Back in full operation as a testing ground for future Honda and Acura products, the renovated Honda Proving Center (HPC) is once again primed to test the capabilities of the company’s automobiles, motorcycles, side-by-sides and ATVs against the dramatic back drop of the Mojave Desert, near Cantil, California.
The refurbished HPC features a 7.5-mile high-speed banked oval track capable of testing vehicles at speeds more than 200 miles per hour, and a 4.5-mile winding road course that incorporates 28 curves and six different hills into the design.
The proving grounds also include a new 1.3 million-square-foot vehicle dynamics area and a modified powersports complex to support the development testing of Honda motorcycles as well as all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles, which are designed, developed and manufactured in America. 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.”
The renovation of the 3,840-acre warm-weather testing facility provides Honda with two key U.S. proving grounds for the development and testing of new automobile and powersports products. Honda also conducts product testing and verification at the Transportation Research Center, an automotive proving center located in East Liberty, Ohio.
Watch a video about HPC at honda.us/HPC.