 73 corners – 33 left and 40 rights. It also features more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) of elevation change from its lowest to highest points and is widely known as the Green Hell, for its impeccable ability to reduce even the toughest car to its bits.
With this facility, Hyundai can now seriously improve the performance of their Genesis model to an all new level.