CarNRacer's Apex Motoring Alpha 16 GTR Build - The Beginning
Well - it has been a LONG road to say the least. Just to get started.
SO much goes into these builds and because they are not "cookie cutter" packages like the entry level builds that have a much higher volume of buyers - there is a great deal of planning and craftsmanship that can very difficult to attain and extremely time consuming. Ordering parts in general - for the most part – is likely going to become the bane of your existence. There were very few times that items we ordered for the new Alpha 16 platform arrived anywhere close to being on time - and sometimes they didn't have the fit or final polish that we had hoped for. Being fair to the Vendors and Distributors - these packages, again, are not cookie cutter, and are bespoke in the beginning - as they are not made in very large batches. If something is wrong, you will have to wait - quite a long time sometimes, before any replacement parts will find their way to you. Overall availability was another challenge due to the low volume of these custom parts. Having almost everything ready except for one or two key parts and not being able to get them because no one has them, was very frustrating.
In the end, when everything is together, you tend to forget (or at least not remember as vividly) all of the frustration and intensity you and the Team went through and simply grin widely (with happiness and some exhaustion), at this new creation that now (finally) stands proudly in front of you.
Enjoy the Gallery - with more reviews, dyno and track testing to come!