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Enduro Double Down, also known as EDD for short, officially stylized as ENDURO Double Down, and officially called an Enduro DD by Gameloft's social networks [1] and by some players, is a special series of events available starting with the Enduro Update. The announcement made by Gameloft - Prove you can withstand till the very end in an ever-changing, tough, daring challenge. Double or nothing is the way to go! Risk your progress in order to win BIG! - sets that it is similar to the Research & Development events with a series of challenges to complete. As of the Championship Update, Enduro Double Down events usually follow an R&D event before being followed by a Championship.

Enduro Double Down events involve a story where a professional racer or a group of professional racers holds the car at stake and challenges the player to a series of races featuring merciless racers. Initially, the boss racer(s) underestimates or challenges the player before learning that the player is actually capable of winning, thus causing the racer(s) to cheer them on or continue to challenge them later throughout the EDD.

EDD Elements

EDD Overview
EDD Rewards Screen
Enduro Points
The basic principle of Enduro Double Down is that the player has to collect Enduro Points (EP; A8EnduroPoints ). Leading up to the boss vehicle as the final reward for the challenge, several points increments award the player other rewards: A8Credits , A8Tokens , Pro Boxes, Blueprints (as of the Car Blueprints Update), and 2 of the 8 other Enduro Vehicles used in the challenge. In the case of the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package's EDD, Blueprints for other Porsche cars are awarded instead.
Each race won earns the player an (increasing) amount of EP.
Enduro Challenges
EDD Challenge Select

In order to win a race, the goals can be:

  • Finish race
  • Finish position: X (3, 2, or 1)
  • Flat Spins: X
  • Flat Spins in One Jump: X
  • Barrel Rolls: X
  • Knockdowns: X
  • Knockdowns without Wreck: X
  • Total Air Time: X s
  • Drift Distance: X yd / m
  • Wheelie Distance: X yd / m
  • Beat a Race Time of ##:##:###
  • KNOCK DOWN THE MOST CARS (Finish FIRST in a Knockdown race)
  • Perfect Runs: X
  • Perfect Nitro: X
  • No Wrecks
  • Beat the Ace Racer! (Finish FIRST in an Ace Race)
In EDD, all types of races can be found – Classic, Flawless, Unplugged, Infected, Elimination, Knockdown, Time Attack, Gate Drift, and Versus (Ace Race), except for Tag Racing & Grand Finale.
Ace Race
The points accumulated after each successful challenge are not saved automatically: they can only be banked after winning an Ace Race, a versus race against an orange-colored ghost AI named the "ACE RACER" similar to R&D's Ultimate AI Challenge which comes up at the end of each Tier.
Double Down
After the Ace Race comes the option to select from one of three choices:
  • Safe - save the amount of EP earned so far (free)
  • Double - take a risk to get the double amount of EP earned in the next set of races until the next Ace Race (free)
  • Double Down - save the EP earned AND get the double EP for the next races (cost Tokens)
Tier
The group of races before an Ace Race is called a Tier. The length of a Tier is variable, ranging from 3 up to 8 races. The Ace Race must be completed with the vehicle at stake.
EDD Invitations
If a challenge is failed, the player must start again from challenge 1. If the player chose the Safe or Double Down option after the last Ace Race, the EP that were accumulated until then will have been saved. If the Double option was selected, all EP earned since the player last chose one of the safe options will have been lost. An invitation is then required to begin a new streak; on the other hand, spending tokens is required in order to retry any failed challenges.
When an invitation is used, the player can start the streak with either no bonus (free) or by doubling (costs Tokens). As of the Lunar New Year 2017 Update, invitations always start with no bonus.
Enduro Vehicles
