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The experience of working with for Ferdinand Alexander of Porsche Design in Zell am See on the Cayenne project, between 1999 and 2000, gave rise to the Stola's desire to one day realize a Porsche-based prototype.
At the beginning of the summer of 2000 we received an invitation from Doctor Bruno Alfieri, publisher of Automobilia , to participate at the Triennale of Milan at the exhibition "The most beautiful car in the world", this was too prestigious not to accept.
Alfredo and Roberto Stola decided to start immediately on the construction of a prototype based on the Porsche Boxter type 986 to be presented in Milan, in March 2001. It would be known as S82 Spyder.



Ottobre 2000 I disegni di Aldo Brovarone.October 2000 The drawings of Aldo Brovarone.





12A. Stola, F. Secoli and G. Grande. 13V. Mammone and Trosa

14A.Stola, F. Secoli, D. Secoli and Trosa. 15Trosa and V. Mammone.




February 2001 Official photos of the S82 Spyder in the studio taken by Massimo Perini assisted by Teresio Demaria.

Marzo 2001, X, Maria Paola Stola, Roberto Stola e Fabrizio Giugiaro.March 2001, X, Maria Paola Stola, Roberto Stola and Fabrizio Giugiaro.

Milan March 2001. The entrance to the exhibition at the Triennale. Behind the S82 Spyder Fulvio Cinti, Alfredo Stola and Aldo Brovarone.

2627Milan March 2001. Bruno Alfieri's desire is to also have the Abarth Monotipo Stola. Posing Alfredo and Eng. Alberto Sasso.

Milano marzo 2001. All'interno della Triennale l'ing. Bruno Sacco, Alfredo Stola e Aldo Brovarone.Milan March 2001. Inside the Triennale, Eng. Bruno Sacco, Alfredo Stola and Aldo Brovarone.



Montecarlo September 2001. The photo shoot for the Auto Motor und Sport magazine by the journalist Eckhard Eybl.


JULY  2000

In July 2000, STOLA s.p.a. was contacted for a second time, by Joe Bonacchi and the purchasing office of the Ford style center in Dearborne.
The work that was presented was complex and challenging, the construction of a prototype for the luxurious Lincoln brand whose clay style models were to be provided by Ghia of Turin.
This project was an opportunity to meet two important directors of the Ford group: J Mays and Gerry Mcgovern, along with many other excellent designers including Adriana Monk, Marek Reichman and Per Selvag.


Giugno 2000 i primi disegni della Lincoln di Marek Reichman e Adriana Monk.June 2000 the first drawings of the Lincoln by Marek Reichman and Adriana Monk.

Rivoli settembre 2000 Gerry Mcgovern e Per Selvag.Rivoli September 2000 Gerry Mcgovern and Per Selvag.

05Rivoli ottobre 2000 Adriana Monk e Marek Reichman.Whilst Ghia created the style models, a production Lincoln Town was shipped from Detroit so that Felice Chiara could start the macro feasibility for cutting the car.
In September, the refined clay models of the exterior and interior arrived from Ghia, whose design and work by Reichman and Monk, and so at Stola, work began on the construction of the prototype.
The objective was the New York International Motor Show which opened to the press on 10 April 2001, the name chosen for this Lincoln concept was the Mercury MK9.
Ford's A.D,Bill Ford, had already extended an invitation to 500 journalists for April 9 for a dinner at the Waldorf Astoria where the MK9 would be presented.

06Rivoli October 2000 Felice Chiara

07Rivoli October 2000 Felice Chiara and Giuseppe Gammicchia.

08Rivoli October 2000 A. Mulargia, A. Spitaleri, F, Cerva, F. Chiara and G. Simeone.09Rivoli October 2000 B. Comollo, L. Giarolo and Mulargia.

Rivoli ottobre 2001. A. Mulargia R. Tartaglia, A. Bonetto, G. Simeone, B. Comollo e F. SansaloneRivoli October 2001. A. Mulargia R. Tartaglia, A. Bonetto, G. Simeone, B. Comollo and F. Sansalone

11Rivoli October 2000 B. Comollo and Adriana Monk.12Rivoli November 2000 Maria Paola Stola and Joe Bonacchi.

