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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series' Research & Development event was released as the 43rd event as part of the Halloween Update on October 17, 2018 after the Porsche Cayman GT4's Championship.

The event has 4 Labs spanning a total of 50 Tests with a time limit of 5 days to start and 9 days (originally 7 days) once the event is started. On October 23, 2018, the event was extended by 2 days.

The labs will unlock in the following schedule:

  • Lab 002: 1 day later or pay A8 tokens full 400
  • Lab 003: 3 days later or pay A8 tokens full 600
  • Lab 004: 6 days later (originally 5 days later) or pay A8 tokens full 600

Tests

Test Recm Rank Track Game mode Required QC Max QC Primary Goal Secondary Goal #1 (QC) Secondary Goal #2 (QC) Collectable QC on track Auto-Test Price Rewards
Lab .001.
.001. 1273 London Classic 3 15 Collect Quality Checks Total Air Time: 10 s
(2 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 2
(2 QC)
10 A8 tokens full 50 A8 credits small 1,750
A8 tokens full 5
.002. 1296 Rooftop Raceway Classic 4 15 Finish Third Perfect Nitro Triggered: 6
(2 QC)
Total Air Time: 2 s
(2 QC)
10 A8 tokens full 50 A8 credits small 2,000
R&D Basic Kit Box
.003. 1319 Nevada Classic 4 12 Finish First No Wrecks
(2 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 3
(2 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 60 A8 credits small 2,000
Free Upgrade
.004. 1325
NSTK
Barcelona Classic 4 12 Beat 1:19 Knockdowns: 3
(2 QC)
Flat Spins in One Jump: 2
(2 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 65 A8 credits small 2,200
A8 tokens full 5
.005. 1332 Tokyo Reverse Classic 5 12 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 2
(2 QC)
Drift Distance: 400
(2 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 75 A8 credits small 2,400
A8 tokens full 5
.006. 1338 French Guiana Classic 5 12 Finish First Knockdown: 4
(2 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 6
(2 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 85 A8 credits small 2,600
A8 tokens full 5
.007. 1345
NSTK
Nevada Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:25:180 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 6,500
A8 tokens full 20
R&D Basic Kit Box
Lab .002.
.008. 1354 Alps Classic 6 13 Finish First Total Air Time: 12 s
(2 QC)
Flat Spins: 5
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 90 A8 credits small 2,800
Free Upgrade
.009. 1364
TK
Barcelona Reverse Classic 6 13 Finish First Knockdowns: 5
(2 QC)
Beat 2:40
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 90 A8 credits small 3,000
A8 tokens full 5
.010. 1373
NS
Oceanview Derby Infected 14 13 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4
(2 QC)
Flat Spins in One Jump: 2
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 100 A8 credits small 3,200
R&D Basic Kit Box
.011. 1383 London Classic 7 13 Finish First Total Air Time: 14 s
(2 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 5
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 100 A8 credits small 3,400
A8 tokens full 5
.012. 1391
NSTK
San Diego Harbor Classic 8 13 Beat 2:10 Flat Spins: 4
(2 QC)
Perfect Runs: 3
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 3,600
A8 tokens full 5
.013. 1404
NS
Buddha's Teachings Knockdown 8 13 Finish First Knockdowns: 6
(2 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 8
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 125 A8 credits small 3,800
A8 tokens full 5
.014. 1416 Market Square Classic 8 14 Finish First Flat Spin: 3
(2 QC)
No Wrecks
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 125 A8 credits small 4,000
A8 tokens full 5
.015. 1433
TK
The Rose of the Desert Classic 17 14 Finish First Perfect Runs: 2
(2 QC)
Beat 2:10
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 125 A8 credits small 4,250
A8 tokens full 10
.016. 1449
TK
Alps Gate Drift 18 14 Reach 10,000 points Drift Distance: 1,600
(2 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,800
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 125 A8 credits small 4,400
R&D Advanced Kit Box
.017. 1466 Sector 8 Classic 18 14 Finish First Perfect Runs: 2
(2 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 6
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 4,600
A8 tokens full 5
.018. 1476
NSTK
Tokyo Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:36:855 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 450 A8 credits small 10,000
A8 tokens full 40
Free Upgrade
Lab .003.
.019. 1486 Alps Reverse Classic 9 15 Finish First Knockdowns: 8
(3 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,200
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 4,800
A8 tokens full 5
.020. 1496 The Great Wall Unplugged 9 15 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 16
(3 QC)
Flat Spins: 10
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 5,000
R&D Basic Kit Box
.021. 1506 Westminster Bridge Classic 10 15 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 1
(3 QC)
No Wrecks
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 5,200
A8 tokens full 5
.022. 1517
NSTK
Dubai Classic 20 15 Beat 1:50 Flat Spins: 4
(3 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 3
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 5,400
A8 tokens full 5
.023. 1527
NS
Azure Coast Reverse Infected 20 15 Finish First Knockdowns: 8
(3 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,200
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 175 A8 credits small 5,600
R&D Advanced Kit Box
.024. 1537 Test Site: Omega Classic 21 15 Finish First No Wrecks
(3 QC)
Perfect Runs: 4
