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Championship is a series of unlocking events in Asphalt 8: Airborne introduced in the Championship Update. While its basic premise is similar to Research & Development and Enduro Double Down, Championship is instead based on Formula One racing, with Time Attack races, Elimination races, and Grand Finales. Prior to the Munich Update, the only brands involved were McLaren and Porsche. As of the Munich Update, a manufacturer-neutral Championship interface exists to allow for more vehicles to use this type of event (represented by an "Arrow" Symbol). In the Hot Wheels Update, another interface was added, exclusive for Hot Wheels Championships.

Game Elements

Race Trophies and Goals

Similar to Quality Checks in R&D, in Championship you have to collect Race Trophies. Each Qualifier has three Goals, that equals one Race Trophy, a Main Goal, and two Secondary Goals (Second and Third Goal). In order to obtain the Race Trophy from a Secondary Goal, you have to fulfill the Main Goal as well. The third Goal is only available, if you have fulfilled the second Goal. The Goals can be skipped by paying , however, Goals are skipped one-by-one (in contrast to the R&D's Auto-Test function, which automatically skips a test and is priced based on how many Quality Checks the player has obtained in the test).

Trophies award Credits, Tokens, and Championship Boxes, which grant cards usable for the car being involved. Starting from the Porsche Update, Championships also award Blueprints for the car being involved if the car is Blueprint-buildable, but to get all, the player must get at least 110 Trophies and finish all 8 Grand Finales.

Tours

The Championship is divided into a number of Tours (usually 8), which feature between 3 and 7 races, the last race being called Grand Finale. In order to access the Grand Finale, all the Main Goals of a Location have to be achieved. Locations become available over time, and don't need the Main Goals of the previous Locations to be fulfilled.

Unlike with R&D or EDD, you can participate in races once you have finished the Grand Finale of the Location. Still, in order to terminate the whole Championship, you need to successfully complete all Grand Finales, but not necessarily collect all the Race Trophies. However, if you miss some Race Trophies, you will not earn all Rewards, which is why it's best to play unfinished Qualifiers to earn more Trophies.

Championships involving blueprint-buildable vehicles have the added requirement of collecting 110 Trophies in order to get all the Blueprints for the car. The last half of the required Blueprints is obtained when all 8 Grand Finales are completed.

Tires

In order to participate in a race in a Championship, Tires are required, similar to the Proto Keys in R&D. Tires are only refilled, once all tires are exhausted, it takes 8 hours (12 during Arrinera Hussarya GT's, Vanda Electrics Dendrobium's, Kawasaki Ninja H2R's and 2018 McLaren X2  Championship's; 11 during the Hot Wheels Championships) to refill all 5 Tires, 5 hours longer than the Proto Keys in R&D. Up to A8Tokens 176 can be spent to refill Tires. There is an option to watch a video to gain a free Tire, and this can be used usually up to two times every 24 hours.

Time Attack and Grand Finale

The Championship introduced also two new race modes: Time Attack and Grand Finale. In Auto-start/Time Attack, the player is dropped into the middle of a race and has to take over the wheel at some point to reach the end of the track in time; in the Grand Finale, the player needs to make the rev needle land in a green or blue zone in order to get a good start; the race otherwise becomes a 2-lap Classic race. This feature is similar to the starting mechanism in drag racing games, such as the CSR Racing series and Asphalt's own Asphalt Street Storm Racing.

Upgrades

The McLaren Championship-unlockable cars have 10 Pro Kit levels in place of the MAX Upgrades and 5 Pro Kit levels that all other cars usually have. Depending on the class of the car, the engine required may either be a Serial Racing Engine or a Custom Racing Engine. The Ariel Atom V8 also follows this rule, but uses the V8 Engine used in other cars.

The Porsche Championship-unlockable cars are like normal cars: with 5 MAX Upgrade levels and 5 Pro Kit levels. For Porsche cars, the engine may either be a High-Grade Engine or Exceptional Engine. Championships for other makes follow the Porsche Championship upgrade rules (including 10 MAX Upgrade levels for motorcycles), but can use any type of engine. Hot Wheels cars require the Hot Wheels Engine.

Leaderboard

In the McLaren Championship, the leaderboard determines the player's team's current standing. Completing Qualifiers and Grand Finales increases the player's team's standing and pushes them closer towards 1st place. When all Grand Finales are completed, the player's team is in 1st place.

