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Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Pack – Remaining Cars Unveiled

Jeremy Chubb's Avatar Posted by on Jan 09, 2009 // Community Manager, Criterion Games

Wow! We got an immense response to our recent unveiling of the 88 Special – an incredible hovering car!

88 Special

But, the 88 Special is just a one quarter of our forthcoming Legendary Cars pack. Now it’s time to show you the 3 remaining cars.

We’re keeping things pretty much under wraps on these vehicles for the moment. After all, we’ve got a ton of exciting content arriving at the beginning of Feb to tell you about first. But before we get into that, we couldn’t resist bringing you the first images of these spectacular vehicles.

Boostin’ makes me feel good!
First up the Manhattan Spirit. Not the fastest car in Paradise City, but this reimagining of Burnout Paradise’s Hunter Manhattan should keep the spirits at bay.

Fans of the original will know that this underused beauty is great for stunts. This customized special version is even better, but like all the Legendary Cars, this has a trick up its sleeve – hit L3 and boost to find out what it does.

Manhattan Spirit

This car does not exist
This is the Carson Nighthawk. Denied by the government and disowned by Carson, this ultra rare version of the Carson GT is the ultimate super pursuit vehicle!

The custom lighting array triggered by boost makes this the most distinctive-looking vehicle for night time events in the dangerous world of Paradise City.

GT Nighthawk

One for the good ole boys
And finally, the Cavalry Bootlegger. Branded with the Mexican flag and tagged as a tribute to The Chicanator, one of our big-time Mexican Burnout fans, this is a classic modified Hunter Cavalry.

Hit a massive jump and press L3 to sound the incredible horn – it’s one of the defining moments in Paradise City.

Also available in orange.

Cavalry Bootlegger 04

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+ smokey_vols on January 9th, 2009 at 9:53 am said:

Amazing how Criterion keeps on supporting this game, great job guys.


+ Macks1974 on January 9th, 2009 at 9:54 am said:

Looking forward to it, thanks for the continued game support.


+ KingBroly on January 9th, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

Criterion, I must insist you stop taking money from my wallet.


+ smokey_vols on January 9th, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

“sound the incredible horn” Dixie horn?
“Also available in orange” Dukes of Hazard?

Am I understanding this correctly?


+ ftwrthtx on January 9th, 2009 at 9:56 am said:

Criterion is already my Developer of the Year for ’09

Thanks for the great support


+ Neil on January 9th, 2009 at 9:56 am said:

I still don’t own this game.


+ Stoffinator on January 9th, 2009 at 9:58 am said:

They all look awesome, can’t wait to see what you guys are working on.


+ narde15 on January 9th, 2009 at 9:58 am said:



+ narde15 on January 9th, 2009 at 9:59 am said:

can i get the bootlegger in orange lolz!


+ Ghostm on January 9th, 2009 at 10:01 am said:

I owe Criterion some money.

Love you guys!


+ Ghostm on January 9th, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

February might be a tight month to release the patch though. Specially with STREET FIGHTER IV and KILLZONE 2 being released. No matter, I’ll be playing in-between those two games. The game I wont be playing is “SOCOM” LMAO.


+ smokey_vols on January 9th, 2009 at 10:04 am said:

Is that car going to be the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard?


+ SpiritThief on January 9th, 2009 at 10:07 am said:

I love this I can’t wait:D

Question: Are the extra refinements such as race restart going to be a free patch, or are they only in the Party Pack?


+ JamesL007 on January 9th, 2009 at 10:10 am said:

Criterion games continued development on this game is beyond what any other developer has done for a PS3 to date. Criterion gave us a new of great new and fresh stuff for free and now is just continuing that tradition with these car packs and new island.

I can fully say I will buy this DLC on day one without delay.

Your passion to make this game new and exciting while keeping it alive still makes for a truelly great representation of what Criterion Games is capable of and the heart they have to a project.

We at TripleTags would be glad to create a new series of tags for your new DLC hitting soon just hit us up and we can do some great stuff.

Again Thank You Criterion Games for all you have done and continue to do.

All the Best.


+ ISEMAN on January 9th, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

I love the knockoffs from some of my favorite childhood vehicles in pop culture…..these are amazing.

How do you not get sued though? LOL


+ theownerz on January 9th, 2009 at 10:20 am said:

amazing now i havent been following up are these cars free or are they premium content


+ kelvinlym on January 9th, 2009 at 10:23 am said:

Criterion, you have officially made geeks around the world achieve wood, not seen since the time Princess Leia donned a gold bikini.


+ Maverick_fox on January 9th, 2009 at 10:27 am said:


btw, how much will this pack cost?


+ GGCAN on January 9th, 2009 at 10:32 am said:

Thanks Jeremy.

Love this game and all the support you people give us.

I’ll be getting this add on for sure.


+ squirrel448 on January 9th, 2009 at 10:40 am said:

Criterion rocks my socks!


+ AceGamer on January 9th, 2009 at 10:48 am said:

You had me at Cavalry Bootlegger.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.