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 175 A8 credits small 5,800
A8 tokens full 10
.025. 1547
TK
Temple Drive Classic 21 15 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 3
(3 QC)
Beat 2:20
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 200 A8 credits small 6,000
A8 tokens full 5
.026. 1567
NS
Nevada Reverse Knockdown 31 15 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 6
(3 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 8
(3 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 225 A8 credits small 6,200
A8 tokens full 10
.027. 1573
NSTK
Route 375-1 Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:16:197 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 525 A8 credits small 15,000
A8 tokens full 50
.028. 1579 The London Eye Classic 18 14 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 3
(3 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 8
(4 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 250 A8 credits small 6,400
R&D Basic Kit Box
.029. 1585
TK
San Diego Harbor Gate Drift 19 14 Reach 8,500 Points Drift Distance: 3,000
(3 QC)
No Wrecks
(4 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 250 A8 credits small 6,600
A8 tokens full 5
.030. 1597 Dragon Tree Classic 19 14 Finish First No Wrecks
(3 QC)
Flat Spins in One Jump: 3
(4 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 275 A8 credits small 6,800
A8 tokens full 5
.031. 1608
TK
Venice Flawless 25 12 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 4
(3 QC)
Beat 2:50
(4 QC)
4 A8 tokens full 275 A8 credits small 7,000
A8 tokens full 5
R&D Advanced Kit Box
.032. 1629 Venice Reverse Classic 35 16 Finish First Perfect Runs: 2
(3 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 8
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 300 A8 credits small 7,250
A8 tokens full 15
.033. 1632
NSTK
Azure Coast Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:26:361 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 650 A8 credits small 20,000
A8 tokens full 75
Lab .004.
.034. 1638 Rooftop Raceway Classic 12 17 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,800
(4 QC)
Total Air Time: 8 s
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 325 A8 credits small 7,500
A8 tokens full
.035. 1650 Cloud Nine Classic 12 17 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 20
(4 QC)
Knockdonws: 8
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 325 A8 credits small 7,700
A8 tokens full 5
.036. 1661
NS
Classified Infected 24 17 Finish First Total Air Time: 12 s
(4 QC)
Knockdowns: 8
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 350 A8 credits small 8,000
R&D Basic Kit Box
.037. 1673 Great Wall Rev. Classic 25 17 Finish First Perfect Runs: 4
(4 QC)
Flat Spins: 4
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 375 A8 credits small 8,250
A8 tokens full 10
.038. 1685 Fr. Guiana Rev. Elimination 25 17 Finish First Perfect Runs: 1
(4 QC)
No Wrecks
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 400 A8 credits small 8,700
R&D Professional Kit Box
.039. 1734
NSTK
Sector 8 Reverse Classic 27 17 Beat 2:16 Flat Spins: 6
(4 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 12
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 450 A8 credits small 9,000
A8 tokens full 5
.040. 1734 San Diego Harbor Reverse Unplugged 27 17 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 3
(4 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,400
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 400 A8 credits small 9,500
A8 tokens full 10
.041. 1734
TK
Mount Teide Classic 39 17 Finish First No Wrecks
(4 QC)
Beat 2:15
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 400 A8 credits small 10,000
A8 tokens full 5
.042. 1734
NS
Rapid Transit Knockdown 39 17 Finish First Knockdowns: 10
(4 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,100
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 400 A8 credits small 10,750
A8 tokens full 5
.043. 1734
TK
Dubai Reverse Classic 39 17 Finish First Perfect Runs: 3
(4 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 400 A8 credits small 11,500
A8 tokens full 5
.044. 1734
NSTK
Wall Ascent Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 0:56:925 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 1,100 A8 credits small 30,000
A8 tokens full 100
.045. 1734
NSTK
Sky Drop Elimination 43 20 Finish First Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
Knockdowns: 4
(5 QC)
9 A8 tokens full 525 A8 credits small 12,000
A8 tokens full 10
.046. 1734
NSTK
The Dragon's Den Classic 43 18 Finish First No Wrecks
(5 QC)
Beat 2:06
(5 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 600 A8 credits small 13,500
A8 tokens full 10
.047. 1734
NSTK
The Secret Lab Gate Drift 43 17 Reach 10,000 points Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4
(5 QC)
No Wrecks
(5 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 650 A8 credits small 15,000
A8 tokens full 10
.048. 1734
NSTK
Iceland Reverse Classic 44 18 Finish First Flat Spins: 4
(5 QC)
Beat 2:52
(5 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 700 A8 credits small 16,500
A8 tokens full 15
.049. 1734
NSTK
French Guiana Classic 46 19 Finish First Knockdowns: 5
(5 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,200
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 750 A8 credits small 18,000
A8 tokens full 25
.050. 1734
NSTKET
The Mirage Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 0:51:183 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 1,500 A8 credits small 50,000
A8 tokens full 175
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series

