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The Opus XS brings a lot more to the party, with a cool graffiti spray job and a tuned engine for a higher cruising speed. So get cruisin'!

The Carson Opus XS is the upgraded version of the Opus.

Though tricky to master, it's excellent at barrel rolls thanks to its wide body, which makes it easier to hit the kicker on split ramps, and its reluctance to turn actually helps towards making minor adjustments so you can nail the ramp just right. In the hands of a skilled driver, landing triple barrel rolls is quite easy. It is one of the strongest stunt cars in the game, and therefore has a strong presence in Road Rage and Marked Man events. It is also the fastest accelerating car that can be unlocked at its stage in the game. This makes it even better for Freeburn. The high cruising speed makes hitting far-away billboards from rooftops much easier.

The main downside to driving the Opus XS is its boost power, which isn't very strong. However, the massive cruising speed makes disengaging it much less risky because it won't lag too far behind. This can be useful for Races, since it benefits from a better cruising speed, as well as the ability to better maintain boosting speed.

How to unlock[]

Win the Opus Burning Route.


  • In Burnout Paradise's Free February Update, the Opus XS' speed stat was lowered from 9 to 5.
  • The Carson Opus is one of the few vehicles which can take down a Hunter Olympus at full speed head-on.
  • The car has the same license plate as the regular Opus, which makes sense considering the XS is the upgraded version of it.