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Mazda RX-8 Special Edition R&D Promo

The Mazda RX-8 Special Edition's Research & Development event was released as part of the Asphalt Moments Update and held on the following dates:

The event has 4 labs spanning a total of 44 tests with a time limit of 9 days once the event is started.

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 800
  • Lab 004: 6 days later or pay A8 tokens full 1,000

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. 901 The Secret Lab Classic 5 12 Collect Quality Checks Drift Distance: 800
(2 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4
(3 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 40 A8 credits small 1,750
A8 tokens full 5
.002. 909 Sector 8 Classic 5 12 Collect Quality Checks Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4
(2 QC)
Total Air Time: 8 s
(3 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 40 A8 credits small 1,750
Free Upgrade
.003. 916 French Guiana Classic 5 12 Finish at least Third Flat Spins: 2
(2 QC)
No Wrecks
(3 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 50 A8 credits small 2,000
R&D Basic Kit Box
.004. 924 The Great Wall Classic 6 12 Finish at least Third Barrel Rolls: 3
(2 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4
(3 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 50 A8 credits small 2,000
A8 tokens full 10
.005. 931 Barcelona Knockdown 6 12 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 3
(2 QC)
Knockdowns: 5
(3 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 60 A8 credits small 2,250
A8 tokens full 5
.006. 939 The London Eye Classic 13 12 Finish First Perfect Runs: 2
(2 QC)
Flat Spins in One Jump: 2
(3 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 60 A8 credits small 2,500
A8 tokens full 5
.007. 955
NS
Dragon Tree Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:49:011 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 200 A8 credits small 2,750
A8 tokens full 15
R&D Basic Kit Box
Lab .002.
.008. 963 The River Fort Classic 7 14 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 5
(3 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 4
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 70 A8 credits small 3,000
Free Upgrade
.009. 975 Test Site: Omega Classic 7 14 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 2
(3 QC)
Knockdowns: 5
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 70 A8 credits small 3,000
A8 tokens full 5
.010. 991 London Gate Drift 8 14 Reach 9,000 points Drift Distance: 1,400
(3 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,600
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 80 A8 credits small 3,500
A8 tokens full 20
.011. 1012
NSTK
Great Wall Rev. Classic 8 14 Beat 2:59 Perfect Runs: 3
(3 QC)
Flat Spins: 4
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 80 A8 credits small 4,000
R&D Basic Kit B0x
.012. 1036 Fr. Guiana Rev. Classic 8 14 Finish First Total Air Time: 3 s
(3 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 4
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 80 A8 credits small 4,250
A8 tokens full 10
.013. 1047 Barcelona Reverse Elimination 17 14 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 5
(3 QC)
No Wrecks
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 90 A8 credits small 4,500
A8 tokens full 10
.014. 1063 Azure Coast Reverse Classic 17 14 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,200
(3 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 5
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 90 A8 credits small 4,500
A8 tokens full 5
.015. 1085
TK
Ipanema Showdown Classic 17 14 Beat 2:43 Perfect Runs: 3
(3 QC)
Total Air Time: 3 s
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 95 A8 credits small 4,750
A8 tokens full 5
R&D Basic Kit Box
.016. 1112 Cloud Nine Infected 17 14 Finish First Knockdowns: 5
(3 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 4
(3 QC)
7 A8 tokens full 95 A8 credits small 5,250
A8 tokens full 10
.017. 1144
NSTK
Tokyo Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 2:04:212 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 450 A8 credits small 5,500
A8 tokens full 40
Lab .003.
.018. 1158 Sector 8 Reverse Classic 17 16 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 2
(3 QC)
No Wrecks
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 105 A8 credits small 7,000
A8 tokens full 25
Free Upgrade
.019. 1168 Nevada Knockdown 17 16 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 6
(3 QC)
Knockdowns: 8
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 105 A8 credits small 7,250
R&D Advanced Kit Box
.020. 1182
TK
The Rose of the Desert Unplugged 18 14 Beat 2:27 Perfect Runs: 3
(3 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck:4
(4 QC)
6 A8 tokens full 120 A8 credits small 7,500
A8 tokens full 10
.021. 1198 The Dragon's Den Classic 18 16 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,400
(3 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 8
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 120 A8 credits small 8,000
A8 tokens full 10
