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Friday, January 7, 2022

A special futuristic appearance of K-Speed Honda Bros 400 custom motorbike

~Storm's Means~ Have you ever heard and know about K-Speed? This is a Bangkok-based modifier or builder is indeed a hobby of making motorcycles that have a futuristic and anti-mainstream look. For some people, the custom motorcycle may look sloppy and eccentric, but as usual the K-Speed ​​custom motorcycle always has a strong character.
This Honda BROS 400 Custom Motorcycle built by K-Speed is a futuristic-looking café racer with the appropriate name ‘Future Storm’. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
Like the figure of this neo cafe racer-style custom motorcycle, plus the base alone might sound very strange to us, namely the Honda Bros 400 aka Honda NT400. This was a low-end motorcycle used to be less interested in the market because of its underpowered performance. 
Honda Bros 400 in Stock Condition. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
But who doesn't want it if after experieced one makeover prosceses, the Honda Bros looks like this and called the Honda Bros 400 'Future Storm'. As we can see, the most modifications occurs in the body sector and the rear frame.
A Bangkok-based workshop called K-Speed have turned an outdated Honda BROS 400 into an evil-looking and futuristic custom café racer. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
K-Speed ​​uses aluminum plates to make a new fork guard up to the stern. Everything is made into one piece, like a tank connecting to the stern which looks like a street fighter motorcycle. Likewise for the fork guard, making our memories lead to the futuristic Japanese Gundam anime cartoons or the Star Wars' Stormtrooper.
The fuel tank is slightly smaller than the original and flows perfectly to the new single leather-wrapped seat. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
And of course this one body component that makes it able to steal of attention while on the streets. Not to forget the belly pan fairing is also quite large under the engine which makes it look more muscular. In order to keep it looking solid but concise, K-Speed ​​deliberately makes some components seem hidden.
This Honda BROS 400 Custom Motorcycle built by K-Speed have custom-built body panels that are kept is a silver finish as a contrast to the all-black bike. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
If we look at the front at a glance we will not see where the main lights are until we look at the top of the tires. In addition there are also the Motogadget's M-Blaze turn signal mounted under the handlebars and the back of the belly pan fairing.
From the rear, the design looks almost empty with just the wide wheel, black finished chain parts and the small custom tail lights. (Picture from: OldNewsClub)
Then for the finishing, gray and black were chosen which were given clear doff. This color choice seems to strengthen the theme as well as firm curves on the whole body similar to the Gundam.
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 | K-SPEED | OLDNEWSCLUB ]
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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Bugatti EB112 super sedan of 1990s

