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The Porsche company was founded by Ferdinand Porsche, who was the chief engineer at Mercedes-Benz. He later incorporated his personal engineering factory, where he had developed numerous designs for the ‘People’s Car’ or popularly known as the ‘Volkswagen’. By 1931, Ferdinand incorporated a company under his own name: ‘Porsche’. In 1947, after WWII, the company returned to producing vehicles and designed a new Grand Prix racing car in Gmund, Austria. A year later, Ferdinand’s son Ferry Porsche built the company’s first sports car, the 356. That very same year, the 356 achieved its first international win: the 1100 CC class. By 1953, the Fuhrman engine was presented in their iconic vehicle, the Porsche 550 Spyder. This 1.5L four-cylinder engine could deliver an impressive 110 BHP and it became an immediate success in the automotive industry. In 1961, Porsche was working on producing a new vehicle which would use a 6-cylinder engine. The body was designed by Ferry’s son, Alexander Porsche. Two years later, the famous Porsche 911 made its debut at the Frankfurt International Automobile Show and the rear air-cooled engine concept was retained). In 1964, the production of the 911 began with its coupe model. The rest, is sports car legend. Porsche has succeeded in producing sports cars that are known for performance, quality, and reliability. Above all, Porsche is acknowledged for producing prestigious sports cars that can be used for everyday driving. Porsche is a marque that Hexagon Classics know extremely well. As an official Porsche dealer in London in the 1970’s, we feel that we know them better than most. Many of the Hexagon staff have enjoyed long careers working with the manufacturer. We specialise in low mileage, limited number cars with a proven history – with a focus on 911, 928, 993, 964 and 997 Gen II variants. If you have a specific model in mind, we are only too happy to use our considerable connections to find what you’re looking for. We are actively seeking to purchase similar cars. Please contact Philip Kyriacou on +44 (0) 7939 132 876 Email philip@hexagonclassic.com or Tim Phillipson on +44(0)7774 194646 Email tim@hexagonclassics.com Sign up for our newsletter and receive a monthly update on our cars, latest news and information on classic cars To subscribe to our newsletters please click here.
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Porsche Great Britain

Time and time again, the cynics would have you believe that the potential of a six-cylinder horizont… Engine Time and time again, the cynics would have you believe that the potential of a six-cylinder horizontally opposed and naturally aspirated engine mounted in the rear has been exhausted. And our engineers? They smile. And prove over and over again the exact opposite. For the new 911 GT3 RS, the specs read as follows: naturally aspirated engine, 4.0-litre displacement, high-revving concept. A maximum power output of 383 kW (520 hp) – 20 hp higher than that of the predecessor model. Maximum torque 470 Nm, i.e. 10 Nm more than before. Up to 9,000 rpm on the rev counter makes it clear what we mean by a high-revving concept. As a result, the new 911 GT3 RS with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) sprints from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds and top speed isn’t reached until 193 mph. Especially robust and high-performing, the engine is based on that of the 911 GT3 Cup. Also derived from motorsport is the oil supply principle, which uses a separate engine oil tank, fully variable oil pressure pump and an additional supply of oil via the crankshaft. Four valves per cylinder with cam followers and a rigid valve train is another concept matured on the race track. The engine block and cylinder heads are made of aluminium, the titanium connecting rods have been forged and, thanks to VarioCam, the camshaft timing is precisely matched to the engine speed and load. Direct fuel injection (DFI) As far as the efficiency of the engine – and its power output – is concerned, direct fuel injection (DFI) makes a decisive contribution. And it does so with millisecond precision and a pressure of up to 200 bar. For optimum mixture formation and combustion in the combustion chamber. High-revving concept The valves are operated by cam followers – another principle from motorsport. Clearance compensation between the camshafts and valves of the new 911 GT3 RS is realised not by hydraulic means, but by shim plates as part of a solid arrangement. This provides greater robustness as well as enabling remarkably high engine speeds and hard use on the race track. Dry-sump lubrication The way in which oil is supplied to the engine is also successfully proven in motorsport. Continued lubrication is vital, especially at very high engine speeds of up to 9,000 rpm and under the effects of the extremely high lateral and longitudinal acceleration that can be experienced on the race track. Seven scavenge pumps in total return the engine oil quickly and efficiently to the external oil tank. Together with the oil pressure pump offering fully variable displacement, optimum oil pressure is assured in all operating conditions. This system provides reliable lubrication of hard-working components and increases the robustness of the engine under hard use on the race track. The efficient defoaming of the oil by a centrifuge before it is delivered to the separate oil tank is a solution originating in high-performance motorsport and is also used in a similar form in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, an LMP1 class competitor. Intake manifold In interaction with the sports exhaust system, the variable intake manifold in synthetic material and featuring two switchable resonance flaps helps to ensure efficient gas cycles. This results in an impressive torque curve, a high maximum torque and high power output across a broad engine speed range.
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Fake Bakkt Website Emerges but Fails to Scam Crypto Investors

