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WATCH: Top 5 car test tracks in the world

2018-06-08 12:31

Robin Classen

The motor industry has never been short of facilities to test new cars - here are five of the best, past and present tracks.

Testing a car's performance and speed has is an imperative yet common task when a car is first launched.

Exotic locations

Since testing new cars will attract plenty of media and public interest, some locations for testing are known yet remain hidden.

Most, if not all of these tracks have been made famous by motorsport or in some sort of racing genre in video games.

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With so much open road and challenging chicanes, it provides the perfect playground to test the full capabilities of a performance car before the consumers reap the rewards.

Cars generally remain covered in some way to protect its full physically appearance but there is no holding back when it comes to laying power down on the blacktop.

Here are 5 of the top test tracks:

1. Fiorano

2. Millbrook

3. Nurburgring

4. Lingotto

5. Ascari Race Resort


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