Race Series Guide - Career & Seasonal Events

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Race Series Guide - Career & Seasonal Events
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Index
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Legend

The car names that show up in light blue AND underlined are links to the car in the Gran Turismo Wiki page.

Dealership: Buy these cars in the Dealership
Used Car Dealership: Keep looking for these cars in the Used Car Dealership
Online Collector's Dealership: Buy these in the Online Collector's Dealership. You have to be online for this.
Prize Cars: These cars have been won in regular races or championships.
License Test: Cars won in by by completing or getting a certain medal in all 10 events in a License.
Special Events: Cars won in Special Events
Special Edition or DLC Cars: These are cars you may have gotten for buying a special edition of the game or bought as DLC.
[CARNAME] LV X:[/b] A car listed with a LV requirement in red means the car is of a higher level than the race. This is only mentioned for Dealership, Used Car Dealership and Online Collector's Dealership cars. You only need to get either A-Spec or B-Spec up to the required level to buy it. An example: You are Level 10 in A-Spec and Level 1 in B-Spec. You can buy cars up to level 10, but you can still race them in B-Spec.

Under the name of a car it will say A-Spec and then what parts you need to buy to get the car competitive. Under that line there will say B-Spec. For the car to be competitive in B-Spec, you have to buy the parts for both A-Spec and B-Spec. If neither A-Spec or B-Spec is mentioned, the tip is for A-Spec only.

Symbols:
  • Race Win:
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    Championship Win:
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    Important Car:
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Important Cars

This part of the guide will present some cars that are heavily used in several races. It will be divided up by levels and it will say in what races you can use them. Every "Important" car will throughout this guide be marked with this symbol:
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Level 11
Dealership:
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Nissan GT-R '07
- Cr. 77,700
Parts:
Weight Reduction: Stage 2
Engine: Stage 1, Sports ECU
Air Filter: Racing
Exhaust: Titanium Racing, Catalytic Converter: Sports
High RPM Range Turbo Kit
Tyres: Soft Racing
Total: Cr. 85,450

Total Cost: Cr. 163,150
Notes:
This car can be used in a lot of races.

Races:
Professional Series:
  • Supercar Festival (LV 11)
    Gran Turismo World Championship (LV 14)
Expert Series:
  • Tuned Car Championship (LV 15)
    Turbo Challenge (LV 17)
    Japanese Championship (LV 18)
    Polyphony Digital Cup (LV 19)
Extreme Series:
  • Super GT (LV 22)
Endurance Series:
  • Grand Valley 300km (LV 25)

Level 21
Dealership:
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Corvette ZR1 (C6) RM '09
- Cr. 184,800
Parts:
Racing Modification (Cr. 385,000)
All Tuning Parts (Cr. 108,950)
Tyres: Soft Racing

Total Cost: Around Cr. 678,750
Notes:
Can be used to grind money/experience from LV 21
Can win the Like The Wind in A-Spec which unlock the MINOLTA Toyota 88C-V Race Car '89
For Like The Wind, see the tuning settings for the second race.

Races:
Professional Series:
  • Muscle Car Championship (LV 11)
Expert Series:
  • Gran Turismo All Stars (LV 19)
Extreme Series:
  • Like The Wind (LV 21)
    American Championship (LV 23)
    Dream Car Championship (LV 24)
Endurance Series:
  • Grand Valley 300km (LV 25)

General Tips & Beginner Series

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General Tips

GT Auto:
  • Do an Oil Change after you buy both new and used cars for a slight increase in BHP
    Do an Oil Change regularly on cars you use to maintain Horse Power
    On cars you use a lot, it might be wise to do an engine overhaul. It can be expensive so wait until your car is significantly slower than usual
Tuning:
  • Struggling with a race? Make sure you have picked the best tyre type possible
B-Spec Drivers:
When you create drivers, you might want to get a few different driver styles. At the creation screen, you'll see if they are more towards red (hot headed) or more towards blue (cold hearted).
  • Hot Headed drivers:
    They are good at overtaking and handling pressure (when the bar gets toward the red part during the race). To keep them at good pace, they should be around 75% towards the red. The drawback with hot headed drivers is that when they are relaxed and ahead of the other drivers, they get slower (e.g. you have to keep them towards the red).

    Cold Hearted Drivers:
    These are very good once they are ahead. They are good when the bar during races are towards the blue and they can put in decent lap times without any input. Their big drawback is that they really suck at overtaking.
If you struggle in a race with a cold hearted driver, try a hot headed one and you just might do a lot better.

