The Hot Wheels Update, also known as the 2018 Winter Update, is the 24th update for Asphalt 8: Airborne. It adds Hot Wheels vehicles to the game. The update was first shown on Gameloft's YouTube channel with a livestream on December 6, 2017. The update was launched on December 13, 2017 on all platforms.


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Tear up the track with Hot Wheels originals - Bone Shaker™, Twin Mill™, and Rip Rod™! Try to win them in the upcoming Championships!


'Tis the season to enjoy racing gifts! Participate in the CHRISTMAS CUP (December 21-27) EVERY DAY to obtain a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti!


A hot selection of sleek new rides will be released in the coming events! Featuring the Renault Trezor, the Pagani Huayra BC, and more.

New Vehicles

Class D
Class C
Class B
Class A
Class S
The new vehicles will need the following engine cards:
  • Hot Wheels Engine
    • Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ (x12)
    • Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ (x16)
    • Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ (x20)
  • Electric Engine
    • Renault Trezor (x8)
  • Forced Four-Stroke Engine
    • BMW S 1000 RR (x8)
  • V12 Engine
    • Pagani Huayra BC (x28)

Game Changes

Gameplay Changes

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  • New engine type: Hot Wheels Engine (Rare rarity)
    • The card is based on the Serial Racing Engine's design but with the Hot Wheels logo in place of a checkered flag.
  • The Scion FR-S' Season 4 Gate Drift is now replaced by the Porsche 718 Boxster S.
    • The same car also replaced the FR-S in the Classic event in Season 9 of Career mode set in Dubai Reverse.
      • As of 2018 Summer Update, the Season 9 duplicate race for the Porsche 718 Boxster S, set in Dubai Reverse, has been removed.
    • Its Mastery challenges, however, remain for those who have owned it.
  • The Motorcycle stunt camera can now be toggled on/off in the options menu
  • The Fusion System no longer forces the player to claim a fusion box; cards can be indefinitely fused
    • The maximum fusion points that can be reached without claiming a box is now 1,000,000 points (worth approximately 200 Starter Boxes, 80 Extra Boxes, or 45 Ultra Boxes)
  • The game will now run at 60 FPS on the iPhone X
  • Multiplayer Levels have been extended to Level 99.
  • Munich Subway tracks are now available in Exclusive Metal Events
  • The CPU car choices in Time-limited Events become randomized every time the player restarts a race.
  • Restoration time for R&D Proto Keys is reverted back to three hours.
  • One color (red/blue rider overalls) was removed from Kawasaki Z800.
  • The following cars were credits-purchasable for a limited time:
  • New vehicle prices for iOS & Android on 19.01.2018: [1]
Model Original Price(s) New Price(s)
Renault DeZir Credits 26,000
Tokens 200
Tokens 180
Tokens 375
BMW M3 Sedan Tokens 1,300 Tokens 1,200
NanoFlowcell QUANTINO Tokens 1,400 Tokens 1,325
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Tokens 1,825 Tokens 1,425
Mazda RX-8 Tokens 2,100 Credits 325,000 or Tokens 1,850
Donkervoort D8 GTO Tokens 2,400 Tokens 2,375
Buick Avista Concept Tokens 2,400 Credits 425,000 or Tokens 2,400
Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic Credits 1,100 Tokens 525
Acura NSX 2005 Credits 100,000 Credits 90,000 or Tokens 750
SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Tokens 1,300 Tokens 1,100
Jaguar F-Type R Tokens 1,625 Tokens 1,425
Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI Tokens 2,300 Tokens 2,275
Mitsubishi Eclipse Tokens 2,400 Credits 395,000 or Tokens 2,300
Lotus Evora Enduro GT Tokens 630 Tokens 625
Bentley Continental GT V8 Tokens 1,100 Tokens 750
Aston Martin V12 Zagato Credits 75,000 Tokens 950
Mazda Furai Tokens 1,625 Tokens 1,250
Ferrari 458 Italia Tokens 1,825 Tokens 1,475
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013 Tokens 2,200 Tokens 1,625
Audi R8 LMS Ultra Tokens 2,400 Tokens 1,950
Spada Codatronca TSS Credits 230,000 Credits 235,000
Ford Shelby GT500 Tokens 2,000 Tokens 2,150
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG Credits 375,000 Credits 210,000
Chevrolet SS Credits 400,000 or Tokens 3,500 Credits 425,000 or Tokens ?
TVR Sagaris Credits 1,500,000 or Tokens 6,500 Credits 930,000 or Tokens ?
Lamborghini Estoque Tokens 6,600 Tokens 4,175
Ferrari GTC4Lusso Tokens 3,400 Credits 1,000,000 or Tokens 6,425
Credits 765,000 or Tokens 4,325
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Credits 1,000,000 or Tokens 6,425

