Porsche Starts 2020 With 911 Carrera 4S Belgian Legend Edition
Jacky Ickx is no spring chicken. Born on January 1st of 1945, the Belgian racing driver is one of the most celebrated names in motorsport thanks to countless achievements and feats, including six victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Ickx represents to the Belgian people what Michael Schumacher is to Germany, more so if you consider his Formula 1 accolades, Can-Am Championship title in 1979, and Dakar Rally win with Mercedes in 1983. Aged 75, Jacky is also connected to Porsche in more than one way. The first time the 917 was fielded at the Circuit de la Sarthe, he drove the GT40 to the finish line 120 meters ahead of the purpose-built land missile from Zuffenhausen in Germany.
Fast-forward to 2020, and Porsche couldn’t help themselves but pay tribute to the Belgian racing driver with a limited edition of the 992 in Carrera 4S flavor. The Belgian Legend Edition is how this 911 is called, limited to 75 examples of the breed to mirror the motorsport maestro’s age – one for each year. Oh, and by the way, these X Blue-painted cars are only available to order in Belgium.
The exterior paintwork is complemented by a badge on the driver-side B-pillar, showing the Belgian flag and Jacky’s signature. The 20- and 21-inch Carrera Classic wheels are beautified by white accents, representing a tribute to the blue-and-white helmet wore by Ickx during his heyday. Even the cabin brings the point home with cross stitching in Pebble Grey, an autograph embossed in the center armrest, and Belgian Legend Edition on the carbon-fiber sill guards.
The finishing touch comes in the guise of a key fob, color-matched to the exterior paintwork, beating the Le Mans legend’s signature. The initiative for this limited-run model came from the Belgian importer – D’ieteren – who made a case for the contributions Ickx made to Weissach for the better part of a decade.
There’s no price tag available for the Belgian Legend Edition, but we do know the output figures for the all-wheel-driven sports car. The 992 generation in Carrera 4S specification comes with a 2,981-cc boxer twin-turbo engine, rated at 450 PS (444 horsepower) and 391 pound-feet (530 Nm) of torque. With the eight-speed PDK and Sport Chrono package, zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) is doable in 3.4 seconds while top speed is rated at 306 km/h (190 mph).
The C4 model for visualising software architecture
Diagramming vs modelling
As an industry, we’ve tended to prefer diagramming over modelling, primarily because the barrier to entry is relatively low, and it’s seen as a much simpler task.
When you’re diagramming, you’re typically creating one or more separate diagrams, often with an ad hoc notation, using tools (e.g. Microsoft Visio or a whiteboard)
that don’t understand anything about the semantics of your diagrams. The domain language of diagramming tools is really just boxes and lines, so you can’t ask them questions such as “what dependencies does component X have?”.
Additionally, reusing diagram elements across diagrams is usually done by duplication (i.e. copying and pasting), thereby putting the responsibility on you to keep diagrams in sync when you rename such elements.
It’s worth noting here that the C4 model can be used irrespective of whether you are diagramming or modelling, but there are some interesting opportunities when you progress from diagramming to modelling.
With modelling, you’re building up a non-visual model of something (e.g. the software architecture of a software system), and then creating different views (e.g. diagrams) on top of that model.
This requires a little more rigour, but the result is a single definition of all elements and the relationships between them.
This, in turn, allows modelling tools to understand the semantics of what you’re trying to do, and provide additional intelligence on top of the model.
It also allows modelling tools to provide alternative visualisations, often automatically.
One of the frequently asked questions (above) is about diagramming large and complex software systems.
Once you start to have more than ~20 elements (plus the relationships between them) on a diagram, the resulting diagram starts to become cluttered very quickly.
For example, image 1 (below) is a component diagram for a single container.
One approach to dealing with this is to not show all of the components on a single diagram, and instead create multiple diagrams, one per “slice” through the container (image 2, below).
This approach can certainly help, but it’s worth asking whether the resulting diagrams are useful.
Are you going to use them and, if so, what are you going to use them for?
Although the System Context and Container diagrams are very useful, Component diagrams for large software systems often have less value because they are harder to keep up to date, and you might find that very few people look at them anyway, especially if they are not included in documentation or presentations.
Once you have more than ~20 elements on a diagram, the diagram starts to become cluttered very quickly.
Creating multiple diagrams, one per “slice”, can help, although the resulting diagrams tend to be very simple and increase the effort needed to keep them up to date.
Rather than creating a diagram, you can use alternative visualisations instead. This visualisation shows the dependencies between components inside a container.
And this alternative visualisation shows all of the elements and relationships in the model, filtered to show a subset of the model.
Often, the diagrams themselves aren’t the end-goal, with teams using the diagrams to answer other questions that they have, such as, “what dependencies does component X have?”.
If this is the case, building a model will allow you to answer such questions, without the additional effort of creating a diagram.
In other words, once you have a model, you can visualise it in a number of different ways (images 3 and 4, above), helping to answer the real questions that you are seeking to answer.
Diagrams certainly are a fantastic way to communicate software architecture, but other visualisations can sometimes help answer the real underlying questions that you might have.
