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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Delta Motorsports forced to withdraw from Automotive X PRIZE

Delta Motorsports, the only British/European company that has submitted an entry for the Automotive X PRIZE have been forced to withdraw their entry after their workshop suffered a substantial fire resulting in the destruction of their first E-4 Coupe chassis.

The photo above, the car on the ground and almost complete bar some low voltage wiring, was taken just before the fire. As it was the only chassis in existence the X-prize is now out of the question but all the composite moulds survived in tact as they were not in the building at the time of the fire and CAD design data was triple backed up so they should be able to build another chassis and try again, hopefully with minimal delay.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was sad to hear about this. I think the important thing that you didn't report though is that the fire was caused by the car.

I'd love to know what happened. It's a terrible shame. I hope they have enough money to make another one.

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