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Monday, May 23, 2022

The most radical looks motorcycles ever made

~Radical ONES~ Before we discuss about this unique motorcycle, maybe it's a good idea to know first what makes something look unique and said to be very radical. It's easy something to be unique and radical, just a matter to make it looks unusual and tends to be eccentric (out of the box) when compared to most of its kinds. Isn't that right?๐Ÿ˜„
The Mortagua Fighter 10 'Violent Dream' is the latest creation of Carlos Rodrigues and said to use a Honda 600 Shadow engine with a unique front-wheel drive system. (Picture from: LivingWithGravity)
Well, so are the two-wheeled vehicles that we will discuss this time. As quoted of Visordown, this unique bike named the Mortagua Fighter 10 'Violent Dream' is built to be a part of the fun of the Expo Moto 2022 motorcycle shows to see the weird things that creep between the lines of the motorcycle models attended there.
The unique motorbike is the work of Carlos Manuel Almeida Rodrigues which he did at a workshop based in Mortagua city in the north of Portugal. The creator was previously also known for his expertise in making such of a kind custom motorcycles. The first edition was built in 1995, and by now the looks have completely changed. This is truly one of the most aesthetically radical motorbikes you can find ever.

Even one of his past works, entitled the Mortagua Fighter 8 'Disturbed Cadaver' custom motorcycle powered by a Suzuki GSX R-1100 engine, won the title of 'Best of Streetfighter' at the grand event of the International Custombike Championship Germany (ICCG) in Bad Salzuflen, Germany back in the 2018.
Carlos Rodrigues posed along with his custom motorcycle creation back in the 2018 titled the Mortagua Fighter 8 'Disturbed Cadaver' powered by a Suzuki GSX R-1100 engine. (Picture from: UltimateMotorcycling)
Still quoted of the Visordown, the appearance of the Mortagua Fighter 10, which is the latest work of Carlos Rodrigues at first glance, seems to be inspired by one of the fictional fighter jets by the designer Project Aces (the developer of the Ace Combat video game), it's just a matter of pinning a wheel on either end.
It's seems the Mortagua Fighter 10 'Violent Dream' of Carlos Rodrigues is inspired by this fictional fighter jets by the designer Project Aces (the developer of the Ace Combat video game), just pinning a wheel on either end. (Picture from: Visordown)
Carlos Rodrigues has faithfully created this unique and impeccable line of futuristic style motorcycles with such intricate details which are generally described in the drawing of sharp and tapered lines of the world's aviation design that are done with the polish of his hand skills as a glassmaker with 25 years of experience.
The Mortagua Fighter 9 'Infernal Chaos' built by Carlos Rodrigues back in the 2019 and powered by a Suzuki Bandit 600 engine back in the 2019. (Picture from: BikeNationMag)
Unfortunately, there is no information about technical matters such as the engine used and horsepower, torque it produces, as if it is not important. Maybe it could be said less prestige than the sensation presented by this motorcycle. As quoted of OtoPlus, the Mortagua Fighter 10 is said to use a Honda 600 Shadow engine with a front-wheel drive system.
Carlos Rodrigues posed along with his latest custom motorcycle creation in 2022 titled the Mortagua Fighter 10 'Violent Dream'. (Picture from: SoyMotero.net)
It is not surprising to say that there is not a single custom motorcycle creation made as radical as this, which the creator has made in such a way as the series ranging from the Fighter 1 to the Fighter 10 over a period of almost 30 years, shows his high and classy level of creativity that non-creative ordinary people like us could not understand.
This strange motorbike literally might be able to create a strange driving sensation too. But clearly, it's not a motorcycle for cruising down the track, or for pushing the edges of scenic mountain roads. It's specially to be driven slowly, through a city or coastal town, at night, under yellowed artificial light, while people would turn their heads instantly and scorn its obnoxiously extreme appearance.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MORTAGUA FIGHTER | EXPOMOTO PORTO | LIVING WITH GRAVITY | SOYMOTERO.NET | VISORDOWN ]
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Coolest Chrysler's supercar ever

