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Nitro Starter
Nitro Starter
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Info
Last checked Dec 27, 2020
Price
Fusion Coins 18,000 – Fusion Coins 1,800,000
Sale value Fusion Coins 360 – Fusion Coins 36,000
Duration 5 minutes – 30 days
Availability Permanent offer
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A 2015 Ford Mustang in London with Nitro Starter and Extra Tank boosters activated.

The Nitro Starter is a booster in Asphalt 8: Airborne, which allows the player to start a race with a full Nitro bar.

As with other boosters, the Nitro Starter powerup is effective for a certain time during which all the races a player starts are affected.

Variants

Regular

The 2020 Spring Update introduced 11 different subtypes with various durations:

5-Min Nitro Starter 5-Min Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 18,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 360
Duration: 5 minutes
Availability: Permanent offer, standard ads, milestone ads, dedicated ads, Multiplayer Season Points
10-Min Nitro Starter 10-Min Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 30,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 600
Duration: 10 minutes
Availability: Permanent offer, Multiplayer Season Points
15-Min Nitro Starter 15-Min Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 36,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 720
Duration: 15 minutes
Availability: Permanent offer, Multiplayer Season Points, Time-Limited Events, Weekly VIP Bundle (VIP Level1VIP Level5)
30-Min Nitro Starter 30-Min Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 60,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 1,200
Duration: 30 minutes
Availability: Permanent offer, Multiplayer Season Points, Collections, Time-Limited Events, Bundles, Weekly VIP Bundle (VIP Level6VIP Level10)
1-Hour Nitro Starter 1-Hour Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 90,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 1,800
Duration: 1 hour
Availability: Permanent offer, Multiplayer Season Points, Collections, Festival, Festival Premium reward, Weekly VIP Bundle (VIP Level11VIP Level15)
3-Hour Nitro Starter 3-Hour Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 180,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 3,600
Duration: 3 hours
Availability: Permanent offer, Multiplayer Season Points, Collections
8-Hour Nitro Starter 8-Hour Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 270,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 5,400
Duration: 8 hours
Availability: Permanent offer
24-Hour Nitro Starter 24-Hour Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 450,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 9,000
Duration: 24 hours
Availability: Permanent offer
3-Day Nitro Starter 3-Day Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 630,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 12,600
Duration: 3 days
Availability: Permanent offer
7-Day Nitro Starter 7-Day Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 900,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 18,000
Duration: 7 days
Availability: Permanent offer, Bundles
30-Day Nitro Starter 30-Day Nitro Starter – Last checked: Dec 27, 2020
"Full nitro at the start of all races for a limited time!"
Price: Fusion Coins 1,800,000, Sale value: Fusion Coins 36,000
Duration: 30 days
Availability: Permanent offer

Old Spice Pow-Pow-Power Old Spice Pow-Pow-Power – Last checked: Aug 15, 2020
"Starte deine Rennen mit voller OLD SPICE Nitro Power!"
Price: free
Duration: 15 minutes
Availability: Reoccurring offer (every 12 hours, timer reset: claiming the booster) (only for German players during the Old Spice x Asphalt 8: Airborne marketing campaign)

Usage

The Nitro Starter can be used before a race using a booster selection before starting a race. Each unit lasts 10 minutes and costs 3,000 to 7,500 credits depending on the player's level.

During this period, the player will start every race with a full nitro bar. If the Extra Tank boost is used, the added extra tank will also be full. The Nitro Starter powerup can be replenished by winning cups or finishing certain collections.

The Nitro Starter was also one of the alternating prizes in the original Multiplayer, when having a nine game winning streak (finishing in the top 3 in nine Multiplayer games in succession) - the other alternative prizes were a Class C Upgrade or 7,500 Credits.

If the Nitro Starter boost is activated, a boost icon will appear in the main menu along with a timer indicating how long the boost will last. A timer will also appear on the Boosts-screen indicating the remaining time of the activated boost.

For the efficiency and power ratings of Nitro in different Car classes, see the Asphalt 8 Nitro Efficiency Index page.

Nitro Starter info as stated in Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Trivia

  • Three boosters (Double Credits, Nitro Starter (simply called "Nitro" at that time) and Tuning Kit) were added in Update 1 in November 2013, when the game was made freemium and new cars were added along with Time-Limited Events and customizable controls. (source 1, source 2)
  • In earlier stages of the game (around February 2014, pre-The Great Wall Update) the Nitro Starter powerups received as trophies in the Time-Limited Events lasted for 2 hours. At that time the Tuning Kit would last for 8 hours and Extra Tank for 4 hours. So, Nitro Starter powerups' duration has been reduced to 1/12 of the original values (a ~91.7 % reduction in duration) and Tuning Kit powerups' duration has been reduced to 1/32 of the original values (a ~96.9 % reduction in duration).
  • The cost of one booster minute before and after the latest booster update:
     
Old Nitro Starter: 15,000 credits / 120 min = 125 credits/minute
New Nitro Starter: 7,500 credits / 10 min = 750 credits/minute

Old Tuning Kit: 40,000 credits / 480 min = 83.33 credits/minute
New Tuning Kit: 10,000 credits / 15 min = 666.67 credits/minute
 
The cost of one Nitro Starter booster minute has increased by 600 % and the price of one Tuning Kit minute has increased by ~800 %.
Source: Touch Arcade: Universal Asphalt 8: Airborne - (by Gameloft), page 1317 (the duration of the Nitro Starter in the calculations on that page is (erroneously) stated as 15 min).

Previous versions

Asphalt 8: Airborne
Boosters in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Double Credits Double Credits Extra Tank Extra Tank Nitro Starter Nitro Starter Tuning Kit Tuning Kit
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