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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 Tokens 400
  • Lab 003: 3 days later or pay Tokens 800
  • Lab 004: 6 days later or pay Tokens 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 Tokens 40 Credits 1,750
Tokens 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 Tokens 40 Credits 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 Tokens 50 Credits 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 Tokens 50 Credits 2,000
Tokens 10
.005. 931 Barcelona Knockdown 6 12 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 3
(2 QC)
Knockdowns: 5
(3 QC)
6 Tokens 60 Credits 2,250
Tokens 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 Tokens 60 Credits 2,500
Tokens 5
.007. 955
NS
Dragon Tree Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:49:011 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- Tokens 200 Credits 2,750
Tokens 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 Tokens 70 Credits 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 Tokens 70 Credits 3,000
Tokens 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 Tokens 80 Credits 3,500
Tokens 20
.011. 1012
NSTK
Great Wall Rev. Classic 8 14 Beat 2:59 Perfect Runs: 3
(3 QC)
Flat Spins: 4
(3 QC)
7 Tokens 80 Credits 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 Tokens 80 Credits 4,250
Tokens 10
.013. 1047 Barcelona Reverse Elimination 17 14 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 5
(3 QC)
No Wrecks
(3 QC)
7 Tokens 90 Credits 4,500
Tokens 10
.014. 1063 Azure Coast Reverse Classic 17 14 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,200
(3 QC)
Knockdowns without Wreck: 5
(3 QC)
7 Tokens 90 Credits 4,500
Tokens 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 Tokens 95 Credits 4,750
Tokens 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 Tokens 95 Credits 5,250
Tokens 10
.017. 1144
NSTK
Tokyo Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 2:04:212 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- Tokens 450 Credits 5,500
Tokens 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 Tokens 105 Credits 7,000
Tokens 25
Free Upgrade
.019. 1168 Nevada Knockdown 17 16 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 6
(3 QC)
Knockdowns: 8
(4 QC)
8 Tokens 105 Credits 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 Tokens 120 Credits 7,500
Tokens 10
.021. 1198 The Dragon's Den Classic 18 16 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,400
(3 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 8
(4 QC)
8 Tokens 120 Credits 8,000
Tokens 10
.022. 1228 San Diego Harbor Elimination 19 16 Finish First No Wrecks
(3 QC)
Flat Spins: 6
(4 QC)
8 Tokens 125 Credits 8,250
Tokens 5
.023. 1258
NSTK
Alps Classic 19 16 Beat 2:19 Flat Spins: 4
(3 QC)
Total Air Time: 4 s
(4 QC)
8 Tokens 150 Credits 8,500
Tokens 15
R&D Basic Kit Box
.024. 1280
NSTK
Westminster Bridge Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:07.716 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- Tokens 800 Credits 8,750
Tokens 30
.025. 1296 Dubai Reverse Flawless 20 17 Finish First Perfect Runs: 4
(4 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,500
(4 QC)
8 Tokens 175 Credits 10,000
Tokens 20
.026. 1321
NSTK
Oceanview Derby Classic 22 17 Beat 2:20 Perfect Nitro Triggered: 6
(4 QC)
Barrel Rolls: 5
(4 QC)
8 Tokens 200 Credits 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 Tokens 225 Credits 11,000
Tokens 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 Tokens 250 Credits 11,250
Tokens 10
.029. 1442
NSTK
Iceland Reverse Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:44.049 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- Tokens 1,400 Credits 11,500
Tokens 35
Lab .004.
.030. 1452 Route 375-1 Classic 12 18 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 6
(4 QC)
Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 275 Credits 11,750
Tokens 5
.031. 1463
NSTK
Crystal Lake Classic 25 18 Beat 2:52 Flat Spins: 6
(4 QC)
Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 300 Credits 12,250
Tokens 10
R&D Basic Kit Box
.032. 1475 Venice Reverse Elimination 13 18 Finish First No Wrecks
(4 QC)
Knockdowns: 5
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 325 Credits 12,750
Tokens 10
.033. 1487
NSTK
Sky Drop Classic 26 18 Beat 2:32 No Wrecks
(4 QC)
Flat Spins: 10
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 325 Credits 14,000
Tokens 50
.034. 1502 The Mirage Unplugged 27 18 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,800
(4 QC)
Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 350 Credits 16,000
Tokens 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 Tokens 350 Credits 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 Tokens 375 Credits 17,000
Tokens 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 Tokens 400 Credits 17,250
Tokens 5
.038. 1565
NSTKET
Wall Ascent Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:02:887 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- Tokens 1,800 Credits 17,500
Tokens 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 Tokens 500 Credits 18,250
Tokens 10
.040. 1603
NSTK
Dubai Flawless 15 19 Beat 1:43 Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
Beat 1:42
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 650 Credits 20,000
Tokens 50
.041. 1623 Buddha's Teachings Knockdown 31 19 Finish First Knockdowns: 14
(5 QC)
Knockdown without Wreck: 10
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 800 Credits 22,500
Tokens 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 Tokens 950 Credits 24,250
Tokens 15
.043. 1666 Avalanche Alley Classic 33 19 Finish First Flat Spins: 6
(5 QC)
No Wrecks
(5 QC)
8 Tokens 1,100 Credits 26,000
Tokens 30
.044. 1689
NSTKET
Alps Reverse Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 0:51:315 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- Tokens 2,100 Credits 29,000
Tokens 100
Mazda RX-8 Special Edition

