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This is a glossary of Asphalt-specific terms. For comments, go to the talk page.

A

A0A0
Short for 10-0-10-0. Denotes a →tune for a vehicle that has 10 upgrade levels, using the hexadecimal numeral A for 10.
A8 (Asphalt 8)
The Asphalt 8 game.
A9 (Asphalt 9)
The Asphalt 9 game.
AI (Artificial intelligence)
A term used by Asphalt 8 for the final computer-driven opponent at the end of test tiers in Research & Development events ("Final AI"). Also used by players to denote every other computer-driven oppponent in the game.
AHGT (Arrinera Hussarya GT)
A car in Asphalt 8.
AIE (Apollo Intensa Emozione)
A car in Asphalt 8.
ARSE (Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition)
An →OP car in Asphalt 8. Often used in a pejorative way with a reference to both human buttocks and the sometimes rude behavior of drivers of this car in multiplayer races.
AT (Advanced Tech)
A Pro Kit card in Asphalt 8.

B

Backflip
A figure performed by Asphalt 8 bikes by triggering →super-charged mode on a flat ramp. Performing a backflip does not count as a stunt, but is required for certain Festival quests.
Boat
A car with a distinctly sluggish handling, such as the Cadillac 16 Concept or the NanoFlowcell QUANT FE.
Bonus
See
1. →Daily Bonus
2. →Global bonus
3. →Risk bonus
BP (Blueprint)
A game element in many Asphalt games.
Bully Car (Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS)
A once-dominant contender in Asphalt 8. Often used pejoratively to refer to the occasional bullying behavior of this car's owners in multiplayer races.

C

Card doubling
See →extra card.
Carrot
Nickname for the 2018 McLaren X2 among some players, due to the car's striking orange paintjob.
CB (→Cheaterboard)
CC (Customer Care)
Gameloft's support team for solving players' problems with the games.
Charged
An addtional Nitro type for Asphalt 8 bikes. Driving with activated Nitro, knocking down other racers and performing stunts or →Tilt Jumps fills the purple bar under the yellow Nitro bar. If it is full, the bike is in charged mode. Firing nitro during the white zone of the bar triggers →super-charged mode, an equivalent to →Perfect Nitro, but even faster.
Cheaterboard
An alternative leaderboard in Asphalt 8 where players are moved for 24 hours when a server-based algorithm suspects them of fraud.
CL (Champion League)
A level in Multiplayer League.
Cockroach
A nickname, sometimes used endearingly, for the ED Design Torq. (Originated, according to some sources, by the overall design of the car's bodywork.)
Coin
An in-game currency for Festival special events.
CRE (Custom Racing Engine)
A Pro Kit card in Asphalt 8.
Credit
An in-game currency.

D

Daily Bonus
An incentive system in Asphalt 8 and Asphalt Xtreme granting rewards for daily logins.
DB (→Double boosted)
DC (Double Credits)
A type of booster.
Donkey
Nickname for the Donkervoort D8 GTO.
Double boosted
The strategy of using a Nitro Starter and Tuning Kit at the same time to set a faster lap time in Events and Season 9. See also →unboosted and →triple boosted.
Double technique
See →extra card.
Drift-boosting
A driving technique of negotiating corners more tightly and with minimal speed loss by repeating a quick sequence of braking and triple-tap nitro.
Drop rate
Common but unofficial term that denotes the expected value of the average relative frequency of an item. Example: The percentages of cards granted by a Pro Kit Box when a large number of boxes is openend. Not to be confused with →probability.

E

EB (Engine Box)
A Pro Kit Box in Asphalt 8, also used as "EB1" for Engine Box 1 etc.
ED (Exclusive Deals)
Limited time offers as an alternative option to Pro Kit Boxes.
EDD (Enduro Double Down)
A type of special event in Asphalt 8.
ET (Extra Tank)
A type of booster.
Event
1. A time-limited event (TLE).
2. A special event like Championship, Research & Development or Enduro Double Down.
3. An outcome of an experiment in probability theory.
Extra card
A feature in Asphalt 8 that grants an additional card for opened Pro Kit Boxes twice per day by watching an ad. Introduced with the 2019 Spring Update, it gives players the opportunity to double a desired card if they open a box that only contains one specific card.