Rivoli novembre 2000 Gerry Mcgovern e Joe Bonacchi.Rivoli November 2000 Gerry Mcgovern and Joe Bonacchi.

J. Mays Direttore globale dei Centri Stile degli otto marchi del gruppo Ford nell'anno 2000J. Mays Global Director of the Style Centers of the eight brands of the Ford group in the year 2000Unexpectedly, at the end of September, Ford 's j Mays requested a meeting in Rivoli with Mr. Stola without any explanation as to why.
The meeting took place in the green room on the directors floor, Ford directors were accompanied by Filippo Sapino A.D. of the Ghia of Turin.
J Mays explained that Ford had decided to close its historic Italian style center, their request was to ask Stola to hire 8 of their men from the model and prototype department.
Work in that period was not lacking (the fateful 11th September was yet to arrive 10 months later) , to convince Roberto and Alfredo Stola, Mays was ready with a full program of work for the Rivoli modellers.

15Rivoli November 2000 Giuseppe Gammicchia.

16Rivoli November 2000 M. Vai, L. Rossetti, F. Chiara
and L. Curbis.

Rivoli gennaio 2001 Di schiena Beppe Comollo e Pasqualino Procopio.Rivoli January 2001 From behind Beppe Comollo and Pasqualino Procopio.

18Rivoli March 2001 Lucio Giarolo and Alfredo Stola.19Rivoli March 2001 Claudio Nardiello.

Gerry Mcgovern scherza con Alfredo Stola.Gerry Mcgovern jokes with Alfredo Stola.

Rivoli marzo 2001 si riconoscono A. Spitaleri, Mammone, L. Giarolo, J. Bonacchi, G. McGovern e L. Curbis.Rivoli March 2001 A. Spitaleri, Mammone, L. Giarolo, J. Bonacchi, G. McGovern and L. Curbis are recognized.

22Rivoli March 2001 F. Cerva and F. Chiara.23Rivoli March 2001 D'Alessio and G. Grande.

In this meeting, Sapino, A.D. of Ghia, expressed that in this difficult situation he would be happy to know that his best men would continue work with STOLA s.p.a.
Roberto Stola's positive decision was sealed with handshakes, all of J Mays' promises were respected and the Ghia staff would prove to be of great skill.
The Rivoli modellers were enriched by the arrival of Bettino Vinci, Emilio Serra, Emilio Zanoni, Gianfranco Roberi, Francesco Acquaviva and in particular Sergio Prodan and Giovanni Longo.
The first immediately became deputy to Lucio Giarolo, leader of the styling models and show cars department, the second, in 2003, assumed the position of Felice Chiara as head of show cars after his retirement.
Having Prodan and Longo in management positions proved positive to both their colleagues and their customers.

In questo incontro, Sapino A.D. di Ghia esprime che in questa non facile situazione sarebbe felice sapere che i suoi migliori uomini possano continuare a lavorare alla   STOLA s.p.a.  La decisione positiva di Roberto Stola è suggellata con strette di mano ed in seguito tutte le promesse di J Mays saranno rispettate e il personale Ghia si dimostrerà di grande capacità. La modelleria di Rivoli si arrichirà di Bettino Vinci, Emilio Serra Emilio Zanoni, Gianfranco Roberi, Francesco Acquaviva ed in particolare Sergio Prodan e Giovanni Longo. Il primo da subito diventa vice di Lucio Giarolo dirigente del reparto modelli di stile e show cars, e il secondo nel 2003 rileverà la posizione di Felice Chiara capo tecnico show cars appena andato in pensione. Prodan e Longo in queste posizioni di respondabilità si inseriranno da subito in modo molto positivo sia con i loro colleghi che con i clienti.Rivoli late September 2000. Sergio Prodan with the white jersey joins the Stola team. From left Lucio Giarolo, Gioachino Grande, Sergio Prodan and Franco Cerva at the coffee machine on the first floor "style models and show cars".


27Turin April 2001 Official photos of the Lincoln MK9 before leaving for New York.

