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London is the largest city and the capital of the United Kingdom that is featured as a race track in the Asphalt series.

Overview

Asphalt 7: Heat

In Asphalt 7, the London track is set at night time with some fireworks at the beginning of the track. It is recommended to drift at the first sharp turn.

Gallery

Asphalt 8: Airborne

London has three race track variants:

  • London – The regular route. Races here run across the track in a clockwise configuration, passing by Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.
  • Westminster Bridge – The reverse route. Races here run across the track in a counter-clockwise configuration, passing by the the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the London Eye instead.
  • The London Eye – An alternate route. Races here run across the track in a counter-clockwise configuration. This variant excludes the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.


On the regular version, the race begins halfway across Westminster Bridge facing westbound (eastbound on the reverse version). On The London Eye track variant, the race begins facing southbound just before Buckingham Palace.

On the latter two tracks, the weather is set to a rainy day.


London first appears as the location of Race 2 in Season 2: More Than Racing. The London track is 3.551 mi (5.715 km) long, while the two mini-tracks are much shorter.

London is rendered as a much scaled-down version of its real life counterpart, while still featuring many of the world famous landmarks found throughout the actual city in which the various tracks of the game pass through, such as :

  • Big Ben & The Palace of Westminster
  • Westminster Bridge (also the name of a track on this map)
  • The London Eye (another track takes its name)
  • Buckingham Palace (unofficially known as 'Gameloft Palace' due to the developer's logo appearing in place of the Royal Seal on the Palace Gates)
  • The Victoria Memorial Statue that stands outside Buckingham Palace
  • City Hall (also known as the Mayor of London's Offices)
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Tower Bridge
  • The Tower of London
  • Trafalgar Square

The landmarks can be viewed in the Gallery Section below.


The following cars have their banners depicted in London:

Recommendations
  • London has a bunch of long paths as well as numerous curves; drifting is recommended.
  • Vehicles with decent handling like the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be needed for Westminster Bridge as there is a sharp left turn after exiting the first shortcut. Failure to drift may result in a wreck, even more so on cars with bad handling/drifting like the Audi RS 4 Avant and nanoFlowcell QUANT FE.
    • If doing a two-lap race in Westminster Bridge with traffic, be careful of traffic vehicles that spawn out of the blue near the end of the track. Not watching out for them can result in a wreck or at least a large speed loss with a Traffic Down.
  • Vehicles with both decent acceleration and top speed (e.g. Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series, McLaren Mercedes MP4-25) are needed in order to take advantage of the many long roadways that London has to offer.
Gallery

Trivia

Asphalt 7: Heat
  • The races on this track take place at 1:00am, as indicated by the time shown on Big Ben's clock face.
  • Upon observing Big Ben's location from the Start Line, it is quite likely that the track is situated on the North side of the River Thames.
  • Unlike its counterpart in Asphalt 8, this version of the London track does not cross over the River Thames.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
  • There are no variations in time of day on this track, regardless of the selected track variant.
    • London and Nevada are so far the only known tracks where the exact time of day can be directly observed via visible timepieces, i.e. clocks situated on the Clover Dam's penstock towers and London's iconic Big Ben clock tower.
  • From the Championship Update, traffic was absent in any of the London tracks, due to a bug; this bug also affected Iceland. As a result, Tokyo is now the only track in the game that has traffic on the left side of the road.
    • It must be noted, however, that even with removed traffic, there is a double-decker Bus that can be seen parked a short distance away from London's City Hall. This Bus is only part of the scenery and cannot be interacted with.
    • This was fixed in the Fifth Anniversary Update, if the player has a good enough Internet connection.
    • London and Azure Coast both have Buses as part of their sceneries. London has the aforementioned inaccessible double-decker Bus, and Azure Coast has a blockade of regular coach-type Buses.
    • On both of these tracks, the Buses appear regardless of whether Traffic is enabled or disabled.
    • The double-decker Bus is blocked off by a barrier, and cannot be interacted with. The Buses on the Azure Coast track can cause wrecks if run into by unsuspecting players.
    • Tokyo has one crimson Bus that occasionally appears on one of the roads in the urban area (where the Start Line is located on the regular track). Unlike the aforementioned Buses, this one can be used to achieve Near Misses, Traffic Downs and Traffic Controls.
  • London and Tokyo are the only two tracks to feature rainy weather, albeit only on high-end devices with ultra-high graphics.
  • London is the only Original Track to have more than two derivatives, the Original Track with most number of derivatives and the the only track with three derivatives in the game.
  • The City Hall Building that is located on the south bank of the River Thames has a slightly different shape in-game, compared to its real-life counterpart.
  • The time on Big Ben's clock face shows that it is 7:44pm. This is determined by the direction of the sunlight in-game, which places it due west of Big Ben if one refers to both Big Ben and Westminster Bridge's layout on a real-life map, meaning that it is most likely in the evening, particularly during the summer months when the Sun does not set as early at that time.
  • Despite having railway track sections as part of the track, London does not feature any trains, possibly for gameplay reasons.
  • The fictional Abelion Corporation has numerous small offices that can be found throughout the city, most notably near Buckingham Palace and near Trafalgar Square.
Race Tracks in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Original Tracks NevadaIcelandTokyoFrench GuianaLondonBarcelonaAlpsVeniceAzure Coast
Time-Released Tracks The Great WallgDubaidSan Diego HarborsSector 8wTenerifetArea 51sgRio de JaneirorPatagonialnyMunich SubwaymnTransylvaniatr
g - The Great Wall Update, d - Dubai Update, s - San Diego Harbor Update, w - Winter Update, t - Tenerife Update, sg - Santa's Gift Update, r - Rio de Janeiro Update, lny - Lunar New Year 2017 Update, mn - Munich Update

tr - Transylvania Update

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