Tokens 6,700

Tokens 3,400

Tokens 4,650

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Credits 1,100,000 or Tokens 6,525 Credits 975,000 or Tokens 4,925
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Tokens 720 Tokens 725
Ferrari F430 Tokens 720 Tokens 950
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition Tokens 1,300 Credits 110,000
McLaren 12C Spider Credits 100,000 Tokens 1,100
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Tokens 1,625 Tokens 1,350
Ferrari FF Credits 250,000 Credits 160,000
Jaguar C-X75 Tokens 2,400 Tokens 1,850
Ferrari LaFerrari Tokens 2,925 Credits 235,000 or Tokens 1,975
Mazzanti Evantra Credits 350,000 or Tokens ? Credits 250,000 or Tokens ?
Savage Rivale GTR Tokens 3,500 Tokens 2,950
Nissan GT-R NISMO Credits 450,000 Credits 375,000
Volkswagen W12 Credits 550,000 or Tokens ? Credits 475,000 or Tokens 3,450
Tramontana XTR Credits 650,000 Credits 525,000
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Tokens 5,000 Tokens 4,750
McLaren 675LT Tokens 6,500 Tokens 4,850
Mosler GT3 Tokens 6,700 Credits 985,000 or Tokens 5,325
Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS Tokens 7,000 Tokens 5,750
Jaguar XJ220S Tokens 7,600 Credits 1,275,000 or Tokens 5,975
Pagani Huayra Tokens 1,300 Tokens 1,275
NanoFlowcell QUANT FE Credits 900,000 or Tokens 4,800 Credits 950,000 or Tokens ?
Chrysler ME412 Credits 1,100,000 Credits 1,250,000
SSC Ultimate Aero XT Tokens 6,750 Tokens 6,475
HTT Pléthore LC 750 Tokens 8,900 Tokens 8,975
Renault Sport R.S. 01 Credits 1,950,000 or Tokens 9,900 Credits 1,950,000 or Tokens 9,925
Mosler Land Shark Credits 2,250,000 or Tokens 17,825 Credits 2,250,000 or Tokens 10,975
TRION NEMESIS Credits 4,000,000 or Tokens 14,000 Credits 3,275,000 or Tokens 13,975
Devel Sixteen Prototype Tokens 14,500 Credits 4,950,000 or Tokens 14,500
  • Tilt Jumps and Barrel Rolls in One Jump now appear as sub-goals. They are introduced for the BMW S 1000 RR's Research & Development event (Lab 002 Test 017) and Hot Wheels Twin Mill™'s Championship event (Rio de Janerio, Qualifier 3, as third sub-goal), respectively.

Cosmetic Changes

  • New app icon of a Hot Wheels Twin Mill™
  • The color on the Ferrari F50's Blueprint card has been changed to Ferrari red from the original Turquoise blue
    • The advertisement for the Starlight Multiplayer season also has the new color
  • Exclusive Deals now has the captions "Cards to assemble now", "Complete Vehicle" and "Great Deal!"
  • Munich Subway's arrow signs now have increased visibility
    • Munich Subway's trains are now in a blue & white color
  • Sector 8 has been cosmetically redesigned to resemble a Hot Wheels track
    • This change only applies to the Hot Wheels Championships
  • Alps, Iceland and Tokyo are decorated with Christmas gifts (which count towards City Havoc) and other festive decorations until January 12th, 2018.
  • The engine sound for the KTM 1290 Super Duke R is now reduced in volume.
  • Close button of pop-up ads promoting in-game items are now smaller
    • The Back (<) button at top-left corner (when present) is also reduced in size