Total Costs/Rewards:

  • A8 credits small
  • A8 tokens full
  • 71 cards from R&D Boxes
    • 6x R&D Basic Kit Box (Grants 5 cards)
    • 3x R&D Advanced Kit Box (Grants 9 cards)
    • 1 R&D Professional Kit Box (Grants 14 cards)
  • 3 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Free Upgrades
  • Auto-Test: A8 tokens full
  • Quality Checks:
  • Minimum Number of Proto Keys Used:

Test Count by race mode:

  • Classic: 30
    • Main goal as Beat time test: 4
  • Time Attack: 0
  • Ultimate AI Challenge: 6
  • Gate Drift: 3
  • Elimination: 2
  • Infected: 3
  • Unplugged: 2
  • Flawless: 1
  • Knockdown: 3

Boxes

A8Box R&D Box R&D Basic Kit Box (Type 1)
"Grants 5 cards for the R&D Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series!"
Rewarded for test: 2, 10, 20
A8BoxInfo Common: 80 % | Legendary: 20 %
Observed:
  • 1 Forced-Induction V8 Engine
  • 2 Common Tech (Early or Initial)
  • 2 Class B parts (random)
A8Box R&D Box R&D Basic Kit Box (Type 2)
"Grants 5 cards for the R&D Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series!"
Rewarded for test: 7, 28, 36
A8BoxInfo Common: 100 %
Observed:
  • 1 Common Tech (Early or Initial)
  • 4 Class B parts (random)
A8Box R&D Box R&D Advanced Kit Box (Type 1)
"Grants 9 cards for the R&D Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series!"
Rewarded for test: 16, 31
A8BoxInfo Common: 66.67 % | Rare: 22.22 % | Legendary: 11.11 %
Observed:
  • 1 Forced-Induction V8 Engine
  • 2 Mid-Tech
  • 2 Common Tech (Early or Initial)
  • 4 Class B parts (random)
A8Box R&D Box R&D Advanced Kit Box (Type 2)
"Grants 9 cards for the R&D Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series!"
Rewarded for test: 23
A8BoxInfo Common: 77.78 % | Rare: 11.11 % | Legendary: 11.11 %
Observed:
  • 1 Forced-Induction V8 Engine
  • 1 Mid-Tech
  • 2 Common Tech (Early or Initial)
  • 5 Class B parts (random)
A8Box R&D Box R&D Professional Kit Box
"Grants 14 cards for the R&D Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series!"
Rewarded for test: 38
A8BoxInfo Common: 71.42 % | Rare: 14.29 % | Legendary: 14.29 %
Observed:
  • 2 Forced-Induction V8 Engines
  • 2 Mid-Tech
  • 3 Common Tech (Early or Initial)
  • 7 Class B parts (random)

Quotes

Main article: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series (Research & Development)/Quotes

Tips / Warnings

  • Unlike previous R&Ds, the first free upgrade is not limited to lower level upgrades and can be used on any level of any upgrade. Players are advised to use it on Top Speed level 4 and upgrade it to level 3 before test 3. The other 2 free upgrades should be used on Top Speed level 5 and Nitro level 5.
  • As the SLS has similar performance to the Zenvo ST1, which has mediocre overall performance, caution should be taken and acceleration upgrades should not be ignored.
  • The minimum tune reported so far required to complete the event is [5555 3151]. This requires 8 FI-V8 engines, the same number of engines given in the event.

