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Showing posts with label Gran Turismo. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Lambo's V12 Vision Gran Turismo unveiled

Seem the supercar development will continue including by creating supercar concepts to compete in the virtual racing through the GranTurismo game on the PlayStation 5 platform. In this case, there're many world-renowned automotive manufacturers have been participated in those virtual races by making their best virtual car concepts. But frequently after making a virtual version car, then the manufacturer immediately makes it into a real-functioned car, can be driven by and even be produced in limited numbers.
Lamborghini V12 Vision GT concept revealed at the 2019 Gran Turismo Championships in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rpBK1P)
Now Lamborghini seems also interested to take part in enlivening the virtual racing event. This was seen after some time ago the Italian manufacturer displayed a teaser image of its latest supercar mentioned as a supercar was specifically created to take part in that virtual racing event and given the name of Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo.
The single-seater-influenced Lambo's concept will be only available to drive virtually on Gran Turismo Sport in Spring 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rpBK1P)
Although, previously from the teaser image that has been released, it could only be seen a picture of a supercar's part that is estimated to be a spoiler and diffuser found on the rear. But then the real supercar figure was shown off by the raging bull logoed automotive manufacturer at an event called the 2019 Gran Turismo Championships World Finals, held on November 24, 2019, in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Lamborghini V12 Vision GT concept has a large wing housing a significant Y-taillight dominating the rear. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rpBK1P)
According to Lamborghini, the supercar carries Lamborghini's distinctive DNA design and futuristic traits focus on an iconic single centerline and silhouette while emphasizing a single-seater layout, in its virtual form uses the powertrain from Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 which able to spew power up to 807 horsepower.

This virtual supercar has a sophisticated aerodynamic system while integrating performance surfaces and mind-blowing design, this can be seen from a large wing housing a significant Y-taillight dominating the rear (this part had seemed on the teaser image), the main body disconnected from the fenders, then there's a theme inspired by Lamborghini Marzal in the side windows and also the typical Lamborghini Y-signature for both front and rear lights.
Theoretically, the cabin concept allows the driver to enter the car from the front, like the canopy of a jet fighter. All controls come via the unique steering wheel, with all information projected onto the windscreen.

Even when there was a rumor mentioned that the Italian manufacturer will produce this supercar on a limited number later, but it was denied by the manufacturer. Furthermore explicitly, the Italian company says, that the Vision Gran Turismo projects isn't intended to preview any production model, and has been treated as an opportunity for designers to explore future themes. So it's clear, a real-life version won't be built. 

The video below shows a row of cars from several world-renowned automotive manufacturers that have been competed virtually on the Gran Turismo Sport through the PlayStation platform in 2016.
And the single-seater-influenced Lambo's concept will be only available to drive virtually on Gran Turismo Sport in Spring 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | FORBES | AUTOCAR]
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Jaguar electric-powered supercar ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sport arena

Jaguar follows in the footsteps of other world automotive manufacturers such as McLaren to Chevrolet which has developed virtual concept cars for the Gran Turismo video game under the Vision Gran Turismo brand. This time involving the Jaguar Coupe which was launched at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe became an electric sports car that will be available for download at the Gran Turismo Sports on the Sony PlayStation platform.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sports arena. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
The appearance of this concept car looks futuristic, and Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe's exterior design was inspired by two of its iconic racing cars from the 1950s namely Type-C and Type-D. However, the active rear wing of the car becomes a truly modern touch.

