Enduro Double Down
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is the eighth Enduro Double Down-unlockable car and was released as part of the Car Blueprints Update in Asphalt 8: Airborne. Players are given 7 days to start the event and 7 days to complete it. It was held on May 8, 2017 following the Lotus Evora Sport 410's Research & Development event. A revival was held on December 4, 2017 along with the Honda Civic Type R's Championship.
There are 10 Tiers and 59 Challenges.
Enduro Points Table
|350||5,000 + 15 [+ EDD Rookie Box (3 cards)[rewards 1]]|
|1,000||10,000 + 25|
|1,500||15,000 + EDD Rookie Box (3 cards)|
|4,000||20,000 + EDD Rookie Box (3 cards)|
|6,500||25,000 + 50 + EDD Advanced Box (5 cards)|
|10,000||55 + EDD Rookie Box (3 cards)|
|12,000||Chevrolet Corvette C7||50,000|
|14,000||45,000 + 55|
|16,000||50,000 + EDD Rookie Box (3 cards)|
|25,000||100 + EDD Advanced Box (5 cards)|
|35,000||Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI||150,000|
|50,000||200 + EDD Professional Box (9 cards)|
|60,000||Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport|
Total amount of rewards:
- 585,000( 785,000 if the player already has the Corvette C7 and Golf)
- 31 cards from EDD Boxes
- Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
- At least, on the revival during December 2017
- Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (Boss car)
- 1967 Chevrolet Impala†
- Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI (reward car)
- Maserati MC12
- Chevrolet SS
- Chevrolet Corvette C7† (reward car)
- Chevrolet Corvette C3
- Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS※
- 9FF GT9 VMAX※
- ※ Denotes a car that appears later on in the EDD.
- † Denotes a car that becomes unusable later on in the EDD (after the difficulty changes).
Strategy Notes / Tips
- If the player avoids the challenges for a particular car early on in the EDD, the game may end up giving them a choice with both races using the same car later on. If the player has a sufficiently long streak of completed races, the reroll for a choice will still show the same options.
- Just like the BXR Bailey Blade GT1, Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid, Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV, and Sbarro Sparta, the Corvette Grand Sport is an Elite Car, so it is highly recommended to tune up the car after a few races to avoid running the risk of doing a race in a car with a red condition bar. Like the previous EDD, the player has one other Elite car to deal with: the 1967 Chevrolet Impala.
- The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport EDD lasts only 7 days, making it the EDD with the most restrictive time limit, meaning that if the player feels like (s)he is running out of time, then (s)he can spend tokens to auto-pass challenges or refill invitations as a last resort.
- Be careful when using a stock 2016 Camaro SS or Corvette C3, as the challenges for those cars (except for Gate Drift) always involve two 9FF GT9 VMAXs as AI racers, both of which are ranked at least S1543, compared to the 2016 Camaro's A1136 and C3's A1251.
- The Corvette Grand Sport also has the problem of a wide drifting radius, which can be a problem even if the player has their car ranked higher than what the challenge recommends, especially if it's an Ace Race. For this reason, it is best to prioritize upgrading the handling and acceleration at the same time over upgrading the handling and acceleration at different times.
- The player should also be careful when doing challenges that involve the Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI and 1967 Chevrolet Impala, because these cars are nitro-focused cars with a poor nitro efficiency of 9/14/19. Much like when using the Mazzanti Evantra during the BXR Bailey Blade GT1's EDD, any careless mistakes done when using the Golf or Impala will usually lead to a race loss, especially when it is a race with a time objective.
- As the relaunches of this event take place after the Porsche Update, players who do not own the 9FF GT9 VMAX are highly advised to NOT upgrade it and avoid its challenges as much as possible because there is no possible way for the player to obtain the 9FF GT9 VMAX at all. This means any credits and pro kits spent on the 9FF will be nothing more than a waste after the EDD ends.
- If the player has to resort to using underranked cars (usually MP upgrade configurations) for the event, it is highly recommended that (s)he have at least 1,200 on hand in order to auto-pass any failed challenges, reroll for different challenge options, or otherwise refill invitations.
- A 2016 Camaro upgraded to 0500 5050, which does 304.7 mph/490.6 km/h at A1450, is more than enough for most of the Enduro Challenges involving the car. This does not come without handling and acceleration problems, though.
- Main article: Enduro Double Down/Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport/Quotes
- Not counting the 1967 Chevrolet Impala's canceled EDD event, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's EDD event is the first one to include Chevrolet cars.
- It is also the second EDD event to reuse past Enduro cars, with completely different challenges for those cars.
- The Maserati MC12, Chevrolet Corvette C3, and 9FF GT9 VMAX are reused from the 1967 Chevrolet Impala's canceled EDD.
- The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's Enduro Points progression is the same as those of the Aston Martin One-77, Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid, and Zenvo ST1.
- If the 1967 Chevrolet Impala is to still be considered an EDD boss car, it is also the first EDD boss car to appear in multiple EDD events.
- This is also the first EDD to have Enduro Vehicles spanning across all 5 car classes.
- Note that for the low-end cars (Impala, Golf, MC12, SS), the AI racers use only the car used for that challenge (e.g. a Challenge using the Impala has only Impalas as AI racers).
- The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport's EDD event, lasting only 7 days, is the shortest EDD event ever released.