General Motors has opened its new GM Powertrain Performance and Racing Center – a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance the development processes for the company’s racing engine programs.
The 111,420ft² facility is connected to GM’s Global Powertrain Engineering Center and is part of a US$200m investment at the Pontiac, Michigan, campus. It relocates the racing center from Wixom, Michigan, to the Pontiac Powertrain campus, bringing together under one roof an additional team of nearly 100 engine builders, engineers and other support staff.
It also leverages the resources at the Global Powertrain Engineering Center, enabling faster and more integrated technology transfer between GM’s racing experience and production-vehicle powertrains.
Jim Campbell, GM US vice president of performance vehicles and motorsport, said, “Chevrolet earned six manufacturer and five driver championships in 2015, and we are carrying that momentum into 2016. This new center is a valuable tool in developing powertrains with the right combination of performance, durability and efficiency to help our drivers and teams win races and championships.”
February 3, 2016