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Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta - An 800+ Huayra BC With Significant Aero Upgrades

Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta - An 800+ Huayra BC With Significant Aero Upgrades

The Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta is arguably the best Huayra iteration ever launched

Pagani launched the Huayra back in 2011. After all the 100 examples were sold out, the company followed it with four more limited-production Huayra models - Roadster, BC, Roadster BC, and the Imola. Now, to commemorate the original Huayra’s 10th anniversary, Pagani has introduced a special edition called the Pacchetto Tempesta. It is based on the Huayra BC and comes with aero and performance upgrades. For those of you wondering what ‘Pacchetto Tempesta’ means, it is Italian for ‘Storm Pack’.

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2020 Pagani Huayra Tricolore

2020 Pagani Huayra Tricolore

It’s 2010 all over again, back when Pagani showed the Zonda Tricolore

We knew something special is coming from Pagani after the Italian boutique supercar maker dropped a teaser earlier this week. In all fairness, we weren’t expecting a reveal this soon, but here it is, in all its splendor: the Pagani Huayra Tricolore.

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2018 Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon

2018 Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon

This is arguably the most beautiful one-off version of the Huay Pagani has ever created

Pagani dropped a surprise at “The Quail — A Motorsport Gathering” event over the weekend when it unveiled the latest special edition Huayra Roadster, called the Gyrfalcon. Named after the White Gyrfalcon, the largest of all falcon species, the Huayra Roadster lives up to its namesake with a color scheme that matches the majestic colors of the bird of prey. The Pagani Huayra Gyrfalcon is a one-off model, and there’s a good chance that it already has an owner.

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2017 Pagani Huayra Americano

2017 Pagani Huayra Americano

A new one-off Pagani finds its way into America

From the automaker that has turned one-off creations into something of a business in of itself, Pagani is back at it again with yet another exclusive creation. It’s called the Pagani Huayra Americano, and it’s actually here in the U.S., specifically at Pagani’s own dealership in Newport Beach, California. Even better; it’s actually for sale, though like most one-off Paganis, the price for this exclusive Huayra is on a need-to-know basis.

Pagani Newport didn’t disclose too many details about the Huayra Americana, saying only that it was delivered in the latter half of 2016 and only has 488 miles on its odometer. It’s also stock #0019 and carries the VIN ZFGK58739Kl09300L. There’s no price tag on the car, but that’s to be expected considering that this is a one-off model that underwent a lot of custom touches to validate its name. Regardless of what new digs are in the car, don’t expect it to come cheap. For one, those 488 miles are close enough to be considered new. Then there’s the prestige and exclusivity that comes with being an owner of a true one-off Pagani Huayra. All that considered, expect this car to fetch north of $2 million at the very least.

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2016 Pagani Huayra Tempesta

2016 Pagani Huayra Tempesta

The Huayra gets an optional kit that gives it better handling and a new exhaust system

Pagani has been known to create some pretty wild vehicles. I mean look at models like the Zonda Revolucion and the Huayra BC, for example. They are clearly two of the wildest machines created, but now Pagani is stepping things up for the Huayra coupe with a new package. Dubbed the Pacchetto Tempesta, the kit is offered as an option on new Huayra models or as a retrofit for those of you who already own a Huayra.

This new package comes with aerodynamic enhancements as well as a few other upgrades that will help improve the car’s handling and driving characteristics. According to Pagani, the kit provides “more responsive behavior,” and reduced body roll and pitch, providing a “sporty yet comfortable driving experience.”

The real shocker about the whole Pacchetto Tempesta’ package is the invoice that comes with it. With a price tag of €160,000, or about $182,480 at current conversion rates. So, for the price of this upgrade kit, you could get yourself a new McLaren 540C or even a new Porsche 911. So, with a price that high, let’s take a good look at the kit and see what makes it worth that much money.

Updated 08/23/2017: We added a series of images taken during the car’s auction at the 2017 Monterey Car Week where it was sold for $2,420,000.

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2017 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

2017 Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta

Pagani’s expertise in one-off Zondas reaches a crescendo with the HP Barchetta

As a company that has become no stranger to dazzling one-off creations, Pagani is back at it again with, well, another one-off Zonda masterpiece. This time, though, the Italian automaker didn’t build one for a deep-pocketed customer with far too much wealth for his own good. This ultra-exclusive Zonda, called the Zonda HP Barchetta, is for the man who launched Pagani in the first place, Horacio Pagani.

