THE FOUR POSTER BED

CAR (UK) - - Game Changer -

The 508 jig­gles and bounces on four hy­draulic jacks, one ham­mer­ing away un­der each wheel, to sim­u­late the car speed­ing along a bumpy road. Wel­come to Belchamp’s cli­matic cham­ber where in­tense lights above the car sim­u­late the age­ing eect of sun on paint­work.

Cars can be pounded around the clock, in tem­per­a­tures from –40˚ to +50˚, with vari­able loads on board. The cli­matic cham­ber is a pow­er­ful tool early in the pro­to­type process: six weeks can rack up the equiv­a­lent of 240,000km of driv­ing on test tracks, be­fore the car is dis­man­tled and parts an­a­lysed.

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