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http://www.tenlinks.com/NEWS/PR/delmia/070504_soapbox.htm

MANCHESTER, U.K., July 5, 2004 - DELMIA Limited, Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: No. 13065, DSY.PA), today announced that the DELMIA sponsored Lotus has won the Goodwood Festival of Speed Downhill Soapbox Challenge.

Weighing less than 50 kg, the Type 119c 'Streamliner' features an enclosed cockpit with a carbon fiber monocoque and utilizes the same titanium and tungsten materials used in Formula 1 racing. This minimal weight allows the strategic positioning of ballast to optimize the weight distribution inside the soapbox. The wheel spokes are enclosed in sleek carbon fiber covers and the design was fine-tuned in wind-tunnel tests, giving it an efficient aerodynamic profile.



The concept was designed with Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA CAD software. Lotus recently made a significant investment in DELMIA digital manufacturing software. When DELMIA is used in conjunction with CATIA, an integrated virtual design and manufacturing environment is created to optimize production planning and reduce time-to-market.



Paul Adams, pilot of the racer, achieved a course record of 63.998 secs, in so doing, reaching speeds of over 63 mph down the Goodwood Hill, powered by nothing other than the force of gravity. The Lotus team was 3.5 secs faster than the second placed team, Bentley.

Head of vehicle engineering at Lotus, Steve Swift, commented: "This was a splendid result over the weekend, and it is marvelous to witness the team's dedication to this project paying off. Winning is always special, but by such a huge margin and with a record time is fantastic and shows what an incredible job these talented young engineers have done!" During the nine-month concept-to-production program, the Type 119c project team had access to the state-of-the-art facilities at Lotus' Hethel base. The Lotus Type 119c will now take its place in the Soapbox Hall of Fame at Hethel, alongside its predecessors, the 2002 Type 119 and last year's winning roadster-class Type 119b.
 

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ivan1 said:
http://www.tenlinks.com/NEWS/PR/delmia/070504_soapbox.htm

MANCHESTER, U.K., July 5, 2004 - DELMIA Limited, Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: No. 13065, DSY.PA), today announced that the DELMIA sponsored Lotus has won the Goodwood Festival of Speed Downhill Soapbox Challenge.

Weighing less than 50 kg, the Type 119c 'Streamliner' features an enclosed cockpit with a carbon fiber monocoque and utilizes the same titanium and tungsten materials used in Formula 1 racing. This minimal weight allows the strategic positioning of ballast to optimize the weight distribution inside the soapbox. The wheel spokes are enclosed in sleek carbon fiber covers and the design was fine-tuned in wind-tunnel tests, giving it an efficient aerodynamic profile.

The concept was designed with Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA CAD software. Lotus recently made a significant investment in DELMIA digital manufacturing software. When DELMIA is used in conjunction with CATIA, an integrated virtual design and manufacturing environment is created to optimize production planning and reduce time-to-market.

Paul Adams, pilot of the racer, achieved a course record of 63.998 secs, in so doing, reaching speeds of over 63 mph down the Goodwood Hill, powered by nothing other than the force of gravity. The Lotus team was 3.5 secs faster than the second placed team, Bentley.

Head of vehicle engineering at Lotus, Steve Swift, commented: "This was a splendid result over the weekend, and it is marvelous to witness the team's dedication to this project paying off. Winning is always special, but by such a huge margin and with a record time is fantastic and shows what an incredible job these talented young engineers have done!" During the nine-month concept-to-production program, the Type 119c project team had access to the state-of-the-art facilities at Lotus' Hethel base. The Lotus Type 119c will now take its place in the Soapbox Hall of Fame at Hethel, alongside its predecessors, the 2002 Type 119 and last year's winning roadster-class Type 119b.

And in other results...

Timmy Wagner of Troop 419 finished dead last, a full 1 and a half minutes behind Paul Adams in the Lotus craft . "Scoutmaster Mike says it's the effort that counts and that we're all winners, but I'm pretty cheezed" Timmy was quoted as saying.
 

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gotta love the spoiler though...
 

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That is hilarious Hoopy.

P.S. You have to wonder if when building these things, they consider safety. That pic of the winged green thing, has a short plexiglass windsheild with the edge right at the neck of the kid. :eek:
 

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We just thought you Americans would like to know the real reason behind your elise delays - most of the Lotus guys have been busy building our car the past few months:D

oh- and by the way - it not only has no reflectors, it has a CUPHOLDER:D :D :D :D
 

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Timmy went on to credit his team. "It's not their fault - Eric's (in the red hat) a genius with plywood - he's already got Woodworking AND Painting merit badges. Tyler's most of the way to his Auto Mechanics and Energy badges and Billy's already got his in Drafting. They really gave it their all."
 

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The Stig said:
Caption this photo:
Here's mine = super geeks! :D
Here's mine...

Top Row: Geek, Girl Geek, Geek, Shaggable Girl :nanner: , Geek. In Car: Angry driver--no A/C in 111c
 

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darkSol said:
LOL!
Oh, definitely shaggable ;)
+1

although my quote would go more like

"We managed to save billys head, by fusing it with this "vehicle" looking device, he can mover around at decent speeds, and get a bunch or nerds and shaggable girl to hang out :p with him"

Live on Billy and do somethign great for teh world
 

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Here's mine...

Top Row: Geek, Girl Geek, Geek, Shaggable Girl :nanner: , Geek. In Car: Angry driver--no A/C in 111c
I didn't know Burger King had a Racing Team?:shrug: When did they change their "fry throwing" uniforms to green?-eek- They advocate lightweight as well..."Hold the pickles...hold the lettuce..."
 
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