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4th Sep '16 11:24:13 PM erforce
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* Inspector Clouseau's car in ''ThePinkPanther''

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* Inspector Clouseau's car in ''ThePinkPanther''''Film/ThePinkPanther2006''
4th Aug '16 6:10:52 PM DoctorCooper
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* There was a time when Volvo thought a great way of patronizing a whole generation of buyers was by releasing versions of their cars ''that came prepackaged with this crap''.
* Some PC enthusiasts use "ricer" as a term referring to extravagantly pimped-out [=PCs=] where people have paid a fortune to load up on cosmetic things like [=LEDs=], when that money could have gone towards actually improving performance.
* In Japan, the Bosozoku gangs take this [[UpToEleven trope and run with it it]]. [[http://outsiderjapan.pbworks.com/f/1285049389/bosozoku_xB_front.jpg This is one of the tamer examples]].
* And as if ricing cars wasn't enough, Japan also has Dekotora, ricing out ''semi trucks''. [[http://pinktentacle.com/2006/11/dekotora-photo-galleries/ All the flash of the Las Vegas strip on 18 wheels.]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod Rat Rod culture]] is an inversion of this trope. They take the framework of any 1920s-1960s era car scavenged from the various junkyards they can get to and install only a high performance engine and other goodies into the hood (sometimes without it), revamping the upholstery, suspension system and tires while leaving the rusty bodywork untouched to give off a pretty unflattering and homely take of TheAestheticsOfTechnology, as well as parodying the Hot Rod culture.
29th Jul '16 4:54:09 PM 4444jdm
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[[AC:RealLife]]
* There was a time when Volvo thought a great way of patronizing a whole generation of buyers was by releasing versions of their cars ''that came prepackaged with this crap''.
* Some PC enthusiasts use "ricer" as a term referring to extravagantly pimped-out [=PCs=] where people have paid a fortune to load up on cosmetic things like [=LEDs=], when that money could have gone towards actually improving performance.
* In Japan, the Bosozoku gangs take this [[UpToEleven trope and run with it it]]. [[http://outsiderjapan.pbworks.com/f/1285049389/bosozoku_xB_front.jpg This is one of the tamer examples]].
* And as if ricing cars wasn't enough, Japan also has Dekotora, ricing out ''semi trucks''. [[http://pinktentacle.com/2006/11/dekotora-photo-galleries/ All the flash of the Las Vegas strip on 18 wheels.]]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_rod Rat Rod culture]] is an inversion of this trope. They take the framework of any 1920s-1960s era car scavenged from the various junkyards they can get to and install only a high performance engine and other goodies into the hood (sometimes without it), revamping the upholstery, suspension system and tires while leaving the rusty bodywork untouched to give off a pretty unflattering and homely take of TheAestheticsOfTechnology, as well as parodying the Hot Rod culture.
2nd Jun '16 8:30:31 PM DeltaDart
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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are rarely given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas, Golfs, and any BMW) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.

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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially 90s Honda coupes.Civics. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are rarely given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas, Golfs, and any BMW) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.
2nd Jun '16 8:28:32 PM DeltaDart
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Aesthetics such as large tailpipes, or “fart cannons,” spoilers, fake hood scoops, big rims, neon lighting strips, imitation badging, fake decals, loud exhaust systems, bright neon paint, and racing stripes ("go faster stripes") are added in an attempt to look fast and emulate professional race cars. Excessively low ground clearance and overly cambered ("stanced" or "hellaflush") tires are also common, as are spacers to spread the tires out and allow for them to be cambered even further, thereby lowering the profile even more. Fire extinguishers are often included inside the vehicle; it is true that these vehicles have a higher-than-normal chance of catching on fire, but that is usually due to botched wiring and badly-installed engine mods rather than anything performance-based.

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Aesthetics such as large tailpipes, large, loud exhaust pipes, or “fart cannons,” spoilers, fake hood scoops, big rims, rims (more often hubcaps), chrome or clear "Altezza" tail lights, neon lighting strips, imitation badging, fake decals, loud exhaust systems, bright neon paint, and racing stripes ("go faster stripes") stripes"), and flame jobs are added in an attempt to look fast and emulate professional race cars. Excessively low ground clearance and overly cambered ("stanced" or "hellaflush") tires are also common, as are spacers to spread the tires out and allow for them to be cambered even further, thereby lowering the profile even more. Fire extinguishers are often included inside the vehicle; it is true that these vehicles have a higher-than-normal chance of catching on fire, but that is usually due to botched wiring and badly-installed engine mods rather than anything performance-based.



The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are rarely given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.

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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are rarely given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) Jettas, Golfs, and any BMW) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.
13th Apr '16 6:42:44 PM roothorick
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* And as if ricing cars wasn't enough, Japan also has Dekotora, ricing out ''semi trucks''. [[http://pinktentacle.com/2006/11/dekotora-photo-galleries/ All the flash of the Las Vegas strip on 18 wheels.]]
14th Feb '16 1:51:38 PM DeltaDart
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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are rarely given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[Inherently Funny Words funny]]. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.

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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are rarely given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets". Recently, Recently however, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[Inherently Funny Words [[InherentlyFunnyWords funny]]. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.
14th Feb '16 1:49:35 PM DeltaDart
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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are sometimes given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets".. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.

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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are sometimes rarely given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets"..rockets". Recently, even American and European cars have fallen under the category of ricer, as the word is so much more easily memorable, easy to say, and [[Inherently Funny Words funny]]. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.
13th Jan '16 4:23:06 PM BKelly95
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* One story arc in ''Manga/OverRev'' deals with the "Stock Car Wolf," an aspiring auto engineer who was obsessed with his father's "perfect" designs to the point that when his car was stolen and vandalized into a RiceBurner, he turned into a KnightTemplar who challenged owners of modded cars to race against his stock model, with the stipulation that if (''when'') they lost, [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity their cars would be taken and stripped of their mods.]] [[spoiler: It takes losing to a "super stock" car - one that has been "modded" with subtle improvements to the original parts (in reality, restoring the original vision of the car engineers, before the marketing department messed up the specs) - to make him see reason.]]