~Coolest EVER~ For a bit of nostalgia by featuring article about a row of great supercars that ever made in the 21st century. The world of supercars is dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren, and so many others – but these are not the only players in the game. You might be surprised to learn that Chrysler, an American automaker also tested the waters of the supercar market in the early of this 2nd millenium.
The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve unveiled by the American automaker Chrysler back in the 2004. (Picture from: TopCarRating)
Back in 2004, Chrysler unveiled the ME Four-Twelve supercar, which was not a concept car but a prototype of a car that was slated to be put into production. The car debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, and the Arizona International Auto Show that same year.
Front view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve supercar concept is considered as the most advanced car ever produced by the American automaker. It has a perfect combination of high-power engine, to-die-for looks, and great performance. To begin with something to be said about the looks. To say that the supercar looks great would be just an understatement. If you are a supercar lover and has a fantasy for a supercar style, this one will surely make your jaw drop out of awe.
Interior view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
Amazingly, the ME Four-Twelve supercar's body is made of carbon fiber, no wonder if it was very light. In fact, the carbon fiber and aluminum are the lightweight materials  are widely used to build a supercar concept. It is said that it took less than one year for Chrysler to come up with this such beauty. The supercar's body also completed with chrome-moly sub frames and stylish aluminum crush structures which not only adds to the style quotient, but also resulted into compliance with U.S. federal regulations for crash or impact testing. Overall, a solid supercar, but at the same time looks very stylish thanks to the tons of work that went into the conceptualization.
Right side view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: KorrsKorner)
The interior is surprisingly spacious for a concept car that is only about 45 inches tall. There is a wide enough leg room and there is a large glass roof panels from the windshield to the rear header. The suspension consisting a group control of aluminum double wishbones, stainless steel push-rods, anti-roll bars, and assisted by a power-steering. All openings in the body of the supercar has been optimized to improve thermal performance. The spacious cockpit intelligently designed to accommodate comfortably even a taller people.
The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve is powered by a dynamic ME quad-turbo, V12 engine. (Picture from: TheSupercars.org)
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve supercar powered by a dynamic ME quad-turbo, V-12 engine that lives up to expectations. This kind of engine are taken care of by a high efficiency cooling system to ensures the engine stays cold all the time. The such engine capable produces an incredible 850 horsepower and 850 ft-lbs of torque, which allows it to accellerate from 0 to 60 mph (96.56 kph) in just 2.9 seconds and to 100 mph (160.93 kph) in just 6 seconds! Compare that with the Ferrari Enzo, which takes 3.1 seconds to hit the same speed-numbers!
Rear view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
All of that power is delivered to the wheels via a seven-speed Ricardo double-clutch transaxle with Formula One-style paddle shifters mounted on the steering column. Chrysler engineers calculated the top speed of the car to be approximately 399.12 kph or 248 mph (this has not been confirmed in the real-testing), enough to compete with other concept cars in its genre.

At this kind of speed, you would expect the system to double braking efficient. The braking system consists of a large 15-inch brake disc rotors and calipers six- piston mono-block. What this means is you can press the brake comfortably even at very high speed and sports cars will stop screeching. Disc brake rotors are carbon ceramic composite and the calipers are made of aluminum to improve performance.
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve supercar also features many active and passive aerodynamic equipment to give optimum performance at even very high speeds. There were only two ME Four-Twelves were ever built. Today, both cars is on display at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It’s a shame that this brilliant example of engineering and design was never put into production.๐Ÿ˜ญ *** [EKA [16022014] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CHRYSLER | MOTOR TREND]
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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Too bad this Jeepster was never produced

~Should Be Made~ Speaking of Jeeps, as one of the legendary American brands (and We're sorry if have to discuss a little about this American automaker). As We all knew, the American brand's history cannot be separated from the Willys-Overland Motor Company, which was started when John North Willys acquired the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company in 1908.
The Jeep Jeepster is one of the most iconic concept nameplates within the brand built back in 1998 and should be put into production lines because they look so cool. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
And those fortunated brand started to find its fames in the 1930s, when the Uncle Sam began to involve in war in Europe and urgently needed a new military vehicle capable of the supporting role of motorcycles or other cars and other sidecar vehicles on the battle-fields. At the time, the US-government called on the US auto manufacturers to produce new military vehicles.
The Jeep Jeepster as the iconic off-road brand rolled its modern take on the legendary nameplate on to the stage of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to much appraise. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
In short at that time after going through a comprehensive selection process, the Willys-Overland came out as the winner and was awarded a contract in July 1941 to produce the legendary war vehicle, Willys MB Jeeps, and  its production ceased at the end of the war.