Completion
Porsche Championship completed

To complete a Championship, complete all 8 Grand Finales. Upon doing so, the car is rewarded. In the case of the Porsche Championship, the last set of Blueprints is rewarded, allowing the player to assemble the car.

Although the Championship's Grand Finales are now completed, the player can still choose to go back and finish qualifiers for additional trophies and prizes. The player's Hall of Fame is decorated with a Championship section, indicating which Championships the player has completed, along with the number of trophies (upon completing the last Grand Finale) for each completed Championship. If the player has collected all 342 trophies for that Championship, the tab showing the completed Championship is shown with a golden trophy.

Championship Events

Main article: Championship/Events
Event Vehicle Event Date(s) Recommended RPM
(Good Start, Perfect Start)
1 McLaren M14A December 14, 2016 8,000-10,000 (9,000-10,000)
2 McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 January 13, 2017 15,000-19,000 (17,000-19,000)
3 McLaren MP4/8 February 20, 2017 15,000-19,000 (17,000-19,000)
4
8
McLaren MP4-31 March 29, 2017
September 22, 2017
16,000-19,000 (18,000-19,000)
5 Porsche Cayman GT4 June 7, 2017 7,200-8,300 (7,500-8,2000)
6
10
23
Porsche 959 June 15, 2017
October 2017
June 8, 2018
7,000-8,000 (7,000-8,000)
7
25
Porsche 718 Boxster S July 10, 2017
July 5, 2018
8,000-9,500 (8,000-9,5000)
9 Kawasaki Z800 October 24, 2017 6,500-7,500 (7,000)
11 Arrinera Hussarya GT November 9, 2017 6,500-8,500 (7,700-8,000)
12 Honda Civic Type R December 1, 2017 7,000-8,500 (8,000-8,500)
13 Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ December 14, 2017 8,100-9,800 (9,000-9,800)
14 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ December 28, 2017 7,500-9,500 (8,800-9,500)
15 Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ January 11, 2018 6,000-9,900 (8,500-9,500)
16 Renault Trezor January 25, 2018 6,000-7,900 (6,100-7,500)
17 Ariel Atom V8 March 2, 2018 7,000-9,800 (7,500-9,500)
18 Vanda Electrics Dendrobium March 17, 2018 5,500-7,500 (6,500-7,400)
19 Buick Riviera March 31, 2018 10,000-13,800 (11,800-12,500)
20 Apollo N April 11, 2018 7,600-9,200 (7,900-8,500)
21 Vencer Sarthe April 27, 2018 7,100-9,300 (7,500-8,500)
22 Kawasaki Ninja H2R May 17, 2018 7,900-9,700 (8,100-8,800)
24 2018 McLaren X2 June 28, 2018 7,500-9,500 (8,700-9,400)
26 Sbarro GT1 July 12, 2018 7,900-9,900 (8,900-9,700)
27 Rezvani Beast Alpha July 26, 2018 7,800-9,500 (8,700-9,400)
X Porsche Carrera GT X, 2018
X SCG 003S X, 2018

Championship Intro Screens

McLaren Championship

Welcome

Welcome to the McLaren Championship!
Strap in for a high-speed contest to win the best racing cars around!

Tours

Complete all the rounds on a tour around the world. Be the best to get [Championship boss car name].

The Leaderboard

The Leaderboard shows your rank in the Championship.
Claim the top spot and complete all the Tours to win the [Championship boss car name].

Grand Finale

The ultimate challenge of each Tour!
Beat 7 rival racers to give your ranking a huge boost.

Qualifiers

But not everyone gets into the Grand Finale!
You must complete the Main Goal of each Qualifier by beating its Best Time to qualify.

Elimination

This mode may appear in some tours. There's a timer in the race and every time it gets to zero, whoever is in last place is eliminated.
Then the timer resets and the process starts again. Last one standing wins!

Secondary Goals

Each Qualifier also has 2 additional Goals!
They are unlocked as you complete the previous goals.
Complete as many Goals as you can to earn trophies.

Trophies

Trophies grant you special rewards from the McLaren Team!
You can replay Qualifiers as many times as you want to complete every Goal.

Last Chance! (McLaren M14A)

You were just the backup driver on a high-profile racing team.
But the star of your team took a dive, placing you rock-bottom in the standings.

But now it's your time to shine!
Get your team in gear and make a break for the Championship!

Rising Star! (McLaren Mercedes MP4-25)

A car as special as the McLaren deserves a driver that understands its power. Race, upgrade, and beat this season to keep this magnificent speedster as your own!