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* One story arc in ''Manga/OverRev'' deals with the "Stock Car Wolf," an aspiring auto engineer who was obsessed with his father's "perfect" designs to the point that when his car was stolen and vandalized into a RiceBurner, rice burner, he turned into a KnightTemplar who challenged owners of modded cars to race against his stock model, with the stipulation that if (''when'') they lost, [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity their cars would be taken and stripped of their mods.]] [[spoiler: It takes losing to a "super stock" car - one that has been "modded" with subtle improvements to the original parts (in reality, restoring the original vision of the car engineers, before the marketing department messed up the specs) - to make him see reason.]]



** The first movie and ''Tokyo Drift'' in particular. All cars we see racing in the former are purpose-built for racing; Dom's RX-7 can kill a Ferrari with ease. While ''Tokyo Drift'''s Japan segment doesn't have any straight-line racing, that doesn't mean the cars lack power. Remember Han's "Mona Lisa" Nissan Silvia? Skyline GT-R engine. Besides, Sean's car in the states is a nice [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: a beat-up Buick that not only would make [[Film/DeathProof Stuntman Mike]] proud, but it can also keep up with a [[CoolCar Dodge Viper SRT-10]].
** ''2Fast 2Furious'' is the only part in the series that really plays this trope straight — with those two Mitsubishis supplied by the police. Brian gets a yellow Evo wannabe, and Rome picks a purple FTO convertible. Both have flashy paint jobs and vinyls, but all that seems to be modded under the hoods is that the ECUs are bugged for surveillance. They require Brian and Rome's leet driving skills to outrun police cruisers, not to mention beating [[CoolCar a Hemi Challenger and a Yenko Camaro]] in a race.

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** The first movie and ''Tokyo Drift'' in particular. All cars we see racing in the former are purpose-built for racing; Dom's RX-7 Brian's Supra can kill a Ferrari with ease. While ''Tokyo Drift'''s Japan segment doesn't have any straight-line racing, that doesn't mean the cars lack power. Remember Han's "Mona Lisa" Nissan Silvia? Skyline GT-R engine. Besides, Sean's car in the states is a nice [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: a beat-up Buick Monte Carlo that not only would make [[Film/DeathProof Stuntman Mike]] proud, but it can also keep up with a [[CoolCar Dodge Viper SRT-10]].
** ''2Fast 2Furious'' is the only part in the series that really plays this trope straight — with those two Mitsubishis supplied by the police. Brian gets a yellow Evo wannabe, green Lancer Evolution, and Rome picks a purple FTO Eclipse convertible. Both have flashy paint jobs and vinyls, but all that seems to be modded under the hoods is that the ECUs [=ECUs=] are bugged for surveillance. They require Brian and Rome's leet driving skills to outrun police cruisers, not to mention beating [[CoolCar a Hemi Challenger and a Yenko Camaro]] in a race.



** In the "find the perfect car for a 17-year-old" challenge, Richard Hammond fitted his car with a body kit. Needless to say, it didn't stay attached very long.

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** In the "find the perfect car for a 17-year-old" challenge, Richard Hammond fitted his car with a body kit.kit (for a different model). Needless to say, it didn't stay attached very long.


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* Mike Merryfield discusses the trend [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om0IqXOvykY here]]. He focuses on the large spoilers, stereo systems with role calls, and "fart cannon" mufflers (and briefly deals with a heckler).
15th Nov '15 2:57:01 PM Llygodenfawr
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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are sometimes given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets".. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.

Such a vehicle contrasts sharply with a “Sleeper” or “Stealth” (known in the UK as a “Q-car” by extension from the naval “Q-ship,”) where the engine, brakes, suspension etc. have high performance modifications, but the outer appearance is of an [[BadassNormal ordinary stock model]], even with [[WhatAPieceOfJunk body damage or rust]].

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The name may derive from the fact the cars so modified tend to be underpowered Japanese imports, especially Honda coupes. They are also called ricers, rice rockets, rice cars or rice cookers, all terms that should be used with caution because they have UnfortunateImplications, especially if the driver is Asian. The terms, however, originally refer to Japanese cars in general, just like how Italian cars are called pasta rockets for just being Italian. Similar American cars are sometimes given the appellation of wheat burner, whereas German cars that are given this treatment (which tends to be common among late 90s-early 00s Volkswagen Jettas) are often referred to as "kraut burners" or "kraut rockets".. In the UK, these cars are said to have been "chavved up", or called a "chavrolet" or "chaviot", a term which should also be used with caution, as it is considered a derogatory term for a LowerClassLout. (The drivers have been known for decades as "boy racers".) It has been claimed that the term RICE is an acronym for "Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancement", but this is most likely a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym.]] In Russia, it is known as "ara-tuning" ("Armenian tuning"), hinting at its popularity in the countries and regions of Caucasus. "Slammed", "stanced", or "hellaflush" are all more benign ways to refer to these vehicles; while technically used to refer to lowered vehicles with excessively cambered tires, the terms have become just as applicable for ricers in general.

Such a vehicle contrasts sharply with a “Sleeper” or “Stealth” (known in the UK as a “Q-car” by extension from the naval “Q-ship,”) “Q-ship”,) where the engine, brakes, suspension etc. have high performance modifications, but the outer appearance is of an [[BadassNormal ordinary stock model]], even with [[WhatAPieceOfJunk body damage or rust]].
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