After the 2nd World War ended, Willys switched production to a civilian version, called the CJ-2A, actually was an stripped version of military MB. And in the 1953, the Kaiser Motors acquired Willys-Overland and changed the name to Willys Motor Company. And in the 1953, the Kaiser Motors acquired Willys-Overland and changed the name to Willys Motor Company.
The Jeep Jeepster is painted an intense red with contrasting deep blue fender flares and side panels, starts with the traditional Jeep grille. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Once again, the company changed its name in 1963 to Kaiser-Jeep Corporation, and the use of the Willys name was discontinued in 1965. The company was sold to American Motors Corporation (AMC) in 1970. After the sale, AMC used engines it had developed for its other cars in the Jeep products to improve performance and standardize production and servicing.
The Jeep Jeepster originally developed under the 'Project Grizzly' codename to search Jeep's heritage, and inspired from the rare and now quite collectible 1950 Willys Convertible. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Renault purchased a major stake in AMC in 1980 and took over operation of the company, and producing the CJ series until 1986. Chrysler acquired AMC in 1987 then replaced the CJ series with the Jeep Wrangler, which had little similarity exterior appearance in common with the previous CJ series. And FCA (since 2021, Stellantis) takes control all production of various vehicles under the Jeep's brand at the Toledo Complex today.

After going through a fairly long journey by presenting a variety of dashing vehicles. Not surprisingly, almost all vehicles that carry the Jeep's name plate are very close to the world's adventure and manhood. Like the automakers in general, which in their manufacturing activities have also made various kinds of concept vehicles.
The Jeep Jeepster is powered by the same 4.7-liter V8 from the not-quite-released Grand Cherokee of the era, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Well, of the many concept vehicles that Jeep has ever made back in the 1990s, there are some that in our opinion should be put into production lines because they look so cool. The concept mentioned above is the Jeep Jeepster Concept, a crossover styled vehicle that combined the attributes of a sports car with an off-roader, the idea was a fairly radical back in the 1990s, but a wholly normal one now.
The Jeep Jeepster featured with an electronic four-wheel-independent, adjustable suspension raises or lowers the vehicle four inches and adjusts the attitude for a more aerodynamic on-road ride. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
This concept car was developed by the American automaker Jeep back in 1998, and compared to the Wrangler of the time, the Jeepster looked like it came from two decades in the future. And sure enough, even it still looks pretty modern now. The Jeepster was dominated by short overhangs, a long hood, flared fenders and a coupe-like roofline with a soft top that rolls all the way back. It even had an electronically adjustable suspension to maximize capability both on and off the road.
The Jeepster used the same 4.7-liter V8 from the not-quite-released Grand Cherokee of the era, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. I think something like the Jeepster could totally work in 2022 as a road-oriented counterpart to the Wrangler. It could be built off the next-gen Grand Cherokee's platform, and gave it a chance to be the next Stellantis's inline-six, and bam! You've got a Jeep "sports car."๐Ÿ˜ *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNET | SUPERCARS.NET | CONCEPTCARZ | MOPARINSIDERS ]
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Friday, May 20, 2022

Pininfarina designed the sophisticated NAMX HUV featured with removable hydrogen capsules

~Hydrogen-Cells~ As We all have knew, if the gait from Pininfarina S.p.A. or Pininfarina, the famous Italian automotive design house is no longer in doubt. The long journey of the company founded by Battista 'Pinin' Farina in 1930 has been legendary by working on many projects commissioned by various renowned car brands in the world such as Ferrari, Maserati, Cadillac, Nash, Peugeot, Jaguar, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, MG, Cisitalia, Lancia, and many more.
NAMX and Pininfarina unveil the HUV, a hydrogen powered suv partially fueled by removable capsules, paving the way for a seamless and carbon-free experience of mobility. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
It should be noted that of the many brands that have worked with the Italian design house, it turn out not all of them are well-known brands, there are also new brands that have not been known to the public before. And one example is the new French automotive brand of NAMX, and known to be owned by Paris-based automotive startup was founded by Thomas de Lussac, together with Faouzi Annajah.
The NAMX HUV clearly seen the 'Italian' trait of Pininfarina and the ambition to subvert the paradigms of the future green mobility. (Picture from: AutoDaily)
Well, although the electric car market is not as hot as the electric-powered car market, it turns out that the hydrogen fuel-cell car market is also starting to get crowded, so the new French brand is interested in trying its luck here, by introducing a hydrogen-powered vehicle called NAMX HUV (Hydrogen Utility Vehicles) which is also the result of the design collaboration between those French startup and Pininfarina.
The NAMX HUV looks quite striking with a super large pentagon front grille featured with the grille's outline clearly visible through the crossed LED strip implementation at the front. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
As quoted from the Pininfarina.it, the collaboration-result vehicle carries an SUV style and has an aggressive appearance. How not, the environmentally friendly SUV looks quite striking with a super large pentagon front grille. Moreover, Pininfarina gives the grille's outline clearly visible through the crossed LED strip implementation at the front.
The side view of the NAMX HUV made the car looks so big with an 'X' shape element meets in the center line of the door. (Picture from: MomoTrix)
It is also clearly seen the 'Italian' trait of Pininfarina and the ambition to subvert the paradigms of the future green mobility. It could be said, that the NAMX HUV (Hydrogen Utility Vehicle) has a strong line and looks to the future of the automotive industry thanks to its patented hydrogen fuel-cells system, consisting of one fixed tank and six removable capsules, which guarantees the car driving over a total distance of 800 kilometers.
The NAMX HUV featured with six small hydrogen capsules such like this. (Picture from: MomoTrix)
Meanwhile, when it viewed from the side, the car looks so big with an 'X' shape element meets in the center line of the door. Not to forget the bottom of the car and the fenders are also equipped with black plastic cladding and bumpers strengthened the SUV's feels.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the car is at the rear. As You can see, there're many design elements that are enough to make the bottom crowded and the 'X' shape design at first glance reminiscent to similar one attached on the Lamborghini Siรกn FKP 37 and Terzo Millennio Concept.
The NAMX HUV has many design elements that are enough to make the bottom crowded and especially the 'X' shape design at first glance reminiscent to similar one attached on the Lamborghini Siรกn FKP 37 and Terzo Millennio Concept. (Picture from: H2.live)
This car also has another interesting parts just above the rear bumper. It can be seen clearly that NAMX intentionally exposed 6 horizontally lined hydrogen capsules. That's not only for aesthetics, these six fuel-cells are indeed a kind of hydrogen plug-n-play tanks that can be removed and replaced, or even filled easily if needed.

