Monday, January 19, 2015
Transportation Research Center Inc. was featured in the February 2015 edition of Car and Driver magazine in an article titled, “Proving 200.” The article refers to Erich Heuschele, the SRT vehicle dynamics engineering manager who brought a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to Transportation Research Center (the Center) and reached speeds of 204 mph in a two-way average on the Center’s 7.5-Mile Test Track.
The reason Heuschele, who is a champion amateur road racer, visited the Center was the fact that he did not want to rely on modern computer design tools to predict the vehicle’s top speed – he wanted to conduct the testing himself. With a bolt-in roll bar, a racing harness, and a fire extinguisher, Heuschele drove on the Center’s 7.5-mile banked oval test track for over 10 miles to reach 204 mph.
For more information about the Center’s 7.5-Mile Test Track visit our website at: http://www.trcpg.com/facility-tour/75-mile-test-track.aspx or if you would like to check out the article in Car and Driver magazine, visit their website at: http://www.caranddriver.com/.
The January 2015 Tracks Newsletter is now available for download at: http://www.trcpg.com/other-pages/newsletter-archives.aspx.
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