Average relative frequency (%)
of a card per box

Name

A8Forced-InductionV8
A8EarlyTech
A8card Initial Tech
A8Mid-Tech
B
Parts
A8Box Champion Kit BoxIcon excellent Champion Kit Box0.698.068.433.988.06
A8Box Daily Kit BoxIcon excellent Daily Kit Box †0.220.000.007.6317.02
A8Box Engine Box 1-5Icon excellent Engine Box 1-52.750.000.000.000.00
A8Box Extra BoxIcon ok Extra Fusion Box †0.009.7810.630.008.94
A8Box Finish Line BoxIcon excellent Finish Line Box2.222.372.272.719.23
A8Box Multiplayer Pro BoxIcon ok Multiplayer Pro Box0.327.319.250.007.96
A8Box Optimal Shuffle BoxIcon excellent Optimal Shuffle Box0.008.017.811.1726.56
A8Box Optimal Split BoxIcon excellent Optimal Split Box0.0813.3713.370.4020.52
A8Box Parts Box 1-5Icon ok Parts Box 1-50.000.000.000.0020.57
A8Box Random Box 1-5Icon excellent Random Box 1-50.3913.0512.580.0612.79
A8Box Specialist Kit BoxIcon warning Specialist Kit Box0.3710.749.630.008.52
A8Box Starter BoxIcon ok Starter Fusion Box †0.4913.4612.960.0012.22
A8Box Tech Box 1-5Icon ok Tech Box 1-50.0035.4135.6519.540.00
A8Box Ultra BoxIcon ok Ultra Fusion Box †0.252.643.520.003.27

Trials (cards) needed to get at least
1 card with 90 % probability

Name

A8Forced-InductionV8
A8EarlyTech
A8card Initial Tech
A8Mid-Tech
B
Parts
A8Box Champion Kit BoxIcon excellent Champion Kit Box33328275728
A8Box Daily Kit BoxIcon excellent Daily Kit Box †1,046
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
3013
A8Box Engine Box 1-5Icon excellent Engine Box 1-583
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
A8Box Extra BoxIcon ok Extra Fusion Box †
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
2321
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
25
A8Box Finish Line BoxIcon excellent Finish Line Box103961018424
A8Box Multiplayer Pro BoxIcon ok Multiplayer Pro Box7193124
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
28
A8Box Optimal Shuffle BoxIcon excellent Optimal Shuffle Box
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
28291968
A8Box Optimal Split BoxIcon excellent Optimal Split Box2,878171757511
A8Box Parts Box 1-5Icon ok Parts Box 1-5
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
10
A8Box Random Box 1-5Icon excellent Random Box 1-559017183,83717
A8Box Specialist Kit BoxIcon warning Specialist Kit Box6222123
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
26
A8Box Starter BoxIcon ok Starter Fusion Box †4691617
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
18
A8Box Tech Box 1-5Icon ok Tech Box 1-5
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
6611
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
A8Box Ultra BoxIcon ok Ultra Fusion Box †9208765
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
70

  • Players who have many unopened boxes may use the statistics table to the right as a guide to decide which boxes to open first. For further details and more boxes, see the Average frequencies and Minimum card requirements pages. Additional box rules:
  • Current average distribution in A8Box 1 Part - B Box 1 Part - B Boxes (May 2, 2020):
    • 26.96 % Tires
    • 26.69 % Suspension
    • 22.70 % Drivetrain
    • 23.66 % Exhaust

Trivia

  • While this R&D event is based on the one of the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, there are some differences:
    • This R&D event is shorter by 5 days, and as a result, many tests require less Quality Checks.
    • Test .048. is not a Flawless race, instead being a standard Classic race.
    • The Ultimate AI Challenges are slightly different; The Mirage, which would have normally showed up at Test .033., appears in Test .050., while Azure Coast, which would normally be reserved for Test .050., instead appears in Test .033.
    • Some of the tests use the Munich Subway tracks.
  • Excluding Enduro Double Down, this R&D event, along with the ones for the Lamborghini Huracán and Egoista and the Championship events for the Porsche Carrera GT and SCG 003S, are the only events where at least two tests/races have a recommended rank set above the car's MAX+PRO rank; in the SLS' case, the last 12 tests, including the last Ultimate AI Challenge, have a recommended rank of 1734 (equal to the SLS' MAX+PRO rank with Tuning Kit activated).
    • Unlike other events, the 1734 recommended rank is always highlighted in red even if the player has the SLS at MAX+PRO and all 3 boosters active.
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