Holden’s manufacturing days are over, but the brand announced a major investment in its famed proving grounds. The Lang Lang facility will see a complete resurfacing to the tune of $7 million ($5.3 million USD) in addition to a previous investment.
The nearly three-mile-long proving ground track will be freshly repaved for future development work and the project is currently underway, the brand said on Monday. Multiple General Motors brands ship cars to Lang Lang for development, including Chevrolet and Cadillac. It’s not uncommon to spot left-hand drive Cadillacs and Camaros locally.
The new investment comes after the previous $9 million ($6.8 million USD) investment for a new emissions testing lab at Lang Lang as well. Chairman and managing director Mark Bernhard said Lang Lang will continue as an integral part of Holden for local tuning and development of its imported cars.
“Every vehicle wearing a Holden badge has been tested at Lang Lang. Holden vehicles will continue to be tuned and tested at our proving ground for Australian conditions and this track investment is a demonstration of how central Lang Lang is to Holden’s ongoing localization capabilities,” he said.