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 companies wanting to test prototype vehicles including unmanned ground and air vehicles, military 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 2-mile long strip of asphalt, 60m wide, that is perfect for such applications, as well as ADAS testing.

We welcome many types of testing from private individual-owned 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, defence vehicles, construction vehicles and HGVs. 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.

Our range of testing facilities also includes our Rough Terrain Centre that features a sand road, a digging and stone moving area, rough roads and a loading tower which are ideal for supporting a vast range of testing programmes to take place with us on site.

We also offer the opportunity to manage your test and development programme for you, including the provision of all test drivers if required. Every one of our drivers is trained to the highest standard, giving you complete confidence that we will provide an impressive testing service. The entire Bruntingthorpe team clearly understands the importance of client-confidentiality and will endeavour to protect the privacy of our clients and their products while inside our secure premises.

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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