Asphalt 8: Airborne introduces new Fuel system, extra tank and additional cars

Asphalt 8 1.4 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

France-based games maker Gameloft has released a fuel-injected update to its freemium Asphalt 8: Airborne racing game for the iPhone and iPad, its fifth major content update thus far.

Now live in the App Store and labeled with version 1.4, the game offers several new features while ditching the dreaded rental fee for events. Instead, you now enter time-limited events using a brand new Fuel system.

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Some of the new cars you can win in time-limited cups include the Chrysler ME 412, Ferrari FF, Ford 2006 GT, Ford Mustang 2015, Mercedes CLK-GTR and Mercedes SLS AMG.

Check out the trailer.

It’s live in the App Store and coming soon on Android and Windows Phone devices.

Key highlights include:

  • New cars – Fill your garage with a whole fleet of new beauties
  • Collect ’em all – Build an impressive collection of speed machines to win awesome rewards
  • No more rental fee for events – Enter our Time-Limited Events using the brand new Fuel system and may the best driver win
  • Extra tank – This new booster is designed for new players that want an even playing field with the veteran racers out there

Released in August 2013 as a paid download, less than three months later the game became a free-to-play download as Gameloft fully embraced the freemium model.

Past Asphalt updates have added new features like new Daily Bonuses and Win Streak rewards, the Great Wall tracks and Twitch broadcasting and more.

A notice on the Apple website last month hinted that a “new version of Asphalt 8: Airborne is coming to the App Store this summer”.

Download Asphalt 8: Airborne free in the App Store.

The universal app comes in at 870 megabytes and requires iOS 5.0 or later.