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Awarded for finding all the Smashes in Paradise City, this exclusive GT Concept boasts a chrome trimmed carbon fiber chassis and a Speed Boost conversion. Perfect for cruising.

The Carson Carbon GT Concept in Burnout Paradise is the Carbon edition of the GT Concept.

It has a carbon-fiber body exterior and better statistics than the original, as it gains 1 Boost point and 1 Strength point. It has also undergone a boost conversion from Stunt boost to Speed boost.

The loss of its Stunt boost is a small disadvantage that shifts its effectiveness from Stunt Run events to race events. Despite this, it is one of the most well-rounded cars in the game, with high statistics in every field and very good maneuverability. The statistics suggest that it could also do well in some of the rougher events (such as Marked Man and Road Rage), although it can only do well in Road Rage events as long as the player continues to boost.

One major problem is its performance in Stunt Run events. Since the boost can only be activated when the boost bar is full, it cannot be intermittently used to maintain a combo. Letting go of the boost while it is engaged will prevent players from using it again unless they can find a way to recharge the boost.

Its ability to perform stunts such as Barrel Rolls or Flatspins is still very good despite its speed boost conversion. If a player is able to achieve Burnouts via Oncoming, stunts, or refills at gas stations, the Speed boost conversion won't hinder their stunt run capabilities.

How to Unlock[]

Drive through all 400 Smashes on the Paradise City mainland.


  • In Burnout Paradise's Free February Update, the Carson Carbon GT Concept's speed stat was lowered from 9 to 6 and its boost stat was lowered from 10 to 9.
  • This vehicle can't be used in an online Cops & Robbers game.
  • The Carbon GT Concept has the same stats as the GT Nighthawk, except it has a 3 point lower Strength rating.