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The Fast Lane Update (a.k.a. "The FLU") is the 31st update of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Announcement

Fast-Lane Festival
Welcome to the first FESTIVAL event of 2019! Test your driving skills against our new challenges and earn top rewards!

NEW SPECIAL EVENTS
Rev those engines for 2019's first R&D racing challenge! Complete three events to earn three amazing cars: the BMW i8 Coupe, Ferrari F60 America, and Zeus Twelve Sigma.

WELCOME THE PANAMERA
Join us in welcoming the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo to Asphalt 8! Be sure to keep an eye out, because it's pulling in soon!

FINISH LINE BOXES
See that special icon in the game-mode menus? It's a Finish Line Box, which means if you complete the highlighted race, you will receive a guaranteed gift! But they're in short supply, so turn up the Nitro and collect your prize!

NAVIGATION IMPROVEMENTS
Starting with this update, you'll notice some improvements we've made to the game. We're introducing an Inventory icon to help you manage your items more easily, and we're reintroducing the VIP icon to help you access your VIP Bonuses. We hope you enjoy the changes! [1]

New Vehicles

The new cars will need the following Engine Cards:

  • i3 Engine
    • BMW i8 Coupe (x72)
  • Exceptional Engine
    • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo (x28)
  • V12 Engine
    • Ferrari F60 America (x64)
  • Legendary Electric Engine
    • Zeus Twelve Sigma (x92)

