VW Opens Hyperbolic Time Chamber

Some of you may get the reference above and will not even need to read the following useless filler text. To those who haven't watched the complete series of Dragonball Z (yet), read below.

Volkswagon just opened a $38 million testing facility on Monday that can simulate the worst weather that green-loving bitch Mother Nature can throw at a car. Temperatures can range between -40 to 302 degrees F in conditions simulating direct sun exposure and humidity up to 95 percent saturation. What, no 100%? It doesn't rain? I can simulate that in my $200 shower! German engineering in the house, for real.

Other innovations include "upstream conditioning boxes", or modular storage units that allow VW to test up to 50 cars, twice a day. The place looks like a really nice storage rental facility. I wonder if they'll test my futon next. Hit the jump for more pictures.

VW Opens Hyperbolic Time Chamber

VW Opens Hyperbolic Time Chamber

VW Opens Hyperbolic Time Chamber

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