Hyundai has released the first rendering of their Nürburgring Test Center that is scheduled to be completed in August.
Described as a "purpose-built facility," the test center will have four floors with workshops, office space and a VIP hospitality area. More importantly, the company says the center will enable them to complete a "greater number of vehicle assessments per year, including Hyundai’s arduous ‘accelerated durability tests’ which simulate up to 180,000 km of severe driving in a matter of weeks." The company went on to say the facility will enable them to better tune the steering, suspension and handling characteristics to the tastes of European drivers.
In a statement, Hyundai Motor Europe COO Allan Rushforth said "The Nürburgring is the ultimate location to test vehicle durability, and we’re able to apply what we learn there to all of our vehicle development projects." He added, “Our new facility will increase our testing capacity, bringing direct benefits to our customers in terms of vehicle quality and performance.”