It’s been a long road for the Pagani Zonda to get to this point. It was launched all the way back in 1999 and while it was eventually replaced in 2011 by the Huayra, it’s remarkable run has continued in the form of one one-off model after another, including recent introductions like the Fantasma Evo and the Riviera. The HP Barchetta follows in this tradition and while it is technically a “three-off” – three models will be built – its place secure as one of the most unique Zondas in Pagani’s history. There’s a lot to the Zonda HP Barchetta that justifies its status as a different beast compared to its contemporaries, even by the completely exclusive standards that Pagani’s Uno-di-Uno division upholds. It adopts many of the unique styling features that previous exclusive Zondas had and adds to it with design elements that we’ve never seen from Pagani, be it on the Zonda or the Huayra. It’s fitting then that the HP Barchetta gets these “new” upgrades since these three models are likely to be the last Zondas to be created. I know that Pagani has towed that line numerous times in the past, but if it decided to finally send the Zonda to the shed, the Zonda HP Barchetta is a pretty good final send-off.

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2017 Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo

2017 Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo

Twelve years of history and it still looks like a dream in 2017

If cars could tell stories and write books about their lives and what they’ve been through, this particular Pagani Zonda would have a New York Times best-seller on its hands. See, it may look like a brand-new Zonda that Pagani has kept under lock and key in Italy, but it’s actually far from new. Strip away the new body and what you get is a 12-year old car that originated as a Zonda F. True story.

Now it’s christened as the Pagani Zonda Fantasma Evo and it looks resplendent in dark red carbon fiber. Even in its new guise, this car’s history is as rich as any Pagani model in history. It’s been through a crash that left it short of the scrap heap. It’s been sent back to Pagani for nips and tucks more times than even the owner can count. It’s changed names a handful of times, too, first as the Zonda F before being renamed the Zonda SH to account for the owner’s initials. From there, it became the Zonda Fantasma because it apparently has a nicer ring to it. And after the latest series of modifications, it’s added the “Evo” moniker, this officially making it the Zonda Fantasma Evo. Through it all though, one thing about the car that hasn’t changed: the AMG-sourced V-8. Twelve years after hitting the market, the Zonda Fantasma Evo still makes use of a naturally aspirated, 7.3-liter engine, though it now makes 100 more horsepower than its 660 factory tune. In a nutshell, the Zonda Fantasma Evo has become the living embodiment of the saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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2016 Pagani Zonda by Mileson

2016 Pagani Zonda by Mileson

Another one-off Zonda to add to the list of car’s you can’t have.

Pagani is one of those companies that sits up there with the likes of Koenigsegg. It has a very limited customer base and offers a completely different flare compared to brands like Lamborghini and Ferrari. Pagani has a small but wealthy customer base that loves to request one-off cars like the Revolucion Special Edition, Zonda Manual 760 Roadster, and the ZoZo, to name a few. Now, it looks like Zonda and one of its wealthy customers have done it again, and this time, we’re talking about another one-off Zonda created for famed supercar collector Mileson Guo. Hence the name Zonda 760 by Mileson.

For now, there are very few details available about the actual car, but we were able to locate some pictures of the car and, needless to say, it is as beautiful as they come. Of course, it is a one-off, so it’s the only one like this you’ll ever see, but it does feature a beautiful blue hue across most of the body with black accents. And there’s something about that wing that we need to talk about as well. So, with that said, let’s dive on in and take a look at this very special one off.

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2016 Pagani Zonda MD

2016 Pagani Zonda MD

The last Zonda to leave Pagani’s shop?

The Zonda debuted at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show as Pagani’s first production model. Under development since the late 1980s, the Zonda’s design was inspired by jet fighters and the Sauber-Mercedes Group C race cars. The car was first tested at the Dallara wind tunnel in 1993, and in 1994, Mercedes-Benz agreed to supply Pagani with V-12 engines. Pagani launched many developments of the Zonda throughout the years, offering updated aerodynamics and engines. While the prototype’s 6.0-liter V-12 generated 389 horsepower, the final 760-series models came with a larger 7.3-liter V-12 that cranked out 760 horsepower. Releases included track-ready and track-only versions, as well as an array of one-off variants built to unique specs.

Although the nameplate was officially retired in 2011, when the Huayra was introduced as a replacement, new Zondas, mostly unique cars with expensive options, kept rolling out from Pagani’s shop. The latest to see the light of day is the Zonda MD, which was completed and delivered to its lucky owner in June 2016.

Whether this is the last Zonda to leave Horacio’s shop or not is a mystery only time will solve, but given Pagani’s tradition as a bespoke car manufacturer, I wouldn’t be surprised to see new models hitting the streets later this year. But until that happens, let’s have a closer look at Horacio’s latest Zonda project, the MD. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, those two letters are the initials of the owner.