NAMX did intentionally make their hydrogen technology a major attraction of the car, and reportedly has been patented. As mentioned above, this fuel-cells technology consisting a large fixed hydrogen tank attached on the car coupled with 6 small, easily removable capsules, that's makes the car's recharging process as easy as swapping batteries on an electric-powered scooter. But that's a big challenge for Pininfarina, due to NAMX desires the presence of those 6 removable capsules should be integrated into the overall design of the car.
The rear of the NAMX HUV featured with the ports for its hydrogen capsules. (Picture from: AutoDaily)
Unfortunately, NAMX did not reveal the capacity of the hydrogen tank yet.๐Ÿ˜ฅ But the French auto startup said that the HUV's drivetrain would produced power of 224 kW or 296 horsepower to drive the rear wheels and made it has an acceleration capability from still to 100 kph in 6.5 seconds and reached a top speed of 200 kph.

But for those of you who want a higher performance number, it turns out that NAMX has also prepared a more powerful version called GTH which will have a powerful drivetrain almost double than the standard version of 410 kw or 542 horsepower. Not only that, the configuration also turned into the All-Wheels Drive (AWD) system with acceleration performances to only 4.5 seconds and the top speed increased to 250 kph.
As mentioned earlier this fuel cell technology can guarantee the car driving range as far as 800 km with all its fuel-cells full. Unfortunately the French startup not explained how much capacity can be filled by the six removable capsules.๐Ÿ˜ฏ 

Furthermore, NAMX will launching the HUV for the first time at the 2022 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'automobile) and targeting to be able send into the market soon in 2025 with the price tags ranging from € 65,000 or around Rp.990 million to the most expensive ones reaches € 95,000 or around Rp1.44 billion. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PININFARINA | NAMX.TECH | BREAKINGLATEST.NEWS | HYDROGEN-CENTRAL | AUTODAILY | H2.LIVE ]
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Why was Toyota make this kind of Celica?

