Playing With / Red Ones Go Faster

Basic Trope: An object colored red will appear to move more quickly than normal.
  • Straight: Bob's racecar is red. It regularly outruns other racecars that are not also red.
  • Exaggerated: Even though every other car in the race is red, Bob's racecar is candy apple red, so he still wins.
  • Downplayed: Bob manages to beat Emperor Evulz with an identical-model racecar by a few milliseconds because his is red.
  • Justified:
    • The red paintjob is new. Bob's racecar was always the fastest.
    • The race takes place in a simulation where paint job customisation affects stats. Red reduces air resistance and therefore increases speed.
  • Inverted: Bob's car is red, and the slowest.
  • Subverted: Bob's red racecar is the slowest car on the track.
  • Double Subverted: But the other red cars are the fastest.
  • Parodied: Bob's racecar is not only red, but is covered with flame decals and leaves flame trails and a visible Redshift where it drives.
  • Zig Zagged: The red paint's speed-enhancing powers randomly turn on and off at the start of each race.
  • Averted: Bob's racecar is the fastest one on the track. It's also green.
  • Enforced: The rules say that the fastest car in the race must always be painted red.
  • Lampshaded: "That red car looks like it goes the fastest."
  • Invoked: Before the big race, Bob changes the color scheme of his car and paints it red.
  • Exploited: Every racer paints their car red in order to go faster.
  • Defied:
    • The only person who doesn't paint their car red wins because now they stand out from the crowd.
    • Bob's red racecar consistently breaks down.
    • Bob's sense of honour prevents him from abusing red paint to beat his opponents.
  • Discussed: "We should really paint Bob's car red for the big race; everyone knows the red ones go faster."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Every racer paints their car red in order to go faster.
  • Reconstructed: In response, the racetracks are constructed with many more corners than before. Only skilled drivers can take advantage of the speed boost of red paint without totaling their car.

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