Friday, February 15, 2008

Aston Martin set to open Nurburgring Test Center

Work has begun on the part of Aston Martin to convert a building in a “prime location” near the world famous Nurburgring Nordschleife, into a full-time testing facility for the British automaker. The new space will provide a home for the company’s engineering and development teams.

In recent years Aston has made great use of the German circuit, torturing its sports cars on the 14-mile ‘Ring in efforts to sort out everything from handling performance to reliability. Aston Martin now claims that each of its new vehicles must make it through a 10,000-kilometer trial of the Nurburgring before they can be approved for production.