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The Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition (abbreviated as R8 e-tron SE), also known as the Audi R8 e-tron Custom Edition (abbreviated as R8 e-tron CE), is a special fictional tuned version of the Audi R8 e-tron made exclusively for Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Description

The Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition has the following modifications:

  • Custom wide body kit (similar to a Liberty Walk body kit) and spoiler
  • Custom taillights (similar to the 2009 Audi R8 e-tron Concept)
  • Central nitro exhaust (instead of twin exhausts in the base model)
  • Gold-rimmed wheels
  • Custom livery
    • Metallic Red body color
    • Black and Gold stripes
    • The Chinese New Year zodiac sign of the car's release: the Dog
  • Upgraded electric motors and batteries

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Summary

The Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition is a mid Class A car added in the Fall Out Boy Update with the following rank statistics:

  • Starting rank: 459
    • This gives the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition the lowest stock rank in the game, even lower than the Dodge Dart GT's 505 and the Ford F-150's 506.
    • This was changed to 852 in the Fast Lane Update.
  • MAX rank: 1357 (+898)
    • This is the lowest in all of Class A. With a difference of 898, the R8 e-tron SE has the largest MAX upgrade rank increase out of all vehicles in the game.
    • This was changed to 1332 (+480) in the Fast Lane Update.
  • PRO rank: 797 (+338)
    • With a difference of 338, the R8 e-tron SE also has the largest PRO rank increase out of all vehicles in the game.
    • This was changed to 1192 (+340) in the Fast Lane Update.
  • MAX+PRO rank: 1695
  • Tuning Kit bonus: +95
    • This gives the e-tron SE (along with the Ford F-150) a huge Tuning Kit bonus, second only to the Renault DeZir's +128. This is also the highest of any Class A car.
    • This was changed to +129 (the highest of any car in the game) in the Fast Lane Update.
  • Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 1236
    • This gives the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition the highest stock-to-MAX+PRO rank spread in the game. The Tuning Kit adds +95 for a further rank delta of 1331.
    • This was changed to 820 in the Fast Lane Update.
  • Upgrade rank percentages: 10/50/10/30
    • This was changed to 1/87/1/11 in the Fast Lane Update.
  • Nitro Efficiency: 5/7.5/10

Performance

The Audi R8 e-tron SE, as with the other Special Edition vehicles, sports a number of traits improved over its base model:

  • The faster acceleration, even if not at the standards of a McLaren MP4/8 or a Rezvani Beast Alpha, allows the e-tron SE to outrun much of its competition.
  • The total speed of 477.1 km/h (296.5 mph) may look lackluster for a Class A vehicle, but at multiplayer tunes, this speed enables the e-tron SE to reach much higher speeds compared to similarly ranked cars.
  • The improved handling also allows the e-tron SE to take fast and slow bends without drifting. This and its extremely sharp drifting ease maneuvering on all tracks. Drifting to take a sharp corner, however, can lead to oversteering if not approached correctly.

Combined with its outstanding nitro efficiency, the e-tron SE is a truly versatile and all-rounded car. It can be considered to be a Class A version of the Koenigsegg One:1 with a slightly lower total speed (the latter has 298.2 mph/480.1 km/h) with a trade-off of higher nitro efficiency and faster acceleration. With the Halloween Update, the e-tron SE's stability was further upgraded.

The R8 e-tron SE is the second fastest non-Elite Special Edition car in the game, behind the TVR Sagaris Special Edition.

Usage (Multiplayer)

General Guide

The Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition is a deadly car for multiplayer. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, which has a wide tuning range as well, at lower ranks the e-tron SE is currently the best MP car below the ranks of 1350.

When MP-tuning the e-tron SE, top speed is the highest priority, given its massive increase from stock (200.1 km/h; 124.2 mph) to MAX+PRO (392.2 km/h; 243.5 mph).

Conversely, upgrading nitro leads to diminishing returns, despite the excellent nitro efficiency of 5/7.5/10, as the resulting increase in rank is too large proportionally to the gain in speed. A MAX 0505 PRO 5050 tuning is a case in point: compared to the 0500-5050 below, it adds 269 to the rank but only adds 15.8 km/h (9.8 mph) to the total speed.

Any MAX 0x00 PRO 5050 tune (where x is any level from 0 to 5) is optimally effective. A few tuning examples:

  • MAX 0400 PRO 5050 = 976 (prior to the Fast Lane Update) (421 km/h / 261 mph)
  • MAX 0400 PRO 5050 = 1448 (after the Fast Lane Update) (385 km/h / 239 mph no TK)
    • This is possibly the best tune for the e-tron SE, with a speed-to-rank ratio of 0.431 metric speed units per rank point. However, it is not enough to beat the final AI of the R&D event.
  • MAX 0500 PRO 5050 = 1111 (451 km/h; 280 mph)
    • Another optimal tune, popular for being the bare minimum to pass the R&D without skipping any tests. This has a speed-to-rank ratio of 0.406 metric speed units per rank point. As an exception, there has been a single verifiable case of success at 0500 4050.
  • MAX 0500 PRO 5055 = 1178 (456.2 km/h; 283.5 mph)
    • The disproportion between rank and nitro, albeit still present, becomes less pronounced when boosting nitro with PRO upgrades instead of MAX ones.
  • MAX 5505 PRO 5555 = 1605 (477.1 km/h; 296.5 mph)
    • Higher ranked tunes allow for easier driving experience and higher point gains in MP. The maxed out acceleration brings forth a head start likely to beat BMW 3.0 CSL Hommages.