Game Changes

Gameplay Changes

  • Upgrade costs, Pro Kits, and Mastery rewards are purportedly rebalanced.
    • Pro Kits for previous vehicles now cost more A8Credits and (roughly thrice overall) kit cards.
    • Significant changes have been made for Car Mastery:
      • Completed Mastery races can no longer be replayed.
      • The base payouts for completing challenges in Mastery have been reduced.
      • A8Licenses are awarded only after completing the 12th challenge.
      • Some Class S vehicles now give an increased number of Licenses.
      • The 15th challenge of each vehicle now awards A8Tokens (50 for Class D and 100 for C to S-class vehicles).
      • At the 4th challenge, a A8Box Specialist Kit Box Specialist Kit Box is now awarded for Class D, C & some B and a A8Box Champion Kit Box Champion Kit Box is now awarded for Class B-S.
      • The 8th Challenge now awards an A8Box Engine Box 3 Engine Box 3 for Class D and an A8Box Engine Box 5 Engine Box 5 for Class C-S (or two of each in a few cases, e.g. Ferrari F60 America).
      • The credit reward for each challenge is now a multiple of A8Credits 500.
    • The free upgrades are now optional with credit or token upgrades:
      • Credits-only upgrade → Pay Credits or apply free upgrade
      • Tokens-only upgrade → Pay Tokens or apply free upgrade
      • Credits or Tokens upgrade → Pay Credits or apply free upgrade
  • New Pro Kit Boxes: A8Box Finish Line Box Finish Line Box and A8Box Daily Kit Box Daily Kit Box.
  • Daily Task streaks now award A8Tokens 100.
  • New engine card: i3 Engine.
  • The V12 MPI Engine cards are now available in Pro Boxes.
  • As of this update, the R&D events no longer offer free upgrades for the vehicle.
  • Asphalt Moments are now exclusive to VIP players.
  • The individual rewards of A8Credits 800 and A8Credits 1,200 credits for watching ads have been replaced by a single A8Credits 1,500 credits reward.
    • In a similar manner, the individual rewards of A8Tokens 2 and A8Tokens 5 have been replaced by a single A8Tokens 8 reward.
    • The amount of multiplayer tickets has been significantly increased. Individual rewards have also been replaced by a single reward of 3 tickets.
  • Time-Limited Events now feature both unavailable and unreleased vehicles as AI opponents.
  • Daily Heat Cups have been replaced by Daily Class Cups.
    • This was done most likely to make up for the massive increase in Pro Kit card requirements.
  • The ranks for the following 67 vehicles have been changed:[2]
Model Original ranks
(Stock | MAX | MAX+PRO)
New ranks
Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic 651 | 1187 | 1448 922 | 1211 | 1408
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 692 | 1203 | 1455 938 | 1222 | 1416
BMW M2 932 | 1304 | 1505 1046 | 1292 | 1461
Buick Riviera 1050 | 1376 | 1560 1104 | 1348 | 1514
MV Agusta F4 1000 R 1184 | 1436 | 1582 1185 | 1409 | 1557
Yamaha FZ-10 1078 | 1395 | 1575 1126 | 1374 |1540
Shelby Cobra 427 1015 | 1398 | 1605 1094 | 1366 | 1557
Ducati XDiavel S 1073 | 1451 | 1650 1110 | 1406 | 1607
McLaren MP4/8 1245 | (1511) | 1665 1233 | | 1622
TVR Sagaris 1217 | 1517 | 1683 1212 | 1476 | 1661
Holden Coupe 60 1111 | 1491 | 1684 1131 | 1452 | 1673
BMW M2 Special Edition 917 | 1442 | 1687 1035 | 1404 | 1663
Mazda RX-8 Special Edition 901 | 1442 | 1689 1024 | 1404 | 1671
Ford 2006 GT 1300 | 1442 | 1533 1271 | 1404 | 1494
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car 1288 | 1454 | 1534 1265 | 1415 | 1489
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series 1313 | 1470 | 1545 1281 | 1431 | 1506
Ferrari F430 1304 | 1457 | 1556 1276 | 1417 | 1513
Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X 1333 | 1491 | 1565 1298 | 1452 | 1529
Marussia B2 1358 | 1506 | 1577 1319 | 1466 | 1539
Ducati SuperSport S 1262 | 1455 | 1579 1244 | 1425 | 1538
Chevrolet Corvette C7 1382 | 1524 | 1593 1340 | 1482 | 1552
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition 1349 | 1497 | 1595 1314 | 1455 | 1551
McLaren 12C Spider 1406 | 1543 | 1610 1362 | 1501 | 1570
Pagani Zonda R 1424 | 1563 | 1631 1378 | 1522 | 1594
Ferrari F12berlinetta 1448 | 1578 | 1643 1399 | 1535 | 1602
BMW S 1000 RR 1216 | 1503 | 1670 1217 | 1468 | 1636
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 1464 | 1589 | 1672 1415 | 1551 | 1643
Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS 1388 | 1566 | 1677 1346 | 1527 | 1652
Lucra L148 1400 | 1603 | 1679 1356 | 1562 | 1646
RUF RT 12 S 1500 | 1608 | 1679 1453 | 1581 | 1667
Ferrari FF 1389 | 1594 | 1687 1340 | 1560 | 1670
Jaguar C-X75 1498 | 1611 | 1689 1448 | 1570 | 1652
Ferrari LaFerrari 1481 | 1609 | 1694 1432 | 1570 | 1664
Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition 459 | 1357 | 1695 852 | 1332 | 1672
Lamborghini Asterion 1343 | 1563 | 1695 1308 | 1522 | 1670
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 1360 | 1566 | 1697 1324 | 1517 | 1650
McLaren P1™ 1470 | 1611 | 1698 1421 | 1576 | 1675
Zenvo ST1 1520 | 1630 | 1699 1469 | 1608 | 1694
Mazzanti Evantra 1498 | 1619 | 1700 1448 | 1578 | 1664
Savage Rivale GTR 1442 | 1619 | 1701 1394 | 1578 | 1669
Nissan GT-R NISMO 1459 | 1619 | 1701 1410 | 1586 | 1683
Volkswagen W12 1503 | 1624 | 1706 1453 | 1589 | 1681
McLaren 570S 1406 | 1598 | 1708 1362 | 1549 | 1678
Tramontana XTR 1504 | 1627 | 1711 1453 | 1586 | 1676
McLaren 650S GT3 1465 | 1623 | 1726 1415 | 1581 | 1694
TVR Sagaris Special Edition 1237 | 1568 | 1746 1228 | 1527 | 1737
Ferrari 330 P4 1412 | 1623 | 1749 1367 | 1592 | 1748
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 1313 | 1593 | 1754 1287 | 1549 | 1732
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 1470 | 1648 | 1758 1421 | 1619 | 1755
Chevrolet Corvette C3 1251 | 1581 | 1759 1239 | 1541 | 1754
Sbarro Alcador 1321 | 1601 | 1760 1292 | 1559 | 1746
McLaren 675LT 1388 | 1625 | 1763 1346 | 1592 | 1763
Mosler GT3 1481 | 1656 | 1765 1432 | 1629 | 1765
McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 1357 | (1619) | 1766 1319 | | 1763
Rezvani Beast Alpha 1148 | 1561 | 1768 1169 | 1519 | 1767
Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid 1441 | 1648 | 1770 1394 | 1626 | 1787
Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 1481 | 1659 | 1770 1432 | 1629 | 1766
Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS 1136 | 1585 | 1771 1153 | 1554 | 1801
Jaguar XJ220S 1520 | 1673 | 1772 1469 | 1640 | 1756
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage 1077 | 1608 | 1773 1115 | 1581 | 1805
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition 885 | 1513 | 1776 1013 | 1474 | 1801
SIN R1 1296 | 1607 | 1776 1271 | 1570 | 1780
Rimac Concept S 1512 | 1675 | 1777 1464 | 1656 | 1789
Aston Martin One-77 1486 | 1666 | 1777 1432 | 1643 | 1786
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1284 | 1607 | 1778 1260 | 1576 | 1798
Infiniti Vision GT 1319 | 1618 | 1779 1287 | 1589 | 1801
McLaren 720S 1369 | 1634 | 1784 1330 | 1603 | 1794

