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Criterion Announces Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars

Jeremy Chubb's Avatar Posted by on Nov 07, 2008 // Community Manager, Criterion Games

Hey folks … great to be back on the only blog that counts (apart from the one you’ll find at, of course).

We’re continuing to support Burnout Paradise through 2009. The fun starts with our Burnout Paradise Party Pack in Feb and will be followed by our awesome Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Pack.

This year, we’ve introduced some of the most incredible vehicles yet seen in a Burnout game. Our FREE Cagney pack brought you the crazy Steel Oval Racer and the Hippie Wagon, and the FREE Bikes Pack introduced motorcycles to Paradise City for the first time ever.

In 2009, we’re taking Burnout vehicles to the next level with some truly unbelievable new vehicles. First up – The Jansen 88 Special.

This classic 1980’s styled silver sports car is based on the fan-favourite Jansen P12, but we’ve made a few interesting modifications.

Special Drive
Fill the gauge and hit boost to trigger burning flame trails from your back wheels. The 88 Special’s fast, manoeuvrable and great in the air.

In fact, if you want to take off, this is just the car for you. Hit L3 to switch to hover mode – the wheels retract and the car takes off and hovers through Paradise City at head height.

Seriously. It hovers.

Special Flying
This is the first of 4 cars that we’re making available as part of a wealth of new downloadable content for Burnout Paradise. They’re available to buy individually or discounted, if you pick up the whole set. In addition to the Jansen 88 Special, look out for the Cavalry Bootlegger, Manhattan Spirit and the GT Nighthawk!

We’ll bring you details and footage of these in a future post or on Crash TV (our video podcast), and we’ll be back next week with another killer announcement for next year’s awesome Burnout Paradise content.

And as always, we’re on hand for a while to answer your questions below!

//Add Your Own


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+ minislayer on November 7th, 2008 at 8:49 pm said:

right on this game keeps getting better and better my 2 fav. games are warhawk and burnout because they keep reinventing them selfs and adding to the game making it better and better. thank you


+ BraMbleR_ on November 7th, 2008 at 9:39 pm said:

Why did Chubb say he was going to stick around and answer questions, and then he doesn’t? CURSE YOU CHUBB


+ sainraja on November 7th, 2008 at 11:06 pm said:

You guys are awesome!!!!!!


+ brumi on November 8th, 2008 at 12:57 am said:


like be4 it does support custom sound track but also it has supported motion controls since launch i dont remember how 2 change it though all that i remember is that u got 2 options


+ Hiddos on November 8th, 2008 at 2:43 am said:

If you guys would only include split screen in that Party Pack, I’d buy it.


+ whitewolf_dk on November 8th, 2008 at 2:55 am said:

Awesome content, but I don’t want to hover over water, besides that didn’t go all that well with the hoverboard :-D

No, I WANT POWERBOATS big brutes with lot of horses and colors to race in the ocean surrounding Paradise.

//WhiteWolf whom already has preorderd this DLC :-D


+ Paranoimia on November 8th, 2008 at 4:19 am said:

Once again, I can only commend Criterion on their support of this game. I was going to trade it in a while back, but the continued support has prevented me from doing so.

I hope we don’t get too many people start complaining about having to pay for this stuff, since you’ve already given us so much for nothing.

With a number of other games, it’s felt like the actual game has been lacking, simply so that the dev can charge for additional content to bring the game up to what it should have been at release. That’s not a criticism that can be levelled at Criterion – the game was jammed with more than enough content, and the additions have been superb, both in what they’ve added and their value.

I’ve said it before, but many devs could seriously learn something from Criterion’s approach with Burnout. Rather than milking the consumer for every little add-on (£2.39 for an extra suit in Dead Space, £3.99 for a T-Shirt in LBP), throw in a few freebies for the first months, and charge later for the bigger, more significant stuff.

As Criterion are finding out, your customers will respect you all the more for it, and may also be more inclined to buy the bigger content when you do charge.


+ rahstar2003 on November 8th, 2008 at 6:52 am said:

your support brings tears to my eyes!!!!


+ Twisted_fate on November 8th, 2008 at 7:08 am said:


Will you stop spamming the board, plus the game already have in-game music.


+ B-Sack on November 8th, 2008 at 8:21 am said:

And I still won’t buy it if you can’t give me two-player split-screen racing


+ NissanFlyboy. on November 8th, 2008 at 8:54 am said:



+ EvoAnubis on November 8th, 2008 at 9:20 am said:

@16: Think, McFly! Think!

Custom Soundtracks have been in Burnout for months.


+ freeluv on November 8th, 2008 at 10:22 am said:

wow, this is great. i dont know why you didnt just make it the delorean, but if its because of legal reasons and such, thank you for making this for fans!


+ Paranoimia on November 8th, 2008 at 10:43 am said:

I don’t suppose there’s any chance of an ’80s TV favourites’ pack? KITT from Knight Rider, General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard, the A-Team van, and Street Hawk for the bikes?

Stick those 4 in a pack, and I’ll buy it whatever the price.


+ matheaks on November 8th, 2008 at 10:44 am said:


Its the Delorian from “Back From the Future”!

Thats super awesome! Can’t wait! Thanks for the amazing updates for Burnout! I love Criterion Games and Jeremy!


+ Wip3ou7 on November 8th, 2008 at 11:20 am said:

I like how they wrote “And as always, we’re on hand for a while to answer your questions below!” And then they didnt respond to a single comment. Nice.


+ Chaos_Bladez on November 8th, 2008 at 11:45 am said:

It better be a dollar for me to even consider it.
You guys have so many cars anyways! :P


+ pandaman5000 on November 8th, 2008 at 12:23 pm said:

for everyone who wonders why its not called the delorean. is because they never use the real car names. and the 88 special sounds a bit nastalgic.


+ Lrgking on November 8th, 2008 at 7:16 pm said:

Thats it.
Im buying this game!!!


+ JimmyStewart on November 9th, 2008 at 5:01 am said:

@67 – litobirdy

Here’s a link to the article where the “restart race” option is mentioned.


+ DryvBy on November 9th, 2008 at 5:41 am said:

Best pack ever thought of. I love BTTFuture!


+ EddyxMob on November 9th, 2008 at 7:58 am said:



+ EddyxMob on November 9th, 2008 at 7:58 am said:

i want it but no money yet lol but by friday ima have it ehe


+ zeke2040 on November 10th, 2008 at 8:11 am said:

this is great news… i’ll have to upload that


+ KhSam3 on November 12th, 2008 at 3:46 pm said:

can u guys add support for racing wheels?

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