Total Costs/Rewards:

  • Credits 442,000
  • Tokens 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: Tokens 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 Credits 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 Credits 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

Rotary Engine
Early Tech
Initial Tech
Mid-Tech
B
Parts
Champion Kit BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (2,160 cards) Champion Kit Box0.058.068.433.988.06
Daily Kit BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (3,120 cards) Daily Kit Box †0.320.000.007.6317.02
Engine Box 1-5Excellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (1,452 cards) Engine Box 1-52.750.000.000.000.00
Extra Fusion BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (828 cards) Extra Fusion Box †0.009.7810.630.008.94
Finish Line BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (2,070 cards) Finish Line Box1.302.372.272.719.23
Multiplayer Pro BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (930 cards) Multiplayer Pro Box0.227.319.250.007.96
Optimal Shuffle BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (1,024 cards) Optimal Shuffle Box0.008.017.811.1726.56
Optimal Split BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (2,476 cards) Optimal Split Box0.0013.3713.370.4020.52
Parts Box 1-5Good: Sample size >= 600 (778 cards) Parts Box 1-50.000.000.000.0020.57
Random Box 1-5Excellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (6,597 cards) Random Box 1-50.1813.0512.580.0612.79
Specialist Kit BoxAcceptable: Sample size >= 200 (270 cards) Specialist Kit Box0.0010.749.630.008.52
Starter Fusion BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (810 cards) Starter Fusion Box †0.4913.4612.960.0012.22
Tech Box 1-5Good: Sample size >= 600 (819 cards) Tech Box 1-50.0035.4135.6519.540.00
Ultra Fusion BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (796 cards) Ultra Fusion Box †0.002.643.520.003.27

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

Name

Rotary Engine
Early Tech
Initial Tech
Mid-Tech
B
Parts
Champion Kit BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (2,160 cards) Champion Kit Box4,60528275728
Daily Kit BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (3,120 cards) Daily Kit Box †719
9999999999999999999
9999999999999999999
3013
Engine Box 1-5Excellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (1,452 cards) Engine Box 1-583
9999999999999999999
9999999999999999999
9999999999999999999
9999999999999999999
Extra Fusion BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (828 cards) Extra Fusion Box †
9999999999999999999
2321
9999999999999999999
25
Finish Line BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (2,070 cards) Finish Line Box176961018424
Multiplayer Pro BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (930 cards) Multiplayer Pro Box1,0463124
9999999999999999999
28
Optimal Shuffle BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (1,024 cards) Optimal Shuffle Box
9999999999999999999
28291968
Optimal Split BoxExcellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (2,476 cards) Optimal Split Box
9999999999999999999
171757511
Parts Box 1-5Good: Sample size >= 600 (778 cards) Parts Box 1-5
9999999999999999999
9999999999999999999
9999999999999999999
9999999999999999999
10
Random Box 1-5Excellent: Sample size >= 1,000 (6,597 cards) Random Box 1-51,27917183,83717
Specialist Kit BoxAcceptable: Sample size >= 200 (270 cards) Specialist Kit Box
9999999999999999999
2123
9999999999999999999
26
Starter Fusion BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (810 cards) Starter Fusion Box †4691617
9999999999999999999
18
Tech Box 1-5Good: Sample size >= 600 (819 cards) Tech Box 1-5
9999999999999999999
6611
9999999999999999999
Ultra Fusion BoxGood: Sample size >= 600 (796 cards) Ultra Fusion Box †
9999999999999999999
8765
9999999999999999999
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 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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