  • It is important to be aware that, even in the cases above where the new ranks suggest more competitiveness in MP, the very opposite is true. The Upgrade Rank Percentages were concurrently and quietly changed, and to a much more drastic degree.
    • Example: with the decrease of all of its three reference ranks, the TVR Sagaris apparently should rank proportionally less at any tune. Its percentages, however, also changed from 20/30/20/30 to 2/79/2/17. As a result, a 0500-0000 tune, previously ranked 1307 (1217stock + 90MAX), started to rank 1421 (1212stock + 209MAX) for the same speed.
  • The Ferrari LaFerrari's price was changed from A8Credits 235,000 or A8Tokens 1,975 to A8Tokens 2,400; this was temporarily reverted on February 28, 2019 but has since been reinstated.
  • The Nissan GT-R NISMO's price was increased to A8Credits 475,000
  • The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition's price was decreased to A8Credits 95,000.
  • The Tramontana XTR's price was decreased to A8Credits 350,000.

Cosmetic Changes

  • The VIP System icon has been brought back into the menu UI.
  • An Inventory icon has been added to allow easier access to the Pro Kit Inventory.
  • New app icon of a BMW i8 Coupe.
  • Pro Kit Inventory is now only accessible by its icon on the top bar of the screen.
  • A "home" icon has been added to the top bar of the screen. Pressing this icon at any time will bring back the player to the main menu.
  • A biohazard symbol is now added beside the infection timer in Infected.

Events

  1. BMW i8 Coupe R&D February 14, 2019
  2. McLaren M14A Championship February 22, 2019
  3. Asphalt Moments Series February 22, 2019 - 31 days limit (only for VIP players)
    1. VIP level 1
      1. Alfa Romeo 4C R&D
      2. Peugeot RCZ R R&D
    2. VIP level 2
      1. Renault Alpine Celebration R&D
    3. VIP level 3
      1. Peugeot SR1 R&D
      2. Lotus Evora Sport 410 R&D
    4. VIP level 4
      1. McLaren 650S GT3 R&D
      2. GT by CITROEN R&D
    5. VIP level 5
      1. Pagani Huayra BC R&D
      2. Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition R&D
  4. Zeus Twelve Sigma R&D March 2, 2019
  5. Spring Fling 3 Multiplayer Season March 7, 2019
  6. 2018 McLaren X2 Championship March 8, 2019
  7. Fast Lane Festival March 15, 2019
  8. Ferrari F60 America R&D​​​​ March 16, 2019
  9. BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R&D March 25, 2019
  10. Ferrari 488 Pista Championship April 1, 2019
  11. Joyride Multiplayer Season April 4, 2019