Fake Bakkt Website

A new Bitcoin (BTC) scam website has emerged. Back in 2017, when the cryptocurrency market hit mainstream news, scam sites began blowing up. Since everyone was so desperate to get their hands on digital currency or invest in a project that could give them 10X the return, the scammers often won. Now, cryptocurrency investors are much more cautious, and this new fake Bakkt website was easily identified.

Fake Bakkt Website Caught

In August of 2018, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced Bakkt would be launched in late-January 2019. ICE currently operates 23 leading global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Bakkt will be a Microsoft cloud-powered “open and regulated” global ecosystem for digital assets. ICE wants to create an integrated platform that enables consumers, merchants, and institutional clients to seamlessly buy, sell, spend, and store cryptocurrencies.

The fake Bakkt website had all the information thus far about the new platform but included a fake date of launch. The website even linked the original blog post from Kelly Loefller regarding the amount of money that was funded for the project.

What makes this website a scam is that it debuts a ‘second’ round of funding for Bakkt that is set to end on February 25th. The website specifically targets “all interested investors who believe in the future of the cryptocurrency market.”

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Currently, the fake Bakkt website is on the warning list of MetaMask but is still available. ICE has yet to respond to the reports of the fake website and fake launch date. It remains unknown at this time if the scammers just made up a launch date or if they hacked some inside data and Bakkt is actually set to launch on that date.

It seems the crypto community is on their toes now, but if you’re planning on making any investment in this space, do your research beforehand.

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Porsche The new 911 Carrera S

