Hey, I’m only 3 years late to start my gallery; better late than never, right? Alpha Designs is now fully operational! My plan is to slowly add entries for all of my publicly available paints on here, with each entry having a brief description and a few pictures. I’ve also started on an easy to view list of my entire inventory, which should be done very soon. My inventory list will include more pictures, more in-depth descriptions, as well as extra information on how to obtain some of my more exclusive creations. And if you’re looking for someone to replicate a paint, make a decal, a replicar, etc. feel free to PM me with any requests! I’m always looking for new stuff to keep me busy, and if I like a request, it’s quite likely I’ll take it on. Also, this thread isn’t just for me to show off my work, I also welcome any feedback and constructive criticism you may have. Did you just love how rounded I made a square, or did you find an issue with a specific paint of mine? Let me know, it will only help to improve the quality of my work! Anyways, enough with the introduction, let’s jump right into the big announcement…
Ladies and gentlemen of the Forza Community, I proudly present to you… My 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat replicar!
I’ve been working on this replicar on and off since the Hellcat’s initial announcement several months ago, and this past week I finally completed it! It is built using the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392, which was a Forza Horizon 1 pre-order bonus DLC. Unfortunately, T10 never released the DLC on the marketplace, so if you don’t have it, you’ll have to track down a code for it off of eBay. It wasn’t my choice to make the DLC near-unobtainable, don’t blame me… Okay, yes, I could’ve done it on the ‘09 Challenger instead, but the stock hood decals pretty much kill the replicar feel. However, if it turns out that very few people have the ‘12 Challenger 392 DLC, I will consider adapting the design to the ‘09 Challenger. This will take me some time to do, so I’d like to see if there’s any real demand for it before I start working on it. Want the replicar adapted to the ‘09 Challenger? Let me know!
Anyways, back to the main topic… I’ve done my best to replicate every little thing possible, ranging from the major things like the ram air hood, all the way down to the little details like the rear bumper molding and reflectors. But I didn’t just stop with the paint… No, this is a full-on replicar. I’ve also spent a great deal of time building and tuning a setup to get the closest possible performance in-game relative to the real-world Challenger Hellcat. Some key points for the build is that it’s centrifugally supercharged (there is no twin-screw supercharger upgrade available for the stock Challenger engine), it produces 708HP and 643lb-ft of torque (the 1 extra HP allows for a much closer torque output and a better selection of engine upgrades than if I’d have gone for 707HP), total weight is 4,223lbs (I could’ve gotten slightly more, but I would have to add a rollcage and it didn’t feel quite right with it equipped), accurate Viper-based gear ratios (the Viper’s Tremec 6-speed manual is standard on the Challenger Hellcat), and 275mm front and rear tires with 20” rims. I’ve also tuned it to have controllable oversteer, while still being very capable in the hands of an experienced driver. And for the people that aren’t into racing, this replicar is actually quite good at drifting as well (shocker!). This is the closest thing to having the actual Challenger Hellcat in FM4 as you’ll ever get!
Want one? Of course you do! The good news is that the first run of 10 cars, each in a unique color, will be going up for auction TODAY, Saturday, November 1st at 6AM [CST]. The starting bid will be 1,000CR and there will be no buyout. All 10 auctions will run for 24 hours, so they should all end by Sunday, November 2nd at 6AM [CST]. I’ve picked this time as I believe it will provide the most people with a chance to get at least one bid in, regardless of their location around the world.
The bad news? You won’t have another chance to get one until December 6th… “Explain yourself Jake!” you say? Well, first off I’ve spent months working on this replicar, so I’d like to make sure that the very first set of them go to people who will really appreciate and actually use them. Second, doing it in this way will help to keep the value of them up, and I want to make sure that every person who gets a first run Hellcat feels like a VIP, so to speak. Finally, if I make a good profit off of the first run I will be able to afford to charge less for all future auction house runs, helping to get the car into the hands of more people. And at the end of the day, I’m making these replicars for people to enjoy. The more people that get to enjoy it, the happier I am! I believe using this setup will help me cover everything I want to cover.
Oh, and about that one bit, “until December 6th…” On December 6th I will put the TorRed (w/black wheels) variant of the paint along with the replicar tune in my SF for free. All other paint variants will be auction house exclusives (this includes TorRed w/bronze wheels), and they will be sold in sets that I will auction starting from December 6th. I will randomly auction these sets until demand slows, at which point I will revert to only selling them when someone personally requests them. Also note that anytime after 12/6 you can request individual Hellcats be put up in the auction house for you to purchase, or even the entire 12 color set all at once. While I still have to determine pricing, I’ll do my best to make sure it’s fair. Oh, and while I think 12 colors will be more than enough, I welcome everyone to suggest any new colors for the Hellcat that they’d like to have considered!
Curious as to what the 10 first run colors are? See for yourself! (The 2 colors that will not be included in the first run out of the 12 colors available are Stryker Green and GTS Blue. These 2 colors will be available exclusively through the auction house starting December 6th.)
TorRed (w/Bronze Rims)
Sublime Green (w/Bronze Rims)
Plum Crazy Purple
Ivory Pearl White
Granite Crystal Grey
Alright, I believe I’ve covered everything! Again, I’ll slowly be adding the rest of my paints to this thread and I should have my inventory list finished very soon. Thanks for stopping by Alpha Designs, and good luck to all potential buyers this weekend!