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Cross the finish line first!
In-game description
Asphalt 8 Classic Mode.png
A Scion FR-S, Dodge Dart GT, and 2015 Ford Mustang are racing in Dubai Reverse.
Rules Cross the finish line first!
— in-game description
Available in Career Mode: Seasons 1-9
Multiplayer: Yes
Quick Solo Race: Yes
Time-Limited Events: Yes
# of Races in Career Mode 215 (67.6 % of all 318 races)
Rewards in Career Mode 1st: 3 Stars
2nd: 2 Stars
3rd: 1 Star
Two variable bonus star rewards per race
Associated Achievement Classic Win
Race Types in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Gate Drift

Classic, also known as Normal Race, is a race type in the Asphalt series. It is the most common race type in each of the games it appears in.


Classic is the usual race mode, where the player races against a number of other racers (usually 5 or 7. In Quick Solo Race, the number of racers is always 8 but 24 in Metal Events) and tries to cross the finish line first. Classic is the most popular game mode in the Online World Series, and is the most popular game mode in time-limited events.

Traffic is present whenever the race has 6 racers or less, and is usually disabled when there are 8 racers (traffic is always disabled on French Guiana and Sector 8, regardless of the number of racers). A few exceptions to this rule include all Career mode Classic races in Dubai. As of Championship Update, traffic is also disabled in London and Iceland.

Winning + Stars

Classic events grant 3 stars to the 1st-place racer, 2 stars to the 2nd-place racer, and 1 star to the 3rd-place racer. Additionally, there are two bonus stars. Most are simple, while the rest are difficult to obtain.

Races 36 and 39 of Season 8 are notorious for setting up Gate Drift-like objectives in a Classic race, with total drift distances as high as 8500 yd and the other objective of No Wrecks.

While a consolation prize is awarded for failing to obtain a podium position, taking an excessive amount of time to reach the finish line after another racer wins will result in disqualification.


Winning a Classic event in Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Nitro for the first time unlocks the Classic Win achievement.

Classic info as stated in Asphalt 8: Airborne.


Race Types in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Classic (Unplugged, Flawless, Tag Racing, and Grand Finale) - Versus (Ultimate AI Challenge and Ace Race) - Elimination - Knockdown - Infected - Gate Drift - Time Attack/Auto-start - Showdown