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Ken Block's TRAX STI Car

Ken Blocks TRAX STI Car
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The DC Co-Founder and Rally Team Driver Ken Block has made the TRAX STI, the world's fastest cat track.
"The TRAX STI is an experimental automobile that starts with Block's competition-ready Subaru WRX STI before ditching the tires, adding snow cat tracks, and upgrading to some next-level suspension to create the ultimate backcountry shred car. Prepared by Vermont SportsCar, performance modifications include 400-hp and features Group N competition rally dampers made by EXE-TC and a KAPS 5-speed close-ratio dog-engagement gearbox. Under the hood sits a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled STI engine tuned with a MOTEC M800 ECU. "

Opera Holiday Mobile Home

Opera Holiday Mobile Home

Opera Holiday Mobile Home
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Belgian architect Axel Enthoven has designed a holiday mobile home, called Opera. The canvas holiday home unfolds from a trailer and including two beds, a toilet, hot and cold water, LED lighting and a mobile hub. The Opera mobile home will be display at the Design at Work trade fair in Belgium in December.
"The Opera allows you to stay in the most beautiful places, but with the luxury of a wine cabinet, warm-air heating, espresso bar and an enclosed teak veranda. This nomadic, contemporary living tent offers the quality of a luxury yacht combined with the outdoor feeling of camping under canvas."
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50 Years of MINI

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If you are a Mini fans, watch 50 Years of MINI...
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Scubacraft

Scubacraft

Scubacraft
Car  |  Transportation
The Scubacraft is "perfect for those 007 moments." It is essentially a speedboat with a specially designed trimaran hull that makes it just as comfortable on the water as it is under. The Scubacraft can zip along above the water at speed of up to 50 miles per hour and can dive to a depth of about 100 feet, you'll need to bring your own SCUBA gear. Scubacraft powered by a high powered jet propulsion system that will easily tow a water-skier and inflatable water toys. Currently you can per-order the Scubacraft with a 5% fully refundable deposit, and first customers delivery at the end of 2010. The price starts at £100,000(about $164,000) depend on specefication.
Price: $164,000   |   BUY   |   Source

iRev Boat with a Built-In Grill

iRev Boat
Car  |  Transportation
The iRev($24,000) looks like an oversized bumper boat with a giant sun umbrella. Featuring a low-fire charcoal grill in the center, a 500 watt speaker system with satellite radio and circular seating. Powered by an electric motor, which can push it along the water for up to 10 hours.
Price: $24,000   |   BUY

Turn Old Workhorse Vespa Into A Cool Rocking Horse

Vespa Rocking Horse

Vespa Rocking Horse
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By a Vespa fan, turn his old Vespa motorcycle into a Vespa Rocking Horse for his grandson Diego. So this ※rocking horse§ named Diego as well. And this rocking horse is also using the fiberglass, metal and imitation leather for the seat.
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BMW SIMPLE Concept

BMW SIMPLE Concept

BMW SIMPLE Concept
Car  |  Concept


BWM has introduced a leaning trike concept vehicle at the company's museum in Munich, the Simple concept.The simple concept is a a three-wheeler that measures just 110 centimeters wide. It weights around 992 pounds, with a drag coefficient of 0.18, and powered by a electric motor. BMW says the simple is capable of hitting 100 km/h in under ten seconds and it tops out at over 200 km/h , yet needs just 2 litres of gas over 100 km.
"Simple is the acronym for sustainable and innovative mobility product for low energy consumption, a vehicle concept combining features and advantages of both motorcars and motorcycles. The concept owes its protective passenger compartment to motorcars whereas the streamline shape, the two occupants seated one behind the other and the uniquely driving experience are naturally owed to motorcycles. Whilst researching ideas for futuristic urban mobility combined with the prerequisite of reduced consumption (less than 2l /100 km eqals more than 120mpg) and emission values (50g CO2 /100 km), the BMW Group spawned this concept vehicle featuring the extremely low weight of 450 kg and aerodynamic drag properties (0,18 drag coefficient), which of course also fulfilled all the BMW Group premium brand demands: sheer driving pleasure, innovative vehicle configuration, technology integration and a sense of comfort and spaciousness."
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Nissan Eporo Robot Car

