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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 400A8 tokens full 400
  • Lab 003: 3 days later or pay 800A8 tokens full 800
  • Lab 004: 6 days later or pay 1000A8 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 40A8 tokens full 40 1750A8 credits small 1,750
5A8 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 40A8 tokens full 40 1750A8 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 50A8 tokens full 50 2000A8 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 50A8 tokens full 50 2000A8 credits small 2,000
10A8 tokens full 10
.005. 931 Barcelona Knockdown 6 12 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 3
(2 QC)
Knockdowns: 5
(3 QC)
6 60A8 tokens full 60 2250A8 credits small 2,250
5A8 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 60A8 tokens full 60 2500A8 credits small 2,500
5A8 tokens full 5
.007. 955
NS
Dragon Tree Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:49:011 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- 200A8 tokens full 200 2750A8 credits small 2,750
15A8 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 70A8 tokens full 70 3000A8 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 70A8 tokens full 70 3000A8 credits small 3,000
5A8 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 80A8 tokens full 80 3500A8 credits small 3,500
20A8 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 80A8 tokens full 80 4000A8 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 80A8 tokens full 80 4250A8 credits small 4,250
10A8 tokens full 10
.013. 1047 Barcelona Reverse Elimination 17 14 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 5
(3 QC)
No Wrecks
(3 QC)
7 90A8 tokens full 90 4500A8 credits small 4,500
10A8 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 90A8 tokens full 90 4500A8 credits small 4,500
5A8 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 95A8 tokens full 95 4750A8 credits small 4,750
5A8 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 95A8 tokens full 95 5250A8 credits small 5,250
10A8 tokens full 10
.017. 1144
NSTK
Tokyo Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 2:04:212 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- 450A8 tokens full 450 5500A8 credits small 5,500
40A8 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 105A8 tokens full 105 7000A8 credits small 7,000
25A8 tokens full 25
Free Upgrade
.019. 1168 Nevada Knockdown 17 16 Finish First Knockdowns without Wreck: 6
(3 QC)
Knockdowns: 8
(4 QC)
8 105A8 tokens full 105 7250A8 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 120A8 tokens full 120 7500A8 credits small 7,500
10A8 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 120A8 tokens full 120 8000A8 credits small 8,000
10A8 tokens full 10
.022. 1228 San Diego Harbor Elimination 19 16 Finish First No Wrecks
(3 QC)
Flat Spins: 6
(4 QC)
8 125A8 tokens full 125 8250A8 credits small 8,250
5A8 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 150A8 tokens full 150 8500A8 credits small 8,500
15A8 tokens full 15
R&D Basic Kit Box
.024. 1280
NSTK
Westminster Bridge Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:07.716 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- 800A8 tokens full 800 8750A8 credits small 8,750
30A8 tokens full 30
.025. 1296 Dubai Reverse Flawless 20 17 Finish First Perfect Runs: 4
(4 QC)
Drift Distance: 1,500
(4 QC)
8 175A8 tokens full 175 10000A8 credits small 10,000
20A8 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 200A8 tokens full 200 10500A8 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 225A8 tokens full 225 11000A8 credits small 11,000
15A8 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 250A8 tokens full 250 11250A8 credits small 11,250
10A8 tokens full 10
.029. 1442
NSTK
Iceland Reverse Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:44.049 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- 1400A8 tokens full 1,400 11500A8 credits small 11,500
35A8 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 275A8 tokens full 275 11750A8 credits small 11,750
5A8 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 300A8 tokens full 300 12250A8 credits small 12,250
10A8 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 325A8 tokens full 325 12750A8 credits small 12,750
10A8 tokens full 10
.033. 1487
NSTK
Sky Drop Classic 26 18 Beat 2:32 No Wrecks
(4 QC)
Flat Spins: 10
(5 QC)
8 325A8 tokens full 325 14000A8 credits small 14,000
50A8 tokens full 50
.034. 1502 The Mirage Unplugged 27 18 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,800
(4 QC)
Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