Beginner Series

Sunday Cup LV 0
A-Spec:
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Cr. 4,100
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: No Limitations
Hardest Opponent: 193 BHP - 1260kg - Honda Prelude SiR '96
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Mazda Eunos Roadster J-Limited (NA) '91 - Cr. 19,000
Specs: 121BHP - 950 kg
Tyres: Comfort: Soft
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Sports ECU
    Total: Cr. 1,000
    B-Spec:
    Not tested.
License Tests:
Tommy Kaira ZZ-S '00 - Gold on National B
Untuned

Note:
*For the Penniless trophy if you do this race before you do anything else.

FF Challenge LV 0
A-Spec:
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Cr. 4,100
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Drivetrain: FF
Hardest Opponent: 221 BHP - 1170kg Honda Integra Type R (DC5) '03
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Prize Cars:
Honda Mugen Motul Civic Si Race Car '87 - Clubman Cup (Amateur Series - A-Spec)
Specs: 298BHP - 890kg
Tyres: Comfort - Soft
Parts: None
B-Spec: Class 2 Driver

World Compact Car Race LV 1
A-Spec:
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Cr. 3,000
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Cr. -
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: No Limitations
Hardest Opponent: 177 BHP - 1050kg - Honda Civic Type R (EK) '97
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Mazda Eunos Roadster J-Limited (NA) '91 - Cr. 19,000
Specs: 121BHP - 950 kg
Tyres: Comfort - Soft
Parts: Sports ECU - Cr. 1,000

License Tests:
Tommy Kaira ZZ-S '00 - Gold on National B
Untuned

Lightweight K Cup LV 1
A-Spec:
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Cr. 4,860
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Specified car list - see entry requirements in the game
Hardest Opponent: 63 BHP - 710 kg - Suzuki Alto Works RS-Z '97
Tyres: Unlimited - Comfort: Soft

License Tests:
Daihatsu OFC-1 Concept '07 - Silver on National B License
Specs: 121BHP - 950 kg
Tyres: Comfort - Medium
Parts: Sports ECU, Racing Air Filter, Catalytic Converter: Sports, Low RPM Range Turbo Kit
B-Spec: Class 8 Driver.

Japanese Classics LV 2
A-Spec:
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Cr. 5,730
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Japanese car from 1979 or earlier
Hardest Opponent: 162 BHP - 920kg - Dome-Zero Concept '78
Tyres: Unlimited - Comfort: Soft

Prize Cars:
Dome-Zero Concept '78 - Supercar Nostalgia Cup (Amateur Series - A-Spec)
Specs: 159 BHP - 920kg
Tyres: Comfort - Soft
Parts: None
B-Spec: Class 6 Driver. Decrease Pace commands on the last race.

Yaris Race LV 2
A-Spec:
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Cr. 5,730
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Specified car list - see entry requirements in the game
Hardest Opponent: 137 BHP - 870kg - Toyota Yaris RS Turbo '02
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Prize Cars:
Vitz U Euro Sport Edition '00 - Sunday Cup (Beginner Series - A-Spec)
Specs: 181 BHP - 850kg
Tyres: Comfort: Medium - Sports: Hard
Parts: Sports ECU, Engine Tuning Stage 1, Racing Air Filter, Sports Exhaust, Catalytic Converter: Sports. - Cr. 5,950
Engine Stage 2, High RPM Range Turbo Kit, Hard Sports Tyres - Cr. 41,000
B-Spec: Class 8 Driver

European Classic Car Championship LV 3
A-Spec:
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Cr. 6,750
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements:
Year: 1960 or later. 1979 or earlier.
Country: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands
Hardest Opponent: 147 BHP - 950kg - Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale '63
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Ferrari 512BB '76 - 102,500 LV 8
Specs: 361 BHP - 1400kg
Tyres: Sports - Hard
Parts: None
B-Spec: Not tested

Prize Cars:
Lamborghini Countach LP400 '74 - Lamborghini Exclusive (Professional Series - A-Spec)
Specs: 367 BHP - 1065kg
Tyres: Sports - Hard
Parts: None
B-Spec: Class 3 Driver

World Classic Car Series LV 3
A-Spec:
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Cr. 6,750 (1.06)
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: 1969 or earlier
Hardest Opponent: 202 BHP - 1120kg - Toyota 2000GT '67
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Prize Cars:
Shelby Cobra 427 '66 - Classic Muscle Car Championship (Amateur Series - B-Spec)
Specs: 472 BHP - 1068 kg
Tyres: Sports - Hard
Parts: None
A-Spec: Easy win, car can be a little hard to control so be careful.
B-Spec: Class 3 Driver