Nissan Eporo Robot Car

Nissan Eporo Robot Car
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Nissan's adorable Eporo concept robot cars, which is designed to travel in a group of like-vehicles, mimicking the behavioral patterns of a school of fish in avoiding obstacles without colliding with each other.
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Nissan Land Glider Concept

Nissan Land Glider Concept

Nissan Land Glider Concept
Car  |  Concept
Nissan has unveiled the Land Glider Concept at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The Land Glider is two-seat electric vechicle, features the range of 160km (100 miles) in a full charge. It can lean into turns like a motorcycle, and sci-fi looking cabin, all full of monitors displays and a steering wheel which looks like twin joysticks. So Cool, I love its sci-fi looking cockpit and steering wheel design.
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Full Size Batmobile Replica, Cool!

Full Size Batmobile Replica

Full Size Batmobile Replica
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Wow, this full sized replica of the Batmobile looks amazing! It was bulit by someone from Sweden, made from a 1973 Lincoln Continental, took over $1 million US dollars and 3.5 years, 20,000 working hours to complete.
Cost: over $1 million.
Time: 3.5 years, 20,000 hours of painstaking work to convert a 73 Lincoln Continental.
Contents: DVD, voice recognition, height adjustment, reversing cameras...
Pleasure: Incalculable, as people gather around to oggle outside IKEA.
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2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Concept

2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano

2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano
Car  |  Concept
The 2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge powered by 426hp 6.1L V8 engine, and features a 32-inch LCD, two Sony VAIO laptops, a PlayStation 3, Nespresso machine, and even a Vertu Constellation phone.
"A 32-inch electrically deployed LCD screen is integrated into the partition wall behind the front seats. It serves as monitor for the computer system with Sony Vaio notebook and Wireless LAN network for connecting additional notebooks to the on-board network and for connecting to the internet via UMTS. A Sony Playstation 3 game console plays Blu-ray movies and games such as the racing simulator Gran Turismo 5 in stunning clarity on the big screen, which can also display the images from the digital TV tuner. The large screen can also be used in split-screen mode to simultaneously monitor the images from the various external cameras.
The audio signals of the various sources are carried in highest perfection Dolby Surround by a sound system custom-designed for the Viano.
The equipment of the customized Viano can be completed with an exclusive mobile phone. The Vertu Constellation weighs just 140 grams (5 oz.) and features quad-band technology for use in 180 countries across the world. The housing is made from a fancy combination of stainless steel, scratch-proof sapphire glass and the same supple leather that covers the Viano Lounge interior.
BRABUS also provides on-board refreshments: A generously dimensioned refrigerator is part of the exclusive Lounge Concept equipment of the BRABUS Viano as is a Nespresso coffee maker of the latest generation...
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Peugeot BB1 Concept

Peugeot BB1 Concept

Peugeot BB1 Concept
Car  |  Concept
French automaker Peugeot has announced a concocpt for the Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the BB1. This French automaker says this concept, "Its mother is a scooter. Its father is a car." The name BB1 originally referred to a motorised bike from the 1960s. It looks like a cartoon car. Peugeot BB1 Concept featrues a pair of reverse-hinged doors with mini roll-down windows and LED lights and a solar cell-covered glass bubble roof.
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Lamborghini Revent車n Roadste images

Lamborghini Reventon Roadste

Lamborghini Reventon Roadste
Car  |  SportsCars
Lamborghini Revent車n Roadste images leaked ahead of next week Frankfurt. Like the original Revent車n coupe that was unveiled two years ago at the same auto show. Designed to be a stealth fighter for the road, the Revent車n boasts jet-inspired carbon fiber body panels and aggressive 18-inch wheels. Inside, the roadster is decked out in alcantara upholstery and carbon fiber trim. the same stealth fighter-inspired angular bodywork Powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine with 650 HP, 0 to km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed in 340 km/h (211 mph). It will be limited to just 20 units, The price starts at 1.2 million Euros ($1,750,000 USD).
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Buddy Desk