~Super Sedan~ We're back to talking about cars made by Bugatti of the 1990s. As it has long been known that the French automotive manufacturer always produces such powerfull cars. Well, we're back to the 1990s, when the brand was just acquired by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli. It turned out that apart from producing the Bugatti EB110, Bugatti also had developed and built several units of the four-door fancy coupe called the Bugatti EB112 back in 1991.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39001) is debuted at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, and many said that they had just seen the most beautiful car in the world. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Like the previous EB110 model, to design this EB112 four-door coupe, Bugatti comissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro, an Italian renowned automotive designer as well as the founder and owner of the coachbuilder ItalDesign. Do not think the EB112' designing process was easy, although Giorgetto Giugiaro has designed many great cars before such as the Ferrari 250 GT, Lotus Esprit, DMC DeLorean, and many others. At that time, he should be made many improvements and revisions of the design sketches to accommodate the desires of the Bugatti Automobili's boss, Romano Artioli whose felt that there was always something lacking from his supercar designs, before it got its current form.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39002) has an elegant design with a rounded shape to produce an iconic and polarizing silhouette with inspiration dawn from those French brand's legendary cars of the 1920s - 1930s. (Picture from: SupercarBlog)
As we can see today, the Bugatti EB112's design clearly looks elegant with a rounded shape to produce an iconic and polarizing silhouette. These design elements are a purposeful tribute to the past story of the Ettore Bugatti-founded automaker, with inspiration drawn from those French brand's legendary cars of the 1920s - 1930s such the Bugatti Type 41 Royale, Type 55 Berlinetta, and Type 57 SC Atlantic.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39003) has a coupe-profile in saloon layout was one of the earliest conceptions of the sports sedans or fastbacks that we see today. (Picture from: Patrzsercemkochanie)
The influence is not lost on anyone who should draw those comparisons, with the EB 112’s roof transitioning into rear bumper, emphasising a fastback configuration much like its predecessors. This overall coupe-profile in saloon layout was one of the earliest conceptions of the sports sedans or fastbacks that we see today. There is something slightly different about the appearance of the Bugatti EB112 when compared to Bugatti's other models. Although it still carries the typical Bugatti's horse-shoe shaped grille, but the one attached on the EB112 defines in a different echelon. If the Bugatti's four-door coupe hit the production line, then the EB112 would be one of its kind.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39002) has a bodywork is made of aluminum and is built on a carbon fiber chassis. (Picture from: SupercarBlog)
The Bugatti EB112 bodywork is made of aluminum and is built on a carbon fiber chassis. The use of these two lightweight components is considered a very sophisticated innovation carried out by the automaker at that time. Although attached with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) features, having five doors, and carrying a large V12 engine, it turns out that the EB112 has a fairly light curb weight, which is only 3,968 lbs, compared to the Veyron and Chirons which weigh around 4,400 lbs. Meanwhile, the position of the engine is behind the front wheels thereby improving weight distribution and vehicle control.
Bugatti EB1122's interior brings all the luxuries of a high-end premium under its leather and briarwood trim and exquisitely-molded shapes that convey a feeling of welcoming warmth and comfort. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
The EB112's interior brings all the luxuries of a high-end premium under its leather and briarwood trim and exquisitely-molded shapes that convey a feeling of welcoming warmth and comfort: the four sculpted "bucket" type enveloping seats are lined with genuine leather,  besides sporting feature also reflected in the dashboard with its round dials and the central console with its array of control lever.
As the EB112's mechanical heart, Bugatti pinned it with a naturally aspirated 6-liter V12 engine designed by Volkswagen, where in the engine has five valves per cylinder and mounted behind the front axle. It is capable of spraying power up to 450 horsepower then channeled to all the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission system so as to make the four-door coupe accelerate from rest to 100 kph in 4, 3 seconds with a top speed of 300 kph. The Bugatti EB112 was first introduced to the public at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show, at that time many said that they had just seen the most beautiful car in the world.
Bugatti only made 3 units of EB112, of which the first unit in red (S/N 39001) that shown in Geneva was the only one complete built by the company before having financial problem and led into bankruptcy again in 1995. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
As reported by Hotcars, Bugatti only made 3 units of EB112, of which the first unit in red (S/N 39001) that shown in Geneva was the only one complete built by the company before having financial problem and led into bankruptcy again in 1995 (probably owned by its designer Giorgetto Giugiaro). At that time, many of the Bugatti's assets were sold to Gildo Pallanca Pastor, including the two unfinished Bugatti EB112s. And according to Motortrend, the two Gildo Pastor-owned EB112 were completed in 1998 by his company, Monaco Racing Team, one finished in black (S/N 39002) sold to Swiss Bugatti importer Chevalley in February 2000. While another EB112s in a dark blue shade (S/N 39003), now is believed to be owned by a Russian car collector.
Bugatti EB112 (S/N 39003) is powered by a naturally aspirated 6-liter V12 engine designed by Volkswagen, where in the engine has five valves per cylinder and mounted behind the front axle. (Picture from: SecretClassics)
Although technically never produced, the Bugatti EB112 is listed as one of the four-door Bugatti models ever made, although it won't be the first time and probably won't be the last either. As we all know, since the Volkswagen Group acquired Bugatti in the 2000, the French automaker had ever launched a four-door luxury sedan called the Bugatti Galibier 16C in 2009 is powered by an 8-liter W16 coupled with twin superchargers capable of producing up to 1,000 horsepower.
As you can imagine, the Bugatti's four-door coupe model of 1990s will get an expensive price, especially considering there are only three of them ever made. However, the selling price may not be as much as the common classic cars. And in December 2021, one of the black EB112 cars and has a mileage of just 2,423 miles and can be purchased upon on Schaltkulisse.de. There is no mention of the pricing, but we expect it to be worth nearly $4 Million (approx Rp.56.86 billion)!😲 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HOTCARS.COM | MOTORAUTHORITY | MOTORTREND | CARSTYLING.RU | SCHALTKULISSE.DE ]
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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The charm of Royal Enfield café racer from Krom Works

