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Season 28

Aired 6 months ago - Feb 23, 2020

Paddy, Freddie and Chris take the latest sports cars from Ferrari, Aston and Porsche on a Yorkshire road trip. On track, Chris tests out Volkswagen’s fearsome ID-R electric racer. YouTube sensation KSI is the studio guest.

Aired 6 months ago - Feb 16, 2020

Freddie and Chris tackle the toughest off-road race on the planet: The brutal Baja 1000. Out on track, there’s a showdown between a Renault hot hatch, a Porsche sports car… and an old Lamborghini. Laurence and Emilia Fox are the studio guests.

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But you've got to remember, Baja will bite you.
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But it's not... It's not a total rookie squad here.
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I actually like nerves.
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ENGINE STOPS
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This thing hasn't found our signal.
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changing drivers and running repairs at pre-agreed checkpoints,
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and he's spoken about that.
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..which would normally be a pretty quick fix,
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I'm going to be going down the side of the beach,
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We'd found our way back on to the right track.
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With dusk falling, we finally reached mile 70.
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They found some loose wires but they don't know how that happened
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Within 70 miles, we had no power steering, we basically had no GPS -
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ordinary-looking hatchbacks.
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to go in and it's soft, rubbery plastic.
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and it has a CVT gearbox. Those are the ones that make your car sound
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That's what happened to the styling of that. It looks absolutely awful.
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You lend me those teeth, I could be a rat.
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- You don't want him. - ..is Andrew Flintoff. You don't need him.
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So sorry, Fred. I'm so sorry.
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- Yeah. Now, then. - You were amazing. - Laurence... - Wow.
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Laurence! That was unbelievable!
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How many miles in 16 years?
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So if someone's going 160 without realising it, don't tell them.
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and a lady in an X5,
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Round the corner. That's a good line.
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I know where I am, I'm right there, down the bottom.
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I mean, we could hear you screeching and braking, everything else,
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- We're looking for commitment. - Come on, Loz. Get through here.
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..5... Yes, get in! ...6. Just under Vicky McClure.
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What I have got is a 300 horsepower turbo-charged four-cylinder engine.
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is down to a crash diet.
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probably leave it alone cos you'll just end up ruining the handling.
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And you know what? It is brilliant.
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A family hatchback with back seats ripped out.
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- Drag race. - Oh. - Yeah?
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Get past the Megane.
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- Made by Audi, you big fraud! - Listen, I'm phoning Neil up at Lamborghini.
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- Young kids don't have a picture of that on their bedroom wall. - I did.
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Three, two, one, go!
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- Am I going next? - Yeah.
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So you've just set a totally arbitrary target
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- He's on the grass, he's on the grass. - Oh, no, Paddy.
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Sports cars are all about posing. They're all about being stylish
Aired 6 months ago - Feb 09, 2020

Paddy, Freddie and Chris are sent on a high-altitude mountain expedition across Peru in second-hand American cars. Back at the track, Chris tests out the latest electric car from Porsche.

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it's just a legend.
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Look at the size of the steering wheel.
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If you want to... Yeah.
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Whoa!
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V8, five litres, what's not to like?
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Don't know what he's playing at.
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Good as new, boys!
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Brakes, well they are very...
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Thankfully, the storm soon cleared
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Go.
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Erm, there appears to be no wheel.
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..the wheels have fallen off.
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Yeah. Thanks for having me.
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And one of them was up for sale -
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..gold chain for this. Shut up!
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Decorate the front... Todo rojo? Todo rojo?
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Yeah, it's good, good. Yeah?
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in all of South America.
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This might be the best hour's driving I've had on the road...
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Come on, Fred, let her run, let her roll.
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What is wrong with you?
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That Pontiac was terrible. Yeah.
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Special moment, this, and I mean a really special moment
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that familiar electric car recipe
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Now, the lower the voltage, the lower the pressure
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The only problem is...
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turbo doesn't mean turbo any more.
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have to go and cool down for a bit before having another go,
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It has no right to drive like this,
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Whoa!
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Four-wheel drive, so traction is immense.
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And I can tell you,
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This is good. I think this is the fastest I've been, so far.
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Sitting somewhere between sidecar and traditional motocross racing,
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Good luck, Chris.
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..was up next.
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That's horrible! Oh, Fred, come on!
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Oh, you prick. I'm in the wrong gear.
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that climbs to an altitude of over 4,500 metres.
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overnight, Flintoff had been busy working on a secret weapon.
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ENGINE TURNS OVER
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That's my rear view gone.
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So, we pulled over and braced ourselves for the big moment.
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Come on...
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Don't stop there, son.
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It feels like we are in the gods at the moment.
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Can you see him?
Aired 6 months ago - Feb 02, 2020

Paddy reveals his ultimate cheap, luxurious off-roader: the homebuilt Dirty Rascal. Chris races the £2.5m McLaren Speedtail against the RAF’s newest fighter jet. Romesh Ranganathan is the studio guest.