Highlights A timeless idea only holds on to its youthful vigour if it is constantly upgraded. So every new generation of the 911 represents a new start for an even better 911. The clear design language of the new 911 and its striking lines are novel and yet familiar, inside and out. The wide rear end with the seamless taillight strip, now unites all 911 models. Great clarity even in the interior where classic sports car ergonomics meet the digital possibilities of today. The new generation of engine is more powerful and even more efficient. The 3.0 litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine of the 911 Carrera S models produce a full 331 kW (450 PS). The acceleration is enormous with the Sport Chrono Package and Launch Control. The 911 Carrera 4S, for example, sprints from 0 to 100km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds. A top speed of 190 mph and the new 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gives a forward thrust that gets the 911 on the road even more effectively. The newly designed Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) increases sporty performance and comfort. Driver assistance systems, such as Lane Keeping Assist, including traffic sign recognition and Night Vision Assist, make driving even easier. Moving with the times, changing as you go and remaining true to yourself at the same time. A timeless sports car in the best sense. The new 911. Timeless Machine. Design The silhouette of the 911 stands for timeless design. But the new 911 also proves how contemporary it is, especially from behind. The rear end is powerfully, clearly and precisely designed. The rear screen appears visually extended and merges, almost seamlessly, into the black tailgate grille. The new, vertical, third brake light is integrated into this. Directly beneath are the seamless light strip, between the three-dimensional LED taillights, and the newly designed model logo in Light Silver. The rear apron surrounds the newly designed tailpipes of the exhaust system. The new 911 also appears particularly athletic due to the size of the wheels at the front and rear. A design that unites traditional and modern. That ensures more dynamism on the road and causes a sensation for everyone who follows the 911. Viewed from the front, the new 911 tells the story of its past. And reveals much about its own future. The wings are clearly shaped and highlight the powerful geometry and design DNA. The newly designed bonnet with its characteristic dynamic, recess profiles and straight slope to the front apron, is a nod to the 911 models of the first generation. Modern LED technology is used in the main headlights with four-point daytime running lights and dipped beam. The camera and sensors in the comfort and assistance systems are integrated under the front apron. The clarity of the design of the new 911 can be seen in the details. The newly designed exterior mirrors are clear cut, while the lowering door handles are discreetly integrated into the car’s image. Thanks to these details, the overall profile of the new 911 appears more compact, more polished and more technical. Interior Good design should be pioneering and so should technology. The interior of the new 911 is also blazing new trails by reflecting old strengths and expanding new possibilities. All relevant operating controls are located to the left and right of the multifunction sports steering wheel, for great operating comfort and full concentration on the road. Directly in view; the instrument cluster with analogue rev counter and two high-resolution 7-inch displays, provide all the essential car information on virtual instruments. Right beside this the high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen display of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation. The elevated centre console is decoupled from the dashboard and like the finishes on the dashboard and door panels, underlines the horizontal orientation of the interior. With the Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept, it now houses only a few touch-sensitive buttons. Above this are five buttons, which have been consciously kept as analogue buttons, for direct access to the essential functions of drive and chassis. Tradition meets future: we don’t see it as a compromise, but as the best of both worlds. From intuitive technology to great comfort. The completely redesigned Sports seats offer secure support even on dynamic cornering manoeuvres. The multifunction sports steering wheel allows for comfortable use of audio, telephone and navigation functions. You notice the feel of the operating controls immediately. Every button, every grip, every air outlet has been carefully considered down to the last detail and to the highest quality. The high-grade feel is highlighted by the finishes in Dark Silver Diamar, or as an option in Light Silver Diamar, brushed aluminium or fine wood. Other leather and finish variations are available upon request. Performance We hear over and over again how the potential of the horizontally opposed engine has been exhausted. Our engineers just smile and then prove it’s not true. The power output and efficiency of the horizontally opposed engine have been once again increased in the new 911. The engine mounts have also been positioned closer to the centre of the vehicle. This reduces vibrations and increases driving stability. But you will still feel the power of the 3.0 litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine with its 331 kW (450 PS), we promise, the maximum torque of 530 Nm alone will make sure of that. On this basis, the new 911 Carrera 4S reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) with Sport Chrono Package and Launch Control in a mere 3.4 seconds. Top speed is not achieved until 190 mph.With the new standard 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), the power of the engine is transferred even more efficiently to the road and the driving pleasure enhanced. PDK allows extremely fast gear changes without interrupting the flow of power – not even by a millisecond. In comparison to previous generations, the new 8-speed PDK also offers a perceptibly wider middle ground between comfort, performance and efficiency. Porsche Traction Management (PTM) is an essential feature of the 911 Carrera 4S. Working in conjunction with Porsche Stability Management (PSM), the all-wheel drive therefore always ensures the appropriate distribution of force required for excellent driving performance and particularly well-balanced handling when driving at the limit.So what is the possible? A great deal, with a timeless concept and a strong inner drive. Chassis In the new 911, the route itself is the destination. We don’t care where we are going as long as we get there sportily. It’s only then that the 911 is in its element and the chassis is fully involved. Depending on the road conditions and the driving mode, the upgraded Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) actively and continuously controls the damping force for each individual wheel. The result: reduced body movement and thus more comfort with increased dynamism. The PASM sports suspension, lowered by 10mm, is available as an option, making the new 911 even more neutral and balanced when it’s on the road. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) provides exceptional traction and great agility at all speeds – with precise steering response and balanced load change behaviour, and tremendous fun on corners. Upon request, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) minimises body roll in the new 911 during dynamic cornering manoeuvres, and reduces lateral body movement in the vehicle on rough road surfaces. Acceleration, even when decelerating. It sounds like a paradox, but for 70 years its been as important a part of our development work as increasing your heart rate when you start your Porsche. This is particularly relevant for the motorsport-proven Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). Its ceramic brake discs are particularly light and have a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear, for considerable braking performance. Characteristic: the yellow painted fixed brake calipers on the front and rear axles. Just as characteristic: its extraordinary performance for when you need to go slow, fast. For the first time ever, the new 911 is on the road with differently sized wheels. 20-inch wheels are used at the front and 21-inch at the back in the 911 Carrera S models. While the broader contact surface optimises driving performance, the larger diameter of the rear wheels increases stability and comfort. Sport Chrono Package Sport Chrono Package Learn more It’s well established in our motorsport history that we are obsessed with best driving times and how to measure them precisely. The result of this: the Sport Chrono Package including mode switch and Porsche Track Precision app, for an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission and to determine your absolute personal best time. With the mode switch including SPORT Response button on the steering wheel you can choose from five driving modes: ‘Normal’, ‘SPORT’ and ‘SPORT PLUS’, as well as ‘Individual’ mode and the new ‘WET’ mode, which helps support the driver when driving in the wet. With the SPORT Response function, the engine and transmission are prepared for the fastest possible unleashing of power. The result: maximum responsiveness for approximately 20 seconds. The Sport Chrono Package also includes: the Porsche Track Precision app for measuring and managing lap times and driving data. To show you precisely what your new personal best time looks like. Lighting and assistance systems Lighting and assistance systems Learn more A rare luxury these days, having the time to concentrate exclusively on what’s directly in front of you, the next corner for example. The new 911 avails itself of a variety of assistance systems that enable you to remain truly in the moment. For example, the collision and brake assist or the new WET mode¹⁾ – a system for recognising obvious wet road surfaces, that aids drivers when driving in the wet. Further assistance systems are available on request, like adaptive cruise control or ParkAssist with Surround View for even greater freedom when driving. The main headlights of the new 911 Carrera S models are fitted with LED technology, for fast responsiveness and powerful illumination. Unmistakably Porsche: the four-point daytime running lights with dipped beam. Available as an option: LED main headlights with matrix beam including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) and Main Beam Assistant. Thanks to 84 individually controlled LEDs, the light cones are optimally configured for any driving situation. Vehicles in front of you or on the opposite side of the road are dimmed, while the areas in between and next to them are still fully illuminated. All new 911 Carrera S models have the new taillight strip and the three-dimensional taillights. LED technology is used for all functions here too. Along with a all new redesigned shape and position of the third brake light. Comfort You can’t have great sporty performance and great comfort. We strongly disagree. The 911 has always united both as only the 911 can. It is also impressive with good ergonomics and high-quality interior materials. With many other options to individually increase comfort and sporty performance. The Sports seats Plus, available on request, offer even better lateral support for dynamic driving. The two-zone automatic climate control creates a pleasant atmosphere in any driving situation. The new optional ioniser improves the air quality in the interior. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your central control centre for audio, navigation and communication as well as for a variety of assistance systems. The Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System, available on request, offers sound performance of the highest level, for your own individual 911 soundtrack. Porsche Connect Porsche Connect Learn more We all need to get the most out of every day and Porsche Connect can help you do this. It puts you in the ideal starting position for any road trip. With new services and the Porsche Connect app you can synchronise destinations and your calendar with your Porsche, plan trips with Real-time Traffic Information and use music services on your smartphone. Be navigated, informed and entertained by your Porsche in real time. The navigation and infotainment package helps you to reach your destination faster, thanks to route calculation with up-to-date maps. Using the voice recognition interface you can easily search for information, such as the weather at your destination and current news on the economy, politics and sports read aloud to you. Further information on the functions and apps of Porsche Connect can be found at www.porsche.com/connect.
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Philippines Union Bank Launches Crypto ATMs