F

Fake speed
The speed value shown in the speedometer and in the garage stats when it does not match the practical or effective speed, i.e. the speed that the affected vehicle moves at when run against others sporting similar values. See this chart for all known discrepant values.
Farming
Commonly known also as "grinding", is the practice of repetitively playing one or more in-game elements (such as Season 9 races and formerly, Mastery Challenges) over a period of time (usually several hours) to build up on resources such as Credits.
Festival
A type of special event in Asphalt 8.
FIV8 (Forced-Induction V8)
A Pro Kit card in Asphalt 8.
FLU (Fast Lane Update)
Incidentally also short for influenza, a widespread and potentially deadly disease.
Focus meter
A purple bar with three white zones shown on the left side of the screen when a bike performs a straight jump in Asphalt 8. By tapping on the screen during the white zones, players can trigger a stunt.
FUGL©
Short, usually exclamatory, for "Go fornicate yourselves Gameloft!".

G

GL (Gameloft)
The producer of the Asphalt games.
Global bonus
A bonus in Asphalt 8 multiplayer mode that adds 0, 25 or 50 % of the earned →race points following a weekly pattern.
Greedloft
A name to call Gameloft for being greedy.
Grinding
See →farming.

H

Hidden max rank
The rank required to unlock the Season 9 race of an Asphalt 8 car that has only pro and no max upgrades (mostly Formula 1 cars). As Season 9 races require a →max, but not necessarily a max pro car, the hidden max rank is lower then full →pro.

I

IAP (In-App Purchases)
Also known as "micro-transactions", are virtual goods bought from within any of the games. They can include content such as vehicles, Credits, Tokens and special time-limited offers.

K

KD (Knockdown)
A gameplay element in the Asphalt series. It involves the use of force to forcefully wreck another racer and set them back in the race.

L

LEE (Legendary Electric Engine)
A Pro Kit card in Asphalt 8.

M

Matchmaking
The automatic selection process of grouping vehicles of similar performance for a multiplayer race. As vehicles are usually matched by rank and not by speed, the →tune of a vehicle becomes important.
Max, to max
A maxed vehicle has all its upgrades increased to the highest possible level. Often used in combination with →pro ("max pro").
Max pro, to max pro
A max pro vehicle has all its upgrades and Pro Kits increased to the highest possible level.
MC (Mastery Challenge)
An abbreviation used by players to denote a race in Mastery, mostly combined with a number, e. g. "MC12".
Microdrifting
See →Drift-boosting.
MM (→Matchmaking)
MP (multiplayer)
A game mode.
MT (Mid-Tech)
A Pro Kit card in Asphalt 8.

N

NS (Nitro Starter)
A type of booster.

O

OP
1. (overpowered) - an adjective for a vehicle that has an edge in multiplayer races for being significantly faster than similarly ranked vehicles.
2. (original poster) - referring to a person who wrote the first post in a comment or forum thread; also "original post" (non-Asphalt-specific).

P

PCGT (Porsche Carrera GT)
A car in Asphalt 8.
Perfect Nitro
A Nitro type for Asphalt 8 vehicles activated by firing Nitro during the red zone of the Nitro bar.
Pig
Nickname for the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage among some players, due to the front grille's resemblance to a pig's snout.
Pro, to pro
A "proed" (also "pro'd" due to pronunciation) vehicle has all its Pro Kits increased to the highest possible level. Often used in combination with →max ("max pro").
Probability
The likelihood that an event will occur, for example obtaining a certain card from a Pro Kit Box, when only one box is opened. Not to be confused with →drop rate.
Punch-drifting
See →Drift-boosting.

Q

QC (Quality Check)
An item to be collected on track during Research & Development events in order to achieve test goals.
QSR (Quick Solo Race)
A solo racing mode in Asphalt 8 which is also playable offline. Credits are not awarded in this mode.

