Photo Release -- Peugeot Sport's World Record-Setting 208 T16 Pikes Peak Racecar Aerodynamically Optimized Exclusively With Exa

Photo Release -- Peugeot Sport's World Record-Setting 208 T16 Pikes Peak
Racecar Aerodynamically Optimized Exclusively With Exa PowerFLOW

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa^® Corporation
(Nasdaq:EXA) is pleased to report that in an astonishing 8:13.878 minutes,
Peugeot's Sport's 208 T16 Pikes Peak racecar set a new world record at the
International Hill Climb race in Colorado on June 30th. This racecar was
optimized for maximum downforce solely through PowerFLOW^® aerodynamic

Pikes Peak Racecar
 Exa PowerFLOW aerodynamic simulation of
 Peugeot Sport's winning 208 T16 Pikes
 Peak Racecar. PowerFLOW helped Peugeot
 Sport achieve maximum downforce for the

A photo accompanying this release is available at

The Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racecar was expected to do well, but it beat
all expectations. Bruno Famin, Director of Peugeot Sport remarked, "We smashed
the previous world record by a minute and a half — a simply remarkable
accomplishment." Famin continued, "We knew PowerFLOW would accurately simulate
the real world, and our driver, Sébastien Loeb confirmed the car stuck to the
road like a F1 racecar throughout the entire climb. We achieved the needed
downforce to keep our driver safely on the road during this incredibly taxing

Peugeot Sport designed an extremely unique and efficient car. The trademark
rear wing and front splitter were not only aesthetically interesting, but
optimized aerodynamic devices. "Within only a few weeks, Peugeot Sport's team
managed to optimize all the aerodynamic components as well as the underbody of
the car using our PowerFLOW simulations," stated Jean-Paul Roux, Exa's
President of European Operations. "Knowing this team and the potential for
creativity in this 'Unlimited' class, I had high expectations that the car
would be a winner — but to blow away the record and pull off such a commanding
win is fantastic." The second place finisher came in at 9:02.19, almost 50
seconds behind. Many race experts feel that this dominant Peugeot engineering
team might be able to approach the 7 minute mark in the future.

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.

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