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LPG Race Car
- Video Online + Tape
- Title LPG Race Car
- Released: 02/02/2005
- Length 00:06:06
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
In November 2004, ESA's Technology Transfer Programme sponsored a race car that broke the world speed record for clean cars, suing liqufied propane gas instead of petrol: 315 km/hour.
This Exchange tells the story of how this record was achieved, including filming at the Monza race track inside the car.
The shot list is posted under http://television.esa.int/photos/EbS48027.pdf
This is the shot list of the short EBS version.
The Euronews tape lasts for 31min with same story plus additional images.
LPG RACE CAR
10.00.50 November fourth 2004: On the practice track at Vol de Bretigny, south of Paris they getting ready to go. 10.01.04 It may look like the sort of supped-up car you'd expect to see at Le Mans but there is something rather different about this one: it runs on LPG or liquefied petroleum gas.
10.01.19 The objective: to establish a speed record for an LPG vehicle on the 2,300 meter track.
10.01.26 At the wheel, Sylvain Boulay, a big fan of LPG.
10.01.31 SOT Sylvain Boulay I think that gas is much more reactive than petrol, it responds straight away and the engine is more in tune with it.
10.01.42 The wind drops and conditions are perfect for the record-breaking attempt: the V6 365 horsepower, fitted into the Idée Vert Compétition car carrying the hopes of the entire team.
10.02.03 But first let's rewind to where it all began.
10.02.07 In Ferté-sous-Jouarre, some hundred kilometres from the capital. It was here in 1992 that the Association of the Idée Vert