Likewise, the interior sector augmented reality glass features that can show information about the outside world and warn drivers about obstacles. This virtual concept car also has an AI assistant called KITT-E and a 3D image display. Jaguar actually works on 3D technology for production cars, even though it's not quite ready for prime time in public.
Interior view of Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
"This project has been fully led by our young designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to create vehicles that are full of our extraordinary heritage but push the boundaries of future design. The team has done an extraordinary job in creating something that can clearly be identified as Jaguar, inspired - but not limited - by our iconic past," said Jaguar Design Director, Julian Thomson.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was inspired by its iconic models like the C-Type and D-Type. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe may not be a real car, but Jaguar has engineered it virtually. The car has a perfect front compared to the distribution of rear weight with a percentage of 50:50 and weighs 1.4 tons. Of course, this is not a heavy car, for a car that carries around a heavy battery. Jaguar said its Formula E racing team had a hand in designing the powertrain, which consisted of three electric motors. One motor powers the front wheels, while the other two power each one rear wheel, giving the car an all-wheel drive.
 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was driven by 3 electric motors. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Those three electric motors together drove the cars forward with power up to 1,005 horsepower and 1,199 Nm of torque. Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in less than 2.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of more than 200 mph. Like other real-existed electric supercars, it is expected to enter production over the next few years, such as the Tesla Roadster and Lotus Evija. But the performance claims of Tesla and Lotus remain like that because there has not been a car with powerful engine power.
Jaguar itself does not plan to incorporate the concept of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe into its production line. And this sleek sports car was designed solely for the Gran Turismo Sport. But given Jaguar's current involvement in Formula E, as well as the secondary race series for the I-Pace electric SUV, it won't be surprising to see a more sporty electric Jaguar appear in the future based on this concept car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAGUAR | GRANTURISMO | DIGITAL TRENDS]
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

McLaren Ultimate Vision GT gives totally different driving sensation

As a result of collaboration with the developer of 'Gran Turismo Sport' racing game on the PlayStation 4 platform, McLaren recently launched the concept of a virtual hypercar that was named "McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo." 
Newest McLaren's virtual hypercar named Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo to race on the 'Gran Turismo Sport' racing game. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jbx4Bj)
These hypercar concept is the answer to the request of the famous Gran Turismo game maker, Kazunori Yamamuchi who asked McLaren to make a unique car to be displayed in his newest racing game.

Although made for games, the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo is a representation of the McLaren car design in 2030 that focuses on the driver.

"This car is an expression of the McLaren's design pillar and is a vision that we have planned for 2030 in the future." said Rob Melville, McLaren Design Director.
Left side view of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jbx4Bj)
In terms of design, the Ultimate Vision GT looks not very different from other future hypercar. However, McLaren did not design it just like that. In every side attached to this car has its own function which makes the driving experience even stronger. This principle itself can be seen from its revolutionary cockpit design.

The cockpit design of this car has a wide enough glass which allowed the driver to see more clearly in all directions. At first glance there might be nothing strange with this virtual McLaren hypercar. But if we take a closer look, the Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo has a driver position that is arguably ... quite strange. How not, instead of sitting as on the most cars, these car's driver must drive with the body in prone position and the heads up.
Rear view of the McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jbx4Bj)
McLaren implemented this revolutionary system not without reason. According to them, the cabin design aims to allow the driver to pass the apex (bend) quickly and precisely. This revolutionary cockpit system itself claimed by McLaren can save the fraction of a seconds needed for each round.

Then the Ultimate Vision GT is also equipped with a super sophisticated aerodynamic design system called Active Aero. This system allows this car to get the best higher downforce when cornering with an open-air vent system.

This super-sophisticated cockpit and aerodynamic system is equipped with high-performance twin-turbo 4.0L V8 engine to drive the rear wheels, while for each of front wheel is driven by an electric motor.
As a result, this car is capable of releasing the power up to 1,134 hp and torque of 1,275 Nm. Thus it is not surprising that this hypercar became the fastest car in the Gran Turismo Sport game. Do You want to try it? Let's play and be the number one! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Here's she is India's Gran Turismo hypercar