Prove It! (McLaren MP4/8)

You've just created your own racing team with dreams of winning it all, and this is your first year in the competition. Lucky for you, a sponsor sees your potential and is willing to get you started with the amazing new McLaren MP4/8. But unlucky for you, starting positions on the leaderboards are based on last year's rankings. Good luck rising to the top!

Second Chance! (McLaren MP4-31)

You used to be a proud member of the invincible Roaring Thunder racing team. Then you discovered the secret of their success: cheating. To protect your reputation, you and a handful of crew members left Roaring Thunder to start your own team. But you've got a long way to go before you can give those cheaters a good honest thrashing on the leaderboard.

Legend from the Future! (2018 McLaren X2)

A futuristic state-of-the-art racing concept. The 2018 McLaren X2 gives you the chance to glimpse the future today. But such power requires an equally capable driver. That's your chance to prove you're the one!

Others Championship

Welcome

Welcome to the Porsche Championship Event!
Now's your chance to drive some of the world's most iconic cars and perhaps even earn one as a reward!

Tours

Complete all the rounds on a tour around the world. Be the best and earn a [Championship boss car name].

Grand Finale

The ultimate challenge of each Tour!
Beat 7 rival racers to move one step closer toward the ultimate prize!
Win all of the Grand Finales and the car of your dreams will be all yours!

Qualifiers

Not just everyone makes it into the Grand Finale!
Complete the Main Goal of each Qualifier by beating its Best Time to qualify.

Elimination

This mode may appear in some tours. During the race, a timer will count down.
Every time it gets to zero, whoever is in last place will be eliminated.
Then the timer resets and the process starts again. Last one driving wins!

Secondary Goals

Each Qualifier also has 2 additional Goals!
They are unlocked as you complete the previous goals.
Complete as many Goals as you can to earn trophies.

Trophies

Trophies grant you special rewards from the Porsche Team!
You can replay Qualifiers as many times as you want to complete every Goal.

For Championships of other makes, the text follow the Porsche Championship text, with all references to Porsche removed.

Bugs

On iOS, as soon as the tires are restocked, no races can be started and the following error message is shown:

An error has occurred. (Error 3000x/3100x)

The only solution is to close and reboot the game.

This error can also occur on other platforms, usually due to a poor Internet connection.

In the Porsche Update, a new bug was introduced where the Porsche Championship is sometimes replaced with the McLaren M14A Championship.

In the Hot Wheels update, for players on Windows, the Renault Trezor's Championship accidentally started two weeks early, on the 18th of January. If the first qualifier was played and won, the Championship would immediately close.

Trivia

  • The sound effect that is played upon collecting a reward in Championship was earlier used in R&D.
  • Unlike R&D and EDD, all Championship races have no traffic except for the fixed, stationary traffic in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro (Ipanema Showdown & Rapido Park).
  • The Car Blueprints Update updates the text that determines how many trophies are needed until the next reward with "Trophy(ies)".
  • The Porsche Update updates the prize list to show the number of Grand Finales completed to win the final prize.
  • The Munich Update updates location unlock screens to now show the featured vehicle's BP progress.
Championship
McLaren Championship

McLaren M14A (CarEvent) • McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 (CarEvent)
McLaren MP4/8 (CarEvent) • McLaren MP4-31 (CarEvent)
2018 McLaren X2 (CarEvent)

Porsche Championship

Porsche Cayman GT4 (CarEvent) • Porsche 959 (CarEvent)
Porsche 718 Boxster S (CarEvent)
Porsche Carrera GT (CarEvent)

Munich Championship

Kawasaki Z800 (BikeEvent) • Arrinera Hussarya GT (CarEvent)
Honda Civic Type R (CarEvent)

Hot Wheels Championship

Hot Wheels Rip Rod™ (CarEvent)
Hot Wheels Bone Shaker™ (CarEvent)
Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ (CarEvent)

Renault Championship

Renault Trezor (CarEvent)

Ariel Championship

Ariel Atom V8 (CarEvent)

Vanda Electrics Championship

Vanda Electrics Dendrobium (CarEvent)

Buick Championship

Buick Riviera (CarEvent)

Apollo Championship

Apollo N (CarEvent)

Vencer Championship

Vencer Sarthe (CarEvent)

Kawasaki Championship

Kawasaki Ninja H2R (BikeEvent)

Sbarro Championship

Sbarro GT1 (CarEvent)

Rezvani Championship

Rezvani Beast Alpha (CarEvent)

SCG Championship SCG 003S (CarEvent)