wind tunnnel stories

There's nothing quite like walking through the GM's Aerodynamic Laboratory, an enormous Batcave-sized test facility where you'd expect to find a next-gen Tumbler being put through its paces as it's prepared for real world roughing. Located in Warren, Michigan, the GM wind tunnel's been open since 1980 and operates 24 hours for five days a week. A drabby-looking building is all you'll see topside, but like all heavy-duty scientific facilities, the awesome stuff is deep underground. The General Motors Aerodynamic Laboratory may not be the largest wind tunnel in the world (that honor belongs to the U.S. Military's 80-by-120-foot Moffett Field built in 1940s), but it is the world's largest one dedicated to automobile testing — and it's quite the whopper.