Indian car manufacturers now can not be underestimated. The cars they create continue to grow from year to year. Even recently a Mumbai-based automotive startup company named Vazirani Automotive introduced their first model of turbine electric-powered hypercar concept, called the Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo.
2018 Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo concept has been debuted at 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mWgFX5)
The Shul (pronounced 'Shool') Inspire Gran Turismo, which debuted at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, is a new type of supercar, featuring a turbine-electric drivetrain that is designed to appeal to "purists and petrolheads". Turbine engines can notoriously run on any combustable liquid, but the Shul has been designed to run on ordinary gasoline. Four electric motors sit on each wheel to provide fully independent torque vectoring, each sending power through a single-ratio gearbox.
Front view of 2018 Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2mWgFX5)
It is also said that this car is made and adapted to road conditions in India, such as high ground clearance, and also sold at affordable prices. And Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo is one of the implementation of the crazy idea of ​​the company's founder, Chunky Vazirani to create unusual electric vehicles and as well as can be marketed in general.
Right side view of 2018 Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo concept(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LPkcEI)
The exhibition of fast, luxury and classic cars attended by billionaires from around the world, takes place July 12 to July 15, 2018, in Goodwood, West Sussex, England. Although currently the Shul Inspire Gran Turismo is a concept model, but the company optimistic their concept will become a reality. If it does enter to the production line, Shul will apply an electric jet turbine powertrain, with a turbine that works as a generator for lightweight lithium-ion battery packs.
Left side view of 2018 Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LPkcEI)
Vazirani said the presence of turbines allows them to use small-sized battery packs (only weigh around 300 kg), which will reduce the weight of the car and save electricity usage. The Shul body, made entirely of carbon fiber material and designed by Chunky Vazirani himself. As it is known that he is a graduate of College of Art Design in California who has worked for world's leading automotive manufacturers such as in Land Rover, Volvo, Jaguar, and Rolls-Royce.
Rear side view of 2018 Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LPkcEI)
"The proportion of the vehicle is a reflection of the packaged technology and exudes classic automotive elegance," Chunky said in a statement to the media. The location of the car's production facility has not been decided yet, but Vazirani says that California is the most likely because, "It is the capital of the world's electric car and we have many connections there. It will allow the company to offer our products elsewhere in that community," he added.
Rear view of 2018 Vazirani Shul Inspire Gran Turismo concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LPkcEI)
This car project also attracted other companies to join such as Michelin and even Formula 1 Force India team. Furthermore, Force India team boss Vijay Mallya revealed that Sahara Force India is the first and only Indian to enter the Formula One World Championship and with the team has reached fourth place in 2016 and 2017.
So it is very logical for him to collaborate with Vazirani Automotive to provide advice, especially with aerodynamic design and participate in important milestones in Indian automotive engineering. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VAZIRANI AUTOMOTIVE | CARBUZZ | TOPSPEED | AUTOCAR | BLACK CARD EMOTION]
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fittipaldi's EF7 GT track-car designed by Pininfarina

In the Geneva Motor Show back in 2017 has noted the debut of a supercar as the result of the collaboration between three renowned names on the world's automotive namely the former F1 world champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, Italian premier automotive design house Pininfarina, and Germany’s elite engineering team at HWA AG-a winning recipe for racing. It can be said as a perfect blend of racing experience with the cold hand of a premium car constructor.
2017 Fittipaldi EF7 Vision GranTurismo by Pininfarina at Geneva Motor Show 2017. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vDu8Im)
The car was named Fittipaldi EF7 Vision GranTurismo by Pininfarina. As we all knew, Fittipaldi was a dominant force during the decade of his Formula 1 career and won his first F1 Drivers’ Championship in 1972 at the age of 25, the youngest, at the time, to do so. And he is also the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 and F1 Championship on multiple occasions, reason enough for his induction into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2001.
Front three quarter view of 2017 Fittipaldi EF7 Vision GranTurismo by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2B9CZGM)
The track-only supercar relies on carbon-fiber monocoque construction with a shark-like aesthetic, the automobile presents the same visual cues as its aquatic counterpart—an intimidating form that is strikingly streamlined. And has a length of 4,600 mm, 1,980 mm in width and 1,125 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. The power train, suspension, and braking system have been developed by HWA AG but are housed in a body that is distinctly Pininfarina in design.
Right side view of 2017 Fittipaldi EF7 Vision GranTurismo by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MF3PaV)
This car weighs only 1,000 kg and is powered by a 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, which offers the power of 600 hp at 8,250 rpm and 510 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. This engine is combined with a six-speed integrated sequential gearbox, along with bilateral mechanical limited-slip differential. There were no achievement records issued for this supercar, but it was told to have a weight distribution of 48 percent in the front and 52 percent in the rear, with a ground relief distance of 60 mm.
Rear three quarter view of 2017 Fittipaldi EF7 Vision GranTurismo by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MfklT6)
Emerson Fittipaldi has told Automotive News the EF7 track toy costs $1.5 million. The mid-engined car is ready for limited production (only 39 units) and each new owner will have the opportunity to join the training session by Fittipaldi and raise their position in the driving level designed by the former champion. The car's owners can also join the Fittipaldi Racing Club, which will provide high-performance driving sessions and exclusive races on several world-famous circuits.
If you want to drive this car immediately, a virtual version of the car will star in the latest release of Polyphony Digital’s popular Gran Turismo game series and its interactive FIA Gran Turismo Championships. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FITTIPALDI MOTORS | PININFARINA | ROBB REPORT | MOTOR AUTHORITY | MOTOR1]
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Since 2013, Polyphony Digital a renowned games developer made an innovative pioneer program called Vision Gran Turismo that enabled the automotive companies to create their fantasy cars later featured in the Gran Turismo Sport video games.
Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2AdnRI2)
When the car model is made in true size and then exhibited at an international automotive exhibition, such as the concept cars of Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, and others.