Chris Cairns ‘on life support’ after cricket legend suffers medical emergency | Cricket | Sport
New Zealand cricket legend Chris Cairns is on life support after suffering a medical emergency, reports say. The 51-year-old collapsed in Australia after a freak medical episode. Cairns suffered an aortic dissection in the Australian capital Canberra last week and has had several operations since.
The New Zealand Herald claims Cairns is now fighting for his life after an infection set in.
Cairns has not responded to surgery as hoped since collapsing last week.
The former all-rounder will be transferred to a specialist hospital in Sydney soon.
Cairns is regarded as one of New Zealand’s greatest ever cricketers.
He played 62 Tests, scoring 3320 runs and taking 218 wickets.
Cairns, the son of former New Zealand cricketer Lance, also played 215 ODIs, where he hit almost 5000 runs and took 201 wickets.
His international career spanned 17 years from 1989 to 2006.
After playing, Cairns became a commentator for Sky Sport in New Zealand.
Cairns was embroiled with controversy following his playing career.
He faced allegations of match fixing on more than one occasion dating back to his playing days, all of which he denied.
Cairns won a lawsuit against IPL commissioner Lalit Modi after the Indian claimed the all-rounder had been removed from the player auction in 2010 due to a “past record of match fixing”.
Cairns won the libel trial against Modi and was awarded damages in 2012.
He was named as one of the players to have allegedly fixed the now defunct Indian Cricket League, which ran from 2007 to 2009.
Former New Zealand cricketers Brendon McCullum and Lou Vincent both claimed Cairns approached them about fixing matches.
Cairns worked hard to clear his name and was found not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice at Southwark Crown Court in 2015.
Cairns and his wife Mel have lived in Canberra for several years with their children.
He is the chief executive of virtual sport company SmartSportz.
Furnace Vesuvius Legend Standard 16 (door DT-4S)
Description of the furnace Vesuvius Legend Standard 16 (door DT-4S)
The Legend Standard 16 cast-iron sauna stove is equipped with a Vesuvius DT-4S cast-iron non-hermetic door with SCHOTT ROBAX heat-resistant glass. The convection-ventilated casing “Standard” is made of a metal rod with a diameter of 6 mm, painted with black heat-resistant paint.The furnace firebox consists of 3 elements. At the junction between them, a ceramic cord with an operating temperature of 1200 degrees is used. A bolted connection is used to fix the parts together.
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The portable firebox of the model of wood-burning bath equipment Legenda Standard 16 (DT-4S) allows you to immediately install it in a room near the wall with a dressing room. The elongated furnace tunnel is led out into an adjacent room, and there is more space in the steam room. At the same time, however, in the same place, into the dressing room, there is a door with a fireplace glass, which increases the level of comfort due to the possibility of observing the fire through it.Therefore, the stove can be installed anywhere in the room. The parameters of the model are sufficient for servicing 8-16 cubic meters of a steam room. Moreover, it is recommended to heat the air using a high-speed firewood burning mode (the retractable ash pan is fully open to improve air access), and then switch to an economical one. The second mode makes it possible to use a portion of firewood for 4-6 hours – usually this is more than enough for one steam cycle. And you should use the stove no more than 1-2 times a week, then it will be able to serve you for at least 10-15 years.In order for the steam to spread through the steam room as evenly as possible, the stove is equipped with a mesh heater for 120 kg of stones. The advantage of this option is to protect people from heat, as well as to increase the decorative characteristics of the equipment. Moreover, stones can be placed inside the mesh that additionally decorate the interior (for example, quartzite) and improve well-being (talcochlorite, jadeite).
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Belgian Legend Edition
Jackie X is a true motorsport legend. The Belgian driver has won six Le Mans, eight Formula 1 and even the Dakar Rally. In the 70s and 80s of the last century, he made a significant contribution to the sporting success of Porsche, so the fact that a special edition of the latest iconic 911 generation dedicated to this driver is being prepared should not surprise anyone. The idea for its development came from the Belgian Porsche importer, D’ieteren, which also contributed to the final appearance of the car.
911 Belgian Legend Edition features a body paint called X Blue, modeled on Jackie’s blue and white helmet.Interestingly, the first 992 are varnished as part of the Paint to Sample program developed by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, thanks to which customers can order a car in almost any color of their choice. Other body features include B-pillar markings with the Belgian flag and Ickx signature and 20-inch Carrera Classic alloy wheels at the front and 21-inch X-Blue at the rear with white accents. The latter, made in a special laser engraving, is also a reference to Jakki’s helmet, which had a distinctive white border.
The interior is finished in black upholstery with distinctive Pebble Gray stitching on the dashboard and X-shaped door, another subtle reference to Master X. His autograph was also placed on the armrest, key and leather case. The corresponding “Belgian Legends Edition” lettering is also found on the carbon side skirts.
The Porsche 911 in this version, like the “regular” Carrera 4S, is equipped with a twin turbocharged B6 3 engine. 0 with 450 hp, which transmits 530 Nm of torque to both axles through an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Belgian Legend Edition will only be produced in 75 pieces and will only be available on the Belgian market. There will be many interested parties. Moreover, all limited editions of the previous 991 series are sold on the trunk. In the gallery, we recall the most famous of them.