Crypto ATMs

One of the Philippines largest banks, Union Bank, is set to launch the first two-way crypto ATMs in the country.

Union Bank Crypto ATMs

Customers will be able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies for cash through the ATM. The idea is to provide an easy and accessible means for crypto to fiat conversion and vice versa. The move may help to spur on adoption for the digital asset.

Union Bank said the following on the crypto ATMs:

“In the bank’s continued quest to cater to the evolving needs and tastes of customers, including clients who use virtual currency, the ATM will provide these clients an alternative channel to convert their pesos to virtual currency and vice versa.”

The bank has yet to detail which currencies will be supported by the machines. However, it’s safe to predict that Bitcoin will be one.

Philippines and Regulation

The initiative for the crypto ATMs is a result of a collaboration between Union Bank and the Philippines central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Since 2017, the BSP has taken a proactive stance towards regulating the cryptocurrency industry. It has been officially regulating local crypto exchanges as remittance companies and further, recognizing digital coins as legitimate payment methods.

The Philippines was among the first countries to regulate cryptocurrencies as a recognized asset class and as a remittance method.

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The Union Bank is one of the country’s top ten banks showing earnings of $140 million USD last year.

Crypto ATMs: Philippines Regulations

The Philippines has taken a favorable stance towards cryptocurrencies for some years now. Last week, the country’s Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) released new regulation guidelines designed to regulate the industry and protect investors. The regulations highlight issues such as the acquisition of crypto assets, including utility and security tokens.

CEZA will now be the main regulator for the Philippines, and the Asia Blockchain and Crypto Association (ABACA) will enforce the new regulations and ensure compliance.

Do you think the introduction of crypto ATMs in the Philippines will help to encourage crypto adoption?

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Porsche 911 model overview – Porsche Great Britain

Models 718 911 Panamera Macan Cayenne Body Design Coupe Cabriolet Roadster SUV Gran Turismo Sport Turismo Transmission Manual Tiptronic PDK Seats 2 4 4 + 1 5 Drive Rear wheel drive All wheel drive Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel Hybrid We are sorry. Your filter criteria did not provide a suitable result. Show all models Add one more model to see results. 718 Cayman Models 718 Cayman from £ 44,074.00 incl. VAT 718 Cayman S from £ 53,030.00 incl. VAT 718 Boxster Models 718 Boxster from £ 45,935.00 incl. VAT 718 Boxster S from £ 54,891.00 incl. VAT 718 T Models 718 Cayman T from £ 51,145.00 incl. VAT 718 Boxster T from £ 53,006.00 incl. VAT 718 GTS Models 718 Cayman GTS from £ 60,557.00 incl. VAT 718 Boxster GTS from £ 62,418.00 incl. VAT The new 911 Carrera S The new 911 Carrera S from £ 93,110.00 incl. VAT The new 911 Carrera S Cabriolet from £ 102,755.00 incl. VAT The new 911 Carrera 4S from £ 98,418.00 incl. VAT The new 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet from £ 108,063.00 incl. VAT 911 GTS Models 911 Carrera GTS from £ 98,725.00 incl. VAT 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet from £ 107,566.00 incl. VAT 911 Carrera 4 GTS from £ 103,711.00 incl. VAT 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet from £ 112,552.00 incl. VAT 911 Targa 4 GTS from £ 112,552.00 incl. VAT 911 GT3 Models 911 GT3 RS For more information on pricing, please contact your Centre Panamera Models Panamera 4 from £ 72,890.00 incl. VAT Panamera 4 Sport Turismo from £ 75,037.00 incl. VAT Panamera 4 Executive from £ 79,512.00 incl. VAT Panamera 4S For more information on pricing, please contact your Centre Panamera 4S Sport Turismo For more information on pricing, please contact your Centre Panamera 4S Executive For more information on pricing, please contact your Centre Panamera GTS Models Panamera GTS from £ 105,963.00 incl. VAT Panamera GTS Sport Turismo from £ 108,110.00 incl. VAT Panamera Turbo Models Panamera Turbo from £ 116,509.00 incl. VAT Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo from £ 118,656.00 incl. VAT Panamera Turbo Executive from £ 125,914.00 incl. VAT Panamera E-Hybrid Models Panamera 4 E-Hybrid from £ 83,718.00 incl. VAT Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo from £ 85,865.00 incl. VAT Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive from £ 88,841.00 incl. VAT Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid from £ 138,723.00 incl. VAT Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo from £ 140,870.00 incl. VAT Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive from £ 148,128.00 incl. VAT The new Macan The new Macan from £ 46,344.00 incl. VAT The new Macan S from £ 48,750.00 incl. VAT Cayenne Models Cayenne from £ 55,965.00 incl. VAT Cayenne S For more information on pricing, please contact your Centre Cayenne E-Hybrid Cayenne E-Hybrid For more information on pricing, please contact your Centre
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Morgan Creek Digital Secures $40M Backing from Public Pension Funds