In each Enduro Double Down event, there are nine Enduro Vehicles: the boss vehicle and eight other vehicle. The first four (sorting by class) are the "low end" vehicles, while the last five (including the boss vehicle) are the "high end" vehicles. Two of the eight other Enduro Vehicle are rewarded for banking Enduro Points.
There are a few rules regarding Enduro Vehicles:
  1. There has to be at least three and at most four cars in the same class as the boss vehicles.
  2. Enduro Cars cannot be reused in later EDD events unless the EDD event the car was initially featured in was canceled (e.g. 1967 Chevrolet Impala EDD). In this case, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 was already featured in the Weber Faster One's EDD event, so it was not playable in the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV's EDD event, but would again be made playable in the Zenvo ST1's EDD.
  3. In Enduro Double Down events from the 1967 Chevrolet Impala's canceled EDD onwards, the boss car is always an Elite Car. Some events may feature additional Elite Vehicles.
  4. In the later phases of the Enduro Double Down event, the two cheapest cars (in terms of purchasing [except with tokens or licenses], maxing out, and Pro Kits) or the two lowest-ranked Enduro Vehicles are swapped out with the two most expensive ones (in the same terms) or the two highest-ranked non-boss Enduro Vehicles. For example, in the EDD for the Aston Martin One-77, the Aston Martin DB9 Coupé (A8Credits 357,670 (21,750 + 265,900 + 70,020)) and Aston Martin V12 Zagato (A8Credits 372,448 (57,500 + 265,900 + 49,048)) (both low-end Class B cars) are replaced with the Pagani Huayra and Peugeot Onyx (both Class S cars).
  5. At least one of the other Enduro Cars in the event is always an expensive tokens-purchasable car. This can include cars from Research & Development and Championships, as well as Blueprint-unlockable cars.
However, those patterns have been broken or altered as of the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package's EDD:
  1. The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package is the only car in its class: Class S.
  2. The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X was in the EDD for the BXR Bailey Blade GT1, repeating old cars. This rule can be broken if a car is revived from a past EDD whose boss car is now unlockable with Blueprints but was released in an update prior to the Porsche Update.
  3. All of the featured Porsches (959, 718 Boxster S, Cayman GT4, and GT3 RS) have an expensive token price and other than that, all cars can be bought with credits.
  4. The event has no reward cars and instead features Porsche BP boxes that grant at least 3 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package BPs while also granting BPs for the other Porsche cars.
  5. The "low end" cars are still used even from the second difficulty shift onwards, but no longer appear at the last three Tiers, regardless of whether or not the player has saved their EP.
In addition, the Elite requirement for the Boss car since the Impala/Aventador SV EDD was broken by the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, as the 918 is the last Elite Vehicle added to the game.
Opponents and Difficulty Shifts
The races become more difficult as the event progresses - within one streak, the longer you progress, the higher the rank the opposition cars will have, and the difficulty increases; the rank of your opponent in a given level will not remain the same during the whole event.
The difficulty will shift twice during the event, once around 7,000 (give or take 2,000), and a second time around 19,000 (give or take 3,000).
With the first shift, the Ace Race 1 is replaced by the Ace Race 2, Ace Race 2 gets replaced with Ace Race 3 and so on. But depending on the event, the new streak can start even with Ace Race 3 or higher. The second shift raises the difficulty in the very same manner. Apart from this, each shift also raises the difficulty of the enduro challenges, while also exchanging some of the cars needed to complete the challenges (see the "Enduro cars" paragraph).
Parts of this analysis is based on sample challenge list from ungeekiness.com.

