Korea JoonAng Daily: Need for speed? Get in line for HMG’s new driving center

A Genesis G70 makes a 39-degree banked turn at the Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) Driving Experience Center in Taean, South Chungcheong. [HYUNDAI MOTOR]

Korea JoonAng Daily website has posted, “Drive a car at the speed of 250 kilometers (155 miles) per hour and make a 39-degree banked turn. This is just one of many activities you can experience at a driving center in Taean, South Chungcheong, operated by Hyundai Motor Group (HMG).”

“The 1.26 million-square-meter proving ground allows visitors to test Hyundai Motor and Kia vehicles on eight courses including braking, drift, slalom and off-road.”

““A G70 can accelerate to 280 kilometers per hour, but we only do up to 80 percent when general customers drive it,” an instructor said.”

“The instructor then took the driver’s seat to make banked turns that are sloped at 38.87 degrees. This reporter was in the passenger seat wearing a helmet, but when the car made the turn, it felt like it was close to skidding off the track. This was the moment when this reporter realized the reason the company made reporters write down their blood types before participating in the program.”

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