Buddy Desk
Car  |  Accessories
The Buddy Desk is a mobile workspace that designs to your car. To install the Buddy Desk, simply insert the narrow end of the desk into the bottom portion of the steering wheel. The Buddy Desk can be used as a laptop computer mount, a lunch table or a writing surface. A good idea? Probably best not to use it while driving. Available in amazon for $25.
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The BMW Vision Efficientdynamics Concept

The BMW Vision Efficientdynamics Concept

The BMW Vision Efficientdynamics Concept
Car  |  Concept
Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show starting 14 September, BMW has released the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. This concept powered by a fuel-efficient 3-cylinder turbodiesel plug-in full-hybrid with one electric motor on each axle. It provides a top speed limited electronically to 155mph with acceleration 0-100 km/h(62mph) in 4.8 seconds. Average fuel consumption is 3.76 liters/100 kilometers.
Technology:
Offering a full-hybrid concept, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car is powered by a three-cylinder turbodiesel and two electric motors. Overall system output is 262 kW/356 hp, maximum torque 800 Newton-metres/590 lb-ft. All-wheel drive featuring an electric motor on both the front and rear axle.
• Anticipated performance: Acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, top speed 250 km/h (155 mph) (electronically limited) , fuel consumption in the EU test cycle 3.76 litres/100 km (equal to 75.1 mph imp), CO2 emissions 99 grams/kilometre.
• As a plug-in hybrid, BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is able to cover the entire fuel consumption drive cycle under electric power alone. Taking the sources of energy used for generating the electric power consumed into account (EU electricity mix), this reduces the CO2 emission rating to just 50 grams per kilometre.
• Electric power is generated without the slightest increase in fuel consumption through a particularly efficient concept of Brake Energy Regeneration. Energy is stored in 98 lithium polymer cells. The car is able to cover a distance of approximately 50 km/31 miles in the electric mode alone.
• Aerodynamics developed with know-how from Formula 1. CX drag coefficient optimised to just 0.22. Forward-looking energy management uses the maximum potential available in each case to minimise fuel consumption.
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MINI Coupe Concept

MINI Coupe Concept

MINI Coupe Concept
Car  |  Concept
To celebrate the MINI's 50th birthday since on 26 August 1959. BMW today has unveiled their MINI Coupe Concept. Powered by a 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine. Maximum output is 155 kW/211 hp, peak torque 260 Newton-metres/192 lb-ft increasing through the Overboost function for a short while to an even more substantial 280 Newton-metres/206 lb-ft. Unlike the original coupe of the Sixties that simply had a fastback replacement for the standard square-back roof, the new MINI Coup谷 Concept completely replaces everything from the beltline up.
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Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia
Car  |  SportsCars
The F430's successor, called Ferrari 458 Italia, it will be launched in Frankfurt next month. Maranello has finally revealed the mid-engined V8 replacement for the Ferrari F430. The Ferrari 458 Italia powered by a 4.5-liter V8 and and 540 nm of torque which which uses about 13.7 liters of fuel per 100 KM. Thanks to its aluminum structure, it weights at just 3,042 pounds. Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 3.4 seconds and a maximum speed in excess of 325 km/h.
"No word yet on pricing, but it will replace the F430, which has a base price of around $188,000.
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Wilcraft - Amphibious Ice Fishing and Hunting Vehicle

