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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Alpha
 
| name = Alpha
| front_image = Alpha-GTASA-front.jpg
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| front_image = Alpha-GTAV-front.png
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| rear_image = Alpha-GTAV-rear.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Alpha in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
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| caption = An '''Alpha''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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| price = [[Money|$]]150,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]])</small> <small>([[Legendary Motorsport]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Sports
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = [[:Category:Sports Cars|2-door sports car]]
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| body_style = 2-door coupé
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' <small>{{H:title|As part of the Business Update|[DLC]}}</small><br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' <small>{{H:title|As part of the Business Update|[DLC]}}</small>
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| manufacturer = [[Albany]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| Related vehicle(s) = [[Sentinel]]<br>[[Sentinel XS]]<br>[[Schwartzer]]
 
}}
 
}}
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{{Quote|Blending modern performance and design with the classic luxury styling of a stately car, the Alpha is sleek, sexy and handles so well you'll forget you're driving it. Which could be a problem at 150 mph...|[[Legendary Motorsport]] webpage.}}
   
The '''Alpha''' is a sport coupe in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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The '''Alpha''' is a sport coupé in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and introduced in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' as part of [[The Business Update]]. It is manufactured by [[Albany]] in the [[HD Universe]].
   
== Description ==
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== Design ==
Resembling a 1991 [[wp:Mitsubishi GTO|Dodge Stealth]] (a North American captive import of the [[wp:Mitsubishi GTO|Mitsubishi GTO]] with slight styling differences), the Alpha is designed with a sporty and modern body design, implying the vehicle is one of the newest models in its time, but the curve made Alpha more like [[wp:Mitsubishi Eclipse|Mitsubishi Eclipse]]. Perhaps coincidentally, the rear end of the Alpha reminds of that of an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_SZ Alfa Romeo RZ], as well as the name. Having two doors, it only seats two, and is depicted with a front-engine, rear-drive configuration. Despite the Dodge Stealth (Alpha) being related to the Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO ([[Super GT]]), the Super GT is much smaller.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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Resembling a [[wp:Dodge Stealth|1991 Dodge Stealth]] (a North American captive import of the [[wp:Mitsubishi GTO|Mitsubishi GTO]] with slight styling differences), the Alpha is designed with a sporty and modern body design, implying the vehicle is one of the newest models in its time, but the curve made Alpha more like [[wp:Mitsubishi Eclipse|Mitsubishi Eclipse]]. Perhaps coincidentally, the rear end of the Alpha resembles that of an [[wp:Alfa Romeo SZ|Alfa Romeo RZ]], as well as the name. Having two doors, it only seats two, and is depicted with a front-engine, rear-drive configuration. Despite the Dodge Stealth (Alpha) being related to the Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO ([[Super GT]]), the Super GT is much smaller.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the Alpha is now manufactured by [[Albany]]. It resembles the [[wp:Cadillac Elmiraj|Cadillac Elmiraj]] concept, with a few cues from other models including the [[wp:Cadillac ATS|2013 Cadillac ATS]], [[wp:Cadillac Ciel|Cadillac Ciel]], [[wp:Cadillac XLR|Cadillac XLR-V]] and [[wp:Cadillac Sixteen|Cadillac Sixteen]]. The headlights are pointed in the opposite direction than modern Cadillac vehicles. The rear fascia, most notably the taillights, are inspired by the [[Wp:Maserati Quattroporte|M139 Maserati Quattroporte]] and entire rear fascia in general slightly resembles the [[wp:Rolls-Royce Wraith|2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith]]. It appears in the [[Grand Theft Auto V]] DLC pack [[The Business Update]].
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-FrontQuarter.jpg
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| Top_view_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Top.jpg
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-RearQuarter.jpg
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| Front_view_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Front.jpg
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| Side_view_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Side.jpg
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| Rear_view_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Rear.jpg
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Engine.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Underside.jpg
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| Inside_view_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Interior.jpg
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Badges.png
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| Damage_view_imagename = Alpha-GTAV-Open.jpg
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Alpha GTAVe Interior.jpg
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}}
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Alpha-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Alpha-GTASA-rear.jpg
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}}
   