Meeting the agreed delivery date of the MK9 did not prove easy, the first cargo plane booked was missed and the second arrived in New York only 10 hours before the dinner booked by Bill Ford for the 500 journalists.
This was possible thanks to the understanding of Alitalia, who were willing to delay take off by 12 hours.
To make sure everything was under control, the Stolas asked Gioachino Grande, and Beppe Comollo, to fly immediately to New York in order to assist with every stage of the prototype's transit, from the customs center of Kennedy Airport to placement in the banquet hall of the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Ford's Joe Bonacchi also teamed up with Grande and Comollo during the flight to the United States.

Malpensa 7 aprile 2001 L'MD11 cargo Alitalia 30 minuti prima del decollo.Malpensa 7 April 2001 The Alitalia MD11 cargo 30 minutes before take-off.

29New York The Waldorf Astoria hotel on Park Avenue.Bill FordBill Ford


New York aprile 2001 La MK9 esposta nello stand Lincoln.New York April 2001 The MK9 exhibited in the Lincoln stand.

4 giugno 2001 Un apprezzatissima lettera di congratulazioni alla Stola s.p.a a doppia firma di J. Mays e Gerry McGovern, tra i vertici del design del gruppo Ford.4 June 2001 A very appreciated letter of congratulations to Stola s.p.a with double signature from J. Mays and Gerry McGovern, among the top design leaders of the Ford group.




In August 2000, Stola s.p.a. acquired an important job for Renault’s commercial vehicle department through Gianfranco Ferrera, their commercial representative for France.
The project was known as X83-H2, and the goal was to engineer an additional high roof version of the upcoming Trafic second series, including the two rear swing doors.
It had to be considered that Renault required that these interventions would apply to two different wheelbases of the vehicles and therefore had to work with modularity concepts for the volume behind the cab.


An integral part of the project was the realisation of the technical validation prototypes that would be produced in Rivoli, and the assistance of the Stola technical team for the series production start which would take place at the Renault-Nissan production plant in Barcelona.



This second "base" series was to be marketed in September 2001 under the Renault brand, and would be followed with versions for Opel, Vauxhall and Nissan known as Trafic, Vivaro,Vivaro and Primastar respectively. Sales of the high roof version was projected for early 2003.
Gottardo Bustreo followed the X82-H2 not only as Stola engineering director, but also as project manager.
For good synergy, a Stola technical-management office was set up in France, in the IDVU (Ingegnérie Division Vèhicules Utilitaires) area, which dealt with Renault technicians on a daily basis.
Part of the engineering work, including structural calculations, was carried out in the Cinisello Balsamo offices. Work in progress was sent to Renault in Villars Saint Fréderic, a town a few kilometers west of Paris.




Every two weeks there was an alignment of work progress through a scheduled meeting between the Stola and Renault technical departments.
Following an agreement with the customer,Gianfranco Morlacchi, responsible for Stola's engineering systems, organised the data connection between the two sites aimed at transferring the mathematical models and drawings using the Odette protocol, guaranteeing data security.
The project was developed using Catia software. Mathematical models and drawings sent to IDVU were then converted into Euclid format and added to their database.
At the end of the design phase, as per the contract, Messrs Bustreo, Ramundo, Tonoli and Lelogeais moved to Spain for around a year in order to work in the Nissan / Renault factory, assisting in putting the vehicle into production.





March 2003 at the Renault / Nissan plant in Barcelona, the Stola designers follow the pilot line assembly phases of the first Renault Trafic raised roof vehicles.

Marzo 2003 presso lo stabilimento Renault/Nissan ecco il primo veicolo Nissan Primastar.March 2003 the first Nissan Primastar vehicle is at the Renault / Nissan plant.

The Stola team dealt directly with the Renault plant manager Stefan Mercier who was responsible for, among other things, coordinating suppliers.
These were weekly meetings and, for the first time for Stola, they were performed via video conference.
The Stola Team was composed of the technicians Ramundo Pietro, Alvaro Puglisi, Tonoli Mauro, Claudio Locati, Roberto Livieri , Lelogeais Yannick, Gianfranco Morlacchi, Carlo Cavaglià, Shosho, Carignano, Cisillino, Di Lonardo and Peccolo working for two and a half years with colleagues from the transalpine automotive company Simon Luque, Valèrie Ardouin and Stefan Mercier.