~CaféRacer~ The passion to get a special custom motorcycle will not subside even if it has to travel thousands of kilometers away. Well, to get the best will certainly give its own satisfaction. And a custom motorcycle work is usually born from imagination plus inspiration from various studies of the builder.
The café racer custom motorcycle based of the Royal Einfield Bullet 500 by Krom Works. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
One important thing in the motorcycle figure has its own identity from its creator as part of its strength. This is one of the characteristics of Krom Works, a southern Jakarta-based custom-motorcycle workshop that has its own charm by playing the chrome accents.
The headlight of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is integrated with the body and given a unique additional grille. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
As we can see in one of the latest modification results of the workshop, in which its special style chromated touche penetrated to entire bodyparts of simple dazzling café racer styled motorcycle that combines classic and futuristic nuances by taking the base of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500.
The handlebars of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works mounted inside the body, which makes it a bit complicated and uncomfortable to ride. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
According to the Builder from Krom Works, Andika Pratama, the motorcycle custom concept is different from the café racer styles in general. As you can see, this motorbike has a stature and appearance that is very unique and different from most custom motorbikes. Therefore, the builder say that the motorbike is not recommended for daily use.
The stop lamp of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is hidden in its stern and is given an additional grille like the headlights. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
One of them is from the application of tires with a 21-inch rims on the front and back. Just for info, the motorbike custom project is commissioned by Keith Edney, a customer in UK who want to have the Krom Works custom motorcycle based of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500. Therefore, in this project, the builder only uses the RE Bullet 500 engine which he coincidentally owns as a molding place only, where the entire chassis and custom body will be built around the engine.
Its stainless exhaust made in short-size to match the overall concept and add to the engine roaring of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 custom motorcycle. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
Then in the building process, Krom Works builder admitted that it took about 5 months. Almost all the motorbike's body made by hand and only relies on the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 engine. Unless several parts taken from other notorcycles, such as the legs, the Royal Enfield Café Racer uses a rear suspension taken from the Kawasaki Ninja. While the front suspension uses a Girder model with the mechanism inside the motorcycle's body.
Uniquely, the rear monoshock suspension is made as if it is one with this custom Royal Enfield Bullet 500 chassis. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
The Royal Enfield custom body is made of stainless steel plate material with a thickness of 1.5 mm with a unibody model consisting of several welded series and polished metal finishing until it is shining. Inside the body there is a tank that can hold about 4 liters of gasoline, and to make it look cleaner, the electrical system and battery are stored in the body as well.
The rear drum of the Royal Enfield Bullet 500 café racer customized by Krom Works is made of an aluminum billet which is decorated with brass-touch and air scoops and is mounted into one with the gears. (Picture from: Otomotif.net)
Meanwhile, the Krom Works custom motorcycle's chassis is more likely boxy-shaped, and is made of 8 mm iron plate. The builder admitted, previously more often using iron tubings to make chassis. So no wonder, in the making of the such boxy-shaped chassis is indeed a bit complicated because there must be something welded and forged by hand. After finished, the chassis was then given a green color because it was considered to have classic elements as the bike's owner desires.
This unique motorcycle custom concept has a fairly difficult manufacturing process, that's no wonder the making of this motorbike costs quite a bit of money. According to the builder, the cost spent to build the Royal Enfield café racer style custom motorcycle is in the range of Rp.90 millions to Rp.140 millions (approx $6,300 to $9,800). 

If You want to build such motorcycle, pls contact the builder at +62 838-9999-0459 or You can also seen one of the custom motorcycle results of the Krom Works in here.

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 | KROM WORKS | NAIKNOTOR.COM ]
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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Who would have thought this coupé was made by a French manifold maker

~Classic Citycar~ Once we were interacting in cyberspace and came across a picture of a unique and beautiful 1950s citycar posted on the Twitter of  QuirkyRides's account. After digging and searching infos related to this beautiful car in the internet. Finally we've found, it is called the Renault Autobleu 4CV Coupé.
The 1955 Renault Autoblue 4CV Coupé is designed by Ghia and bodied by Chapron. (Picture from: QuirkyRides)
Autobleu
was a supplier of manifolds to Renault and the company was established in 1950 by Maurice Mestivier and Roger Lepeytre. They developed the famous "pipe Autobleu", an improved inlet/exhaust manifold, which was a popular tuning extra on the Renault 4CV and Dauphine in the fifties and early sixties as it gave considerably more power.
The 1955 Renault Autoblue 4CV Coupé is introduced a new front bumper with overrides. (Picture from: Daaraj's Imgurl)
Apparently then the company was interested in making cars under its own badge. And in 1953, Autobleu decided to build their own posh coupé based on the Renault 4CV. This car aimed to the rich and famous who were looking for an exclusive handbuilt citycar.
The 1955 Renault Autoblue 4CV Coupé available with spoke wheels or lage, chrome hub caps. (Picture from: Daaraj's Imgurl)
Then the French company commissioned Carrozzeria Ghia SpA. to make the design, and reportedly that the car's blue-print was done by the famous Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti who was still working for Ghia at the time. And then the first examples were made by Pourtout. Due to quality problems and production delays, the second series of cars were build by Carrosserie Henri Chapron and since then pronounced as the company's production line.
The interior space of the Renault Autoblue 4CV Coupé is very tight, wherever one sits, moreover the rear seats. (Picture from: Daaraj's Imgurl)
As mentioned above, this Autobleu classic fancy citycar was built based on the Renault 4CV legendary model and is powered by a Billancourt 747 cc rear-mounted four-cylinder engine producing 17 PS (12.5 kW) and coupled with a three-speed manual transmission system.