EDD Events

Main article: Enduro Double Down/Events
Event Vehicle Dates
1
9
Weber Faster One June 8, 2016
March 25, 2017
2
4
7
22
Aston Martin One-77 July 27, 2016
September 14, 2016
January 6, 2017^
July 12, 2018
3
23
BXR Bailey Blade GT1 August 26, 2016
July 12, 2018
5 Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid October 12, 2016
6
13
16
Falcon F7 November 9, 2016
August 9, 2017
November 20, 2017
8
15
19
Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV February 8, 2017
October 20, 2017
April 5, 2018
10 Sbarro Sparta April 12, 2017
11
17
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport May 8, 2017
December 4, 2017
12 Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package July 20, 2017
14
21
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition August 31, 2017
May 31, 2018
18 Yamaha FZ-10 March 23, 2018
20 Zenvo ST1 April 19, 2018

^The second One-77 EDD revival was originally intended for the 1967 Chevrolet Impala.

General Tips

  • Avoid Flawless races as much as possible, especially when using motorcycles or other vehicles with wide steering and drifting radii.
  • Having upgraded most of the cars featured in the event will be very beneficial.

Enduro Challenges Introduction

This section needs to be updated to reflect the help screens introduced from the Yamaha FZ-10 EDD onwards.

Exclusive Challenge
Challenges for the best drivers in Asphalt 8.
Enduro Double Down will test your skills to the limits. Try it and get the next top car in the game for free!
Rewards
By scoring in events, you can unlock various rewards. The top score grants you Asphalt 8's next big thing, the [EDD boss car name].
Cars Involved
Besides the [EDD boss car name], there are 8 more cars used in the Enduro Double Down challenges. You can ride them for free in the EDD! All applied upgrades will be kept for when you own the car.
Random Challenges
In Enduro Double Down, you can choose from randomly-picked challenges on different tracks and driving different cars. Each try will be different from the first.
Ace Race
Complete challenges to get Enduro Points. Beat the Ace Racer at the end of each Tier to save your score.
Invitation
If you fail, your run will end an you can start over from challenge 1. Each start requires you to spend Enduro Invitations.
Take a Risk -- Get Rewards!
If you succeed, you will have the chance to save your points or take a risk and apply a boost for even more points in upcoming Challenges.
Old Intro Screens
New Intro Screens

Trivia

  • The new Multiplayer League format introduced in the Multiplayer League Update is based on Enduro Double Down, with a few noticeable differences.
  • EDD Ace Racer AIs are actually Ghost Racers. They are colored golden instead of blue.
    • Vehicles unlockable through EDD display golden Ghost Racers in Career Mode as well, instead of blue Ghost Racers, which most other vehicles display.
Enduro Double Down
Events Boss Car Other Enduro Cars
Weber Faster One Weber Faster One SRT 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8Jaguar F-Type RNissan Skyline GT-R (R34)Honda Integra Type-RNissan GT-R NISMOLamborghini Aventador LP 700-4W Motors Lykan HyperSportChrysler ME412
Aston Martin One-77 Aston Martin One-77 AC 378 GT ZAston Martin DB9 CoupéAston Martin V12 ZagatoAston Martin V12 VantageLucra L148Bentley EXP10 Speed 6Pagani HuayraPeugeot Onyx
BXR Bailey Blade GT1 BXR Bailey Blade GT1 Alfa Romeo MiTo GTAMazda 6Ford Focus RSMitsubishi EclipseNissan GT-R (R35)Holden Coupe 60Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-XMazzanti Evantra
Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid Icona Vulcano V12 Hybrid Lotus Exige S CoupeFelino cB7BMW M6Mazda FuraiMarussia B2Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final EditionMercedes-Benz Silver LightningHennessey Venom GT
Falcon F7 Falcon F7 Audi S4Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XInfiniti FX50Ferrari 612 ScagliettiFerrari 458 ItaliaArrinera HussaryaMcLaren 12C SpiderSavage Rivale GTR
1967 Chevrolet Impala (Canceled) 1967 Chevrolet Impala Camaro Z/28BMW M1Ferrari TestarossaMaserati MC12Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTSChevrolet Corvette C3RUF CTR 39FF GT9 VMAX
Lamborghini Aventador SV Lamborghini Aventador SV Lamborghini UrusLamborghini MiuraLamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 2013Lamborghini EstoqueLamborghini Sesto ElementoLamborghini AsterionLamborghini HuracánLamborghini Egoista
Sbarro Sparta Sbarro Sparta DS 3 RacingNissan Juke NismoMercedes-Benz GLC CoupeBMW M2Audi R8 LMS UltraFerrari F50Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTSSbarro Alcador
Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1967 Chevrolet ImpalaVolkswagen Golf Design Vision GTIMaserati MC12Chevrolet SSChevrolet Corvette C7Chevrolet Corvette C3Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS9FF GT9 VMAX
Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package Scion FR-SPorsche 959Audi RS 3 SportbackPorsche 718 Boxster SDS SurvoltPorsche Cayman GT4Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-XPorsche 911 GT3 RS
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Mini Cooper S RoadsterAlfa Romeo MiTo GTAChevrolet Camaro GSFord Focus RSMaserati GranTurismo SportFerrari 458 ItaliaCadillac CTS-V Coupe Race CarMercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
Yamaha FZ-10 Yamaha FZ-10 Suzuki GSX-R750Kawasaki Z800KTM 1290 Super Duke RYamaha YZF-R6Ducati Monster 1200Ducati SuperSport SBMW S 1000 RRSuzuki Hayabusa
Zenvo ST1 Zenvo ST1 Geely GC9Donkervoort D8 GTOVolkswagen Golf Design Vision GTIJaguar F-TYPE Project 72010 Bentley Continental SupersportsFerrari F50Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4Jaguar XJ220S
Italics denote reward cars obtainable from the event.

References

  1. https://mobile.twitter.com/asphalt/status/829948013191770114 Note the walkthrough from Anthony in the Aventador EDD