  1. Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ Championship December 14th, 2017
  2. Pagani Huayra BC R&D December 21st, 2017
  3. Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ Championship December 28th, 2017
  4. BMW S 1000 RR R&D January 6th, 2018
  5. Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ Championship January 11th, 2018
  6. Winter Wonder 2 Multiplayer Season January 18th, 2018
  7. BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R&D January 19th, 2018
  8. Renault Trezor Championship January 25th, 2018

Bugs / Glitches

  • No Hot Wheels Events: Despite having a Mastery icon in the garage, the Hot Wheels cars do not have Car Mastery or Season 9 events.
  • No Blueprints from 14 Day Login Giveaway: Numerous players have reported that they have not received Blueprint boxes from the 14 day BMW M2 giveaway.
    • A possible solution is to wait at the main menu for the game to synchronize with the server
  • 60 FPS time advantage: For iPhone X users, the increased frame rate means that faster lap times can be achieved even if there are no changes in the player's driving style. This was fixed in an update on December 18, 2017.
  • Free McLaren P1™ GTR: For a few minutes on December 27, 2017, many players were able to purchase a McLaren P1™ GTR for Credits 0 shortly after the start of its limited-time discount period (December 27-30, 2017); players who did not encounter this bug saw a discounted price of Credits 2,400,000. The discounted price for the P1™ GTR was thereafter corrected to Credits 2,700,000 for all players.
  • Motorcycles knockdown glitch: Should the player knock down a motorcycle AI with a bike on the rear wheel without the nitro triggered, the knockdown counter keeps increasing for a period of time. This glitch was fixed in the Fall Out Boy Update.

    Video showing the knockdown glitch on motorcycles

The following bugs/glitches have been fixed:

  • No "Synchronizing Data / Synchronization Complete" in R&D
  • Card Box Glitch-Some players may receive card boxes they did or did not purchase. This occurred when purchasing an upgrade with Tokens, then restarting Asphalt 8. It is unknown why this glitch worked
  • Game crashes on Android

Post-Update Screen



Asphalt 8 - The Hot Wheels Update!


  • This update marks the firsts of the following:
    • The first to add toy-based vehicles.
    • The first since the Porsche Update not to show the entire lineup of new special events on the post-update screens.
    • The first since the Motorcycles Update to add vehicles which are not blueprint-buildable.
    • The first since the Car Blueprints Update to add vehicles whose special events do not give blueprints for building them. In this case, Hot Wheels cars & Renault Trezor are awarded only after completing all Grand Finale races of their Championships.
    • The first since the Daily Bonus Update to add a Pagani car.
    • The first since the Championship Update to add a BMW vehicle.
      • This now makes BMW as the first manufacturer in the game to contain both cars and motorcycles.
    • The first and only update in 2017 to add a new electric car.
    • The first since the Lunar New Year 2017 Update to have a car postponed from its previous update.
    • The first since the Multiplayer League Update to add an electric vehicle.
  • This update marks the final update of 2017.
  • This is the second since the Motorcycles Update to neither have any new Enduro Double Down events nor any Elite Vehicles.
  • This is the second update to add fictional vehicles based on a different type of entertainment, namely toy-based vehicles produced by Hot Wheels. The first was the preceding Munich Update which added a film-based (Despicable Me 3) fictional vehicle produced by Universal Pictures.
  • This is the second update since the Lunar New Year 2017 update to add a Renault car.
  • Players have reported obtaining Blueprints for the Yamaha FZ-10 and BMW M2 Special Edition. As these were not announced by Gameloft, it is likely both were still undergoing testing and meant for a future update.


  1. This is not an exhaustive list and the prices can vary from what is listed
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)
Sixth Anniversary Update (v4.5.0) • 2019 Halloween Update (v4.6.0)
2019 Holiday Update (v4.7.0)
2020 2020 Lunar New Year Update (v4.8.0) • 2020 Spring Update (v4.9.0)
Formula E Update (v4.9.1) • Fifteenth Anniversary Update (v5.0.0)
Wild Cards Update (v5.1.0) • 2020 Summer Update (v5.2.0)
Seventh Anniversary Update (v5.3.0)
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