+ Darnell0216 on January 9th, 2009 at 10:55 am said:

@4 and @12: You Guessed it ;).

For those who can’t figure out the ‘unofficial’ references:
DeLorean from Back to the Future
Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters
K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider
General Lee from Dukes of Hazard.

I so love Criterion and the way they support this game. Can’t wait to see what other vehicles they have in store for the future.


+ isolatebody on January 9th, 2009 at 10:55 am said:

I want the new DLC so bad.


+ bulleteddy on January 9th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

The General Lee, Kitt and the Ghostbuster car? Sold. Expect my money the day this DLC is released. That is all.


+ warezIbanez on January 9th, 2009 at 11:11 am said:

haha, alright! These look pretty awesome, especially the DeLor- I mean, the 88 Special… :P


+ Skater on January 9th, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

Will the retry addition cost money?


+ TLSBill on January 9th, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

Thanks for the pics Jeremy! The guessing can now cease, and I can’t wait for them to be available.

Also thanks for making a PS3 game that I can recommend to any of my friends w/new PS3’s. When ever anyone asks, it’s just “Log on to PSN and buy it.. NOW!” I’ve even bought extra copies for my family. Keep up the great work!


+ hostes on January 9th, 2009 at 11:17 am said:

Criterion just R O C K S !!! best developer ever.


+ Exlonox on January 9th, 2009 at 11:20 am said:

Awesome! Criterion is the best! Burnout fans, visit


+ TheGuardian1973 on January 9th, 2009 at 11:32 am said:

WHERE IS MY A-TEAM VAN??? :P ;) SOLD, Great job guys!!! :D


+ Seanscythe2 on January 9th, 2009 at 11:37 am said:

Can I get it without the mexican flag?


+ DudeFX on January 9th, 2009 at 11:40 am said:

I’m dying for the party pack already, hurry lol


+ ROLO_ONFIRE on January 9th, 2009 at 11:42 am said:

Great Jeremy!, thanks for the Mexican Love :)


+ gmk218 on January 9th, 2009 at 11:44 am said:



+ Darnell0216 on January 9th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

@29: The “B-Team” van was in Takedown. It’ll probably make it’s return soon.


+ scorpio on January 9th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

The horn sold me…

Excellent support guys!!!!


+ Enforcer_X on January 9th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

This rocks! Criterion is truly amazing!
The support keeps the game very much alive!
Thank you for all the fun and support!


+ Aaron on January 9th, 2009 at 12:40 pm said:

AWESOME! Day 1 purchase for me! :)


+ Kevyn.B.Grams on January 9th, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

Great stuff. Glad to see the support for the game continuing into this year, and I can’t wiat to see your next game. Keep bringing strong products, with equaly strong support, and I will buy whatever you guys put out.–


+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on January 9th, 2009 at 12:48 pm said:


Thanks for the update! I love them all and special thanks for the Mexican love! Is the horn “la cucaracha” song?

Any release date info?

Thanks for being great Criterion!


+ albertperk on January 9th, 2009 at 1:09 pm said:

Why doesn’t the Carson Nighthawk have a red scanner instead of blue? Call me crazy but that little detail bugs me. Maybe licensing reasons?


+ C-h-a-o-s on January 9th, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

Those cars look very sexy, so sexy when I buy them i’m going to drive very slow as to not detroy them :-).


+ smokey_vols on January 9th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:


Thanks for clearing that up for me. It won’t be the General Lee without the rebel flag on top though. Wonder if it will be there?


+ DTS MAN on January 9th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

Hey playstation blog fancy taking my copie from the xbox and letting me have a playstation version. I hate that bloody xbox!!! Seriously


+ tdh on January 9th, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

Please stop making us wait!!! When will get our hands on these!? Peer pressure made me buy this game, and for once peer pressure was a good thing! (I even pressured another friend into buying it. See the vicious cycle you created?)

MOAR Legendary cars? Fall Guy Truck. ORIGINAL Batmobile. Magnum PI’s GTS. Beverly Hills Hillbillies junker would be nice too! Man this list could go on 4~EVA!


+ CartBlanche on January 9th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

It would be great if you could use the EyeToy to change the Flag on top of the Bootlegger or decals on other vehicles in offline mode. While online i just defaults to non offensive decals/flags.

Think about it Criterion, you know it makes sense.


+ lyfestory on January 9th, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

gotta love the bootlegger.. hehe… and the hovering car…

now if only they had one based on Smokey & the bandit.. the one car that doesnt exist feels a little like Knight Rider..

but these are some cool cars… cant wait…


+ EViD on January 9th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

Can’t wait to hit that L3 button.


+ adamska2020 on January 9th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

OH YEAH! I just saw the footage from the burnout podcast (which all self-respecting burnout fans should subscribe to ASAP) and that’s what went through my head. I can’t wait to tear up the streets in the jansen special. GREAT SCOTT I SAY, GREAT SCOTT INDEED


+ Coolwater on January 9th, 2009 at 2:20 pm said:

I love it, however i wish the other cars could have looked as close to reality as the Jansen does. It’s a shame.

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