The Cavalry underwent numerous changes over its lifetime. Known variants are described below.
Mid 2006 to mid 2007[edit | edit source]
The original model for the Classic Muscle was likely created sometime in early 2006. It appears in Black (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.
Front view of the Classic Muscle in Black (2006-06-29 build).
Rear view of the Classic Muscle in Black (2006-06-29 build).
Front view of the Classic Muscle in Burnout 5 (2006-11-13 build).
Rear view of the Classic Muscle in Burnout 5 (2006-11-13 build).
Front view of the Classic Muscle in Burnout 5 (2007-02-22 build).
Rear view of the Classic Muscle in Burnout 5 (2007-02-22 build).
Mid 2007[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
By August 17, the 'Cuda Cavalry design had been replaced by the final design.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.