.022. 1228 San Diego Harbor Elimination 19 16 Finish First No Wrecks
(3 QC)
Flat Spins: 6
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 125 A8 credits small 8,250
A8 tokens full 5
.023. 1258
NSTK
Alps Classic 19 16 Beat 2:19 Flat Spins: 4
(3 QC)
Total Air Time: 4 s
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 150 A8 credits small 8,500
A8 tokens full 15
R&D Basic Kit Box
.024. 1280
NSTK
Westminster Bridge Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:07.716 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 800 A8 credits small 8,750
A8 tokens full 30
.025. 1296 Dubai Reverse Flawless 20 17 Finish First Perfect Runs: 4
(4 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,500
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 175 A8 credits small 10,000
A8 tokens full 20
.026. 1321
NSTK
Oceanview Derby Classic 22 17 Beat 2:20 Perfect Nitro Triggered: 6
(4 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 5
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 200 A8 credits small 10,500
R&D Advanced Kit Box
.027. 1353 Nevada Reverse Infected 22 17 Finish First Total Air Time: 3 s
(4 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 4
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 225 A8 credits small 11,000
A8 tokens full 15
.028. 1393
NSTK
Mount Teide Classic 24 17 Beat 2:42 Knockdowns: 5
(4 QC)
Flat Spins in One Jump: 3
(4 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 250 A8 credits small 11,250
A8 tokens full 10
.029. 1442
NSTK
Iceland Reverse Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:44.049 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 1,400 A8 credits small 11,500
A8 tokens full 35
Lab .004.
.030. 1452 Route 375-1 Classic 12 18 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 6
(4 QC)
Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 275 A8 credits small 11,750
A8 tokens full 5
.031. 1463
NSTK
Crystal Lake Classic 25 18 Beat 2:52 Flat Spins: 6
(4 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 300 A8 credits small 12,250
A8 tokens full 10
R&D Basic Kit Box
.032. 1475 Venice Reverse Elimination 13 18 Finish First No Wrecks
(4 QC)
Knockdowns: 5
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 325 A8 credits small 12,750
A8 tokens full 10
.033. 1487
NSTK
Sky Drop Classic 26 18 Beat 2:32 No Wrecks
(4 QC)
Flat Spins: 10
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 325 A8 credits small 14,000
A8 tokens full 50
.034. 1502 The Mirage Unplugged 27 18 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,800
(4 QC)
Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 350 A8 credits small 16,000
A8 tokens full 10
.035. 1516 Azure Coast Knockdown 14 18 Knockdowns without Wreck: 10 Knockdowns without Wreck: 12
(4 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 15
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 350 A8 credits small 16,750
R&D Advanced Kit Box
.036. 1531 Classified Flawless 29 18 Finish First Perfect Runs: 4
(4 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 375 A8 credits small 17,000
A8 tokens full 10
.037. 1548
NSTK
San Diego Harbor Rev. Unplugged 31 19 Beat 1:57 Flat Spins in One Jump: 3
(5 QC)
Total Air Time: 10 s
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 400 A8 credits small 17,250
A8 tokens full 5
.038. 1565
NSTKET
Wall Ascent Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:02:887 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 1,800 A8 credits small 17,500
A8 tokens full 40
.039. 1582 Iceland Gate Drift 28 19 Reach 23,000 points Drift Distance: 3,200
(5 QC)
Drift Distance: 3,600
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 500 A8 credits small 18,250
A8 tokens full 10
.040. 1603
NSTK
Dubai Flawless 15 19 Beat 1:43 Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
Beat 1:42
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 650 A8 credits small 20,000
A8 tokens full 50
.041. 1623 Buddha's Teachings Knockdown 31 19 Finish First Knockdowns: 14
(5 QC)
Knockdown without Wreck: 10
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 800 A8 credits small 22,500
A8 tokens full 10
R&D Professional Kit Box
.042. 1643 Tokyo Reverse Infected 32 19 Beat 3:30:5 Perfect Nitro: 12
(5 QC)
Beat 3:30
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 950 A8 credits small 24,250
A8 tokens full 15
.043. 1666 Avalanche Alley Classic 33 19 Finish First Flat Spins: 6
(5 QC)
No Wrecks
(5 QC)
8 A8 tokens full 1,100 A8 credits small 26,000
A8 tokens full 30
.044. 1689
NSTKET
Alps Reverse Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 0:51:315 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- A8 tokens full 2,100 A8 credits small 29,000
A8 tokens full 100
Mazda RX-8 Special Edition
Total Costs/Rewards:
  • A8 credits small 442,000
  • A8 tokens full 675
  • 77 cards from R&D Boxes
    • 6 R&D Basic Kit Box (Grants 5 cards)
    • 3 R&D Advanced Kit Box (Grants 10 cards)
    • 1 R&D Professional Kit Box (Grants 17 cards)
  • 3 Mazda RX-8 Special Edition Free Upgrades
  • Auto-Test: A8 tokens full 16,075
  • Quality Checks: 658
  • Minimum Number of Proto Keys Used: 68

