MIRA’s design and development expertise is the secret ingredient in many race winning formulas.
Whether you need to optimise a single component, or design an entire race car, MIRA is on hand with a proven track record at the highest levels of professional motorsport including: F1, GP2, F3, WRC, Le Mans, WTCC, BTCC, DTM and Land Speed Records.
Every aspect of vehicle development has a specialist team dedicated to maximising performance. You can tap into MIRA’s powerful resources in complete confidentiality and be certain that you are dealing with the best engineers and scientists available.
What’s more, we understand how precious time is. Whether it’s a split second on track, or the development race back at the factory; time is paramount. That’s why we produce rapid results in the timescales you need by fusing simulation and test in a single secure location in the heart of Motorsport Valley.
MIRA has been at the forefront of vehicle aerodynamics for over five decades. With our expertise in CFD modelling combined with the largest full scale wind tunnel in the UK, we are able to offer the motorsport industry a complete aerodynamic design and test package.
MIRA is the sole provider of roll cage approval in the UK. This position was attained through FIA approval of our simulation procedures. The FIA approval involved predicting the performance of roll cage designs by simulation and comparing these simulations against real world test results.
Only from the air can you appreciate the sheer scale of MIRA’s 760 acre proving ground and the number of specialist test tracks available for testing and developing vehicles. To drive around every leg of each of the 24 circuits you travel over 95km, which is why MIRA is widely regarded as the benchmark vehicle development facility worldwide.
MIRA has the UK’s only full scale aerodynamic wind tunnel providing a cost-effective solution for aerodynamic test and development for a wide range of applications from automotive vehicle development, motorsport, aerospace, wind engineering, structures and sport sectors to name but a few.
The Kinematics and Compliance (K&C) Facility at MIRA is now well established as the only twin axle SPMM (Suspension Parameter Measuring Machine) in the UK and is still the benchmark design for such rigs. More than 1200 vehicles have been tested in over 15 years, ranging from F1 cars to minibuses.
The surface corrugations are ideal for testing suspensions, damping, mountings, and components.
The cross country circuit is ideal for testing all off-road vehicle types.
The handling and stability circuit is particularly appropriate for tyre and chassis development, and pushing vehicles to their handling limit.
The high speed circuit is ideal for conducting durability, emissions, braking and NVH testing.
The inner durability circuit is ideal for durability testing, brake testing, and tyre development.
The noise generating surfaces are ideal for NVH development and testing.
The pave surface is ideal for chassis, suspension, mountings and components durability testing and development.
The proving ground has a comprehensive range of worldwide road features to test your vehicle.
The resonance road is ideal for conducting accelerated structural durability testing.
The steering pad is ideal for conducting vehicle roll-over testing.
The straight-line wet grip surfaces are ideal for developing tyres, braking systems (ABS) and traction control (ASR).
The test hills are ideal for conducting handbrake and clutch abuse tests.
The twin horizontal straights are ideal for performance and coast down work. While the Stone Road is suitable for underbody protection.
The wading troughs allow for full vehicle water ingress testing, and the evaluation of brakes, components and electrical systems under extreme wet conditions.
The wet handling and cornering facility is ideal for developing, tyres, braking systems (ABS) and traction control (ASR).
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