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The Buick Avista Concept is a concept 2+2 coupe built by Buick, first unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on January 10, 2016. It debuted in Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Description

The exterior, finished in superior blue, boasts a low-slung flowing pillarless coupe design with a sloping fastback roof. The front fascia is said to have been inspired by the 1954 Buick Wildcat II concept car. On the inside, the seats are upholstered in mist gray leather, complete with carbon fiber aluminium accents to give the driver's compartment a more sporty appearance. The dashboard features a wide touchscreen previewing a "future version" of Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system. The doors and interior components were 3D-printed.

The Avista concept car is related to the Cadillac ATS-V and sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro by sharing the same rear-wheel-drive Alpha platform. Its chassis utilizes Magnetic Ride Control to provide more precise handling. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 400 hp, backed by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Its engine comes equipped with cylinder deactivation to improve fuel efficiency.

The concept car was met with critical acclaim, winning the 2016 EyesOn Design award (also won by the Buick Avenir in the previous year), as well as being named "Best Future Concept" by The Detroit News. The fastback concept was applauded for its perfectly proportioned rear-drive stance.

Although the car was merely intended as a design study, GM was reportedly thinking about putting the Avista or a similar car into production, according to a Buick representative. If produced, it is likely to retain the platform and engine from the concept. A new report stated that GM is reconsidering the Avista for production as a new halo vehicle for Buick, citing the great fanfare generated by its introduction at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Avista nameplate, taken from vista (sight in Italian), was previously filed for trademark registration by General Motors on September 22, 2015.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

A8 Avista stats (MP KMH)

Summary

The Buick Avista Concept was added in the Lunar New Year 2017 Update as a high-end Class D car with the following statistics:

  • Starting rank: 1075
  • MAX rank: 1254 (+179)
  • MAX+PRO rank: 1370 (+116)
  • Tuning Kit bonus: +41
  • Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 295
  • Upgrade rank percentages: 20/25/20/35
  • Nitro Efficiency: 6/12/16

Performance

Despite the Avista's maximum rank being the highest for Class D without Elite tuning, it can only compete with the SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI as an Elite version with faster acceleration and improved nitro efficiency of 6/12/16 over the former's 8/13/18. The mismatch between the rating and performance is due to an overemphasis on acceleration. While by no means mediocre, it is still in practice slower than the Mazda RX-8 and Donkervoort D8 GTO as both cars have additional performance to back up their acceleration. The RX-8 has a higher top speed and better handling while the D8 GTO is unrivaled in terms of acceleration and nitro durations at (4/8/12). The nanoFlowcell QUANTINO is also faster than the Avista due to its superior total speed, handling, and nitro efficiency.

Additionally, due to the Avista's comparatively large size and weight to the RX-8 and D8 GTO, it suffers from poor handling and a wide drift radius, making technical tracks such as Sector 8, Venice and Dubai harder to navigate through. While it is capable of mid-drift boosting, it is still inferior to the RX-8 and QUANTINO.

Official review

This is the official review of the Buick Acosta Concept on the Asphalt YouTube channel, made by Viesky Hypersonic and published on February 5, 2017:

Time to reach end of Tokyo straight: 9.000s

Perfect nitro duration: 9.110s

Triple nitro duration: 6.350s

Ice Cave lap time: 1.25.41s

Final verdict: "This car has a good acceleration and competitive handling performance, quick drifting is very easy with the Avista. It is definitely a useful car to own!"

Usage

The Avista is only a collectors car as it cannot compete with any of its aforementioned rivals and is similarly useless in Events. Furthermore, the Avista does not appear in any collection.


Price

The Avista originally costs A8Credits 335,000 or A8Tokens 2,050 to buy. It was increased to A8Credits 425,000 or A8Tokens 2,400 on January 19, 2018 (it costs A8Tokens 2,400 without a credits option for accounts made after November 13, 2017 until the price change).

As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost A8Credits 736,000 while Pro Kits require A8Credits 245,600, 40 of each Class D Part, 50 Early & Initial Techs each, and 40 V8 Engines.