Test Count by race mode:

  • Classic: 20
  • Time Attack: 0
  • Ultimate AI Challenge: 6
  • Gate Drift: 2
  • Elimination: 3
  • Infected: 3
  • Unplugged: 3
  • Flawless: 3
  • Knockdown: 4
    • Tests with beating a time as the main goal: 11

Tips / Warnings

v4.2

  • The minimum tune needed to complete the event is [5505 2050], which requires A8 credits small 2,044,000, 13 Mid-Techs, and 24 Rotary Engines. As the R&D boxes give a total of 8 engine cards, 16 have to be acquired by other means.

v3.7

  • There are 3 free upgrades given in the R&D. (2, 8, 18)
    • Before attempting Test 8, install Top Speed Level 2 and use the free upgrade on Top Speed Level 3 (Token-only upgrade).
    • Before attempting Test 18, install Nitro Level 3 and use the free upgrade on Nitro Level 4 (Token-only upgrade).
  • The minimum tune needed to complete the event is [5505 2050], which requires A8 credits small 2,066,575, proper use of the Free Upgrades, 6 Mid-Techs, and 10 Rotary Engines. As the R&D boxes give a total of 8 engine cards, 2 have to be acquired by other means.
    • As the RX-8 Special Edition has superb drifting and handling at stock, handling upgrades aren't necessary for a minimum tune.

Average relative frequency (%)
of a card per box

Name

A8RotaryEngine
A8EarlyTech
A8card Initial Tech
A8Mid-Tech
B
Parts
A8Box Champion Kit BoxIcon excellent Champion Kit Box0.058.068.433.988.06
A8Box Daily Kit BoxIcon excellent Daily Kit Box †0.320.000.007.6317.02
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 Box1.302.372.272.719.23
A8Box Multiplayer Pro BoxIcon ok Multiplayer Pro Box0.227.319.250.007.96
A8Box Optimal Shuffle BoxIcon excellent Optimal Shuffle Box0.008.017.811.1726.56
A8Box Optimal Split BoxIcon excellent Optimal Split Box0.0013.3713.370.4020.52
A8Box Parts Box 1-5Icon ok Parts Box 1-50.000.000.000.0020.57
A8Box Random Box 1-5Icon excellent Random Box 1-50.1813.0512.580.0612.79
A8Box Specialist Kit BoxIcon warning Specialist Kit Box0.0010.749.630.008.52
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 †0.002.643.520.003.27

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

Name

A8RotaryEngine
A8EarlyTech
A8card Initial Tech
A8Mid-Tech
B
Parts
A8Box Champion Kit BoxIcon excellent Champion Kit Box4,60528275728
A8Box Daily Kit BoxIcon excellent Daily Kit Box †719
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 Box176961018424
A8Box Multiplayer Pro BoxIcon ok Multiplayer Pro Box1,0463124
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
28
A8Box Optimal Shuffle BoxIcon excellent Optimal Shuffle Box
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
28291968
A8Box Optimal Split BoxIcon excellent Optimal Split Box
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
171757511
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 1-51,27917183,83717
A8Box Specialist Kit BoxIcon warning Specialist Kit Box
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
2123
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 †
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
8765
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
  • As this R&D event is based on the event for the Lotus Evora Sport 410, many of the same tips and warnings for that event apply here:
    • In Test .026., be careful of taking the cave shortcut route, as infected AIs tend to take the long route faster than the player can take the cave shortcut route.
    • The time limit for Test .042. can be difficult to keep track of as Infected races do not display the player's race time until the post-race results are shown. The traffic and infected AI racers also increase the chances of a Wreck (especially with Infection Overload), making Test .042. very perilous.

Trivia

Main article: Research & Development/Mazda RX-8 Special Edition/Quotes
  • Similar to the Lotus Evora Sport 410's R&D, the quote for Test 31 mentions The Great Wall but Patagonia is used instead. The Great Wall is used for Test 38 but as an Ultimate AI Challenge instead of a Race Time goal.
    • Test 33 mentions Venice but Tenerife is used instead. Venice is used for Test 32 but does not have a Race Time goal.
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