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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.😎 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HYUNDAI | CARMAGAZINE ]
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Holden Retro Magic Touch

~HOTROD Today~ A concept car creation has a number of purposes, including could be a place for designers to freely express their imagination without any practical limitations, to contribute to the creation of a new technology that finally found a solution for any vehicle that can be used someday.
The EFIJY is all about fun, emotion and imagination. It shows what a bunch of clever and talented design people can do when they are let loose to create something really wild. (Picture from: GM Holden)
Back to the Past but not Coming from the Past, perhaps it is to be conveyed by Holden when launching a concept car named the Holden EFIJY Concept, the car is said to be a modern hot rod interpretation inspired by one of Australia's most famous car on the past, the
Holden FJ of the 1953 and launched for the first time at the Sydney Motor Show in October 2005.
The Holden’s handbuilt EFIJY hot rod has taken the top spot in America’s 2007 concept car awards. (Picture from: WallpaperVista)
It's appeared under a special soprano purple paintwork which has multiple layers of translucent pigmented topcoats to create and riches the deep effect to highlights the 5.2-meter lengthed curvaceous body of the classic car, to reinterpreting the classic design cues of the iconic Holden FJ. Furthermore to maximize its authentic look, all the shiny parts of the concept vehicle are made of handcrafted aluminum billet and as You could be seen clearly on the FJ's signature stunning front grille finish.
The Holden’s handbuilt EFIJY Concept posed along with Richard Ferlazzo during the 2007 North American International Auto Show. (Picture from: The New York Times).
Although it appears in a thick classic touch, it does not mean that this car is not equipped with modern and sophisticated features. As You can see, there's a proximity sensor to open the door automatically as the driver approaches. While inside the EFIJY's cabin was revealing deep cream genuine leather twin classical seats equipped with integral belts, the folded-out touch screen LCD under a retro radio style to control many fuctions such as the adjusters to car's suspention and seat, entertainment systems, navigaton, etc.
The Holden’s handbuilt EFIJY hot rod while sat on display at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. (Picture from: Wikiwand)
And behind the steeringwheel all are set in the body-coloured metal dash as the 1950s FJ's typical style there're a digital speedometer, color-coded tachometer. There are pearlescent, Bakelite-look push button controls for the electronic automatic transmission and the hard curved floor is finished in figured maple timber veneer with aluminium inserts.
The Holden’s handbuilt EFIJY's gorgeous appearance could be more exposured through an adjusted air suspension system. (Picture from: GoAuto)
The EFIJY’s gorgeous appearance could be more exposured through an adjusted air suspension system. Only by a single touch of the LCD screen, it can hunker down to just 27 millimetres from the ground or rise to a more practical drive height. The use of LED headlights and taillights controlled by independent applications inside the car, including high beam and sill plate illumination lights with some of them have dual filament, so allowing them to emit different colors depends on the application.
The EFIJY's interior with a mix of classic-luxurious feel with a touch of today's technology seemed pinned into the concept. (Picture from: CarBodyDesign)
As mentioned before, although the car looks very strong under the 1950s retro theme, but still brought the touch of futuristic styles. As the result, the EFIJY Concept designed by the Australian automaker company in 2005 and has toured all over the world since then. To strengthed its classical and radical coupe looks, the EFIJY is powered by a supercharged six-litre V8 Corvette's engine under the hood.
The EFIJY Concept's lights are 100% using only LED’s and several are dual filament, allowing them to emit different colors depending on the application. (Picture from: CarBodyDesign)
As driven by a Roots-type supercharger, the engine delivers peak power of 480 kW (645 hp) at 6,400 rpm and torque of 775 Nm (560 ft-lbs) at 4,200 rpm. Such performance figures are equal to the output power spew out by another supercars at the time, and almost 11 times greater than the 45 kW (60 hp) offered by the original Holden FJ back in the 1953.
The EFIJY Concept is powered by a supercharged 6.0-litre LS2 V8 engine and modified by a well known mechanic throughout the Australian automotive and motorsport industry and an ex-FJ Holden racer named Ron Harrop. (Picture from: DieselStation)
The EFIJY’s engine is mated to a rear-mounted four-speed automatic transmission featuring push button electronic control and also limited slip differential has been fitted for obvious reasons. The custom designed exhaust is a stainless steel 2.5-inch dual system with customised compact headers and billet aluminium exhaust tips.
The Holden EFIJY Concept is a radical pillarless custom coupe boasting V8 Supercar power under the bonnet and based on Chevrolet Corvette underbody. (Picture from: CarBodyDesign)
The engine power output is transferred to massive 22-inch by 10-inch billet aluminium wheels with fluting which echoes the FJ’s more modest original 15-inch by 4-inch wheels. Reflecting its street sled heritage, the front wheels are 20-inch by 9-inch. The brakes feature 381mm (15-inch) grooved and ventilated rotors front and rear, combined with six-piston aluminium calipers at the front and four-piston aluminium calipers at the rear.
As said by Richard Ferlazzo, the Holden's Chief Designer, the EFIJY was made by the Australian automaker to commemorate the 50th FJ's Anniversary so to realize it then the company invited almost 20 suppliers with the latest in mechanical, electronic and material products and ideas. Unfortunately the one-off won't ever hit showrooms as a production model and ended as the Holden's show car only and nowdays You could be seen it sat on display at the National Motor Museum at Birdwood, South Australia.🤗*** [EKA [25072013] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GM HOLDEN | STUFF.CO.NZ | CAR BODY DESIGN | THE NEW YORK TIMES | GOAUTO ]
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Sunday, May 15, 2022

