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#1 Posted : Monday, April 26, 2021 9:13:37 AM(UTC)
Hi guys,

First time posting here. I'm new to the game so please bear with me.
I can totally understand the demand for Hoonigan's RS200 as it's so versatile and there's no legit way to get one nowadays.
What I can't understand is why the Gymkhana 10 Focus RS RX is auctioning for so much money.
I mean, according to the Wiki it has the same stats as the Gymkhana 9 version. There's also Gymkhana 9 WP version with much better stats and 7 gears, though I understand that it's a DLC car.
The wiki mentions that the Gymkhana 10 version has marginally better breaking than the standard Gymkhana 9 version.
I'm assuming that overall Gymkhana 9 WP > Gymkhana 10 >= Gymkhana 9. Am I'm wrong here?

The Gymkhana 9 can be acquired from the autoshow for 500k or bought from the action house for peanuts. Plus you can currently get it for free by completing one of the seasonal events (Blizzard Mountains; Season 34 Winter Event).

As far as I understood, the Gymkhana 10 version can be obtained for free by completing Skill Streak. So how is it selling for 15m+?
I understand that Skill Streak is considered difficult, but going through 10 chapters of drifting + jumping + smashing everything looks like something that a reasonable skilled player can get done in a few hours.
Unlike the RS200 there are plenty of Gymkhana 10 focus for sale so the problem can't be due to scarcity.

So basically my question is what makes this car so expensive?

* Are people unaware that they can get it for free?
* Or is it that the Skill Streak is too difficult / time consuming for most players?
* Is is better overall than the Gymkhana 9 WP edition (despite its lower stats)?
* Is there some specific use to this car that I'm not aware about?
* Or are people just paying for the paint job? (Well, if that's the reason you can slap a custom design on the Gymkhana 9 version for the ultimate fake Gymkhana 10)
* Maybe demand through the roof for some other reason? (E.g., Famous YouTube made a video about it / The car is meta for something that I'm not aware about / It has unique perks / People are preparing for some future event which requires it, etc).
* Maybe investors are artificially inflating the price?

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Update: I just found out that all 3 versions have the exact same skill tree. https://www.kudosprime.com/fh4/carlist.php?grid=3

Edited by user Monday, April 26, 2021 4:47:37 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#2 Posted : Monday, April 26, 2021 7:02:53 PM(UTC)
Have you completed skill streak? :'D for doing the 50 bounces in that Scout you deserve 15 million cr and more. Its all about demand, though. A player needs to beat those missions for a new one to exist outside of hacking and lots of people just want the car *now*. Having done skill streak I'd say its better to do Skill Streak and know you are the original owner.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:46:50 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: PassionWagon69 Go to Quoted Post
Have you completed skill streak? :'D for doing the 50 bounces in that Scout you deserve 15 million cr and more. Its all about demand, though. A player needs to beat those missions for a new one to exist outside of hacking and lots of people just want the car *now*. Having done skill streak I'd say its better to do Skill Streak and know you are the original owner.


So your answer is a mix of "Skill Streak" is hard + the car is in demand. With a component of "after grinding so much for this car there's no way that I'm auctioning it".
Nevertheless, my main question still remains. Why is the car in demand? Why not buy a Ghymkhana 9 version for peanuts or buy the DLC version that, at least in theory, has better stats? I fail to understand why is there so much demand for the Gymkhana 10.

I mean, I really want a Hoonigan RS200. At some stage I will probably be forced to pay a crazy amount of credits for it (unless if appears in a seasonal event or backstage pass). Nevertheless, if there was a cheapo version with the exact same stats and skill tree, of even a more OP version included in the Welcome Pack I would just use it instead.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:22:38 AM(UTC)
People want every single car. (By the way people still do sell cars at minimum buy out so you can get super cheapo usually expensive cars.) But this is less common and harder to unlock. A lot of people don't want to or can't beat Skill Streak to get it but still want all the cars. People sell their unwanted duplicates of the 9 like candy as the game gives you lots. It's about its exclusivity, supply and demand.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:41:30 AM(UTC)
Fair enough, so we are talking about collectors that aren't willing / able to complete Skill Streak. I honestly suspected that there were a deeper reason for it, but I guess you are right :).
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#6 Posted : Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:17:24 AM(UTC)
Side quest: Hoonigan's RS200 is now in Forzashop for 999. There are now plenty of RS200 beeing auctioned for cheaper than the Gymkhana 10 Ford Focus.
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#7 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:33:03 AM(UTC)
Have you completed skill streak? The chapter with the Bugatti EB110 where you have to get 45 near misses was maddening because of the random amount of road traffic and rewind glitching the traffic or taking away misses nowhere near the point you rewound to. I can't count how many times there would be loads of traffic on the opposite side of the highway and absolutely none on my side for the entire length of the highway. I'm sure I did that chapter hundreds of times listening to the car screaming in 3rd or 4th gear before lucking out with the traffic quantity and placement. It's entirely random. I wouldn't sell the car for 20 million. It should have come with 20 million for finishing that awful story chapter.

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