Honda Performance Development
 
Located 30 miles north of Los Angeles, Honda Performance Development (HPD), a subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the technical operations center for Honda's North American motorsports engine programs. Currently, HPD is focused on American Honda's participation in the IRL IndyCar Series and the R&D of the Honda Indy V8 racing engine.
 
Established in April of 1993, HPD currently operates out of a 43,500-square-foot building in Santa Clarita. This two-story structure houses comprehensive engine design, engineering development, preparation, rebuilding and inspection areas, transit-style dynamometer test cells, machine shop, parts center and administrative support facilities. The employee company is expected to finish construction in 2005 of an expanded, 123,000-square-foot, new facility, also located in Santa Clarita.
 

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