If the player hits boost again when the boost meter is in the red zone, the car will accelerate even faster, with the boost lasting until the player runs out of boost, brakes, crashes or hits a ramp.In the initial version of the game, the career mode consisted of 180 events split into eight «seasons», which become progressively more difficult.
Three stars are awarded for finishing in first place, two for second, and one for third.Achieving secondary objectives, such as performing a given number of stunts or knocking down opponents, awards the player with two additional stars.The car with the highest Rank is the Devel Sixteen Prototype (Class S; Starting Rank 1582; Max Rank 1746; Max Pro Rank 1810).With the June 2014 update, however, certain cars, such as the 2015 Ford Mustang and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupé Final Edition, had to be unlocked by spending real-world money on them or winning them from time limited events.Another new feature, which substitutes the «Adrenaline mode» in Asphalt 6 and 7, is the ability to perform a «Perfect Nitro».
When the player hits boost, a small red zone appears in the boost bar.
Later seasons must be unlocked either by earning a certain amount of stars or by purchasing a «Season Unlock» in the in-app store.
The Great Wall update added 30 new events centered on the Great Wall.
The Dubai update introduced a new season where only fully upgraded cars are eligible to participate, besides adding three new events centered on Dubai.
The San Diego Harbor update introduced a new season featuring events where the player can participate in a twenty-four car race (Exclusive Metal Events — only on i OS 8), alongside several new events centered on both Dubai and the San Diego Harbor. Online multiplayer mode can be played both locally via Wi-Fi, and globally via the internet.
Obtaining stars in an event is cumulative — players who finished first in an event without completing the secondary objectives may replay the race and obtain a five-star rating even if the primary objectives aren't met. As the subtitle implies, the focus of Airborne is on jumping, with tracks featuring a lot more ramps than in previous games.