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7th Feb '18 7:49:33 PM 4444jdm
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* The 1971 Spa 24 Hours ended up as if an Ork racing team had gone rampant. The Mercedes-Benz tuner AMG took the biggest luxury sedan below the Rolls-Royce league in those days, the Mercedes 300 SEL and turned it into a monster nicknamed [[http://www.car137.com/2010/04/mercedes-benz-300sel-red-sow.html "Red Sow."]] The already humongous 6.3-liter V8 was rebored to 6.8 liters and 420hp, the interior was left as-is except for the rollcage, and the entire ride was painted red. Despite its weight and frequent pit-stops, it was fasta than everything else except one BMW 2800CS. It was heavy, cumbersome, ugly, not to mention built from wreckage before the Spa race, it consumed insane amounts of gas and tires, but it was RED and FAST.

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* The 1971 Spa 24 Hours ended up as if an Ork racing team had gone rampant. The Mercedes-Benz tuner AMG took the biggest luxury sedan below the Rolls-Royce league in those days, the Mercedes 300 SEL and turned it into a monster nicknamed [[http://www.car137.com/2010/04/mercedes-benz-300sel-red-sow.html "Red Sow."]] The already humongous 6.3-liter V8 was rebored to 6.8 liters and 420hp, the interior was left as-is except for the rollcage, and the entire ride was painted red. Despite its weight and frequent pit-stops, it was fasta than everything else except one BMW 2800CS. It was heavy, cumbersome, ugly, not to mention built from wreckage before the Spa race, [[TimTaylorTechnology it consumed insane amounts of gas and tires, but it was RED and FAST.FAST]].
20th Dec '17 6:42:24 PM Bissek
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* One episode of ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' had Zarkon recruit an elite pilot to defeat the Voltron Force, who demanded a ship customized to his exact specifications for the job. The specifications were about high-speed performance and painting it red.
2nd Dec '17 3:07:26 PM RedScharlach
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TruthInTelevision: Red apparently [[http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-red.html promotes adrenalin release]] and [[http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/color_red.htm feelings of excitement or intensity,]] which can certainly give the ''appearance'' that a red object is moving faster, as well as possibly encourage the drivers of red vehicles to push the envelope more. Also, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppler_Effect Doppler Effect]] makes things red-shifted if they're moving ''away'' from you at a high speed (read: significant fraction of ''the speed of light''). Don't expect there to be any evolutionary basis for this, however, as it's unlikely any human would ever get to see it with the naked eye.

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TruthInTelevision: Red apparently [[http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-red.html promotes adrenalin adrenaline release]] and [[http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/color_red.htm feelings of excitement or intensity,]] which can certainly give the ''appearance'' that a red object is moving faster, as well as possibly encourage the drivers of red vehicles to push the envelope more. Also, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doppler_Effect Doppler Effect]] makes things red-shifted if they're moving ''away'' from you at a high speed (read: significant fraction of ''the speed of light''). Don't expect there to be any evolutionary basis for this, however, as it's unlikely any human would ever get to see it with the naked eye.



* Played with in ''Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo'', Retsu's red Sonic cars are definately one of the faster, [[CripplingOverspecialization but at cornering instead of max speed]]. The speedy cars his brother own, meanwhile, has red as a secondary color.

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* Played with in ''Manga/BakusouKyoudaiLetsAndGo'', Retsu's red Sonic cars are definately definitely one of the faster, [[CripplingOverspecialization but at cornering instead of max speed]]. The speedy cars his brother own, meanwhile, has red as a secondary color.
18th Sep '17 6:26:53 AM Saveelich
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* Averted by Creator/MarvelComics. Quicksilver is a speedster, but his costume has not contained red.
** Played straight by the Eternal Makkari, though.