Cars/Bikes in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Class D
Dodge Dart GT Audi R8 e-tron Tesla Model S Cadillac ATS Suzuki GSX-R750 Cadillac XTS Ford F-150 Scion FR-S Mini Cooper S Roadster Kawasaki Z800 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Renault CLIO R.S. 200 EDC Renault DeZir Peugeot RCZ R DS 3 Racing Audi S4 Nissan 370Z Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 1967 Chevrolet Impala 2015 Ford Mustang Nissan Juke NISMO Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2016 Veloce Porsche 959 Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ Ferrari 308 GTS Geely GC9 BMW M3 Sedan Mazda 6 Honda S2000 nanoFlowcell QUANTINO Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI Alfa Romeo 4C Mazda RX-8 Donkervoort D8 GTO Buick Avista Concept Hyundai i30 N Ariel Atom V8
Class C
Audi RS 3 Sportback Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive Audi TTS Coupé Chevrolet Camaro GS Ford Focus RS KTM 1290 Super Duke R Lamborghini Urus Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic Datsun 280Z Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Infiniti FX50 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Lotus Exige S Coupe Yamaha YZF-R6 BMW M2 Audi RS 4 Avant Ferrari 612 Scaglietti BMW M1 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Acura NSX 2005 SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Porsche 718 Boxster S Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Jaguar F-Type R Equus Bass 770 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Buick Riviera Felino cB7 Lamborghini Miura Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI Vencer Sarthe McLaren M14A Pininfarina H2 Speed AC 378 GT Z MV Agusta F4 1000 R ED Design Torq Mitsubishi Eclipse Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV) Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series Sbarro GT1 Renault Alpine Celebration Nissan 370Z Special Edition Sbarro Sparta Renault Trezor Maserati Alfieri Honda Civic Type R
Class B
DS Survolt Aston Martin DB9 Coupé Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Maserati GranTurismo Sport Lotus Evora Enduro GT Bentley Continental GT V8 Ducati Monster 1200 Ferrari Testarossa Aston Martin V12 Zagato Aston Martin V12 Vantage BMW M6 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Nissan GT-R (R35) Mazda Furai Porsche Cayman GT4 Honda Integra Type-R Yamaha FZ-10 Audi R8 LMS Ultra Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari F40 Spada Codatronca TSS Mercedes-Benz Biome Shelby Cobra 427 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Rinspeed zaZen Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Ford Shelby GT500 Maserati MC12 Ferrari 599XX Rimac Concept One Peugeot SR1 Ducati XDiavel S Spyker C8 Preliator ONUK Sazan LM Arrinera Hussarya Ferrari F50 McLaren MP4/8 Chevrolet SS Kepler Motion Mercedes-AMG GT3 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Lotus Evora Sport 410 TVR Sagaris Ferrari GTC4Lusso BMW M2 Special Edition BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Falcon F7 Lamborghini Estoque Apollo N Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Holden Coupe 60 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series BMW i8 Coupe SCG 003S Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640
Class A
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Ford 2006 GT Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Ferrari F430 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Ducati SuperSport S Marussia B2 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition Chevrolet Corvette C7 McLaren 12C Spider Pagani Zonda R Ferrari F12berlinetta Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo BMW S 1000 RR Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Lucra L148 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Jaguar C-X75 Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS Ferrari LaFerrari Mazzanti Evantra RUF RT 12 S Savage Rivale GTR Ferrari FF Lamborghini Asterion Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition McLaren P1™ Tramontana XTR McLaren 570S Volkswagen W12 Nissan GT-R NISMO Zenvo ST1 McLaren 650S GT3 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 TVR Sagaris Special Edition Sbarro Alcador Ferrari 330 P4 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Lamborghini Aventador Coupé Jaguar XJ220S McLaren 675LT Mosler GT3 Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 Rezvani Beast Alpha McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 SIN R1 Aston Martin One-77 Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid Rimac Concept S McLaren 720S Rezvani Beast X Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS Infiniti Vision GT BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage
Class S
Lamborghini Veneno Pagani Huayra GTA Spano RUF CTR 3 Lamborghini Huracán Suzuki Hayabusa Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning W Motors Lykan HyperSport SSC Tuatara nanoFlowcell QUANT FE Koenigsegg Agera R Chrysler ME412 Vanda Electrics Dendrobium Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR my2017 SSC Ultimate Aero XT Lamborghini Egoista Peugeot Onyx Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Hennessey Venom GT Koenigsegg One:1 2015 GTA Spano McLaren F1 XP-5 9FF GT9 VMAX Ferrari Enzo Ferrari Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package Ferrari F60 America Cadillac 16 Concept Porsche Carrera GT Weber Faster One GT by CITROEN Lamborghini Aventador SV Pagani Huayra BC McLaren P1™ GTR Mosler Super GT Mosler Land Shark Arrinera Hussarya GT Aston Martin Vulcan TRION NEMESIS Kawasaki Ninja H2R W Motors Fenyr Supersport Ferrari 488 Pista Lightning LS-218 HTT Pléthore LC 750 Renault Sport R.S. 01 Zeus Twelve Sigma Apollo Intensa Emozione McLaren MP4-31 Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition Arash AF10 2018 McLaren X2 McLaren 600LT Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 Devel Sixteen Prototype