Alps is a location in the Asphalt series. In real life the Alps are one of the great mountain range systems of Europe stretching approximately 1,200 km (750 mi) consisting of 8 Alpine countries: France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Slovenia.
Asphalt 7: Heat
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Based in Switzerland like its predecessor, this rendition of the Alps has two tracks:
- Alps – The regular route. The weather is set on a day with a clear blue sky.
- Alps Reverse – The reverse route, with the same starting point. The major differences are that a snowstorm has covered the area, thus making the sky look dreary, and that the big jump is inaccessible.
On both tracks, the Start Line is in the same location.
On the regular version, the race begins on a section of road lined with flags for the racing events held there and flags for the host country. This is near what appears to be a bridge that is under construction, as evidenced by the presence of cranes in the area and some unassembled building materials.
Following a left turn that allows for wider drifting, the road bifurcates into two possible routes: on the right is a long straight path that has curved ramps on both sides of the track(only on the regular version) which is scattered with destructible boulders, and on the left is a curved path which has a partial landslide as an obstacle in the road.
The two split roads re-unite and take the race over a stretch of track which leads to a winding white bridge. Here, there are numerous ramps and ledges to facilitate stunts, barrel rolls, flat spins and air-speed maneuvers. Vehicles with lower speeds are advised to take extra care when attempting to launch from the first ramp adjacent to the upper section of the bridge, as their lower jump clearance can often result in a wreck.
While racing across the aforementioned bridge, an avalanche will occur. The avalanche itself is completely harmless to the player and does not affect their vehicle in any way, however the brief reduced visibility it causes can pose risks of colliding with unseen traffic.
The track splits again, but this time into three possible routes: on the left is the shortest route through a covered tunnel that leads straight towards the Finish Line, in the middle is a slightly-hidden detour that leads off a steep jump that takes the player right above the first route on the left (only on the regular version), and on the right is the longest route that leads through a picturesque traditional village that comprises several log cabins and chalets, as well as a ski resort. All three paths lead towards the Finish Line.
Towards the end of the race, another avalanche will occur. This one simply pushes any traffic out of the way and also does not pose any danger.
Moving cable cars, paragliders and red helicopters can be seen in the skies above the track, especially in pre-and post-race cutscenes.
Every Christmas season, the Alps becomes filled with Christmas decorations. Christmas boxes and other decorations fill the route, with additional boxes allowing for more City Havocs than normal.
Currently the shortest Original Track in the game, the Alps track is only 2.834 mi (4.562 km) long.
The following vehicles have their banners depicted in the Alps:
- Mazda 6
- Honda S2000
- Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI
- McLaren M14A
- Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV)
- Sbarro GT1
- Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
- Spada Codatronca TSS
- Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG
- Pagani Zonda R
- McLaren 570S
- McLaren 650S GT3
- Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
- Lamborghini Huracán
- nanoFlowcell QUANT FE
- Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package
- The Alps track is not an ideal track for aggressive players as caution must be taken when jumping near one of the bridges or while drifting near hard turns.
- Vehicles with balanced stats or above average handling are able to race the track with little to no wrecks.
- Class D cars may not have enough speed to transition to the main bridge or keep up after wrecking.
- Cars with very fast acceleration like the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 or Renault Alpine Celebration are recommended, as this is a short track.
The Alps track reuses its layout from Azure Coast, but with an additional route.
- It is recommended to use cars with superb nitro efficiency and decent handling to tackle the hairpin curve series that comes up towards the end of the track.
Introduced in the Asphalt Xtreme Alps Update, the track is identical to its Asphalt 8: Airborne rendition but now with significantly more snowfall and different starting points.
Alps has 4 variants:
- Mountain Village
- High Altitude
- Off-Piste Race
- Through the Avalanche
- The red helicopters that can be seen flying overhead and off in the distance appear to be based on the Rega, (German: Schweizerische Rettungsflugwacht, French: Garde aérienne suisse de sauvetage, Rega) which is an air rescue service that provides emergency medical assistance in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
- The traffic that is pushed off the road by the second avalanche is not solid, and will ghost through the player's vehicle if it crosses the traffic fast enough at the right moment. This is best observed using a vehicle that can reach speeds of at least 450 km/h.
- From August 3 to August 30, 2018, an advertising campaign for Asphalt 9: Legends was featured in the form of billboards in various locations across both versions of the track.
|Race Tracks in Asphalt 7: Heat|
|Alps • Havana • Hawaii • London • Los Angeles • Miami • Moscow • Nassau • New Orleans • New York • Nismo Race Track • Paris • Reykjavík • Rio • Shanghai • Tokyo|
|Race Tracks in Asphalt 8: Airborne|
|Original Tracks||Nevada • Iceland • Tokyo • French Guiana • London • Barcelona • Alps • Venice • Azure Coast|
|Time-Released Tracks||The Great Wallg • Dubaid • San Diego Harbors • Sector 8w • Tenerifet • Area 51sg • Rio de Janeiror • Patagonialny • Munich Subwaymn • Transylvaniah • Orbital Loop6th|
|g - The Great Wall Update, d - Dubai Update, s - San Diego Harbor Update, w - Winter Update, t - Tenerife Update, sg - Santa's Gift Update, r - Rio de Janeiro Update, lny - Lunar New Year 2017 Update, mn - Munich Update|
|Race Tracks in Asphalt Nitro|
|Original Tracks||Nevada • Alps • Iceland • China • Brazil|
|Race Tracks in Asphalt Xtreme|
|Original Tracks||Gobi • Phuket • Nile Valley • Svalbard • Detroit|
|Update-Released Tracks||Alps • Coachella Valley • Nepal|