Toyota Looks to Build Tracks for High-Quality Testing

By Product Expert | Posted in News, Toyota on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 7:37 pm
2020 Toyota Supra rounding a corner on a race track

Toyota Builds Mini Nürburgring Track for Testing 

Whether it’s before or after the initial release, vehicles go through all kinds of testing. In fact, some models go through completely different tests than others, depending on their specs and performance goals. Where most people get to see some of the higher performance models shine is with various races or legendary tracks, with one of the most popular being the Nürburgring in Germany. While this isn’t the easiest place to get to for manufacturers, Toyota built a mini Nürburgring track for testing right in their own backyard. Let’s take a look! 

Car driving towards checkered flagThe plans for building the Nürburgring replica have already begun, as it will be the first part of a new Toyota campus called Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama, as multiple tracks are expected to be completed by the year 2023.  

Building this new track will make it easy for Toyota to put their cars to the limit in terms of durability and drivability by testing them themselves. The new track will cost $2.68 billion and will be a 3.3-mile course that will be built on wooden hills in order to replicate the actual Nürburgring. 

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What is the Nürburgring Track? 

The actual Nürburgring is an exciting race track built in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and inaugurated in 1927. The area continued to see improvements and additions, such as with the Grand Prix track that was built in 1984.  

Now that you know about Toyota building a mini Nürburgring track for testing its own vehicles, you can keep an eye on new Toyota performance by following our blog. While we don’t have a big test track in Winchester, interested drivers can also get behind the wheel of some exciting vehicles by visiting us today. 

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