The Grand Tour’s Secret Test Track Located Near Swindon

Posted: Nov 19 2016, 3:54am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

The Grand Tour’s Secret Test Track Located Near Swindon
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The Test track is near Swindon

The Grand Tour has started on Amazon and has surely brought a treat for the viewers who were wondering to see a metallic, adrenaline rushing motor show on their TV sets.

The Grand Tour team was doing all that they could in order to keep the location of testing track invisible from the people, however it looks like they have actually failed in doing so.

The first episode of the season was aired yesterday in which the new testing track was unveiled. The track was named “Ebola Drome” by Clarkson due to its black color and the resemblance of it with the deadly virus.

Other than that there was no recognition of any location on air nor was it told that exactly where it is located. It was however hinted in a minor way that this track was near Swindon. 

The automotive website Jalopnik did some research on their own and were able to track down the location in the most prominent way.

They unveiled that the track that is in use is actually built on an RAF base which is named Wroughton. It is an old airfield thus explains a lot of area that is best for track formulation for vehicles testing. 

If you haven’t seen this track yet, you can do so by subscribing to Amazon Prime which is still available in discounted price of $59 rather than original price of $79.

According to Jalopnik (via AutoBlog), this place is not only an old airfield but it also has a museum attached to it as well. It is also being said that it is a storage facility for the Science Museum of London and houses over 250,000 unique objects.

The storage facility was brought by Science Museum of London in 1980. It is open to visit for public upon taking appointments. 

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