R

R&D (Research & Development)
A type of special event in Asphalt 8.
Race bonus
See →risk bonus.
Race point
A quasi-currency in Asphalt 8 multiplayer mode to claim rewards like →Credits, →Tokens and Multiplayer Boxes. Risking race points grants a →risk bonus. Not to be confused with →rating points.
Rating point
A quasi-currency in Asphalt 8 multiplayer mode to classify players in different leagues according to their accumulated rating points. Not to be confused with →race points.
RB (Random Box)
A Pro Kit Box in Asphalt 8, also used as "RB1" for Random Box 1 etc.
Rebalance
Euphemism for to forcibly change thoroughly both vehicle stats, namely ranks and upgrade percentages, and game economy relative values. (Used by Gameloft since the Fast Lane Update as they purportedly keep making the game more enjoyable and competitive.)
Risk bonus
A bonus in Asphalt 8 multiplayer mode that adds 25, 50, 75 or 100 % of the earned →race points if a player risks them for the following race.

S

Shaving Blade
Nickname for the 2018 McLaren X2 among some players. This is due to its resemblance to the personal grooming tool, specifically when the car is viewed from above.
SkidLaren
Nickname for McLaren vehicles in Asphalt 8 (including Formula Ones) due to their skittish nature and high tendency to skid at random. This issue was addressed in the Halloween Update.
Speed modification
See →fake speed.
SRE (Serial Racing Engine)
A Pro Kit card in Asphalt 8.
SRKB (Super Racer Kit Box)
A Pro Kit Box in Asphalt 8. Discontinued as of the 2019 Spring Update.
Star
A quasi-currency in Asphalt 8 and a way to upgrade vehicles in Asphalt 9.
Super-charged
An addtional Nitro type for Asphalt 8 bikes achieved by firing Nitro during the white zone of the purple bar in →charged mode. It is the equivalent to →Perfect Nitro, but even faster. Entering super-charged mode while driving straight triggers a →Wheelie on the ground and a →Backflip on a flat ramp.
SV (Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV)
A car in Asphalt 8.

T

Team boosting
In Multiplayer, a covenant among players who take turns running free and ticketed races, whereby free racers, which do not have rating points to lose, hinder outsiders (by blocking or knocking them down) so that ticketed teammates can place better.
Tilt Jump
A figure performed by Asphalt 8 bikes by driving over a curved ramp. Performing a Tilt Jump does not count as a stunt, but is required for certain R&D tests.
TK (Tuning Kit)
A type of booster.
TLE (Time-limited event)
A type of short events in Asphalt 8 that can be reached via the Events button on the home screen.
Token
An in-game currency.
Total speed
The maximum speed a vehicle can attain and sustain. It is given by the sum, multiplied by the fake speed factor when applicable, of the top speed and nitro stats as displayed in the garage with a Tuning Kit deployed. (Not to be confused with "top speed" or derivatives such as "raw top speed".)
TOU (Token-only upgrade)
An upgrade for an Asphalt 8 vehicle that, in the absence of unspent free-upgrade rewards, can only be paid for with Tokens, sometimes in the order of a few thousands.
Triple boosted
The strategy of using a Nitro Starter, Tuning Kit and Extra Tank at the same time to set the fastest possible lap time in Events and Season 9. See also →double boosted and →unboosted.
Tune
A combination of upgrade and Pro Kit settings for a vehicle in order to increase its competitiveness, namely for multiplayer races.

U

Unboosted
The strategy of setting a lap time without the use of a Nitro Starter, Tuning Kit or Extra Tank in Events and Season 9. See also →double boosted and →triple boosted.
Upgrade rank percentage
The weight in percents assigned by design to each one of the four major parameters of a vehicle (acceleration, top speed, handling, nitro) in the rank spread between stock and max-pro tunes. See the percentages page for a back-calculation method and all known weightings.

W

Wheelie
1. Bike: A technique of only keeping the rear wheel of a bike on the ground, achieved by driving straight and firing nitro during the white zone of the purple bar in →charged mode. If the bike is on a flat ramp, a →Backflip is performed instead.
2. Car: A trick of only keeping the rear wheel(s) of a car on the ground while drifting through the spiral of Sector 8.
WSMP (World Series Multiplayer)
The original multiplayer mode in Asphalt 8 that has been phased out in favour of the Multiplayer League mode.

X

X0X0
Short for 10-0-10-0. Denotes a →tune for a vehicle that has 10 upgrade levels, mixing Roman numeral X (for ten) with Arabic 0 (for zero). As х is the most used placeholder for unknown or arbitrary values, the preferred notation is the unambiguous and compact hexadecimal →A0A0.
X2 (2018 McLaren X2)
A car in Asphalt 8.
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