Morgan Creek Digital

According to Bloomberg, renowned digital asset firm Morgan Creek Digital has successfully closed a new $40 million blockchain-specific venture capital fund. It has done this because of major contributions from two US public pensions.

Initially, the venture looked to raise $25 million.

Morgan Creek Digital

Backed by finance behemoth Morgan Creek Capital, Morgan Creek Digital is a hedge fund. The new venture—called the Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities Fund—has been created specifically for investment into the digital asset space.

Pension Plans

The two pension plans are based in Virginia. They are ‘anchor investors’ in the new venture capital fund. Other investors include an insurance company, a university endowment, and a private foundation.

Volatility and Regulations

The sizeable investment into Morgan Creek Digital from the two pension funds is notable. It is a rarity that institutional investors make the leap into the volatile and largely unregulated cryptocurrency market. Precisely because of those reasons, many enthusiasts question if digital assets will ever be adopted on a world-scale. Market manipulation, price volatility, and questionable regulations constantly deter major financial bodies and institutions from backing crypto-related projects or investments.

The Virginia pension funds are two of only a handful of institutions (including Yale University) to invest in the crypto world.

Morgan Creek Digital Innovation

Katherine Molnar, chief investment officer of one of the pension funds, called the investment into the Blockchain Opportunities Fund an “emerging opportunity” offering an “attractive asymmetric return profile.’’

Structured like a traditional venture capital fund, the new fund will invest in the equity of companies in the blockchain and digital assets industry. It will hold a small amount of its wealth in cryptocurrencies.

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It works like this:

“Traditional assets will eventually be represented by digital tokens, while the influx of intellectual capital into digital assets will create positive returns.”

The team goes on to explain that “cryptocurrencies are not correlated to traditional assets, giving investors unique exposures.”

Do you think Morgan Creek Digital getting backing from two US pensions might spur on further institutional investment?

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Current Issue – Porsche Club News