The most extraordinary 'Model X' labeled car ever

~eXtraordinary ONE~ In today's modern industrial world, it is almost certain that every product labeled 'X' always brings up the interpretation of something related to "experiments" would be has a different, unique, and unusual appearance. This seems to be an efective surefire trick for manufacturers to attract the public' attention when the product is launched regardless of whether it will meet the public's expectations of the product or not.
The Pininfarina Model X is a Pininfarina made four-wheeled unique sedan concept of 1960 with an exterior design look like an airplane without wings. (Picture from: The Limited Times)
Then in the automotive industry, one example of a product labeled 'X' that is easiest to mention is an electric powered SUV product called the Tesla Model X made by an American electric car manufacturer belong to Elon Musk.
The Pininfarina Model X is built based on the Fiat 1100 and powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder engine capable to churn out power of 43 horsepower. (Picture from: Spiegel)
It turns out that long before that, the labeling of the 'Model X' vehicle had also carried out by Pininfarina (at that time still 'Carrozzeria Pinin Farina'), a well-known Italian coachbuilder company in the 1960s for a unique concept vehicle called the Pininfarina Model X but is sometimes referred to as PFX aka the Turin Bomb as the German media Spiegel said.
The Pininfarina Model X has a unique rhomboid four-wheels layout, where each one wheel that is placed parallel on the front and rear-end, and two wheels each to the left and right such the position of the car's rear tires in general. (Picture from: 95Octane)
At that time, the unique car project was led directly by the company' founder, Batista 'Pinin' Farina in collaboration with engineer Alberto Morelli, who taught at Turin’s Politecnico and was said to be the company's scientific research program
The Pininfarina Model X is officially debuted at the 1960 Turin Motor Show and shown again at the 1961 Brussels Automobile Show. (Picture from: OldConceptCara)
The unique PFX four-wheeled sedan concept made by Pininfarina with an exterior design look like an airplane without wings. This is not surprising because the aircraft industry has inspired many unique designs ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Pininfarina's goal in making such a radical bomb-likened design was to achieve good aerodynamic factors along with a low drag coefficient.
The Pininfarina Model X has a compact-sized cabin capable to accommodate 4 adults inside. (Picture from: Spiegel)
Another uniqueness of the Pininfarina's concept car lies in its unusual rhomboid four-wheels layout, where each one wheel that is placed parallel on the front and rear-end, and two wheels each to the left and right such the position of the car's rear tires in general. Each wheel has a function, such as, the front wheel was responsible for steering, the two side wheels serve as outriggers to stabilize the car and the rear one provided the power.
As the rear-mounted PFX's engine (right) allows half of the tail section to be used as a trunk (left). (Picture from: 95Octane)
It is also mentioned that this rhomboid wheels layout gave the car higher maximum speeds and lower fuel consumption. This concept car is built based on the Fiat 1100 and powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder engine capable to churn out power of 43 horsepower. The machine is mounted on the rear which leaves less than half of the space as a trunk. In your estimation, what is the maximum speed of this car? Will the top speed exceed 150 kph?
The Pininfarina Model X is built based on the Fiat 1100 and powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder engine capable to churn out power of 43 horsepower. (Picture from: ItalianWays)
As the result, the aerodynamic bodywork has a drag coefficient (Cd) of just 0.23, which was even better than today’s most aerodynamic cars. Unfortunately Pininfarina produced just one example of this car, then was exhibited at the 1960 Turin Motor Show and the 1961 Brussels Automobile Show.
The Pininfarina Model X's aerodynamic bodywork has a drag coefficient of just 0.23, which was even better than today’s most aerodynamic cars such the latest Toyota Prius has a Cd of 0.24. (Picture from: Spiegel)
As quoted of ConceptCarz, Batista 'Pinin' Farina was driven personally the PFX concept car around to various automakers at the time to discuss the potential to put it into mass-production. No manufacturer took this finned wonder into production, so Pininfarina kept it for almost 4 decades until it was acquired in 2007 by a car collector named John Rosatti from the Italian coachbuilder company.
If you’re wondering what happened to this strange little car nowadays, according to Barret-Jackson auction sites, it sold to an unknown collector for over $300,000 (approx Rp.4,410 billion) back in 2015. Wow, even though it's small in size but the price is exorbitant..... I don't know how much it will cost if this car is sold now? In our opinion, that's the most extraordinary 'Model X' labeled car ever, what do you think? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | CARSTYLING.RU | 95OCTANE | BARRET-JACKSON | SPIEGEL.DE | THE LIMITED TIMES | ITALIAN WAYS ]
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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Here's the Fioravanti vision about the Alfa Romeo sports car in future

