General Motors officially broke ground on their new 130,000 square-foot technical centers in Concord, North Carolina, allowing them to expand their performance and racing capabilities. The new facility is due to open in early 2022. The new facility will accelerate their strategic knowledge between racing and road car production.
The new facility will help GM in the racing categories that they are involved in such as the NTT IndyCar Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and speaking about the new HQ, Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing commented saying:
“The new technical center that GM is building shows a real commitment to their racing programs and partner teams in particular. All the new technology, tools and equipment will allow us to collaborate more effectively and efficiently across all three series that we partner with them on – NASCAR, IMSA and Extreme E.”
“Chevrolet is taking a big step in creating a best-in-class technical center to further increase resources and collaboration. Having a central hub for vehicle simulation, aero development and engineering support in the heart of NASCAR is going to make us even stronger. It’s so important to stay on top of technology and Chevrolet is making a key statement on their commitment to performance with this groundbreaking today.”
“Hendrick Motorsports has raced with Chevrolet since we opened the doors in 1984,” said Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. “I’ve never seen them more committed to our sport and to the performance of their partner teams than they are today. The investment General Motors is making right here in the Charlotte area sends a clear message about the importance of auto racing to their brand and their passion for competing and winning at the highest levels. We share Chevrolet’s commitment and take immense pride in partnering with them on and off the racetrack.
“After more than a year of unprecedented challenges for everyone, we reevaluated our plans and found we could expand the footprint and scope for the Charlotte Technical Center to make it an even greater resource. “This new location and larger facility is a clean-sheet design, tailored for technology development and collaboration with our racing teams and technical partners.”
“The new Charlotte Technical Center will expand GM’s engineering footprint in the epicenter of racing in the United States, and will improve our engineering speed and capability in both the racing and production environments. “It will be a strong hub for the racing and production engineering teams to collaborate, share resources and learn together, delivering better results more quickly both on the racetrack and in our production vehicles.”