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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The Alpha is powered by what sounds like an underpowered V8, combined with a five-speed gearbox. The stiff suspension, combined with ineffective street tires cause the Alpha to fishtail wildly when under hard throttle or exiting a corner. ABS is nonexistent for this vehicle, making quick stops nearly impossible. The Alpha's flimsy construction makes it a poor choice for police chases and evading rival gangs. The car is also a two-door, so only one homie can ride with CJ when doing these things. Top speed is mediocre for a sports car, placed even lower than the Euros, the slowest of the super cars. An excellent driver, however, can trounce even the almighty Infernus in street races. The Alpha is chosen as the car CJ drives for the "San Fierro Fast Lane" street race, which to many gamers, is the most difficult race in the game. The Alpha's drifting personality and poor construction make the uphill sections treacherous, catching the lead Uranus a chore, and even when successful in doing so, keeping the car in one piece for the remainder of the race is a nightmare. Overall, the Alpha is a poor choice for new drivers and an excellent choice for expert drivers looking for a challenge.
   
The Alpha is powered by what sounds like an underpowered 4.0L V8, mated to a 5 Speed manual gearbox. The stiff suspension, combined with ineffective street tires cause the Alpha to fishtail wildly when under hard throttle or exiting a corner. ABS is nonexistent for this vehicle, making quick stops near impossible. The Alpha's flimsy construction makes it a poor choice for police chases and evading rival gangs, combined with the fact that it's a 2 door, so only one homie can ride with you when doing these things. Top speed is mediocre for a sports car, placed even lower than the Euros, the slowest of the super cars. An excellent driver, however, can trounce even the almighty Infernus in street races. The Alpha is chosen as the car CJ drives for the "San Fierro Fast Lane" street race, which to many gamers, is THE hardest race in the game. The Alpha's drifting personality and poor construction make the uphill sections treacherous, catching the lead Uranus a chore, and even when successful in doing so, keeping the car in one piece for the remainder of the race is a nightmare. Overall, the Alpha is a poor choice for new drivers, and an excellent choice for expert drivers looking for a challenge.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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[[File:Alpha-GTAV-RSCStats.png|thumb|200px|The performance statistics on [[Rockstar Social Club]].]]
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The Alpha is powered by what sounds to be a flat-plane V8, shared with the engine cover, which is a single-cam V8. The website further supports the apparent V8, stating it is a 4.3 liter V8 pushing 500hp. The vehicle's top speed is high, with decent acceleration but below-average launch speed due to a combination of high weight, rear wheel drive, and a high-power engine producing wheel-spin from a standing start. Braking is very good despite the car's weight. Handling is smooth, with a slight tendency to oversteer when cornering at high speeds that can be countered fairly easily. The car's overall performance is very good, making it a fun car to drive however in races it is outclassed by other cars in the sports category.
   
[[Image:Alpha-GTASA-rear.jpg|thumb|260px|Rear quarter view]]
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = 5.9 Seconds <small>(Website)</small>
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|Top speed defined = 157 / 252 <small>(Website)</small>
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|Engine defined = 4.3L 500HP V8 <small>(Website)</small>
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Gears defined =
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|Mass defined =
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 6.2 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 115 / 185
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front-engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Single Overhead Camshaft|SOHC}} V8 <small>(Cover + Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 6
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}}
   
== Modifications==
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==Modifications==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
 