Wilcraft

Wilcraft
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The Wilcraft is a multi-seasonal amphibious vehicle designed for the ice fishing and to get you into those hard to reach hunting spots. The Wilcraft offers incredible stability on water, ice and land. It*s a light-weight vehicle, has a ground pressure equivalent to a person walking and it can float, so it*s great for crossing those pesky frozen lakes and rivers. It has 11 inches of ground clearance to help clear obstacles and can carry about 250 kg. Powered by a 305 cc engine, can go as fast as 20 MPH, and featuring includes a two-speed gearbox with reverse, locking differential, hydraulic disc brakes. Onboard there are 3 ice fishing holes, a place to stash your auger and a cover to keep you warm while you*re out there on the ice fishing. Prices start at US$10,495 and there are options galore, including caterpillar tracks, a collection of hunting blinds and transport trailers.
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Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
Platune has collaborated with Sand-X, a Swiss company specializing in Off-road vehicles, announced a dune vehicle, the Platune-Sand-X mobile. This vehicle is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds(is double as fast as a Yamaha Raptor 700 (0-100 km/h <5.4 sec.).
"For instance, Platune is particularly proud to announce that both companies currently work on the development of a Platune-Sand-X mobile, which will be only available in an exclusive limited edition. Moreover, it speaks for Sand-X when Gulf News once wrote
that the SAND-X will soon revolutionise dune riding the way we know it? for the Offroad bike is claimed to be the safest, fastest, and most powerful dune bike.
Clearly, Swiss quality and precision perfectly merged with Platune's expertise to finally conquer the unforgiving desserts of the world. In fact, the new SAND-X is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little as 2.8 seconds, which is double as fast as a Yamaha Raptor 700 (0-100 km/h <5.4 sec.). However, its breathtaking speed is not enough. The vehicle is highly maneuverable, mobile, and certainly indispensible in transporting equipment, for the SAND-X has a bigger loading capacity and is able to carry more gear combined with a bigger fuel range (>350 km) for longer operations. "

Students Build a Car the Blind Can Drive

Students Build a Car the Blind Can Drive
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Virginia Tech undergrads have built a car that the blind can drive. This semi-autonomous vehicle is equipped with laser range finders, computer with voice software and other sensory technology that helps direct visually impaired drivers to take the wheel on a closed course:
We are not only excited about the vehicle itself, but also the potential spinoff technologies from this project that could end up helping the blind,§ Dennis Hong, the director of the university*s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory said.
"The Blind Driver Challenge team at Virginia Tech*s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory built the buggy. The steering wheel is hooked up to a distance monitor that gathers information from laser range finders, and it uses voice software to tells the driver how far to turn the wheel. For example, the monitor will tell the driver ※turn left three clicks.§ As the driver does that, the monitor makes three clicking noises.
A vibrating vest provides cues to follow when accelerating and decelerating. The vest vibrates in different places 〞 the back, the belly and the shoulders 〞 to convey different commands. When the entire vest vibrates, it means, ※Slam on the brakes!§
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The Shweeb - Pedal-Powered Monorail

The Shweeb
Car  |  Transportation
The Shweeb is a Pedal-Powered Monorail system that is "a direct response to the transportation needs of today and the future." Each capsule holds a single rider who has to pedal in order to get from point A to point B and let you go much faster than a bicycle. The seat adjusts to your exact height and is as comfortable as a hammock. It exists right now, you can find it at an amusement park in New Zealand(Feel the adrenalin kick in as you fly around curves swinging out 60 degrees! You soar 4m above the pond and then miss the ground by inches!).
"Our proposal to get you safely and quickly from one point in the city to another would be to elevate you onto a network of interconnected monorails where you never have to stop at traffic lights. The ideal vehicle for such a system already exists. Fully faired recumbent cycles, because of their low aerodynamic resistance, are breaking all bicycle speed records and currently reaching speeds of 90 kph (56 mph) in sprints. Suspending these comfortable and highly efficient machines from monorail tracks has the added advantage of taking away the rolling resistance of pneumatic tyres. Trains of Shweebs can further reduce the aero drag 每 ten people travelling at 40 kph will each have a lot less work to do than a single rider at the same speed. A single rider requires only a fraction of the energy to achieve the same speed as a normal cyclist 每 thanks to the significant reductions in both aero drag and tire friction. The vehicle is completely weatherproof, you can*t derail or fall out while on the cellphone or blackberry!" Check out watch the video of it in action.
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Virtual Model Antonella