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2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl

2016 Pagani Huayra Pearl

A one-off Huayra built specifically for a customer of Refined Marques

Pagani is a young automaker that has only been around for 24 years. For most of that time, its primary production model was the Zonda. Before the Zonda was officially killed off, the brand had begun working on the Pagani Huayra, or the C9, as it was known in the Pagani design studio. The original Huayra came to be in 2011, but we weren’t graced with the Huayra BC until 2016. In between, Pagani released a number of special edition models like the Huayra White Edition, Huayra Carbon Edition, and the Huayra Project Vulcan, among others.

Now, Pagani has designed another one-off Huayra, but this time, it was built specifically for a customer of Refined Marque – an exotic car dealership that specializes in sourcing, supplying, and purchasing the world’s most exotic cars. The new Huayra is called the Huayra Pearl, and it represents a combination of everything Pagani has learned over the years. The car itself even has a few strands of DNA from the Huayra BC and the Zonda R.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a whole lot of specifics about the Huayra Pearl. But, now that you know its origins and purpose, let’s take a closer look at it. Maybe we can make out a few things that help to make it so special.

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2015 Pagani Huayra Project Vulcan

2015 Pagani Huayra Project Vulcan

Much like the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg Agera, the Pagani Huayra competes in a very special niche. Not so much because of its impressive performance, but for being hand-crafted to bespoke specifications tailored for each owner. In short, each Huayra is unique, which pretty much explains why this supercar costs more than $2 million. Sure, companies such as Ferrari and McLaren also have the ability to customize their supercars, but neither the LaFerrari nor the P1 can match the craftsmanship that goes into a Pagani. And, the Huayra Project Vulcan is living proof that Horacio Pagani’s team is responsible for some of the most exquisite supercars ever built.

A one-off project with unique options fitted for the first time on a Huayra, the Project Vulcan also has an interesting story behind it. The supercar was commissioned by Brett David, CEO of Prestige Imports and Pagani Miami, the manufacturer’s official dealer in Florida. Brett became a fervent admirer of Horacio Pagani through his father, Irv David, who, after he saw the Zonda C12 prototype at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, devised a plan to become the first Pagani importer in the U.S.

When Brett’s father died in 2007, he went on to contact the Italian company, only to learn that another dealership was locked to become the brand’s Florida dealer. What Brett didn’t know at the time, was that Pagani had promised the partnership to his father. He learned about it after he posed as a customer and went to visit Pagani’s factory. Shortly after, Pagani Miami was created as an official Pagani Automobili dealership in the United States. Eight years later and Brett took delivery of the Huayra Project Vulcan, a supercar built as a tribute to his father.

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2015 Pagani Zonda ZoZo

2015 Pagani Zonda ZoZo

Even though the Zonda has been officially out of production since 2011, and replaced by the Huayra, Pagani seems to have a hard time saying no to all the special edition Zondas that have been commissioned in the years since. Presented at the end of 2014, the Zonda 760 RSJX was considered to be the last Zonda, built after the car was supposed to go out of production.

That said, yet another Zonda has appeared on the horizon in 2015. Called ZoZo, the latest Zonda was built for Japan’s youngest billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, who is the founder of an online fashion mall called ZoZoTown, hence the supercar’s moniker. Featuring an evolutionary design that blends old-school Pagani features with a couple of motifs inspired by early sketches for the Zonda R, the new Zonda 760 ZoZo is quite similar to Lewis Hamilton’s 760 LH in specifications.

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2015 Pagani Huayra Bingo Sports Edition

2015 Pagani Huayra Bingo Sports Edition

The Pagani Huayra made its debut as the successor to the Zonda, though several special-edition Zondas showed up subsequently. The Huayra, like the Zonda, sources its powerplant from Mercedes’ tuning arm, AMG. Also like the Zonda, there are dozens of one-off, special-edition models commissioned by buyers around the globe. This one-off Huayra was commissioned by the folks at Bingo Sports in Japan.

With its gold-and-brown color scheme being one that only an owner can love, this Pagani Huayra is the definition of bespoke. I can’t think of too many people who would choose this color option on anything that wasn’t manufactured in the early 1970s. Maybe next time we’ll see a hunter green and lime green two-tone Huayra. Hell, while we’re at it, let’s go all 1970s and run a full baby-poo green exterior on baby-poo green vinyl interior…

Is there anything that may save this poor Pagani?