Some time ago (in September 2017) a famous automotive design house named Zagato also did not want to miss, they also have released a design of Vision Gran Turismo concept car, and these car design has undergone its digital debut in the Gran Turismo Sport game on the PlayStation 4 platform on October 2017.
Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LQLpUr)
The concept car is named Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept because the design of this car is inspired by the great Italian grand tourer car named IsoRivolta GT or Iso Grivo which was released in the early 1960s.
1960s Iso Grivo GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2AdnRI2)
The car design also shows that the engine is placed in the middle, and of course, this is in stark contrast with the original Iso Rivolta grand tourer who put the engine on the front. As quoted by Motor Authority, this car design was presented directly by the CEO of the Zagato, which also revealed that they will soon release a hardcore version of this car.
Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept shown at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uXHhvw)
Andrea Zagato also said, although the Vision Gran Turismo only a game on the Sony PlayStation platform, but still be used to design a real car. Technical details of Zagato IsoRivolta have not been revealed yet but he also said that the true GT needs a very powerful engine, this at once implies that the performance of this car will be very fierce.
Rear three-quarter view of Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LQLpUr)
As quoted by IsoRivolta, the Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo is power by a Callaway Corvette powertrain. The 6.2 liter V8 produces a power output of 997 hp which is fed to the rear wheels. The sheer power means a top speed of 365 kph (227 mph) is possible with a 0 to 100 kph time of just 2.7 seconds. It weighs just 1,129 kg (2,489 lbs) and uses a ten-speed sequential gearbox system. 
Although this car will never enter the production line. But we can still use the Zagato IsoRivolta for virtual test drives while playing the Gran Turismo Sport on the PlayStation 4 games platform. (Next: 2018 Aria FXE, Genesis Essentia Concept, Tachyon Speed and Toyota GR Super Sports Concept). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GTPLANET | MOTOR AUTHORITY | ISORIVOLTA]
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Honda Sports Vision GT was born to express a sporty aura

The Vision GT program that has been initiated by the famous racing games named GranTurismo on the Playstation console, continues to attract interest from car manufacturers worldwide.
The latest Honda Sports Vision GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2iIlGQN)
And the latest who interest in this program is the Japanese auto giant, Honda, which recently released a visualization of the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo which has also been confirmed will be present in the latest GT Sport game for PS4 game console.
Right side view of Honda Sports Vision GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2iIlGQN)
Honda looks serious in the development of its virtual sportscar because the company invites all of its design houses to create a car that became the symbol of the sportsmanship of Honda cars. And the winner is a Honda designer from California, who presents a car with a cursory look similar to the 'junior' NSX, along with a more compact size of Honda's latest supercar.
Rear side view of Honda Sports Vision GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2iIlGQN)
Amazingly, Honda Sports Vision GT is really developed in the Honda's R & D center in Tochigi, Japan, as if this virtual car will actually run on the streets. In fact, rumors of real size  Honda Sports Vision GT model was made and tested in the wind tunnel in order to test the level of its aerodynamic effectiveness.
And then circulated rumors, if many requests, Honda Sports Vision GT could have been produced, by using carbon fiber chassis to be very light weight, with only 900 kg. While a 2.0-liter turbo engine from Honda Civic Type-R is placed behind the driver and coupled with an 8-speed double-clutch automatic transmission. Wow, are you able to imagine this car performance? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ROADANDTRACK]
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nissan presents a GT-R that can be driven through a joystick