The Alpha can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
 
The Alpha can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
Colours:
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{| class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;" valign="top"
*Car Colour 1 ($150)
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!Type
Nitro:
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!Upgrade
*2x Nitrous ($200)
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!Cost
*5x Nitrous ($500)
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|-
*10x Nitrous ($1000)
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|Colors
<p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Wheels:</p>
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|Car Color 1
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|[[Money|$]] 150
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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| rowspan="10" |Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
*Import ($820)
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*The Transfender in [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] charges 20% more for each modification except colors.
*Atomic ($770)
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
*Ahab ($1000)
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{| class="wikitable"
*Virtual ($620)
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!Type
*Acess ($1140)
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!Upgrade
*Off Road Wheel ($1000)
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!Cost (Story)
*Mega ($1030)
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!Cost ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])
*Grove ($1230)
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|-
*Twist ($1200)
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|rowspan="5"|Armor
*Wires ($1560)
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|Armor Upgrade 20%
Car Stereo:
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,500
*Bass boost ($100)
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,500
Hydraulics ($1500)
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|-
*The Transfender in [http://gta.wikia.com/Las_Venturas Las Venturas] has charges 20% more for each modification except colours.
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|Armor Upgrade 40%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$12,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 60%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$10,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$20,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 80%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$17,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$35,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 100%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$25,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$50,000
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Brakes
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|Street Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$10,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$20,000
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|-
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|Sport Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$13,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$27,000
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|-
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|Race Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$17,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$35,000
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|-
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|Bumpers
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|Custom Front Splitter
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,300
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|
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Engine
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 1
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$9,000
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 2
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$12,500
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 3
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| style="text-align: center;" |$9,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$18,000
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 4
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| style="text-align: center;" |$16,750
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| style="text-align: center;" |$33,500
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Exhaust
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|Dual Shotgun Exhaust
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| style="text-align: center;" |$375
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|
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|-
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|Twin Ellipse Exhaust
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| style="text-align: center;" |$899
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|
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Hood
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|Twin Stripe Hood
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,500
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|
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|-
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|Triple Vent Hood
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,500
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|
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Lights
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|Xenon Lights
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,450
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,500
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|-
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{Main|Los Santos Customs/Lights}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Loss/Theft Prevention
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|Tracker
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="background-color:black;text-align: center;" |Too Hot
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|-
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|Full Coverage
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="background-color:black;text-align: center;" |Too Hot
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|-
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|Respray
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{ResprayColorsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|Sell
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|Sell Vehicle
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="background-color:black;text-align: center;" |Too Hot
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|-
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|Skirts
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|Custom Skirts
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,750
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|
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|-
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| rowspan="4" |Spoiler
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|Low Level Spoiler
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,750
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|
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|-
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|Mid Level Spoiler
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,000
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|
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|-
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|High Level Spoiler
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,500
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|
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|-
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|GT Wing
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,000
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|
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Suspension
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|Lowered Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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|-
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|Street Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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|-
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|Sport Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,400
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|-
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|Competition Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,400
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Transmission
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|Street Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$14,750
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| style="text-align: center;" |$29,500
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|-
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|Sports Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$16,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$32,500
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|-
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|Race Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$20,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$40,000
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|-
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|Turbo
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|Turbo Tuning
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| style="text-align: center;" |$12,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$50,000
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|-
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|Wheels
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{WheelsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Windows
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|Light Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,500
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|-
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|Dark Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$450
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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|-
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|Limo
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| style="text-align: center;" |$700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,000
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|}
   
== Mission appearances ==
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==Prominent Appearances in Missions==
* The Alpha is used in the mission [[Zeroing In]] for [[Cesar Vialpando]], as part of the [[Wang Cars]] asset strand. [[Carl Johnson|Carl]] must follow the driver of a [[Uranus]] in the Alpha for it to be put in the Wang Cars showroom. Carl performs a [[PIT maneuver]] on the car, urging the driver to leave the car. Carl then gets in the Uranus and takes it back to the [[Doherty Garage|garage]] in [[Doherty]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* The Alpha is used in the mission [[Zeroing In]] for [[Cesar Vialpando]], as part of the [[Wang Cars]] asset strand. [[Carl Johnson|Carl]] must follow the driver of a [[Uranus]] in the Alpha for it to be put in the Wang Cars showroom. Carl performs a [[PIT maneuver]] on the car, forcing the driver to leave the car. Carl then hops into the Uranus and takes it back to the [[Doherty Garage|garage]] in [[Doherty]].
 
* The Alpha is used in a [[Race Tournaments in GTA San Andreas|race]] which can be accessed behind the Wang Cars showroom, just near the [[Pay 'n' Spray]]. The race, named "San Fierro Fastlane", pits Carl against three other racers to race around the northeastern area of [[San Fierro]].
 
* The Alpha is used in a [[Race Tournaments in GTA San Andreas|race]] which can be accessed behind the Wang Cars showroom, just near the [[Pay 'n' Spray]]. The race, named "San Fierro Fastlane", pits Carl against three other racers to race around the northeastern area of [[San Fierro]].
   
