Here are the key highlights about Natrax:
Natrax is said to be the longest, high-speed track in Asia and the fifth largest in the world, measuring 11.3km in length. The oval high-speed test track is 16 meters wide, with four special lanes.
The test track is spread over 1000 acres and has been developed by Natrax (National Automotive Test Tracks).
Natrax high-speed track
The track has been designed for neutral speeds of 250 kmph and a maximum speed of up to 375 kmph on the curves. Moreover, there is less banking on the oval, beneficial for safety.
The high-speed track is developed for high-performance vehicle testing ranging from two-wheelers to heavy tractor-trailers. Global companies like Volkswagen, FCA, Renault, Peugeot, Lamborghini are also likely to use the facility to test their automobiles in India. It is seen as a key initiative in Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
This test track allows for a variety of vehicle tests, ranging from braking, high-speed runs, coast down, to acceleration, fuel-consumption evaluation, mileage accumulation, high-speed handling, and stability.
The track is developed for multipurpose functions like conducting super racing, vehicle launching besides the testing purposes.
Natrax high-speed track could be a major boon to the auto industry, considering the wide range of vehicle tests that can be conducted in India itself.