Marzo 2003 Barcellona presso lo stabilimento Renault/Nissan una parte del Team dei progettisti della Stola: Claudio Locati, Gottardo Bustreo, Volérie Brusseau, Pietro Ramundo, Yannick Lelogeais, Stèfan Mercier.March 2003 Barcelona at the Renault / Nissan plant a part of the team of Stola designers: Claudio Locati, Gottardo Bustreo, Volérie Brusseau, Pietro Ramundo, Yannick Lelogeais, Stèfan Mercier.



As a consequence of the agreement between Ghia - Ford, and STOLA s.p.a., in September 2000 they were involved with continuous work, without a moment's break, with the Ford Style Center in Cologne.
Our European contacts were with Director Martin Smith and his Assistant Claudio Missale, who, together with many designers including Paul Gibson, Murat Gueker, John McCleod, Andrea Di Buduo, and Nicho Tonello spent a lot of time with the Stola modelers at Rivoli.
Until the beginning of 2004, many proposals for see-through style models were made in hard material, starting with the Type C Max, Focus second series, Galaxy, S Max and Mondeo third generation.
A very intense period at STOLA s.p.a., the time in which Merkenich Style Center, developed their new Kinetic design philosopy.
During the construction of all these models it is a pleasure to remember the visits to Rivoli by many of the personalities from the world of ford such as Christopher Bird, John Manning, Nikolaus Vidakovic, Terry Walkind and Wilson Alaistar.

Rivoli Novembre 2000. La STOLA s.p.a realizza una proposta di modello della tipo C MAX per il Centro Stile Ford. Per ragioni di spazi di lavoro questo modello fu realizzato dal fornitore Vercar di Beinasco da una squadra mista di modellatori STOLA e Vercar.Rivoli November 2000. STOLA s.p.a realizes a model proposal of the C MAX type for the Ford Style Center. For reasons of workspace this model was made by the supplier Vercar of Beinasco by a mixed team of modelers STOLA and Vercar.

Rivoli March 2001. La STOLA s.p.a. realizes two model proposals of the future second generation Focus for the Ford Style Center.

 Rivoli luglio 2001. La STOLA s.p.a. realizza una proposta di modello della futura Focus Station Wagon seconda serie per il Centro Stile Ford.Rivoli July 2001. La STOLA s.p.a. realizes a model proposal of the future Focus Station Wagon second series for the Ford Style Center.

Rivoli marzo 2002. La STOLA s.p.a. realizza una proposte di modello di interni della tipo Galaxy per il Centro Stile Ford.Rivoli March 2002. La STOLA s.p.a. creates a Galaxy-type interior model proposal for the Ford Style Center.

Rivoli  novembre  2002. La STOLA s.p.a. realizza una  proposte di modello  per esterni  della tipo S MAX per il Centro Stile Ford.Rivoli November 2002. La STOLA s.p.a. realizes an outdoor model proposal of the S MAX type for the Ford Style Center.

Rivoli December 2003. La STOLA s.p.a. realizes two proposals for external models of the Mondeo third generation type for the Ford Style Center.