== Trivia==
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==Image Gallery==
* When entered, the default radio station in the Alpha is [[Radio X]].
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<gallery position="center">
* The Alpha may be a [[Bravado]] vehicle, as the car is based on a real life Dodge.
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Alpha-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The '''Alpha''' on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
* Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and is often used to show the dominance of something or someone, therefore expressing the vehicle's quality.
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Modified-Alpha-Rockford Hills-GTAV.jpg|An NPC-modified Alpha spawning on Portola Drive in the enhanced version of GTA V
* The Alpha will not appear if the "Traffic is Fast Cars" cheat is enabled, even though the Alpha is, indeed, a very fast vehicle.
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EpsilonAlpha-GTAVPC-front.png|Alpha that spawns at the Epsilon Building. <small>([[:File:EpsilonAlpha-GTAVPC-rear.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>
* Its appearance is similar to the [[V8 Ghost]]
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Alpha-GTAO-LegendaryMS.png|The '''Alpha''' on [[Legendary Motorsport]] in the enhanced version of ''[[GTA V]]''.
* It could be possible that the Alpha used in the mission [[Zeroing In]] belong to [[Zero]] as it is parked outside the garage after the cutscene and is the possible mode of transport for Zero from his shop to the garage.
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AlbanyAlpha-GTAV-EngineSmoking.png|The Alpha with engine smoke exhaling. Note it comes from the rear rather than the engine bay.
* The name of the car, and the car it is based on (Dodge Stealth) are both military terms.
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</gallery>
* The real-life Stealth has a 3.0L V6 and comes in front- or all-wheel drive. The V8 and rear-drive in this car is therefore incorrect.
 
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
* Spawns around [[Los Santos]] and [[Las Venturas]], especially around the richer areas.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* Spawns around [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] and [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]], especially around the richer areas.
 
* Spawns on the strip in Las Venturas.
 
* Spawns on the strip in Las Venturas.
 
* Sometimes spawns in [[Prickle Pine]] in Las Venturas.
 
* Sometimes spawns in [[Prickle Pine]] in Las Venturas.
* Sometimes spawns in [[Vinewood]], Los Santos.
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* Sometimes spawns in [[Vinewood (3D Universe)|Vinewood]], Los Santos.
* Spawns around [[Paradiso]] in [[San Fierro]].
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* Spawns around [[Paradiso]] in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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;Original Edition
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*Available in every garage for all the protagonists.
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;Enhanced Edition
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* Spawns around [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] especially in the richer areas such as [[Rockford Hills]].
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* May sometimes be found in [[Vespucci Beach]].
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* A modified variant occasionally spawns at the [[Epsilon Building]] in the north side gated area during evening hours, however it pointedly does not have the signature Epsilon 'baby blue' color scheme, instead it sports a metallic Light Blue paintjob for both primary and secondary colors with a blue wheel color that is not found in the color list to match. This is most likely done to avoid players obtaining an Epsilon Blue vehicle in freeroam.
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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*Purchasable from [[Legendary Motorsport]] for [[Money|$]]150,000.
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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* In ''GTA V'', the car resembles a [[wp:Cadillac ATS|Cadillac ATS]], which rides on GM's Alpha platform, hence why the name Alpha was likely used for this car.
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* When entered, the default radio station in the Alpha is:
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio X]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Los Santos]], [[The Lab]] (PC only) or [[West Coast Classics]].
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* Alpha is the first letter of the [[wp:Greece|Greek]] alphabet and is often used to show the dominance of something or someone, therefore expressing the vehicle's quality.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* The Alpha will not appear if the "Traffic is Fast Cars" cheat is enabled, even though the Alpha is, indeed, a very fast vehicle.
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* Its appearance in the [[3D Universe]] is similar to the [[V8 Ghost]].
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* It could be possible that the Alpha used in the mission [[Zeroing In]] belongs to [[Zero]] as it is parked outside the garage after the cutscene and is the possible mode of transport for Zero from his shop to the garage.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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* Interestingly, the Alpha is badged with the old [[Albany]] logo, which is a silver crown.
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** Another car, the [[Roosevelt]], is much older than the Alpha but uses the new logo.
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* The Alpha does not sport reverse lights. This also applies to many other cars.
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** However, in the enhanced version, the car now sports reverse lights.
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* Despite Legendary Motorsport showing the Alpha having somewhat below-average performance for a sports car, the in-game stat bars (before modification) show it to have better acceleration than the [[Jester]], and a nearly the same speed as cars like the [[9F]] and the [[Surano]]. 
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* It seems to be noticeably more durable against bullets and collision damage than most cars in its class.
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*It shares its engine sound as the 9F, [[Felon]] and [[Fusilade]].
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** In the enhanced version, however, it no longer shares the engine sound with the 9F.
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*Oddly, the Alpha's underside shows only the main exhaust pipe connecting to one of the apparent manifolds, despite the engine claimed to be V8, both on the website and from the engine cover. Normally, a V8 engine's exhaust pipe would have two exhaust pipes coming from the engine block.
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*When the engine is damaged, smoke will not come from the front - where the engine is located, instead, it will come from the rear-mid position.
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==See Also==
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*[[V8 Ghost]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' equivalent.
   
