Honda Proving Center in Mojave Desert reopens following extensive refurb

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The Honda Proving Center (HPC) in the Mojave Desert near Cantil, California, has now reopened following a full refurb. The 3840-acre facility features a 7.5-mile, high-speed banked oval track capable of testing vehicles at speeds over 200mph, and a 4.5-mile winding road course that incorporates 28 curves and six different hills into the design.

The facility also includes a new 1,300,000ft² vehicle dynamics area and a modified powersports complex to support the development of Honda motorcycles as well as all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles. All original and existing asphalt was recycled on-site and used in the rehabilitation of the facility.

“The enhancements we have made at the Honda Proving Center will play an important role in advancing the performance capabilities of our products for our customers,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president automobile division, American Honda.

“HPC has long played a valuable role in the development of our products and this renovation will ensure it continues to do so.”

May 24, 2017

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