~Almost Forgotten~ Among the many models ever made by Alfa Romeo, the Italian automotive manufacturer there are many models that have become famous and legends, such as the Alfa Romeo BAT Series, Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, and many others. 
The Fioravanti Vola is designed by Leonardo Fioravanti as his vision of what a sporting Alfa Romeo of the future could look like. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
However, there are also many models made by third parties intended to be a design study of the brand's future cars, as we will discuss below. The mentioned car was built in the 2000s by Fioravanti, a Turin-based automotive coachbuilder company founded in 1987 by renowned Italian car designer, Leonardo Fioravanti.
The first Fioravanti Vola prototype debuted at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show in black with red interior. (Picture from: Alfisti.ru)
As we all know that the designer before establishing his studio, it turned out that he had a career of more than 24 years at the Pininfarina design studio and was involved in many Prancing Horse beautiful car projects carried out by the design studio, such as the Ferrari 388 GTO, Ferrari 250 P5 Berlinetta Speciale, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, the original Ferrari Dino, and more.
The first Fioravanti Vola prototype debuted at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show in black with red interior. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
It became something unusual when the designer suddenly in the 2000s designed a car which was later named the Fioravanti Vola, which at almost the same time the Moncalieri-based coachbuilder also built the Fioravanti F100 which was specially made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Il Commendatore, Enzo Ferrari. So do not be surprised if on the front of both cars look similar especially on the headlights section.
The Fioravanti Vola featured with a unique rotating glass roof, thanks to the deck lid hinges are concentric with the top, so the trunk access is freely available, as the open roof sits on top of the trunk lid. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
We don't want to argue further how about that could be happened and what is certain is that the Vola was the design house’s vision of what a sporting Alfa Romeo of the future could look like.