Alternatives:
Jaguar XJ13 Race Car '66 - Prize Car in Indy 500 (A-Spec - Endurance Series) - Very Easy Win

FR Challenge LV 4
A-Spec:
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Cr. 7,950
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Drivetrain: FR
Hardest Opponent: 339 BHP - 1570kg - BMW M3 '04
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Medium

Dealership:
Ferrari 599 '06 - 320,300 LV 12
Specs: 805 BHP - 1580kg
Tyres: Sports - Medium
Parts: Engine Tuning Stage 2, Sports ECU, Racing Air Filter, Titanium Racing Exhaust, Hard Racing Tyres
B-Spec: Easy

Prize Cars:
Maserati Gran Turismo S '08 - Supercar Festival (Professional Series - A-Spec)
Specs: 428 BHP - 1780kg
Tyres: Sports - Hard
Parts: None
B-Spec: Not tested

Amateur Series

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Amateur Series


Clubman Cup LV 5
A-Spec:
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Cr. 4,670
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Cr. 14,000
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: No Limitations
Hardest Opponent: 252 BHP - 1336kg - Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Medium

Dealership:
Mazda Roadster RS (NC) '07 - Cr. 25,000
Specs: 168 BHP - 1100kg
Tyres: Sports: Medium
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Tyres: Sports Medium
    Total: Cr. 7,000
    B-Spec:
    Not tested
Prize Cars:
Lamborghini Countach LP400 '74 - Lamborghini Exclusive (Professional Series - A-Spec)
Untuned

European Hot Hatch Championship LV 5
A-Spec:
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Cr. 7,380
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Country: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands
Hardest Opponent: 220 BHP - 1260kg - Peugeot 207 GTi '07
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Mini Cooper S '07 - Cr. 29,500
Specs: 175 BHP - 1210kg
Tyres: Sports: Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Tyres: Sports Hard
    Total: Cr. 6,000
    B-Spec:
    Not tested. Probably have to increase BHP.
Prize Cars:
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 '09 - Gran Turismo World Championship (Professional Series)
Untuned

NR-A Roadster Cup LV 6
A-Spec:
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Cr. 8,700
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Drivetrain: FR, Cars: See list in entry requirements in the game
Hardest Opponent: 165 BHP - 1100kg - Mazda Roadster RS (NC) '07
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Mazda Roadster RS (NC) '07 - Cr. 25,000
Specs: 169 BHP - 1100kg 205 BHP - 1100kg
Tyres: Sports: Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Tyres: Sports Hard
    Total Cr. 6,000
    B-Spec:
    Engine: Stage 1, Sports ECU
    Air Filter: Racing
    Catalytic Converter: Sports
    Total: Cr. 4,450
Note:
In B-Spec it's an easy win with a Class 7 driver.

Pick-Up Truck Challenge LV 6
A-Spec:
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Cr. 8,700
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Cars: See list in entry requirements in the game
Hardest Opponent: 380 BHP - 2132kg - Ford SVT F-150 Lightning '03
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Used Car Dealership:
Ford SVT F-150 Lightning '03 - Cr. 29,099
Specs: 376 BHP - 2132kg
Tyres: Sports: Hard
Parts: Oil Change
  • A-Spec:
    Tyres: Sports Hard
    Total: Cr. 6,000
    B-Spec:
    Not Tested.
Note:
In A-Spec it's easy win on race 1, needed to block on the straights in the 2nd race.

License Tests:
Dodge RAM 1500 LARAMIE Hemi Quad Cab - Bronze on IA License
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Engine: Stage 1, Sports ECU
    Intake Manifold: Sports, Air Filter: Racing
    Catalytic Converter: Sorts
    B-Spec:
    Fully tuned + better driver (Class 6 was not enough).
Used Car Dealership:
Dodge RAM 1500 LARAMIE Hemi Quad Cab - Cr. 32,096
Parts: Oil Change
  • A-Spec:
    Engine: Stage 1, Sports ECU
    Intake Manifold: Sports, Air Filter: Racing
    Catalytic Converter: Sports
    B-Spec:
    Fully tuned + better driver (LV6 was not enough).