For 1955 Autobleu changed the rear lights, borrowed from the Frégate, and introduced a new front bumper with overrides. The cars will be available with spoke wheels or lage, chrome hub caps, although it is not clear if this ever went into production. In total, only 80 examples of Autoblue 4CV Coupé were made, as it was a rather expensive car at 2,5 times the price of a full option Renault 4CV.
The 1955 Renault Autoblue 4CV Coupé has the differ changed rear lights of the previuos, and borrowed from the Frégate. (Picture from: Daaraj's Imgurl)
Unfortunately, in addition to the high price of car products, making it difficult for them to compete in the market, coupled with the very tight competition in the automotive business at that time, as a result, the marketing of Autobleu's car models faltered. Although all Autobleu 4CV benefit from the assistance of the Régie Renault sales network. And in 1958 the French automaker should be ceased all car production and was no longer listed as an automaker.😭 Currently there is no data, how many more units of the original Autobleu 4CV Coupé have survived to this day.

In addition produced the citycar metioned above, turn out Autoblue had ever made a racing car prototype. As a newly automotive marque at that time, the French company also made promotional efforts to introduce the brand to the public to market its car products at that time.
1954 Auto Bleu 750 Million Miles racing car had a tubular frame and a tuned 750 cc engine with a streamlined ultra light body and has ever  participated in various racing events in Europe form 1954 to 1964. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
For the sake reason in 1954, Autobleu made a racing prototype called Autobleu 750 Mille Miles. The car had a tubular frame and a tuned 750 cc engine with a streamlined ultra light body which was developed by the aerospace engineer Marcel Riffard and bodied by Carrosserie G.T.R.

In this car Jean Bianchi took part in the Mille Miglia in 1954, 1955 and again in the 1956 Mille Miglia. This one-off Autobleu 750 Mille Miles also raced at the 12 Heures Internationales de Reims in 1956 where it finished 11th. While its last racing journey happened in 1964 at the Coupe de Belgique. Since then the French marque has never again been seen participating in any racing events in Europe. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | QUIRKYRIDES | WIKIPEDIA | CLASSICCARCATALOGUE.COM | FLICKRIVER | FLICKR ]
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Here's the two-wheeled goldfish wearing BMW badge

~Rolling Goldfish~ The BMW C400X is a fat-styled scooter with a 350 cc engine that has a very modern and stylish design. Just like other scooters, the C400X is also interesting to be modified to make it look more attractive. Indeed, the BMW C 400 X was born with the aggressive look of an adventurous motorcycle.
The BMW C400X wore the body kit of NMoto Golden Age inspired by the 1936 Henderson-Courtney. (Picture from: GridOto)
Although the scooter genre, but the overall design follows his brother BMW GS-Series. But that doesn't make Alex Niznik of NMoto feel satisfied with the standard display which it thinks is less attractive and not unique as well. The modifications made by NMoto based on the design made by Tamás Jakus of Jakusa Design are quite unique, namely that makes its appearance change drastically to be attractive, funnier and old-school.
The BMW C400X 'Golden Age' looks so unique and full of old-school impressions. (Picture from: GridOto)
As quoted of Motoblog, the BMW C 400 X previously has bold look then drastically changed to a rounded one. This package is given the name of NMoto Golden Age which is reportedly inspired by the prototype of the Henderson pre-war motorcycle designed by Orley Ray Courtney of 1936. While the body is made of carbon fiber which in the process, NMoto collaborated with a Russian workshop called Zillers Garage.
Even though the design has changed completely, the NMoto crew still retains some of the modern features of the BMW C400X. (Picture from: GridOto)
These custom bodies consist of seven parts and have many rounded curves that are full of an old impression and a distinctive grille on the front that has been the hallmark of a BMW-made vehicle for a long time. Plus the installation of the headlights using a round model adds to the classic aura, with a small turn signal like a missile.
In addition, the housing for the turn signal lights and a new exhaust system which ends with a grill under the rear body is also made. (Picture from: GridOto)
For installation, it is necessary to make new front and rear subframes to support these large bodies. In addition, the housing for the turn signal lights and a new exhaust system which ends with a grill under the rear body is also made. Next, there are also old-style headlamps and front turn signal lights and a large windscreen.
The NMoto's Golden Age body kit is made only 100 units and available in two color options and four graphic schemes. (Picture from: GridOto)
Then the seat is also made new with a design that is so elegant because it is wrapped in brown leather. Turning to the side body, there is a white bulging body. The overall design does not have a sharp line pull like a scooter in general. Even the green and white color choices used are reminiscent of the past. Then at the stern made by balancing the front. The left and right side cover are made extra large, reminiscent of the goldfish.
The BMW C400X Golden Age's seat is also made new with a design that is so elegant because it is wrapped in brown leather. (Picture from: Kompas)
Even though the design has changed completely, the NMoto crew still retains some of the modern features of the BMW C400X. Like the ABS system, automatic stability control, 6.5-inch instrument panel to a large trunk under the seat. Nothing has changed in terms of drivetrain, the old-school-styled scooter is equipped with a 350cc engine capable of reaching a top speed of 130kph. As for the weight of about 193 kg.
The NMoto's body kit is made and sold only 100 units, which makes it quite limited. Regarding the price, this body kit sells for $12,490 or equivalent to Rp. 178 million and is available in two color options and four graphic schemes.