The Vola sportscar presented for the first time at the 2001 Geneva Motor Show with one of the most notable features such a unique rotating glass roof, thanks to the deck lid hinges are concentric with the top, so the trunk access is freely available, as the open roof sits on top of the trunk lid.
The Fioravanti Vola is powered by a transverse DOHC V6 engine with a capacity of 2,959cc capable churn out 192 hp of power and is combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox to drive its front wheels. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
Originally, the Fioravanti Vola livered in black with red interior, and changed while it shown 4 years later at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show with a red paint and brown upholstery. While for the drivetrain, the Fioravanti Vola is powered by a transverse DOHC V6 engine with a capacity of 2,959cc capable churn out 192 hp of power and is combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox to drive its front wheels. 
Leonardo Fioravanti posed along with two of his car creations such 2001 Alfa Romeo Vola (far-above) and 2005 Ferrari Superamerica (bottom). (Picture from: DannataVintage)
The same idea was later used in the Ferrari Superamerica of 2005, also designed by Fioravanti and patented as a Revocromico roof. In 2008 the rear buttresses of the Vola were remodelled similar to the Superamerica. The great topical subject for sports cars, the removable solid roof, has had very interesting but a little complex solutions recently. Fioravanti has made its suggestion by applying a new concept of rotating roof with an innovative and extremely simple solution.
2001 Fioravanti Alfa Romeo Vola (left) posed along with 2000 Ferrari F100 (right). (Picture from: DannataVintage)
While the well-known mechanisms power the roof down into the trunk,  'LF' emblem is placed on the top of the trunk with obvious advantages both practical and of weight and more room for the luggages. Another interesting aspect is that whether the roof is open or closed there is a very slight variation in the barycenter of the car.
The second appearence of the Fioravanti Vola at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show with a red paint and brown upholstery. (Picture from: UltimateCarPage)
The aesthetic solution chosen for Alfa Romeo shows, in a very 'graphic' way, the basic priciple of the patent: …the rotation axis of the roof is the same as the one of the trunk axis. There can be alternative lay-outs which look very different, but keep the same geometric conditions. The roof, supported by a carbon fibre frame, is made of a variable transparent plastic for protection against sun rays and for rear visibility.
Leonardo Fioravanti posed along with his creation, Fioravanti Alfa Romeo Vola at the 'Rosso Fioravanti' exhibition held in Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Turin back in 2018. (Picture from: MotorAge.it)
It can be manual or automatic. In opening position the rear window area, rotating on itself, becomes an anti-turbolence device. The typical 'Alfa trilobation' features a new kind of fog lamps which are very long and thin and become indicator lights and emergency lights on the side. Day lights, night lights and high beam lights are all joined in one single transparent element which is also used to let air out of the engine and as support for the rearview video cameras.
Day lights, night lights and high beam lights are all joined in one single transparent element which is also used to let air out of the engine and as support for the rearview video cameras. (Picture from: Alfisti.ru)
Another innovative design element is the rear/indicator lights which emerge from the rotation element of the roof. The rear-end of the of the car features typical Alfa Romeo elements such as the high, thin and separate tail lights.
The Fioravanti Vola's interior design features with two identical 'canoes' in which are situated the seat, instruments, new kind of pedals and steering wheel on driver side, the seat and airbag-glove box on passenger side. (Picture from: Facebook)
The rear gear light is situated on top of the license plate which is lit from behind. For what concerns the interior design the same criteria of semplicity and components reduction has been followed, always looking for symmetry.
The Fioravanti Vola's rear-end features typical Alfa Romeo elements such as the high, thin and separate tail lights. (Picture from: Alfisti.ru)
Basic element: two identical 'canoes' in which are situated the seat, instruments, new kind of pedals and steering wheel on driver side, the seat and airbag-glove box on passenger side. The symmetrical door panels feature a unique armrest also used as support and opening handle and air outlet. The main instruments which are highly three-dimensional and very original lighted are side by side the rearview display.
The steering wheel, with F1 gear shifts, is in carbon fibre and partially leather wrapped. The central element between the two “canoes” includes a multi-functional display for GPS, telephone, climate controls, minor controls, the button to operate the roof and the control keyboard for other functions. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FIORAVANTI | CARROZZIERI-ITALIANI | MOTORAGE.IT | DANNATAVINTAGE | BELOWTHERADAR ]
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