At ranks of 1350-1600, the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition, while still very competitive, can be beaten on certain tracks by various prevalent cars at this range, due to its lower total speed of 477.1 km/h (296.5 mph) at rank 1513; a Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS and Porsche Carrera GT at ranks 1450 and 1449, for example, reach 490.6 km/h (304.8 mph) and 483.9 km/h (300.5 mph), respectively. However, given the e-tron SE's good acceleration and drifting, it can still beat most other cars of similar rank on short and/or twisty tracks. In general, it is recommended to keep the e-tron SE's rank under 1500 to harness its full potential.

Above rank 1600, the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition loses most of its usefulness. Even though its superb acceleration and nitro duration allow it to challenge cars with similarly ranked tuning setups like the Aston Martin Vulcan, Arrinera Hussarya GT, SIN R1, Apollo Intensa Emozione, and McLaren Mercedes MP4-25, it is bound to face stiffer competition from highly tuned Vulcans, R1s, McLaren 720S's, Carrera GTs, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommages, and the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4; these cars have similar handling traits, but a significantly higher (up to 34.4 km/h or 21.4 mph) top speed.

September 2018 Heatwave Season

In the Heatwave Multiplayer Season, released on August 30, 2018, which made the Multiplayer matchmaking based on the vehicle's top speed instead of vehicle's rank, all of the multiplayer tunes for the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition were rendered useless. It still remained competitive, but had to compete with other Class A and S vehicles instead of low-ranked Class D and C, meaning it would be pitted against the likes of the Lamborghini Egoista, Ferrari 330 P4, Pagani Huayra BC, and even the McLaren P1™ GTR, all of which possess similar acceleration but higher overall total speeds (and raw speeds except in the case of the Egoista and Huayra BC) although the R8 e-tron SE has higher nitro efficiency than these four vehicles. Even its tune of 1111 (MAX 0500 + PRO 5050) would result in it facing a fully PRO McLaren MP4/8, which possesses a similar top speed, but much faster acceleration to the point of the R8 e-tron SE only being able to catch up and/or overtake should the MP4/8's driver make a mistake or two.

Fast Lane Update

The Audi R8 e-tron SE is still competitive, but no longer dominant in Multiplayer due to its rank being greatly changed. At lower ranks, it may face competition from the ED Design Torq, McLaren M14A, and even the Ariel Atom V8.

Usage (Other)

The Audi R8 e-tron SE is a poor choice for the majority of A-Class TLEs owing to its inferior top speed to many other top-end cars with otherwise similar stats. For example, the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 is a direct improvement over the e-tron SE except for nitro duration. It is, however, the best vehicle to use in Audi-only events, and also an ideal choice for events involving electric vehicles, even better than the Vanda Electrics Dendrobium, nanoFlowcell QUANT FE, and in some cases, the Rimac Concept S. The e-tron SE is also occasionally featured as the dominant car in its rank bracket.

An alternative use for a fully upgraded R8 SE is grinding A8Credits at its Mastery Challenge 15, with profitability comparable to the McLaren 675LT but inferior to those of the 2018 McLaren X2, McLaren MP4-31, and Weber Faster One. Unlike these cars, it uses a Classic race instead of the usual Unplugged or Flawless race types, making the race even easier.

Price and Availability

When it was first released during the Fall Out Boy Update, the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition could only be obtained by completing its Research & Development event. As of the Fifth Anniversary Update, it can be assembled with 150 of its common-rarity Blueprints — the highest number of blueprints required to assemble any vehicle, beating the Lamborghini Huracán's 145. Assembly takes 8 hours to finish and can be skipped for up to A8Tokens 353​. However, BPs for the car have been made unavailable at some point, rendering the car impossible to obtain outside of its R&D event once more.

Blueprints for the R8 e-tron Special Edition were made available in the 5th Anniversary event, with each Expert Bundle awarding 1-7 BPs, and in the February 2019 rerun of the Snowflurry Festival, with each Starter Snowflurry Bundle awarding 1 BP.

As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost A8Credits 1,435,000​ while Pro Kits require A8Credits 477,600​, 18 of each Class A Part, 12 Early & Initial Techs each, 24 Mid-Techs, and 12 Advanced Techs and 28 Legendary Electric Engines.

Research & Development

Audi R8 e-tron SE R&D Promo
Main article: Research & Development/Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition

The Audi R8 e-tron SE's R&D was first held on February 12, 2018 during the Fall Out Boy Update. The event spans 4 Labs and 50 Tests with a time limit of 10 days.

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