At the end of September 2000, Ferrari entrusted STOLA s.p.a with the complete development of the F137 project, which went on to be known as 612 Scaglietti, a tribute to the historic coachbuilder and designer from Modena.
Compared to the previous 456M, the 550, and 575M Maranello, Ferrari commissioned Stola to engineer the chassis, body and its moving parts all in sheet aluminum rather than steel.
This specific technological choice of aluminum was no accident, adding the name Scaglietti to the number 612 immediately brought to mind one Ferrari icon, the GTO, along with the "one off" type 375 MM Coupe of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman.
Engineer Amedeo Felisa, Technical Director of Ferrari, for this project was very demanding of both his own and Stola’s teams with regards to quality standards, appointing Engineers Maurizio Rossi as manager of styling pre-feasibility and the engineer Maurizio Manfredini as project manager.
The ability to develop the engineering of the F137 in the two VR rooms in the Rivoli and Cinisello Balsamo offices, installed a few months previous, was highly appreciated by the Ferrari management.
The first level of technical management for Stola was, as always: Carlo Biassoni, Gottardo Bustreo, Gianfranco Morlacchi, Alessandro Ghezzi, Giuseppe Castiglioni, Roberto Arpini, La Rosa and Piero De Micheli as project manager, they were joined by Engineer Carlo Alecci in 1997.
The Stola Team Leaders were Paolo Zerbini for body and finishes, Giuseppe Castiglioni for internal finishes, Alessandro Ghezzi, moving parts, Roberto Lauber for structural calculations and Paola Busato for bill of materials.
The styling for F137 was the work of Pininfarina, magnificently inspired by the Pininfarina 375 MM Coupè Speciale from 1954.
Cambiano dicembre 2000. Presso il Centro Stile Pininfarina Piero De Micheli della Stola e Piero Migliorini della Ferrari valutano i tagli tecnici del modello di stile della F137They change December 2000. At the Pininfarina Style Center, Piero De Micheli della Stola and Piero Migliorini of Ferrari evaluate the technical cuts of the style model of the F137During the construction of the exterior and interior style models at the Cambiano Style Center, the Stola technicians, coordinated by De Micheli began the pre-feasibility studies.
The first objective to start the actual engineering was is to have the two validated Mathematical Verification Masters.
In the first few days of 2001, the two style models arrived at the Rivoli headquarters, the first activity was to undertake a very accurate optical light scan of the two models, carried out personally by Roberto Planesio, owner of the Vectorin company.
The team of Massimo Stola and Carlo Mantovani created the class A mathematics of the exterior and interior of F137 using the virtual room at Rivoli for the first time.

Rivoli January 2001. The style model of the F137 designed and built by Pininfarina is transported to Stola s.p.a. for the surveys with the aim of realizing class A mathematics.

Rivoli gennaio 2001. La prima fase del rilievo ottico realizzato dalla Vectorin presso la Stola s.p.a. di Rivoli.Rivoli January 2001. The first phase of the optical survey carried out by Vectorin at Stola s.p.a. of Rivoli.

Rivoli January 2001. Result of the structured light optical scanning survey performed by Roberto Planesio of Vectorin.

Rivoli February 2001. C-class surfaces of the Ferrari F137.

Rivoli March 2001. Class A surfaces of the Ferrari F137.

Rivoli March 2001. Mathematical surfaces of class A Shading of the Ferrari F137.

Rivoli inizio aprile 2001. Rendering finale della Ferrari F137.Rivoli early April 2001. Final rendering of the Ferrari F137.



Rivoli - Modena spring 2001. Having received the style model of the interiors of the F 137 designed and built by Pininfarina, the optical surveys and mathematical surfaces in class A were carried out. The construction of the Master models of the interiors was contracted by Stola a.p.a. at Modelleria Modenese.

The use of this latest major investment would allow them to obtain high levels of quality in every detail, thanks to the visualization of the surfaces being worked on the 3x2m, 3-D rear projected screen .
The subsequent milling of the exterior master took place in Rivoli, while the interior master was contracted out to Modelleria Modenese.
In the spring of 2001, both masters were validated by the Pininfarina, Ferrari and Stola teams in Rivoli.

Rivoli presso la STOLA s.p.a. primavera 2001. Il momento della validazione del Master Verifica Matematica degli esterni della Ferrari F137 disegnata da Pininfarina che poi verrà chiamata 612 Scaglietti. Da sinistra Migliorini, Maurizio Rossi, Pighetti, Guidetti, Paolo Zerbini, Panzeri, Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Mauro Del Monte, Ottina, Carlo Mantovani.Rivoli at STOLA s.p.a. spring 2001. The moment of validation of the Master Mathematical Verification of the exterior of the Ferrari F137 designed by Pininfarina which will later be called 612 Scaglietti. From left, Migliorini, Maurizio Rossi, Pighetti, Guidetti, Paolo Zerbini, Panzeri, Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Mauro Del Monte, Ottina, Carlo Mantovani.