An Italian unique shaped supercar

~Unique ONE~ Perhaps among you, there who have never heard the name of Spada Codatronca TS supercars. This car was introduced for the first time in 2008 by Spada Vetture Sport (SVS), an Italian design studio founded by Paolo Spada (former designer at Smart and Honda) together with his dad Ercole, (former chief designer at Zagato and BMW), and many others.
2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
After a gruesome three months of testing and many more, then they managed to launch their supercar named, the Spada Codatronca TS. Since their upgrade on the TS (Turismo Sportivo), they have upgraded their "converter kit" which lets the user's car with E85 green fuel, which increases their torque and power.
Left side view of 2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
The bodywork is made from carbon-fibre, whilst the aluminium chassis features a roll cage, and the car powered with a Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine could spewed the power up to 630 horsepower. No wonder if this car can reach from 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 340 kph (211 mph).
Meanwhile inside the cabin has seats and other interior items of Sparco. It also uses Brembo disc brakes all around; 380 mm (15.0 in) discs with eight-piston aluminium calipers at the front, and 355 mm (14.0 in) discs with four-piston alluminium calipers at the rear. 19" OZ alloy wheels are fitted, and shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres; 285/35 R19 at the front, and 345/35 R19 at the rear.
2011 Spada Codatronca Monza. (Picture from: Oto-Detik)
In 2011, Spada Vetture Sport announced that they would be building a convertible version of the Codatronca TS, named the Codatronca Monza. The Monza used a supercharged version of the Codatronca TS' 7-litre V8, and produced a claimed 710 hp and 701 lb-ft of torque.
The Codatronca Monza also featured the Italian Air Force roundel on the sides of the vehicle. Spada claimed that the car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, and reach a top speed of 208 mph (335 kph). The Codatronca Monza appeared at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, where a competition version was also announced. (Grote motorfiets van Tegal). *** [EKA [06082016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | SUPERCARS | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Fisker is prepared its latest electrified vehicles through the Ronin

~3rd EVs~ Lately, the development of electric-powered vehicles is seen very rapidly, many automotive manufacturers from all over the world are competing to develop these kind of vehicles. This is intended not only as a form of concern for environmental issues, but as an effort to anticipate the depletion of conventional fuel availability as well.
Fisker Inc. has announced Project Ronin, the company's third vehicle after its Fisker Ocean SUV and Fisker PEAR. (Picture from: Businesswire)
This also prompted the American automaker named Fisker Inc. to present their newest line of electrified rides was capable  to carry four passenggers including their luggage inside the cabin, and have an increadible range as well. As we all know that the Fisker Ronin will be the third addition to Fisker’s EV range, next to the new Fisker Ocean SUV, and the upcoming PEAR.

According to Henrik Fisker, CEO of Fisker Inc. that his company' new electric-powered vehicles intended to become the production version electrified vehicles with the longest range ever made in the world with the target range of 600 miles (966 km), and fitted with three electric motors offering all-wheel-drive, and an estimated 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) acceleration close to the 2-second mark.
"Project Ronin will be a showcase for our company's internal engineering, powertrain and software capabilities," said Henrik Fisker as quoted of CarScoops. And according to latest teaser, the car would be realized as a fully electric four-seat convertible sports GT.

Furthermore, the Fisker's CEO stated that he had assigned the company's engineering team to apply the most advanced and lightest materials that would later have an effect on range, performance, and the overall driving experience of the mentioned electric-powered vehicle.
The latest teaser revealed the Fisker’s Project Ronin is actually a fully electric four-seat convertible sports GT. (Picture from: KabarOto)
In addition, to extend the range as far as possible, Fisker' Project Ronin is said to be using active aerodynamic technology and an innovative battery design to be integrated into the vehicle's structural packages.

Meanwhile, to make the car as comfortable as possible for the driver and all passengers, then the car featured with a such unique styles that makes it easy to get in and out of the car. Once inside the car, passengers are greeted by a luxurious and sustainable interior that sets a new "advanced design direction" for the brand.
The code name for the Fisker' future electric car refers to the action movie back in 1998 starring Robert DeNiro which features some fun car chase scenes of several European cars, such as the BMW 535i, Peugeot 406, and Mercedes 500 E.

Unfortunately, the Fisker' Project Ronin prototype will only be revealed by the American automaker in August 2023 with its production starting in the second half of 2024.😑 Furthermore, Fisker is also targeting the initial price of this electric car below $200,000. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FISKER INC. | CARSCOOPS | BUSINESSWIRE ]
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