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The car that, back in the '90s,
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Now I'm clocking along.
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Every inch of the Speedtail's streamliner bodywork
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..the way the Speedtail generates its 1,000 horsepower
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McLaren, they just do chassis so well.
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Bugatti Chiron - 13.6.
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I thought you were supposed to be a fan of the car.
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put the bank on. It'll be a limiter pull to get to 35 alpha
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As I'll ever be.
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I don't stand a chance - he's already there!
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Wow.
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we'll do that next series - but straight off the bat,
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That's not luxury. This is proper luxury, lads.
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Lambing? I've seen people put their arms in livestock.
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Right, then. Let's open the taps.
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Three, two, one, go!
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He's really happy with himself there, isn't he? Yes, baby!
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I think he could roll it. Oh, it's a rough ride, this.
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What about the handbrake turn?
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I'm just a northerner they've stuck in the other car!
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How about a splash? Yeah, go on.
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And then my underpants were just obliterated.
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Um... Mongolia was pretty bad,
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the show goes out, I get a text message from Freddie.
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your clothes are different. No... It's a compliment.
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and I went and bought a really old Volvo,
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I mean, I would say he's wired differently to any other human.
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when I got behind the wheel, my main goal
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Romesh, great drivers excel in wet conditions.
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across the moorland...
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A gruelling race hiking across the Highland wilderness
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What have we missed? What have we missed?
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Sucking the smoke out.
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Problem is, though, I think it's about to get a hell of a lot harder.
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rubble to our left. You're driving up a river!
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Right! Push on that front there.
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Oh, God. Don't worry about it.
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out of trouble,
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the Von Trapps were making a breakthrough.
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Whoa-oa-oa! Paddy! Don't worry.
Aired 7 months ago - Jan 26, 2020

Paddy McGuiness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff go on a road trip in a trio of affordable second-hand convertibles. On the test track, Chris puts the new Ariel Atom through its paces, while Freddie goes bungee jumping off a dam in an old Rover.

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Our meeting place would be the seaside town of Bognor Regis.
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Look at it. It's fantastic.
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Well, think of road trips, what do you think of?
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Oh... See?
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# Tell me quando, quando, quando... #
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I tell you what, you surprised us all with another Escort, Paddy.
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Those two clowns there have got coupes
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Challenge - time to find out how your summer holiday convertibles
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Jesus Christ, the combine harvester was a bit close!
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This is lively.
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no way.
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Yeah. But it's not necessarily a seaside holiday treat, is it?
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To see how your cars cope with this sort of output, they're now
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Yeah, exactly. Exactly!
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next up it was Flintoff's run.
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Oiled up. 148.12.
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Hey? Let me tell you,
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A new from-the-ground-up design that looks completely and utterly...
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There is one important change, though, that's far more welcome.
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And when you've had enough of nimbly carving up corners...
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is if it's something you'd actually want to own.
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a quick spin in one of these will sort you right out.
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..20... What? ..5... What? ..3.
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Again, I was in an Escort, again, I was towing Flintoff.
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So we're driving round and they're hitting balls into our car.
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BLEEP! Right past my nose!
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Time for some payback. Go on!
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and with the day drawing to a close, the pressure was now all on Harris.
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GLASS SHATTERS Whoa, that was my side window gone.
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Well, it's not bad news. You got 16.
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What is this? Challenge!
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Are you going? See you on the other side, boys.
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Go on! Argh!
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What? I'm just pushing you? Yeah.
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Best of British, best of British.
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Oh, and you also need one of these.
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Over 500ft, that, Fred.
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Tell you what, I'm feeling a bit loose. Have you done this before?
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Lovely bit of engineering, Fred. I don't care.
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Oh, this is stupid.
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Why? Why am I doing this?
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Whoa!