Honda Proving Center of California

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Coordinates: 35°16′18″N 117°57′28″W / 35.271551°N 117.957802°W / 35.271551; -117.957802

Honda Proving Center of California (HPCC) is a test track established in 1990,[1] and used primarily for testing Honda and Acura automobiles. Motorcycles are also tested there. HPCC is located near Cantil, California, in Kern County. Security is tight, and pilots flying near the track have reported seeing cars immediately heading for cover as they got close to the facility.

HPCC has a 7.5 mile oval track, as well as a five-mile winding road course.[2]

Honda America - Honda Research and Development Division, closed the HPCC in 2010 and relocated the test center to Marysville, Ohio. The property was put on the market.[3]

On December 8, 2015, American Honda announced that they would renovate and expand the HPCC, with some new vehicle test road enhancements. It was scheduled to reopen in April 2016.[4]

On May 22, 2017, American Honda announced the opening of the renovated facility.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Major facilities, Honda R&D Americas, May 24, 2007 
  2. ^ Honda Test Track in the Mojave Desert for Sale, Autoevolution, January 17, 2011, retrieved 2012-10-31 
  3. ^ Jerry Garrett (January 14, 2011), "How Much for that 4,255-Acre Honda Testing Facility?", The New York Times 
  4. ^ "Honda to Enhance California Proving Center in 2016 - Honda.com". news.honda.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  5. ^ American Honda Motor Co. (2017-05-22). "Honda Proving Center Returns to Operation". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2017-05-23.