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2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX

2014 Pagani Zonda 760 RSJX

When Horacio Pagani, the man responsible for the late Lamborghini Countach, the LM002 and the Diablo, began designing his own car in the late 1980s, supercar enthusiasts had no idea what to expect from the Modena-based company. The result surfaced only a decade later, when the Zonda was launched at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. And it was staggering, combining a highly aerodynamic body with a lightweight chassis and a massive V-12 engine sourced from AMG. The Zonda evolved in many forms throughout the years, with several versions and special editions adding to its now iconic image. Although production of the Zonda ended in 2013 as the Huayra came in to replace it, special editions of the supercar are still being launched in 2014, as customers the world over are still ordering unique and very expensive supercars. The most recent Zonda to leave Pagani’s shop is the 760 RSJX, a 760-series model that traveled all the way to Hong Kong to meet its new owner.

While some might argue that the Zonda is getting pretty old, the Italian supercar is still popular with enthusiasts, and the RSJX comes to prove just that. Finished in a unique pastel green color with familiar carbon-fiber accents, the RSJX is arguably the most appealing Zonda of the 760 series. Read on to find out what makes it special among its siblings.

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2015 Pagani Huayra 730 S

2015 Pagani Huayra 730 S

It’s still hard to overstate what Horacio Pagani and the company that carries his name have accomplished since unveiling the original Zonda in 1999. Think about all the supercar start-ups you see on a near weekly basis foisting renders of what will inevitably end up as vaporware within the depths of the Internet. Pagani is one of the rare exceptions. Not only has this tiny company been successful, its been able to show the Italian supercar establishment a few things about how to build truly special cars.

One way Pagani has done this is with its one-off program, and now the company has released new renders of the second Huayra one-off, and the follow-up to the Huayra La Monza Lisa, called the Huayra 730 S.

The 730 S is built exclusively for Mexican movie producer, entrepreneur and self-confessed car-nut Alejandro Salomon. Salomon already has a garage that includes a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458 Italia and a fleet of Mercedes and Bentleys. He’s not exactly wanting for exotic metal at this time, but I’d probably do the same if I were a billionaire. Saloman has nicknamed his new car “the Huayrab.”

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2015 Pagani Huayra Dinastia Special Edition

2015 Pagani Huayra Dinastia Special Edition

Although the Huayra is already two years old, Pagani’s state-of-the-art supercar has barely begun to conquest markets the world over. After reaching U.S. shores in July 2014, shortly after Pagani’s official launch in North America, the Huayra has now landed in China and Macau, where the Italian manufacturer established its Pagani China Automotive Limited (PCAL) operations. To celebrate its entry into the world’s biggest automotive market, Pagani created a special-edition Huayra limited to only three units.

Dubbed Dinastia, which translates to dynasty, the first three Huayras to reach Chinese customers are part of a 100-example allocation for the Asian country. According to Pagani, the first limited-edition Huayra to arrive in Asia consists of three cars because the Chinese pronunciation of the number three sounds like the character "sheng," which represents a new birth and the meaning of life. In the usual Pagani fashion, all three units will be delivered with unique exteriors and a theme specifically tailored for the Chinese market (read dragons and Chinese symbols).

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2014 Pagani Zonda 760

2014 Pagani Zonda 760

The Pagani Zonda may be 14 years old, but it seems the company’s first supercar is simply refusing to retire. The main reason behind its prolonged life is that customer order keep pouring in. This is how the bespoke 760 series was born, which, as of September 2014, included just two unique models: the 760 LM and the 760 X. Four months after the Le Mans-like LM was delivered to its owner, Pagani created yet another model, this time refer to as the 760, with no initials whatsoever. According to Prototype Zero, the third Zonda of the 760 series was delivered in Dubai to an unknown but wealthy collector.

Like most recent Zondas, this specific 760 is unique, showcasing a combination of exterior and interior features not seen on any other supercar of its kind. Is this the final Zonda to come out of Italy? Well, we thought about that with each 760 series model and the Italians returned with a new iteration every time. This 760 could very well mark the end of an era for Pagani, but it looks like we’ll just have to wait a while longer to find that out. Meanwhile, let’s have a look at Pagani’s latest creation below.

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2014 Pagani Huayra La Monza Lisa

2014 Pagani Huayra La Monza Lisa

Now that the Pagani Zonda and its countless special editions is dead and buried, the Italian supercar manufacturer can finally focus on the Huayra and the bespoke iterations customers are demanding. We’ve already seen one such model reach U.S. dealerships earlier in 2014, and a second supercar just landed on American soil, this time around in Kris Singh’s garage.