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"Blending modern performance and design with the classic luxury styling of a stately car, the Alpha is sleek, sexy and handles so well you'll forget you're driving it. Which could be a problem at 150 mph..."
Legendary Motorsport webpage.

The Alpha is a sport coupé in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and introduced in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Business Update. It is manufactured by Albany in the HD Universe.

Design Edit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Resembling a 1991 Dodge Stealth (a North American captive import of the Mitsubishi GTO with slight styling differences), the Alpha is designed with a sporty and modern body design, implying the vehicle is one of the newest models in its time, but the curve made Alpha more like Mitsubishi Eclipse. Perhaps coincidentally, the rear end of the Alpha resembles that of an Alfa Romeo RZ, as well as the name. Having two doors, it only seats two, and is depicted with a front-engine, rear-drive configuration. Despite the Dodge Stealth (Alpha) being related to the Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO (Super GT), the Super GT is much smaller.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Alpha is now manufactured by Albany. It resembles the Cadillac Elmiraj concept, with a few cues from other models including the 2013 Cadillac ATS, Cadillac Ciel, Cadillac XLR-V and Cadillac Sixteen. The headlights are pointed in the opposite direction than modern Cadillac vehicles. The rear fascia, most notably the taillights, are inspired by the M139 Maserati Quattroporte and entire rear fascia in general slightly resembles the 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith. It appears in the Grand Theft Auto V DLC pack The Business Update.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The Alpha is powered by what sounds like an underpowered V8, combined with a five-speed gearbox. The stiff suspension, combined with ineffective street tires cause the Alpha to fishtail wildly when under hard throttle or exiting a corner. ABS is nonexistent for this vehicle, making quick stops nearly impossible. The Alpha's flimsy construction makes it a poor choice for police chases and evading rival gangs. The car is also a two-door, so only one homie can ride with CJ when doing these things. Top speed is mediocre for a sports car, placed even lower than the Euros, the slowest of the super cars. An excellent driver, however, can trounce even the almighty Infernus in street races. The Alpha is chosen as the car CJ drives for the "San Fierro Fast Lane" street race, which to many gamers, is the most difficult race in the game. The Alpha's drifting personality and poor construction make the uphill sections treacherous, catching the lead Uranus a chore, and even when successful in doing so, keeping the car in one piece for the remainder of the race is a nightmare. Overall, the Alpha is a poor choice for new drivers and an excellent choice for expert drivers looking for a challenge.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Alpha-GTAV-RSCStats

The performance statistics on Rockstar Social Club.

The Alpha is powered by what sounds to be a flat-plane V8, shared with the engine cover, which is a single-cam V8. The website further supports the apparent V8, stating it is a 4.3 liter V8 pushing 500hp. The vehicle's top speed is high, with decent acceleration but below-average launch speed due to a combination of high weight, rear wheel drive, and a high-power engine producing wheel-spin from a standing start. Braking is very good despite the car's weight. Handling is smooth, with a slight tendency to oversteer when cornering at high speeds that can be countered fairly easily. The car's overall performance is very good, making it a fun car to drive however in races it is outclassed by other cars in the sports category.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

5.9 Seconds (Website) 157 / 252 (Website)

4.3L 500HP V8 (Website)

RWD (Handling.dat)

n/a

n/a

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

6.2 Seconds 115 / 185

FR SOHC V8 (Cover + Sound)

RWD

6

Mass cannot be observed.


ModificationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The Alpha can only be modified at TransFender.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
  • The Transfender in Las Venturas charges 20% more for each modification except colors.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $2,500 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $6,250 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $10,000 $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $17,500 $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $25,000 $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $10,000 $20,000
Sport Brakes $13,500 $27,000
Race Brakes $17,500 $35,000
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $2,300
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $6,250 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $9,000 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $16,750 $33,500
Exhaust Dual Shotgun Exhaust $375
Twin Ellipse Exhaust $899
Hood Twin Stripe Hood $1,500
Triple Vent Hood $2,500
Lights Xenon Lights $1,450 $7,500
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Skirts Custom Skirts $2,750
Spoiler Low Level Spoiler $3,750
Mid Level Spoiler $5,000
High Level Spoiler $6,500
GT Wing $7,000
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $14,750 $29,500
Sports Transmission $16,250 $32,500
Race Transmission $20,000 $40,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $12,500 $50,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Prominent Appearances in MissionsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • The Alpha is used in the mission Zeroing In for Cesar Vialpando, as part of the Wang Cars asset strand. Carl must follow the driver of a Uranus in the Alpha for it to be put in the Wang Cars showroom. Carl performs a PIT maneuver on the car, forcing the driver to leave the car. Carl then hops into the Uranus and takes it back to the garage in Doherty.
  • The Alpha is used in a race which can be accessed behind the Wang Cars showroom, just near the Pay 'n' Spray. The race, named "San Fierro Fastlane", pits Carl against three other racers to race around the northeastern area of San Fierro.

Image GalleryEdit

Locations Edit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Original Edition
  • Available in every garage for all the protagonists.
Enhanced Edition
  • Spawns around Los Santos especially in the richer areas such as Rockford Hills.
  • May sometimes be found in Vespucci Beach.
  • A modified variant occasionally spawns at the Epsilon Building in the north side gated area during evening hours, however it pointedly does not have the signature Epsilon 'baby blue' color scheme, instead it sports a metallic Light Blue paintjob for both primary and secondary colors with a blue wheel color that is not found in the color list to match. This is most likely done to avoid players obtaining an Epsilon Blue vehicle in freeroam.

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • In GTA V, the car resembles a Cadillac ATS, which rides on GM's Alpha platform, hence why the name Alpha was likely used for this car.
  • When entered, the default radio station in the Alpha is:
  • Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and is often used to show the dominance of something or someone, therefore expressing the vehicle's quality.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • The Alpha will not appear if the "Traffic is Fast Cars" cheat is enabled, even though the Alpha is, indeed, a very fast vehicle.
  • Its appearance in the 3D Universe is similar to the V8 Ghost.
  • It could be possible that the Alpha used in the mission Zeroing In belongs to Zero as it is parked outside the garage after the cutscene and is the possible mode of transport for Zero from his shop to the garage.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • Interestingly, the Alpha is badged with the old Albany logo, which is a silver crown.
    • Another car, the Roosevelt, is much older than the Alpha but uses the new logo.
  • The Alpha does not sport reverse lights. This also applies to many other cars.
    • However, in the enhanced version, the car now sports reverse lights.
  • Despite Legendary Motorsport showing the Alpha having somewhat below-average performance for a sports car, the in-game stat bars (before modification) show it to have better acceleration than the Jester, and a nearly the same speed as cars like the 9F and the Surano
  • It seems to be noticeably more durable against bullets and collision damage than most cars in its class.
  • It shares its engine sound as the 9F, Felon and Fusilade.
    • In the enhanced version, however, it no longer shares the engine sound with the 9F.
  • Oddly, the Alpha's underside shows only the main exhaust pipe connecting to one of the apparent manifolds, despite the engine claimed to be V8, both on the website and from the engine cover. Normally, a V8 engine's exhaust pipe would have two exhaust pipes coming from the engine block.
  • When the engine is damaged, smoke will not come from the front - where the engine is located, instead, it will come from the rear-mid position.

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