~Weird ONE~ In the midst of the excitement of the automotive world's creativity in presenting automotive products, including some of them whether are intentionally or not presented into unique and unusual shaped vehicles such this unique pickup with a towbar built based on the famous Toyota Celica.
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck created by Toyota Motor Company based on the seventh (and final) generation of the model back in the 1999. (Picture from: AutoBlog.nl)
The unusual shaped car is created by Toyota Motor Company based on the seventh (and final) generation of the model back in the 1999, and given name of the Toyota Celica Cruising Deck. Although that's not too bad at all, but the car creation above undoubtedly raises a lot of question marks in ours. How's come the famous Celica sports car transformed into weird one?
The reason behind the transformation of the such famous Celica sports car into a unique special-purposed vehicle as the Toyota’s idea for a beach-ready vehicle. (Picture from: AutoBlog.nl)
As quoted of Motor1, the reason behind the transformation of the such famous Celica sports car into a unique special-purposed vehicle as the Toyota’s idea for a beach-ready vehicle, and looks like this concept was inspired by the leisure-oriented CAL-1 which has introduced at the same car show 22 years earlier.
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck has similar interior to its donor car, the Toyota Celica 7th Generation. (Picture from: AutoBlog.nl)
Many says that Japan is another planet, that's why they made plenty weird looking cars like this in the past and present times.๐Ÿค— Furthermore, the such a kind of unique car intended for outdoor activities like this is not something you can see every day, especially if it also carries the iconic nameplate that was previously pinned to world-famous sports cars.
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck has a 1920s-inspired rumble rear seat and a window between the front and rear seats. (Picture from: AutoBlog.nl)
As You can see in addition to the unusual body styling, the Celica Cruising Deck has a 1920s-inspired rumble rear seat and a window between the front and rear seats. The glass is not fixed as the inside can be lowered into a folding divider that doubles as a bottom cushion for the rear seats.
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck also had added a cool matching trailer to carry something versatiles for Your beach leisured activities such jet skis, surfing boards, etc. (Picture from: AutoBlog.nl)
To make it even more special, Toyota attached simply  headrests to its large rear-wing. At the time the Japanese automaker also had added a cool matching trailer to carry something versatiles for Your beach leisured activities such jet skis, surfing boards, etc to this odd sports coupe. 
Toyota Celica Cruising Deck is powered by a 1.8 Twin Cam with 187 hp, was linked to a six-speed manual gearbox that delivered the pony to drive the front wheels. (Picture from: AutoBlog.nl)
Unfortunately, the Cruising Deck remains a concept although it was in reasonable production-ready form, powered by a 1.8 Twin Cam with 187 hp, was linked to a six-speed manual gearbox that delivered the pony to drive the front wheels. When it launched to public for the first time at the 1999 Tokyo Motor Show, then-Toyota CEO Katsuhiro Nakagawa described it as "cool, sporty, and a lot of fun!"
However, when the exhibition ended, slowly but sure, this odd car would be forgotten over the time. Luckily for those of you, whose still have the pictures, so could be took it as an inspiration for Your next car creations.๐Ÿค” *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOYOTA | MOTOR1 | AUTOBLOG.NL | CARCONNECTION ]
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Hyundai being prepared the most powerfull electric car ever made

~New Cars~ After not long ago, the world's automotive enthusiasts were enlivened with discussions about the Hyundai IONIQ 5 regarding to its unique design and the sophistication of the technology applied.
Hyundai’s been experimenting with high-performance electric cars for years, the most recent iteration being the Hyundai RM20e as a rolling test bed for new technologies destined to end up in future production cars. (Picture from: Carmagazine)
But it didn't stop there, the automotive world was again shocked by the figure of an electric crossover which is strongly predicted to be the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N is conducting road tests in one of the countries in the European region.
The new spy shots that show the Ioniq 5 N sportier version while on testing, and they once again confirm Hyundai is working on a faster version of its sci-fi electric crossover. (Picture from: Carmagazine)
As previously known, the South Korean auto manufacturer is currently developing the IONIQ 5 N as an electric-powered car with high performance and a more sporty appearance. As for Your information, the Hyundai N is the official name of the high-performance brand of Hyundai Motor Company which is focused on performance, driving style and appearance.
It is predicted that the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N will use the similar KIA EV6 GT's drivetrain with dual electric motors. (Picture from: Carmagazine)
The auto company brand founded in 2016, with the initial of 'N' itself is taken from the first letter of the Namyang city where's the Hyundai's R&D Centre located. In addition, the designation of 'N' initial was chosen to represent the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany, where all the Hyundai N models are tested.
Reportedly the Hyundai’s E-GMP platform will be used on the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N. (Picture from: Carmagazine)
As quoted from Carmagazine, the camouflage covered car's figure that is suspected to be the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N gets changes to the wheels with a more sporty spokes looks. Not only the wheels, it is also mentioned that the interior has experienced improvements, especially in the seats and steering wheel to match the character of the Hyundai N.
It is rumored that its drivetrain spew out the power of 577 bhp and 740 Nm of torque to drive all wheels, so capable to make the car accellerates from still to 100 kph in just 3.5 seconds. (Picture from: Carmagazine)
Meanwhile judging from its exterior lines, the car's facade will also get changes to the bumper and body cladding that look more sporty. Regarding the performance, the South Korean automaker has not stated with certainty the specific specifications used. However, it is predicted that the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N will use the similar KIA EV6 GT's drivetrain with dual electric motors.
According to several trusted sources, the electric-powered SUV will be built using the Hyundai Motor Group's E-GMP platform, while for performance it is rumored that its drivetrain spew out the power of 577 bhp and 740 Nm of torque to drive all wheels, so capable to make the car accellerates from still to 100 kph in just 3.5 seconds. Are you curious? Let's we'll wait and see then.๐Ÿ˜Ž *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HYUNDAI | CARMAGAZINE ]
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