About the proving ground

A unique venue set in the heart of Leicestershire.

Originally an airfield constructed for use during World War II, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground is now one of the largest privately-owned vehicle test tracks in the UK. For over 30 years, we have been offering vehicle testing and driver training, along with numerous niche requests including speed camera trials and police training. With three indoor event venues, a 6.5km flat circuit, and our own state-of-the-art weather station, we truly are a unique location.


Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the home of Cox Automotive Vehicle Solutions, Manheim Vehicle Services, Manheim Auction Services and Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Situated within a 670-acre site, Cox Automotive customers and vehicle manufacturers, finance companies and dealers can access the extensive proving ground facilities at Bruntingthorpe which range from vehicle testing through to vehicle launches, media events and dealer training.

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