Vehicle Testing

Our site specialises in comprehensive vehicle testing.

At Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, a majority of our services involve vehicle testing and development. We are well placed to host manufacturers wanting to test prototype vehicles including autonomous vehicles through to the newest supercars.

The sheer scale of the Bruntingthorpe site, with its endless safe run-off areas, makes it the perfect site for the testing of autonomous vehicles. Existing facilities include a nearly 3.2km long strip of asphalt, 60m wide, that is perfect for such applications, as well as ADAS testing.

We welcome all automotive manufacturers for vehicle testing through to innovative R&D projects. We regularly host high-speed and general performance testing as well as stability and manoeuvrability testing of cars, motorbikes, construction vehicles and LGVs. The facilities also lend themselves to engine mapping, mileage accumulation programmes, and brake testing and we can also cater for real-world emissions and EMC testing.

As we are surrounded by the local community, it should be noted that there is a strict noise enforcement policy on site at Bruntingthorpe. All vehicles using the site must be silenced to road legal standards and there can be no exceptions to this.


Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.

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