Rivoli 2001. Particolare del faro della Ferrari F137 fresato a controllo numerico in Stola s.p.a. con le matematiche di classe A.Rivoli 2001. Detail of the headlight of the Ferrari F137 CNC milled in Stola s.p.a. with class A mathematics.Thus began the phase of defining the bodywork studies, consisting of the floor, sides, greenhouse, closures and all the related internal structures in aluminium, as well as the plastic parts, bumpers , lights and the two sill covers.
In parallel, the interior designers were responsible for defining the studies of the details of the instrument panel, console, door panels, pillars, headlining and boot linings.
The design team expanded to around 50 people.
Catia V4 was used for the development studies and 3D components.
The design phase described was very important as it defined the technological solutions capable of maintaining on the one hand the aesthetics required by styling and on the other the final costs of the car.
There was almost constant use of both the VR rooms at Rivoli and Cinisello Balsamo by the Stola team, allowing the Ferrari technicians to be even more pro-active in sharing design solutions. This was especially useful in very complex areas where there were many different components, such as the engine compartment. Stereoscopic 3D visualization using Catia Navigator software allowed specialists to analyze virtually the critical points of all systems.

Cinisello Balsamo settembre 2001. Una tipica sessione giornaliera di DMU (Digital Mock Up) in sala virtuale per verifica interferenze di assemblaggio tubi motore, freni e cablaggi.Cinisello Balsamo September 2001. A typical daily session of DMU (Digital Mock Up) in a virtual room to verify interference in the assembly of engine tubes, brakes and wiring.

In Italy at the time, VR rooms equipped for car design were really rare, and the novelty that this new way of working allowed customers, their partner suppliers and the many co-designers to interact together, in real time in front of a large 3D screen animated by a computer.
Cinisello Balsamo ottobre 2002. Loredana Beltramino, Piero De Micheli, Carmelo Benedetto e XCinisello Balsamo October 2002. Loredana Beltramino, Piero De Micheli, Carmelo Benedetto and XFerrari, Stola and the many co-designers could then make the production details work together on a single platform and achieve their objectives.
The validation of the 3D project took place firstly through checks using virtual electronic systems and subsequently on the first prototypes made in Maranello.
This highly critical activity for the F137 project, is entrusted to STOLA s.p.a. and largely carried out at Ferrari’s site.

Maranello novembre 2002, presso la sala metrologica della Ferrari con la prima scocca prototipale in lamiera della F137 poi denominata Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Da sinistra Alessandro Ghezzi, Paolo Zerbini e Piero De Micheli.Maranello November 2002, at the Ferrari metrology room with the first prototype sheet metal body of the F137 later called Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. From left Alessandro Ghezzi, Paolo Zerbini and Piero De Micheli.

25Maranello November 2002, Toni Fabio, Piero De Micheli and Mauro Del Monte.26Maranello November 2002 Paolo Zerbini, Piero De Micheli and Mauro Del Monte.

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti was presented to the world on January 4, 2004 at the Detroit Auto Show.

Dicembre 2003 La foto ufficiale della Ferrari 612 Scaglietti disegnata dalla Pininfarina presentata all'Auto Show di Detroit il 4 gennaio 2004.December 2003 The official photo of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti designed by Pininfarina presented at the Detroit Auto Show on January 4, 2004.

Dicembre 2003. La foto ufficiale degli interni della Ferrari 612 Scaglietti presentata a Detroit il 4 gennaio 2004.December 2003. The official photo of the interior of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti presented in Detroit on January 4th 2004.

On the 26th January, the Stola designers were invited by Cordero di Montezemolo to Maranello, together with the other partner suppliers in order to view the 612 Scaglietti, the occasion was the presentation of the F2004 single-seater in the presence of the drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.

Maranello 26 gennaio 2004 in occasione della presentazione della nuova monoposto F2004 Alfredo Stola scatta questa incredibile fotografia.Maranello 26 January 2004 on the occasion of the presentation of the new F2004 single-seater Alfredo Stola takes this incredible photograph.

Maranello 26 January 2004. Guests of Ferrari s.p.a. at the presentation of the new F2004 single-seater. From left Roberto Arpini, Piero De Micheli and engineer Carlo Alecci with Alfredo Stola.

Maranello 26 gennaio 2004. Da sinistra Mauro Del Monte, Piero De Micheli e Robero Arpini in occasione della presentazione della nuova monoposto F2004 posano vicino alla Ferrari 612 Scaglietti presentata pochi giorni prima al salone di Detroit.Maranello January 26, 2004. From left Mauro Del Monte, Piero De Micheli and Robero Arpini on the occasion of the presentation of the new F2004 single-seater pose near the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti presented a few days earlier at the Detroit Motor Show.

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