Hunter Cavalry/Development

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The Cavalry underwent numerous changes over its lifetime. Known variants are described below.

Mid 2006 to mid 2007

The original model for the Classic Muscle was likely created sometime in early 2006. It appears in Black 2 (2006-06-29 build), as well as the Burnout 5 2006-11-13 and 2007-02-22 builds. It was also used in promotional materials for Burnout 5, including in a flyer which came with some copies of Burnout Dominator.

Though the Classic Muscle takes some inspiration from the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro at the front, it appears to be a mostly original design.

The Classic Muscle was used for demonstrations of a car being ripped in two. Pete Lake showed a video of the process at GDC 2016, while Jack Griffin showed what appears to be screenshots from the same video at 4C: Prague 2018.

Mid 2007

At some point between February 22 and July 18, the Classic Muscle's design was changed. Like the final model, the new design's front is based on a 1969 Pontiac GTO; however, unlike the final model, the rear has clear inspiration from a 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda. Based on available timeframes, it is likely the "'Cuda Cavalry" design was short-lived.

Late 2007

By August 17, the 'Cuda Cavalry design had been replaced by the final design. Despite this, in promotional screenshots of the game, the Cavalry is clearly branded as a Carson vehicle.