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* Averted by Creator/MarvelComics. Quicksilver is a speedster, but his costume has not contained red.
** Played straight by the
The Eternal Makkari, though.
Makkari from Creator/MarvelComics.
18th Sep '17 6:24:15 AM Saveelich
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/ANewHope'', the Battle of Yavin consists of two squadrons of Rebel fighters and bombers attacking the AchillesHeel of the planet-destroying Death Star. There's Gold Squadron, which is made of slow Y-wing bombers, and Red Squadron, which is made of X-wing starfighters, which are much faster. Said X-wings are decorated with a red band.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/ANewHope'', the Battle of Yavin consists of two squadrons of Rebel fighters and bombers attacking the AchillesHeel of the Galactic Empire's battle station, the planet-destroying Death Star. There's Gold Squadron, which is made of slow Y-wing bombers, and Red Squadron, which is made of X-wing starfighters, which are much faster. Said X-wings are decorated with a red band.
16th Sep '17 3:41:55 AM Saveelich
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/ANewHope'', the Battle of Yavin consists of two squadrons of Rebel fighters and bombers attacking the AchillesHeel of the planet-destroying Death Star. There's Gold Squadron, which is made of slow Y-wing bombers, and Red Squadron, which is made of X-wing starfighters, which are much faster. Said X-wings are decorated with a red band

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/ANewHope'', the Battle of Yavin consists of two squadrons of Rebel fighters and bombers attacking the AchillesHeel of the planet-destroying Death Star. There's Gold Squadron, which is made of slow Y-wing bombers, and Red Squadron, which is made of X-wing starfighters, which are much faster. Said X-wings are decorated with a red band
band.
16th Sep '17 3:39:43 AM Saveelich
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/ANewHope'', the Battle of Yavin consists of two squadrons of Rebel fighters and bombers attacking the AchillesHeel of the planet-destroying Death Star. There's Gold Squadron, which is made of slow Y-wing bombers, and Red Squadron, which is made of X-wing starfighters, which are much faster. Said X-wings are decorated with a red band

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7th Sep '17 12:22:30 PM CosmicFerret
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* All of TheFlash's costumes are predominantly red. (Except [[KidSidekick Kid Flash]], which was yellow & red.)

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* All of TheFlash's ComicBook/TheFlash's costumes are predominantly red. (Except [[KidSidekick Kid Flash]], which was yellow & red.)
28th Aug '17 6:51:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** [[Characters/Warhammer40000Orks Ork]] vehicles go faster when they're red because [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Orks think they do]](technically Orks are a little bit psychic, but don't know it, and the mass belief causes a small alteration in the engine's reality. One assumes if enough colour-blind orks formed an army, then GREEN ones would go faster...). This is reflected in-game; for a small extra deployment cost, you can give any Ork model with a red paintjob a bonus to its move radius. [[RealityWarper Orks believe really, really good.]] In previous editions this was the only upgrade that actually mandated you to use a specific color (It's no longer a requirement by a strict reading of the rules, but if you can successfully convince someone that your not-red car is really red, it would be a feat worthy of an Ork).

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** [[Characters/Warhammer40000Orks Ork]] vehicles go faster when they're red because [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Orks think they do]](technically do]] (technically Orks are a little bit psychic, but don't know it, and the mass belief causes a small alteration in the engine's reality. One assumes if enough colour-blind orks formed an army, then GREEN ones would go faster...). This is reflected in-game; for a small extra deployment cost, you can give any Ork model with a red paintjob a bonus to its move radius. [[RealityWarper Orks believe really, really good.]] In previous editions this was the only upgrade that actually mandated you to use a specific color (It's no longer a requirement by a strict reading of the rules, but if you can successfully convince someone that your not-red car is really red, it would be a feat worthy of an Ork).
2nd Aug '17 6:47:46 PM Abodos
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** Before, in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', Epona is the fastest horse on Lon Lon Ranch. How can you tell? Because she's red.

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** Before, in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', Epona is the fastest horse on Lon Lon Ranch. How can you tell? Because she's red. Her ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' incarnation has some of the best stats of all the potential mounts, though only if you use amiibo.
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