Nissan brings together the excitement of playing virtual games with reality through the Nissan GT-R/C, this is a dream car of the gamers that can be controlled completely through the DualShock®4 joystick. This is part of the celebration of the launch of the Gran Turismo Sport game in Europe on October 18, 2017 and commemorates 20 years of Nissan's involvement in the Gran Turismo game series.
2017 Nissan GT-R/C that can be driven through a Joystick. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ioEgNJ)
These GT-R car can be controlled simply by using a DualShock®4 joystick. The vehicles with remote control is able to reach speeds up to 196 mph without anyone sitting behind the wheel. The speed of GT-R/C was tested by NISMO driver Jann Mardenborough at Silverstone. Jann controls the GT-R/C of the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter cockpit, which already has a special permit to fly in low altitude.
Jann Mardenborough posed with 2017 Nissan GT-R/C. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ioEgNJ)
Mardenborough is one of the most successful Nissan GT Academy winners, a revolutionary program from Nissan that seeks out and develops the gamers into real racing driver. Jann is the first racer to drive a GT-R/C because of his unrivaled talent at Gran Turismo and the real race.

"It's a great car and the first experience of a lifetime. The GT-R/C has merged my two worlds (virtual gaming and real racing world) in an unexpected way. The reaction of the car when controlled remotely is more interesting than I imagined. The designs by JLB are extraordinary in making everything react very well," says Jann Mardenborough.
Interior view of 2017 Nissan GT-R/C with the DualShock®4 joystick. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ioEgNJ)
"I'm happy to say all these challenges are passable, but this is also inseparable from Jann's unique capabilities that can control the vehicle in a very short time and produce a truly impressive lap times," he added.

Nissan has dedicated its best creativity and innovation to the racing world for over 80 years by combining technology and performance for competitive advantage. Since 2008, Nissan has also made the racing world more accessible to the public through the Nissan GT Academy, which can transform the game enthusiasts into professional drivers.

The GT-R/C was modified in the UK by JLB Design Ltd., by using the R35 V62011-specific engine that can be spewed the power up to 542 bhp of the same year when Jann Mardenborough won the Nissan GT Academy.

In the fastest lap recorded by Mardenborough (1:17:47), the average speed of the GT-R/C reaches 76 mph (122 kph) and the top speed at 131 mph (211 kph). Meanwhile, the average speed on the circuit with the lenghth of 1.6 mile/2.6 km is around 83 mph/134 kph.

The GT-R/C is equipped with four robots that control the car's steering, transmission, brake and gas lever. Meanwhile, there are six computers are installed to update the control up to 100 times per second. The steering position is also measured to 1/65,000 positions.

The DualShock®4 controls unmodified with a microcomputer that translates signals from buttons and joysticks to forward to the GT-R/C on-board system. This wireless operation has a main control range of up to one kilometer.

To help Mardenborough assess the speed of the vehicle in the corner, there's the Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor is installed to transmit speed data to the LCD screen in the helicopter cockpit.

The GT-R/C is also equipped with two independent safety systems that operate on different radio frequencies. This allows for two additional operators to brake the full ABS and shut down the engine if the primary operator loses its control.

"The GT-R/C has presented unique challenges and a number of our first engineering experiences. We must ensure effective robotic operation during acceleration/deceleration, as well as the power in sharp turns; provide real control and secure the car at all speeds; maintaining a strong relationship between the car and DualShock®4 with varying distances and with minimal conditions at the time of the robot in action," said James Brighton of the JLB Design Ltd.
In 2018, Nissan GT-R/C will be taken on the tour to primary and secondary schools in the UK to promote future careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | EVO]
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