Aerodynamic Vehicle Testing for Production Vehicles and Race Cars
Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio (HALO) Facility
In March 2022 Honda opened its $124 million state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, ushering in a new era of development testing capabilities for Honda and Acura products, as well as the development of racing cars from pinnacle racing in IndyCar and next generation LMDh sports cars to commercial racing programs.
The new Honda Automotive Laboratories of Ohio (HALO) facility, located at the independent Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) in Central Ohio, is one of the world’s most advanced wind tunnels, with three separate state-of-the art testing functions — aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, and racing — in one location.
Honda created the multifunctional HALO facility to reinforce its commitment to developing fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles. One of the most advanced of its kind anywhere, the wind tunnel uses a unique interchangeable modular ground plane system capable of aerodynamic vehicle testing of production vehicles and race cars. The tunnel can generate wind speeds of more than 190 miles (306 km/h).