Porsche uses cookies to optimise and improve the website, as well as enable the availability of certain functions. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies. For further information on how we use cookies, please click here. Porsche Ice Experience Experiences That Set Your Pulse Racing. There is a place where we always go to look for a challenge, test our limits and set ourselves new goals. Things are really kicking off with the 2019 Ice Experience season. In the far north of Finland. Read more Porsche Track Experience Training Level: Master – Right to the Limit. Numerous challenges, a steep upward performance curve and unlimited driving pleasure lie behind you. What is next? A new goal. The next opportunity. With our Master training level. Read more Stuttgart has tennis fever. It’s called the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. Read more Porsche Track Experience The 2019 Starting Line-up. Never losing sight of your goal. With precision, foresight and courage.The first training dates for 2019 are now available for you to book online. Go ahead and find out what the term ‘sports car’ really means. Read more Porsche Travel Experience Iceland – New in the 2019 Programme. Fiery volcanoes, thundering waterfalls, massive glaciers. Could a country be any more full of contrasts? Experience the rugged landscape of Iceland along with a varied programme – in a Porsche 911. Read more Porsche Classic ORIGINALE 04 – the new Porsche Classic catalogue is here. The fourth and newest edition is now available from your Porsche Classic Partner or Porsche Centre in limited quantities. Discover mostly unknown background stories about parts, types and technologies. Read more Porsche Tequipment The December is also the beginning of the joyful anticipation for the Christmas season. Still looking for a gift for your beloved ones? Discover many gift ideas in the Tequipment accessories finder. Read more Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur Create something unique. Design your Porsche the way you like it. Be inspired by the new Macan in volcano grey metallic with the sportdesign package painted in black (high-gloss). Learn more 1919 Datetimer 70Y Sports Car Limited Edition Special Edition Timepiece from Porsche Design Read more Performance without winter break. Porsche Tequipment winter tyres. Impressive performance and an equally impressive design. Just like your Porsche, winter wheel-and-tyre sets from Porsche Tequipment combine both. For optimum performance – even in the cold season. Read more Together, you can reach any destination. Even those no road leads to. The only way to achieve high goals is to stay grounded. As with the Cayenne Turbo in Rhodium Silver Metallic with 21-inch Cayenne Exclusive Design wheels painted in“ black (high-gloss). Learn more Porsche Tequipment White Edition car care range. It makes your heart race. Make sure that it continues to do so. Using the White Edition car care range from Porsche Tequipment. Perfect for our products, your Porsche and your next adventure. Read more Your perfect attendant. The tool set from Porsche Tequipment. It is the little things that can make the difference. As the 55-piece tool set from Porsche Tequipment presented in a high-quality leather bag. Always be equipped for every situation. Read more Porsche Classic Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System. The Vehicle Tracking System is now also available for all classic models. Thanks to GPS-based monitoring, you can locate your Porsche easily at any time – and with the associated app, you can react to warning notices as quickly as possible. Learn more Porsche Museum 70 Years Porsche Sportscars Special exhibition in Berlin. DRIVE Volkwagen Group Forum, Berlin from March 20 until May 31, 2018 and special exhibition at the Porsche Museum from June 09, 2018 until January 06, 2019. Read more Porsche Online Shop Important things are protected. 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Hybrid Summit 2019 in Hong Kong

Hybrid Summit 2019

Hong Kong blockchain week is right around the corner! Hybrid Summit has decided to host its annual event in China this year. Last year, the blockchain-centered educational event was held in Bangkok Thailand and in 2017, it was held in Studio City, Macau. Hybrid Summit 2019 will be held on March 7th at the AsiaWorld Expo.

Hybrid Summit 2019

Hong Kong blockchain week will kick off on March 4th and will conclude on the 8th. The week starts off with a sunset cocktail hour for VIP ticket holders only. On the 7th, the Hybrid Summit event will kick off, and there are currently nine speakers listed so far. Hybrid Summit is one of two conference events that will be hosted during the Hong Kong Blockchain week.

Headlining the Hybrid Summit event is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fundstrat, Thomas Lee. Lee commented on Hybrid Summit saying:

“Hybrid Summit is one of the most well organized and produced events not only in the blockchain space in Asia but of any worldwide. Incredible knowledge and ideas shared on a world-class stage makes for a must-attend conference series.”

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Another big name that will be speaking on the 7th at Hybrid Summit 2019 is Charles Hoskinson. Hoskinson is well known in the blockchain community. He is one of the original co-founders of Ethereum (ETH) and is currently the CEO of Input-Output (IOHK). IOHK is a technology company that is “committed to using peer-to-peer innovations to provide financial services to three billion people who don’t have them.” Currently, IOHK is working on Ethereum Classic (ETC) and Cardano (ADA).

Education

Hybrid Summit 2019 seeks to educate thousands on the potential of blockchain technology and is geared towards experts and beginners. Currently, Hong Kong blockchain week has over 120+ speakers and 3000+ delegates in attendance. VIP tickets are still on sale, so get them while they’re hot!

