Test Tracks for Hire

Wet grip handling circuit.

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 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. Each part of the proving ground has its own role to play. These can be broken down into nine broad areas.

  1. Performance Circuits – allow sustained high-speed, autobahn simulation and rapid mileage accumulation
  2. Dry Handling Areas – consistent high friction levels provide excellent traction and high lateral adhesion necessary for vehicle dynamics and driver development
  3. Wet Handling Circuits – extensive low friction circuits for tyre, braking/ABS, stability control and driver development
  4. Ride and Handling Surfaces – crucial for refinement and interior comfort development
  5. Durability Surfaces – produce accelerated durability cycles, carefully correlated with in-territory road-load data and manufacturer derived schedules
  6. Special Features – test for overall robustness, customer abuse and niche market scenarios
  7. ISO Noise Test – supports exterior noise certification and vehicle homologation
  8. Cross-country and Off-Road circuits – provide loose surfaces and high mobility challenges specifically for, 4x4 and military vehicles
  9. Intelligent Transport Systems / Telematics - In collaboration with innovITS and the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), MIRA has developed a city circuit called ADVANCE. An extensive network of roads, traffic islands and controlled intersections replicates most European/US urban environments, enabling the telecommunications, automotive and electronics industries, as well as highways authorities to trial ITS solutions in a safe highly controlled environment

This world class combination of industry-standard and unique tracks are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.