Published December 19th, 2005 - 02:30 GMT

HSBC Private Bank and Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH, German manufacturer of sports cars, are presenting to selected audiences in Dubai, Apollo, a super two seater-sport car racing at 360km/hr at Dubai Autodrome.

Customers were offered a unique experience being driven on the race circuit in the Apollo. The V8 turbo charged car is built up upon a chrome molybdenum chassis with an integrated carbon monocoque safety cell. The transmission is a sequential six-speed gearbox with twin clutch configuration.

Stephen Richards Evans, Regional Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Private Bank based in the UAE said, “We are delighted to team up with Gumpert to give our clients the opportunity to learn more about the world of sports cars and to enjoy driving Apollo. At HSBC Private Bank our primary aim is to help our clients achieve their goals both from a financial and a lifestyle perspective.  To do so, we are constantly looking for opportunities, which are appropriate to our clients’ interests.”

Media enquiries to Dina Kotby, Press & Communications Executive, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited on tel 04 3906634 or email:

1. HSBC Private Bank
International private banking services are provided through offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Beirut. Working with dedicated HSBC Private Bank offices around the world, the team in the Middle East provides advice and guidance on deposits, securities portfolios, asset protection (through the formation of trusts and offshore companies) and other investments such as the purchase of international real estate. Confidentiality and relationship management are cornerstones of this highly personalised service.


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2. HSBC Holdings plc
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited has been a principal member of the HSBC Group since 1959. Serving over 110 million customers worldwide, the HSBC Group has approximately 9,700 offices in 77 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$1,467 billion at 30 June 2005, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed worldwide as ‘the world’s local bank’.




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