• May 19, 2006

Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled their new test facility in western Japan on Thursday, complete with an opening ceremony with local government dignitaries and high-ranking company officials including President and CEO Hisakazu Imaki. The facility, known as the Mine ('me-nay') Proving Ground, is located in Mine City in Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture. The research and development operation includes a seven turn, 3.3 kilometer test track, a 'multi purpose driving course,' and is the company's second "major business installation" in the prefecture-- the company already maintains its Hofu manufacturing facility in the area.

[Sources: Mazda via ACNnewswire; MazdaNews.com]

 



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      • 8 Years Ago
      3.330829km? It's measured to the milimeter?? What, was some poor shlump out there measuring it with a ruler?!
      • 8 Years Ago
      zoom zoom zoom, this ain't no Nurburgring...

      I bet the 'Zda 3 will do it in 30mpg.
      • 8 Years Ago
      we need more tracks that start with LEFT turns :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah but ooh, that's a challenging track. You see those hairpins? Or that right angle curve number three? That'll give those new Miata's a good workout.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6 - Go back to NASCAR ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      The new track looks like the state of Maryland.
      • 8 Years Ago
      naw look real close and you will see turn 1 is the forhead, turn 2 is the nose, turn 5 is the mouth, turn 6 is the chin, turn 7 is the adams apple and the start finish line is the ear !!!