Known as a passionate car collector, Singh joined the exclusive club of Pagani Huayra supercar owners by taking delivery of his unique, La Monza Lisa edition. The first Huayra to feature a special name, Singh’s Pagani showcases a bare carbon-fiber finish and wears a custom Italian Tricolore stripe down its nose, roof and engine bonnet. Adding to its uniqueness is a set of chrome, seven-spoke rims usually seen on the track-confined Pagani Zonda R. A "Pagani" vanity plate rounds off Singh’s Huayra, which is set to turn many heads.

Just like his rare Lamborghini Veneno and the Huracan he’s about to receive will do.

Engine-wise, the Huayra La Monza Lisa is as stock as it gets. Residing under the long rear hood is the same, AMG-sourced, 6.0-liter V-12 that sends 730 horsepower and 740 pound-feet of torque to the wheels and a piercing note through that sexy, center-mounted exhaust.

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2015 Pagani Zonda 760 X

2015 Pagani Zonda 760 X

Even though production of the mighty Pagani Zonda was supposed to come to a halt once the last example of the Zonda Revolucion left the company’s workshop in Modena, the Italian automaker is not yet keen on letting its supercar become a thing of the past.

Last time we checked, Horacio and his crew were working on the Zonda LM, a vehicle based on the 760 RS and paying tribute to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Up until now, the consensus was that the LM is the final Zonda to come out of Modena. Well, guess what? Pagani is rolling out yet another supercar that goes by the name 760 X and, like most of its bespoke cousins, it’s a one-off rocket.

Unlike the Zonda LM, which displays a carbon-fiber suit, the 760 X comes in an eye-catching Baby Blue-like wrap, with only a few body pieces, such as the enormous rear wing or the long air scoop covering the cabin, showing their bare carbon skin. For an extra touch of exclusivity, the taillights have their surrounds finished in the green, white and red colors of the Italian flag, a trick borrowed from the Zonda Uno.

Moving into the cabin, we find the same shade of blue covering the leather-wrapped seats and some of the dashboard. Like with most Zondas, the cockpit is crammed with carbon-fiber parts and aluminum inserts. Can you believe the Zonda is actually 15 years old? There’s no specific word on how many ponies are motivating the 760 X, but the vehicle’s designation is a strong hint that the AMG-sourced V-12 mill cranks out 760 horsepower.

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2015 Pagani Zonda 760 LM

2015 Pagani Zonda 760 LM

Introduced in 1999, the Pagani Zonda was supposed to retire this year once the fifth and final example of the Zonda Revolucion rolled out of Horacio’s workshop in Modena, Italy. However, a mysterious vehicle that surfaced online recently suggests the company has built one more supercar before closing the Zonda chapter once and for all.

Although Pagani has yet to reveal any details about this peculiar model, the folks over at Prototype Zero claim it’s a unique vehicle that has been christened LM. The bespoke supercar is reportedly based on the 760 RS model and pays tribute to the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Unlike other special edition Zondas, the LM is supposed to wear a revised front fascia with brand-new headlamps.

The video below doesn’t shed too much light on that aspect, mainly because the vehicle’s front end is covered in duct tape, but it does reveal other features that make us believe we’re not looking at a "regular" Zonda. For instance, it carries a huge wing that’s different than the one seen on the Zonda Revolucion. What’s more, it sports "LM" graphics on the rear fenders and tricolore stripes depicting the Italian flag on one side and the German flag on the other.

The rest of the body appears to be built on standard 760 RS specifications, including wider fenders, a roof-mounted airscoop and rear fender intakes. Power should come from the same AMG-sourced, 6.0-liter V-12 mill, but we wouldn’t be surprised if output figures would blow past the 800-horsepower mark.

All told, this is an intriguing Zonda we’re very anxious to learn more about, so make sure you stay tuned to TopSpeed for more details.

Update 6/20/2014: A video of the 760 LM’s reveal made it to the Internet, but was swiftly deleted. We managed to grab the video before the uploader deleted it, and you can see it after the jump.

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2013 Pagani Zonda PS

2013 Pagani Zonda PS

We are not very sure how many of you remember the unique Zonda PS announced back in 2009, but for those of you that do, Pagani has now unveiled a new version of the PS edition. The model announced back in 2009 was spotted a few times while it was heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it was stored and there was no chance to see it again.

However, a new version of the Zonda PS has been caught for the first time. As you can see, the new PS edition has dropped the previous white and black combination and looks a little bit more stylish, thanks to its new blue color.

The Zonda PS also features a gigantic spoiler and a roof scoop, just like the ones we have seen in the Zonda R.

More details on the new Pagani Zonda PS will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

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