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 | NMOTO | JAKUSA DESIGN | MOTOBLOG ]
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Monday, January 3, 2022

The most expensive coupe of the Bentley's history revealed soon

~Most EXPensive~ Regarding luxury cars, Bentley is an expert. Well, it seems that the British car brand is not satisfied with some of the expensive car products it has produced and offered. Most recently through its bespoke coachbuilder division, Mulliner, the British marque is allegedly working on a second model after the Bentley Bacalar (an ultra-luxury roofless car of only 12 units made, and launched of 2020).
Rendered image the upcoming Bentley's two-door luxury car by Autocar. (Picture from: Autocar)
As quoted of Autocar, the upcoming two-door luxury car won't be as exclusive as the sibling. Due to the number of production would be increased up to 25 units, and another difference between the two Bentley's cars is the fixed-roof presence and styling cues stemming from the Bentley EXP 100 GT electric-powered car made of 2019.
Rendered image the upcoming Bentley's two-door luxury car by Autocar. (Picture from: Autocar)
The design of the as-yet-unnamed car is supposed to be a window into future Bentley models without combustion engines, adopting cues that will be taken by pure electric vehicles from Crewe-based automaker. According to the same report, the front fascia will look aggressive with a more angular theme and a refreshed typical grille, flanked by sleek LED headlights.
Rendered image of the first Bentley's electric-powered luxury car by Autocar. (Picture from: Autocar)
Then fat wheel arches are also included in the plans for the new coupe, as are sleek taillights and other details that will set the car apart from the "plain" Bentley Continental GT.
The 2020 Bentley Bacalar, a limited edition luxury roofless sports car was built by Bentley in collaboration with Mulliner. (Picture from: Motor1)
Meanwhile, the person in charge of the exterior appearance was Andreas Mindt, who had previously designed the Bentley Hunaudieres in 1999, although the 22-year-old concept car was never produced, it played an important role in the Bugatti Veyron's design process.
The Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car was unveiled at the company's headquarter in Crewe on July 10, 2019. (Picture from: RoadShow)
Next up is the drivetrain, which is said to come from a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine also installed in the Bentley Continental GT Speed, and is said to be capable of 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. With these settings, the high-performance coupe can sprint from still to 62 mph (100 kph) in just 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 208 mph (335 kph).
The Bentley Continental GT is reportedly based off a Rolls-Royce Phantom and is a one-off prototype. (Picture from: GTSpirit)
The same power and performance is also expected to happen in this new Mulliner Coupe. While it also built based on the Continental GT Speed with large 440mm carbon-ceramic front brakes, stiffer suspension and a modified chassis, and this luxury coupe could mark the beginning of the end for the W12 engine. Autocar got information from reliable sources that the twelve-cylinder unit would be phased out "shortly after the launch of the next Mulliner model (in 2023)."
Although the 1999 Bentley Hunaudières Concept car was never produced, it played an important role in the Bugatti Veyron's design process. (Picture from: Pedal2TheMetal)
How about the price? You might be a little surprised to hear that. The basic version, if we can call it that, will cost from £1.5 million (around Rp.28.4 billion at current exchange rates), and able to increase up to £2 million (approx Rp.37.9 billion). Well, with so many high-end upgrades done by the Mulliner, it would be made it the most expensive variant in the Bentley history. So better for us right now, just wait and see. Que sera sera. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR | CARSCOOPS | CARBUZZ | ID.MOTOR1 ]
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