Japanese 90s Challenge LV 7
A-Spec:
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Cr. 10,250
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Year: 1990 or Later. 1999 or earlier. Country: Japan
Hardest Opponent: 232 BHP - 1460kg - Toyota Celica GT-Four RC (ST185) '91
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Prize Car:
Honda Civic Type R (EK) '97 - FF Challenge (Beginner Series - B-Spec)
Specs: 180 BHP - 1,050kg
Tyres: Sports: Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Tyres: Sports Hard
    Total: Cr. 6,000
    B-Spec:
    Not Tested.
Note:
Easy win in A-Spec

Dealership:
Honda Civic Type R (EK) RM '97
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Race Modded
    Sports ECU
    Air Filter: Racing
    Catalytic Converter: Sports
    Low RPM Range Turbo Kit
    B-Spec:
    Race Modded
    Sports ECU
    Air Filter: Racing
    Catalytic Converter: Sports, Racing Exhaust: Titanium
    Low RPM Range Turbo Kit
    Tyres: Sports Hard
Note:
In B-Spec, this was a close call with a LV 11 driver.

Prize Cars:
Calsonic Skyline GT-R Race Car '93 - Super GT (Extreme Series - A-Spec)
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    None.
    B-Spec:
    Tyres: Sports Hard (If you want an easy option.)

Tous France Championnat LV 7
A-Spec:
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Cr. 10,250
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Country: France
Hardest Opponent: 221 BHP - 1400kg - Megane Renault Sport '08
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Citroën C4 Coupe 2.0 VTS '05 - Cr. 19,980
Specs: 220 BHP - 1330kg
Tyres: Sports: Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Engine: Stage 1, Sports ECU
    Air Filter: Racing
    Catalytic Converter: Sports
    Tyres: Sports Hard
    Total: Cr. 10,450
    B-Spec:
    Not tested.
Note:
Easy win in A-Spec

Prize Cars:
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 '09 - Gran Turismo World Championship (Professional Series - A-Spec)
Untuned

Special Events:
Citroën C4 WRC '08 - Gold on Sebastien Loeb Rally Challenges
Untuned

Festival Italia LV 8
A-Spec:
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Cr. 12,140
B-Spec:
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Cr. -
Entry Requirements: Country: Italia
Hardest Opponent: 246 BHP - 1360kg - Alfa Romeo 147 GTA '02
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Ferrari 512BB '76 - Cr. 102,500
Specs: 361 BHP - 1400kg
Tyres: Sports - Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    None.
    B-Spec:
    Not tested.
Prize Cars:
Maserati GranTurismo S '08 - Super Car Festival (Professional Series - A-Spec)
Untuned

Classic Muscle Car Championship LV 8
A-Spec:
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Cr. 12,140 (1.06)
B-Spec:
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Cr. 12,140 (1.06)
Entry Requirements: 1980 or earlier. Country: United States
Hardest Opponent: 449 BHP - 1762kg - Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 '70
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Medium

Dealership:
Dodge Challenger R/T '70 - Cr. 75,000
Specs: 433 BHP - 1724kg
Tyres: Sports: Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Transmission: Fully Customizable
    Total: Cr. 20,000
    B-Spec:
    Not good enough.
Tuning:
  • A-Spec:
    Fully Customizable Transmission: Max Speed: 250KM/H - 155MPH
Prize Cars:
Ford GT40 Race Car '69 - Indy 500 (Endurance Series - B-Spec)
Specs: 502 BHP - 998kg
Tyres: Sports: Medium

Note:
Easy win for both A-Spec and B-Spec

Supercar Nostalgia Cup LV 9
A-Spec:
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Cr. 14,320 (1.06)
B-Spec:
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Cr. 14,320 (1.06)
Entry Requirements: Year: 1979 or earlier
Hardest Opponent: 374 BHP - 1,065kg - Lamborghini Countach LP400 '74
Tyres: Unlimited - Sports: Hard

Dealership:
Ferrari 512BB '76 - Cr. 102,500
Specs: 481 BHP - 1,288kg
Tyres: Sports - Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    Weight Reduction: Stage 1
    Engine: Stage 2, Sports ECU
    Air Filter: Sports
    Catalytic Converter: Sports
    Total: Cr. 24,450
    B-Spec:
    Not tested.
Note:
A-Spec easy win, only challenge is to handle the car.
B-Spec was only tested with a Class 22 driver, but at least he won easily.

Prize Cars:
Jaguar XJ13 Race Car '66 - Indy 500 (Endurance Series - A-Spec)
Specs: 685 BHP - 998kg
Tyres: Racing: Medium - Sports: Hard
Parts:
  • A-Spec:
    None.
    B-Spec:
    Tyres: Sports Hard
    Total: Cr. 7,000
Note:
This is an easy win for both A-Spec and B-Spec.

Ford GT40 Race Car '69 - Indy 500 (Endurance Series - B-Spec)
Specs: 502 BHP - 998kg
Tyres: Sports - Medium
Untuned

Note:
This is an easy win for both A-Spec and B-Spec.
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