Toyota will build an analog of the Nurburgring in JapanFebruary 26, 2018
Toyota plans to build a new research and development center in Japan, the Nikkei Asian Review reports. The complex will include 11 different test tracks. One of them will be a copy of the famous North Loop at the Nurburgring. The length of this track will be 5.3 kilometers. Construction of a similar complex is planned by BMW.
The center will be located in Aichi Prefecture, Honshu Island. The total area of the site is 650 hectares. Investments in the project will amount to 2.8 billion US dollars. The opening of the test site should take place in 2023. In total, 3300 employees are planned to hire for the work in the center at the first stage. Also in the plans of the Japanese brand and the construction of a new plant.
As for the Nürburgring, this track was built in the spring of 1927, at the same time the first racing competitions took place. The track hosted the German Grand Prix of Formula One racing, now it hosts races in classes DTM, GP2 and other ring series. Autodrome is also popular among racing enthusiasts, in addition, it conducts test-drive of the new cars.
The Nürburgring complex, located 70 km south of Cologne, includes a race track, stands, car parks, hotels, exhibition and concert halls, restaurants, a cinema and go-kart.