Virtual Model Antonella

Virtual Model Antonella
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This woman is fake! Ford has designed a woman for their latest-generation Fiesta, named Antonella(photo above)! Virtual model Antonella is the personification of a profile created from demographic research about the Fiesta*s target customer, said Moray Callum, executive director of Ford Americas design. NY time writes:
"Antonella is an attractive 28-year old woman who lives in Rome. Her life is focused on friends and fun, clubbing and parties. She is also completely imaginary. She was the guiding personality for the Ford Verve, a design study that served as the basis for the latest-generation Fiesta.
A character invented by Ford designers to help them imagine cars better tailored to their intended customers, she embodies a philosophy that guides the company's design studios these days: to design the car, first design the driver...
Invented characters get everyone on the same page," Mr. Callum said. "Personalizing gives context to the information we have. Sometimes the target demographics are difficult to relate to by, say, a 35-year-old male designer.
...Ford's goal in using made-up characters is that they will help produce cars that transcend national traits and are instead built around international
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ParaJet SkyCar is available for Sale

ParaJet SkyCar

ParaJet SkyCar
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The "World's First Bio-fuelled Flying Car" flew from London, England to Timbuktu in Mali, Africa. the news was highlighted on the LikeCool. Now the ParaJet SkyCar is available for pre-order. Previously, Parajet said test flights of the skycar might happen this September, with a possible release date of early 2010. Expected to start selling toward the end of next year for an estimated price of £50,000 ($81,700), now pre-order for refundable deposits of £10,000 ($16,338). Shipping in late 2010.
The vehicle is completely street legal and can accelerate to 62mph in just 4.2 seconds, has a top speed of 140mph. In the flying mode, the car takes to the skies from the field in under 200m at a required speed of 37mph and the flight mode can reach speeds of up to 100mph.
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Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit Replica

Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit Replica
Car  |  Motorcycle
Now you can dress like Batman while riding a motorcycle. The Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit(Coming soon) is a replica of the suit worn by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight film, including jacket, pants, boots and gloves. Features:
- Strong Cordura Mesh Base with Heavy-duty 4 way stretch Spandex
inserts.
- Removable CE Approved Body Armor in both Jacket and Pants
- Highly detailed, removable lightweight interior lining.
- Form Molded Leather and Kevlar Armor Sectons.
- Made from Quality Tanned Cow Hides
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BMW S.X Concept

BMW SX Concept

BMW SX Concept
Car  |  Concept
The BMW S.X concept by designer Iulian Bumbu, a graduate of the Transportation Design Course at the Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) in Milan. This BMW S.X Concept represents the next generation luxury sports coupe from BMW could look like. And it would be well positioned to take over where the current 6 Series BMW. This design has high-mount brake lights incorporated into the edges of the rear window and the lateral vents located just behind the front wheels.
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The Mini Cooper by Matt W Moore.

The Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper
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The Mini Cooper painting designs by Portland-based artist Matt W Moore. Click 2 enlarge!
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Motorcycle Sidecars by François Knorreck

Motorcycle Sidecars
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What's it? Car or Motorcycle? It is Laverda motorcycle sidecar, a supercar sidecar, including gulfwing doors. This Motorcycle Sidecars by François Knorreck of Italy. It took the man ten-year period(10,000 hours of work) and at a cost of 15,000 euros to complete his work 每 the Snaefell. Now this 1000cc Laverda motorcycle has three exhausts, and the other half uses bits from a Volkswagen Golf GTI, Audi 80 and a Citroen Xantia car. It looks amzing!
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12V portable Porta-Pizza Oven

Porta-Pizza Oven
Car  |  Accessories
LikeCool has reported a 12v in-car microwave. Now Stupididiotic also has a 12V portable in-car Pizza Oven($36) on sale. You just plug it to car*s cigarette lighter, and heat(cook?) your pizza on the road. It has high and low settings for cooking and warming and built-in fold out carry handle. I don't know who will purchase it for your car, but it is really cool!
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Blind Dragster

Blind Dragster

Blind Dragster
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Blind Dragster by Espen Dietrichson.
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Koenigsegg Quant Concept: A Four-Seat Solar Solar Sportscar

Koenigsegg Quant Concept

Koenigsegg Quant Concept
Car  |  Concept
The Koenigsegg Quant is an impressive solar sportscar, this Swedish car manufacturer has told a newspaper that they are set to start making them in limited numbers in the not-too-distant future.
It has 512hp, goes 0-62 in 5.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 275 km/h. It features a thin solar coating on the bodywork to top up power and can be charged in 20 minutes(not all through solar) that give the vehicle a range of 500 kilometres.
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