Bugs / Glitches

  • The following glitches still persist from the preceding updates:
    • Delayed loading (Android)
    • Gameplay lag (Android)
    • Aggressive AI after restarting races
    • No loading screen when replaying/restarting races
    • Collection notification reset issue for Old School if all cars are owned (including Acura NSX 2005 and Toyota Supra RZ (Mark IV)).
  • Incorrect Mastery box reward: Claiming the reward for the 4th Mastery race could give a Champion Kit Box instead of the Specialist Kit Box.
    • This has since been fixed.
  • Incorrect Mastery required rank: The 15th Mastery challenge for the BMW S 1000 RR still requires the original MAX+PRO rank of 1670.
  • Unexplained game crashes
  • Temporarily higher box prices: When the update is rolled out, box prices in Exclusive Deals jump back to previous much higher prices for players who haven't installed the update, even if it's not yet available for their platform (Android). Installing the update fixes the box prices.
  • TVR Sagaris SE speed reduction: The total speed of the TVR Sagaris SE was unintentionally reduced to 466 km/h from 481 km/h as the rank of the vehicle was adjusted.
    • This was later fixed after a hotfix update.
  • Unplayable races: If the game is launched offline, many races in Season 9 have been rendered as DLC content, rendering them unplayable.
  • Missing Zeus Twelve Sigma R&D: A notification for the Zeus Twelve Sigma's R&D would appear on the player's device but the event was not accessible.
    • This was eventually fixed and the event was available after 3 hours.
  • Unopenable Lightning LS-218 EDD boxes: For some players, unopened boxes obtained from the Lightning LS-218's EDD event cannot be opened.
    • This has since been fixed.
  • Zenvo TS1 usable in Class A-only events: Certain events that are restricted to a few Class A vehicles, such as the Tag Racing cups, also include the Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition as a usable vehicle despite it being a Class S vehicle.
  • Pro Kits inventory Doubled: Players have reported that their card inventory have been doubled but not their storage limit thus making them unable to open any other boxes.

The following bugs have been fixed:

  • Occasional missing pop-up notifications, such as Blueprint progress when a Blueprint is obtained or when a Daily Task has been refreshed or completed.
  • Inability to change camera when using a keyboard on Windows (C key)
  • Transylvania respawn glitch

Trailers

A8 Fast-Lane Update - What's new!

A8 Fast-Lane Update - What's new!

Post-Update Screen

Trivia

  • This update was not mandatory to continue playing until February 22, 2019.
  • This update is the last to be compatible with iOS 8.
  • This update has the highest number of revived events, with 13.

References

  1. https://forum.gameloft.com/viewtopic.php?f=1503&t=675168#p3623260
  2. https://forum.gameloft.com/viewtopic.php?f=1503&t=674134
Updates for Asphalt 8: Airborne
2013 Original Release (v1.0.0) • Free to Play Update (v1.1.0)
2014 Daily Bonus Update (v1.2.0) • The Great Wall Update (v1.3.0)
Fuel Events Update (v1.4.0) • Dubai Update (v1.5.0)
San Diego Harbor Update (v1.6.0) • Winter Update (v1.7.0)
2015 Decals Update (v1.8.0) • More Than 300 Decals Update (v1.8.1)
Tenerife Update (v1.9.0) • Car Mastery Update (v2.0.0)
Research & Development Update (v2.1.0) • Santa's Gift Update (v2.2.0)
2016 Lunar New Year Update (v2.3.0) • Elite Cars Update (v2.4.0)
Enduro Update (v2.5.0) • Rio de Janeiro Update (v2.6.0)
Multiplayer League Update (v2.7.0) • Championship Update (v2.8.0)
2017 Lunar New Year 2017 Update (v2.9.0) • Car Blueprints Update (v3.0.0)
Porsche Update (v3.1.0) • Motorcycles Update (v3.2.0)
Munich Update (v3.3.0) • Hot Wheels Update (v3.4.0)
2018 Fall Out Boy Update (v3.5.0) • 2018 Spring Update (v3.6.0)

Asphalt Moments Update (v3.7.0) • Fifth Anniversary Update (v3.8.0)
Halloween Update (v3.9.0) • Holiday Update (v4.0.0)

2019 Fast Lane Update (v4.1.0) • 2019 Spring Update (v4.2.0)
Showdown Update (v4.3.0) • Sixth Anniversary Mini Update (v4.4.0)
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