GM and Disney first opened Test Track in 1999, a ride which replaced what was the "World of Motion", and it quickly became a park favorite.

Test Track 2.0 Under Construction

Test Track 2.0 Under Construction

Unfortunately, if you had gone in it over the past 3-4 years it was getting a little dated, and the message it was sending was becoming blurred.

An earlier heavy bias to Pontiac and Saturn products did not make a lot of sense after the company discontinued those brands during GM's bankruptcy in 2009, so a hodge-podge of designs and vehicles made its way into the attraction thereafter.

Now GM and Disney have shuttered the ride to do a complete overhaul.  Soon in its place will be all the latest cutting edge technology, concepts and a Chevrolet theme that more fits the company's contempory, but environmentally friendly future.

Chevrolet EN-V 2.0

Chevrolet EN-V 2.0

Enter concepts like the Chevrolet EN-V, a 2 seat urban concept vehicle that can park itself, as well as drive to you by itself when you call on it; all on electric power.  The EN-V 2.0 has a 40 km (25 mile range) as well as a 40 km (25 mph) top speed.

Also, confirmed for attendence is the Chevrolet Volt and the concept Chevrolet Miray.

The Miray is a "future tech" vehicle thats powertrain consists of two electric motors up front, each producing 15 kW (20 bhp), coupled with a 1.5 liter four-cylinder turbo engine driving the back.  Power for the electric motors is provided via a 1.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack recharged through regenerative braking.

Chevrolet Hybrid Concept Miray

Chevrolet Hybrid Concept Miray

New Design For Test Track Ride

New Design For Test Track Ride

Eric Jacobson, senior vice president, Walt Disney Imagineering on the new attraction:

 “The re-imagined Test Track portrays an optimistic view of the future, and reflects the deep collaboration between Disney and Chevrolet on both the design and the overall experience. It’s a thrilling attraction supported by rich exhibit displays and interactive elements that bring guests directly into the design process – with a few surprises thrown in.”

GM says it has been working on this new collaboration for about 18 months, and Test Track will re-open on December 6th, 2012.

Newly Re-Designed Ride Vehicles

Newly Re-Designed Ride Vehicles

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