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New tyres for historic sports cars

Around 70 per cent of all Porsche models ever built are still in drivable condition today. To satisfy the need for suitable tyres, Porsche has developed, tested and released tyre products that are properly tuned to specific vehicle generations – including tyres released in coordination with Pirelli. The new developments match the historic originals in terms of their look and profile design, but when it comes to driving properties they fulfil the requirements of modern generations of tyres. For model years 1959 through 2005, a total of 32 new tyre recommendations are available for the Porsche model series 356 (B and C), Boxster (986), 911 (G model, 964, 993 and 996) and 914 as well as for the transaxle model series 924, 928, 944 and 968. The classic tyres also have the Porsche “N” certification designator, which identifies them as tyres with special Porsche release. New tyres combine excellent grip with good rolling resistance figures These tyres are not simply reissues of the historic models. Rather they combine the look of the originals with the driving properties of modern tyres. Authentic profile patterns, tyre dimensions and cross-section ratios – from the 1960s to the 1990s – accentuate the exceptionally genuine appearance of historic sports cars from Zuffenhausen. The material composition of the tyres delivers ideal properties in terms of traction and loads. The supporting structure of the tyres matches that of current tyre carcasses. The rubber mixture has additives used in today’s tyre technology. The new tyres combine excellent grip with good rolling resistance figures. Despite excellent wet grip, they are quiet – and therefore they fulfil all vehicle approval criteria of official EU tyre regulations. Thanks to these newly tuned tyres, classic Porsche models can exhibit much more balanced driving properties today. Walter Röhrl offered valuable tips on the driving properties of tyres In tuning the tyres, the Porsche tyre testers also worked together with former rally world champion Walter Röhrl, who was able to offer valuable tips on the driving properties of tyres based on his extensive background of experience with the historic Porsche models. Walter Röhrl summarises the benefits of the tyres, which were re-developed from the ground up, as follows: “The driving properties in the early years were not as full or balanced as they are today. The new generation of tyres is more fitting than ever to the driving style of a challenging sports car.” Porsche tyre tester Dieter Röscheisen discusses the benefits customers can expect from the specially tuned tyres: “The new tyre releases will make it possible for classic models to follow the curve into the modern era with exceptionally good and balanced driving properties.” Pirelli tyres that were available for the current release test series by the Porsche team, in addition to the Pirelli CN36, were the Pirelli P7 and Pirelli Zero Rosso models. Originally, Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres made contact with the road on Porsche 911 (Type 993) cars from 1994; today these tyres are available again in eleven commonly used sizes. In addition to vintage and classic tyres for normal road use, Porsche has developed special tyres for motorsport use of historic vehicles. For instance, the P Zero Trofeo R that is designed as a semi-slick can be delivered in sizes ranging between 16 and 18 inches. This tyre was specially designed for use in historic motorsport – such as for circuit track or rally racing – and for the high thermal loads that occur. All classic tyres developed and released by Porsche bear the official quality seal All classic tyres developed and released by Porsche bear the official quality seal of the Porsche company. The common designator for all factory releases is an “N” on the tyre sidewall, which is added exclusively to those tyre models that have performed very well in testing before release. To earn this designation, the new tyres must undergo tough testing on Europe’s test tracks and fulfil a total of 33 strictly evaluated criteria. For model years 1959 through 2006 alone, there are currently 161 different recommendations for summer tyres. An additional 131 recommendations for winter tyres round out the programme for the Porsche classic tyres. Including the programme for the popular modern classic cars (911 models 993 and 996), and current models from the past ten model years, the total number of recommendations is 2,200 for all company models and all currently released tyre types. These tyres, as well as the recently released tyres, can now be ordered from any Porsche Classic Partner and Porsche Centre. Info The web address for the current list of tyres released by Porsche is: http://www.porsche.com/germany/accessoriesandservices/classic/tyreapproval/ Ähnliche Artikel 01/12/2019 World tour of the 356 ‘No.1’ Roadster The 70th anniversary of our original sports car was the pivotal point for a series of events around the world. 09/22/2018 Heroes and History: Porsche at Rennsport Reunion Rennsport Reunion will take place again at the end of September. Impressions from the reunion in 2015. 08/15/2014 Porsche Celebrates 40 Years of the 911 Turbo At the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, Porsche celebrated an automotive legend.
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