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More than just a car, the Carson Fastback is a celebration of freedom. Freedom of expression. Freedom of spirit. Freedom of cornering - really, really sideways!

The Carson Fastback looks like an abandoned car, but handles like any other vehicle would. It has dirty windows, a broken headlamp, a broken taillight, yellow and black (or white or red) caution stripes running around the side skirts and the bumpers, and old steel rims. It could arguably be considered a rat rod - appearing to be in a state of disrepair while actually being very speedy. It is one of three vehicles that are in a poorly maintained state, the other two being the Hunter Reliable Custom and the Carson Grand Sicilian

The Fastback has a decent top speed and great acceleration for a vehicle of its tier and handles well through corners. Its Speed boost is its handicap, as it handles best when drifting without boost. Nevertheless, it handles well at top speed, giving it the upper hand on highways. Though it looks rough, it can still outperform other cars. Perhaps the best part of this car is its strength, as even at 70% speed with no boost, it can survive full contact with same-way traffic. Even when colliding with walls and other stationary objects, it seems to be able to either achieve a Driveaway or simply bounce off. In either case, its strength rating of 5 doesn't quite do justice to the car's remarkable ability to survive nearly anything.

When using the e-brake to make the vehicle drift, it becomes much easier to slide whilst in boost. With its sharp handling, last-minute drifts can be achieved very easily. Perfect if drifting through the right angled streets of Downtown, Uphill Drive, or even Schembri Pass in the mountains. Even if it can't use its weight to knock a GT Nighthawk around, it can slam and shunt the car, especially while boost drifting. It has been observed to keep its own against heavier vehicles quite well. If one practices with this car, it can be a very reliable stunt car despite the boost. When it comes to barrel rolls, it can perform double rolls when at near top speed and off of high kicker ramps. Because of its wide body, rodeos are possible too.

In conclusion, it's a good car for contact-heavy Races, high-speed Road Rages and low-speed Marked Man events. When competing in a Road Rage or Marked Man event, it's a good idea to get on the boost right away and score Takedowns frequently (on rivals in Road Rage or the chasers in Marked Man) to keep it going.


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  • In Burnout Paradise's Free February Update, the Fastback's speed stat was lowered from 6 to 3 and its boost was lowered from 6 to 4.
  • The license plate reads: US-MU-03, which stands for "United States-Muscle-03."
  • The Carson Fastback can be seen with a skull & crossbones across its door in its Junkyard icon.