8 350A8 tokens full 350 16000A8 credits small 16,000
10A8 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 350A8 tokens full 350 16750A8 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 375A8 tokens full 375 17000A8 credits small 17,000
10A8 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 400A8 tokens full 400 17250A8 credits small 17,250
5A8 tokens full 5
.038. 1565
NSTKET
Wall Ascent Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:02:887 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- 1800A8 tokens full 1,800 17500A8 credits small 17,500
40A8 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 500A8 tokens full 500 18250A8 credits small 18,250
10A8 tokens full 10
.040. 1603
NSTK
Dubai Flawless 15 19 Beat 1:43 Perfect Runs: 4
(5 QC)
Beat 1:42
(5 QC)
8 650A8 tokens full 650 20000A8 credits small 20,000
50A8 tokens full 50
.041. 1623 Buddha's Teachings Knockdown 31 19 Finish First Knockdowns: 14
(5 QC)
Knockdown without Wreck: 10
(5 QC)
8 800A8 tokens full 800 22500A8 credits small 22,500
10A8 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 950A8 tokens full 950 24250A8 credits small 24,250
15A8 tokens full 15
.043. 1666 Avalanche Alley Classic 33 19 Finish First Flat Spins: 6
(5 QC)
No Wrecks
(5 QC)
8 1100A8 tokens full 1,100 26000A8 credits small 26,000
30A8 tokens full 30
.044. 1689
NSTKET
Alps Reverse Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 0:51:315 -
( QC)
-
( QC)
- 2100A8 tokens full 2,100 29000A8 credits small 29,000
100A8 tokens full 100
Mazda RX-8 Special Edition
Total Costs/Rewards:
  • 442000A8 credits small 442,000
  • 675A8 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: 16075A8 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 2044000A8 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 2066575A8 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 Box0.077.407.674.278.60
A8Box Daily Kit BoxIcon excellent Daily Kit Box †0.260.000.007.6916.79
A8Box Engine Box 1-5Icon ok Engine Box 1-53.020.000.000.000.00
A8Box Extra BoxIcon ok Extra Fusion Box †0.0010.0210.640.008.66
A8Box Finish Line BoxIcon excellent Finish Line Box1.172.522.403.019.78
A8Box Multiplayer Pro BoxIcon ok Multiplayer Pro Box0.337.1710.000.008.00
A8Box Optimal Shuffle BoxIcon ok Optimal Shuffle Box0.008.577.431.1421.43
A8Box Optimal Split BoxIcon excellent Optimal Split Box0.0013.6613.710.4320.23
A8Box Parts Box 1-5Icon warning Parts Box 1-50.000.000.000.0021.14
A8Box Random Box 1-5Icon excellent Random Box 1-50.1413.1612.400.0712.49
A8Box Specialist Kit BoxIcon warning Specialist Kit Box0.0010.9510.000.008.10
A8Box Starter BoxIcon ok Starter Fusion Box †0.5313.4912.960.0011.90
A8Box Tech Box 1-5Icon ok Tech Box 1-50.0035.4137.2118.520.00
A8Box Ultra BoxIcon ok Ultra Fusion Box †0.002.443.350.003.96

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 Box3,28930295326
A8Box Daily Kit BoxIcon excellent Daily Kit Box †885
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
2913
A8Box Engine Box 1-5Icon ok Engine Box 1-576
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
A8Box Extra BoxIcon ok Extra Fusion Box †
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
2221
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
26
A8Box Finish Line BoxIcon excellent Finish Line Box19691957623
A8Box Multiplayer Pro BoxIcon ok Multiplayer Pro Box6973122
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
28
A8Box Optimal Shuffle BoxIcon ok Optimal Shuffle Box
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
263020110
A8Box Optimal Split BoxIcon excellent Optimal Split Box
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
161653511
A8Box Parts Box 1-5Icon warning Parts Box 1-5
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
10
A8Box Random Box 1-5Icon excellent Random Box 1-51,64417183,28918
A8Box Specialist Kit BoxIcon warning Specialist Kit Box
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
2022
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
28
A8Box Starter BoxIcon ok Starter Fusion Box †4341617
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
19
A8Box Tech Box 1-5Icon ok Tech Box 1-5
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
6512
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
A8Box Ultra BoxIcon ok Ultra Fusion Box †
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
9468
9999999999999999999
$ \infty $
57

  • 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 (Feb 6, 2020):
    • 26.43 % Tires
    • 26.75 % Suspension
    • 22.51 % Drivetrain
    • 24.31 % 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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