Photo Release -- Exa PowerFLOW Simulations Exclusive Aerodynamic Test for Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Racecar

Photo Release -- Exa PowerFLOW Simulations Exclusive Aerodynamic Test for
Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Racecar

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa^® Corporation
(Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product
engineering, and the Peugeot Sport team are anticipating success with the new
Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak at the International Hill Climb race, to be held in
Colorado later this month. What makes this car unique is that the first road
test occurred only few weeks ago, and all prior car aerodynamic development
and optimization was done solely with Exa PowerFLOW® simulations at the
Peugeot Sport engineering facility in Vélizy France.

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Racecar
 Peugeot Sport 208 T16 Pikes Peak
 Racecar with Exa PowerFLOW aerodynamic
 simulation results. PowerFLOW
 simulation helped Peugeot Sport achieve
 maximum downforce for their racecar.

A photo accompanying this release is available at

The Pikes Peak race is extremely fast and short — under 10 minutes long. Bruno
Famin, Director of Peugeot Sport, states that their driver, Sébastien Loeb, is
hoping to "smash" the record with the 875hp 208 T16 Pikes Peak and scale the
mountain with incredible speed. Famin said, "We achieved our goal, using
PowerFLOW, of maximum downforce for this racecar — giving our acclaimed driver
the best car possible. We are reasonably optimistic that on June 30th, this
will prove to be a winning combination for Peugeot Sport."

"As always, we need to provide our drivers with a performance racecar that
sticks to the road," commented Famin. "We had complete confidence in using Exa
PowerFLOW simulations for all of our aerodynamic testing and optimization.
With this car's aerodynamic kit and massive rear wing, we had to be sure the
aero engineering was perfect." Bruno Famin continued, "Due to timing
constraints, we had no hope to develop a prototype and be able to complete
some wind tunnel testing. Based on our previous experience with PowerFLOW,
acquired during the 908 Race campaign, we decided to fully rely on simulation
for this aerodynamic development. The first track test results confirmed that
we made the right choice." Peugeot's driver, Sébastien Loeb, stated that the
car feels like it has the downforce of a Formula 1 racecar.

Peugeot Sport has been a customer of Exa's since 2006, but it was mere months
ago, in early 2013, that they commenced the 208 T16 Pikes Peak racecar design.
"We watched them build this car from scratch in weeks, and it has quickly
evolved into this highly efficient design," remarked Jean-Paul Roux, Exa's
President of European Operations. "Peugeot has not raced Pikes Peak since
Robby Unser drove their car in 1989, we are hoping to be a part of the team
that brings Peugeot Sport another win."

About Exa Corporation

Exa Corporation develops, sells and supports simulation software and services
to enhance product performance, reduce product development costs and improve
the efficiency of design and engineering processes. Our simulation solutions
enable our customers to gain crucial insights about design performance early
in the design cycle, thus reducing the likelihood of expensive redesigns and
late-stage engineering changes. As a result, our customers realize significant
cost savings and fundamental improvements in their engineering development
process.Our products include, PowerFLOW^®, PowerDELTA^®, PowerCLAY^®,
PowerVIZ^®, PowerSPECTRUM^®, PowerACOUSTICS^®, PowerINSIGHT^®, PowerCOOL^® and
PowerTHERM^® along with professional engineering consulting services. A
partial customer list includes: AGCO, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover,
Kenworth, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen, and
Volvo Trucks.

Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington,
MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email:;

For more information on Peugeot Sport:

Please visit the Peugeot Sport website at: and their
sponsor, Red Bull motorsports, at

Live stream of the 91^st PPIHC on June 30^th on and

PowerINSIGHT, PowerCOOL, PowerTHERM and PowerACOUSTICS are registered
trademarks of Exa Corporation

CONTACT: For more information about Exa Corporation
         or images please contact:
         Michelle Murray-Ross, Exa Corporation,

company logo
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.