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** There's also the Silver Hornet seen in ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', which looks like a riced-up Batmobile, [[TheAllegedCar only for it to fall apart on the driver]]. ''[[BrickJoke Twice]]''.

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** There's also the Silver Hornet seen in ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', which looks like a riced-up Batmobile, [[TheAllegedCar only for it but is prone to fall falling apart on the driver]]. ''[[BrickJoke Twice]]''.driver]].


** There's also the one seen in ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', which looks like a riced-up Batmobile, [[TheAllegedCar only for it to fall apart in the driveway]]. ''[[BrickJoke Twice]]''.

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** There's also the one Silver Hornet seen in ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', which looks like a riced-up Batmobile, [[TheAllegedCar only for it to fall apart in on the driveway]].driver]]. ''[[BrickJoke Twice]]''.


* Inspector Clouseau's car in ''Film/ThePinkPanther2006''

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* Inspector Clouseau's car in ''Film/ThePinkPanther2006''''Film/ThePinkPanther2006''.
** There's also the one seen in ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', which looks like a riced-up Batmobile, [[TheAllegedCar only for it to fall apart in the driveway]]. ''[[BrickJoke Twice]]''.

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* The Japan-only racing game series ''Bakusou Dekotora Densetsu'' is about racing riced-up trucks. Oddly enough, the bosses mostly drive stock trucks with better performance.


** Customizing was one of the new features made available in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' - though some cars are much better suited to it (hint: an actual sports car can take more modifications and already goes fast anyway). In keeping with the trope, most of these will make no difference whatsoever to the car's performance. The ''only'' exception is the NitroBoost.

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** Customizing was one of the new features made available in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' - though some cars are much better suited to it (hint: an actual sports car can take more modifications and already goes fast anyway). In keeping with the trope, most of these will make no difference whatsoever to the car's performance. The ''only'' exception is the NitroBoost. Unfortunately, there is no point except of two story missions - one of which was lowrider only - that allow you to race with your customized cars.



** It makes a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', with some cars having more extravagant options than others; as in ''San Andreas'', the visual mods do nothing to the cars' performance. It also comes up once in the story: after Michael [[spoiler:reconciles with his family]], he gets his old, conservative luxury sedan back, only to find that [[DumbassTeenageSon his son]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Jimmy]] had it extensively modified while it was in his care, complete with garish dollar-sign rims and a "La Cucaracha" horn. Michael is not amused. [[SubvertedTrope To Jimmy's credit, though, he also had some performance upgrades installed as well]].

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** It makes a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', with some cars having more extravagant options than others; as in ''San Andreas'', the visual mods do nothing to the cars' performance. Both Online and Story Mode allow you to bring your own car to races depending on the race type, as for the Story mode, only Franklin have access to night-time street races.
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It also comes up once in the story: after Michael [[spoiler:reconciles with his family]], he gets his old, conservative luxury sedan back, only to find that [[DumbassTeenageSon his son]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Jimmy]] had it extensively modified while it was in his care, complete with garish dollar-sign rims and a "La Cucaracha" horn. Michael is not amused. [[SubvertedTrope To Jimmy's credit, though, he also had some performance upgrades installed as well]].


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*** Unfortunately, like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas above, you cannot bring your customized cars to races, although in Saints Row case, it's because there is no racing side activities (Saints Row 2 did have racing side activities but you drive a pre-determined car)


* Chan Jaoming seems to embody this spirit in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars''. During one mission Huang has to disable other cars in a street race so that Chan's flashy-but-terrible car can win.

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Chan Jaoming seems to embody this spirit in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars''. During one mission Huang has to disable other cars in a street race so that Chan's flashy-but-terrible car can win.



** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' didn't have car tuning, but [[JerkJock Brucie]] owns a tuning shop that performs modifications of this kind. One of his radio ads plays this for all it's worth, talking about how you should take your expensive sports car, designed and built by some of the world's best automotive engineers, and let some guy in East Hook have his way with it and give it all manner of useless "upgrades" that will only reduce its value.
** It makes a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', with some cars having more extravagant options than others; as in ''San Andreas'', the visual mods do nothing to the cars' performance. It also comes up once in the story: after Michael [[spoiler:reconciles with his family]], he gets his old, conservative luxury sedan back, only to find that [[DumbassTeenageSon his son]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Jimmy]] has modified it extensively while it was in his care, complete with garish dollar-sign rims and a "La Cucaracha" horn. Michael is not amused. [[SubvertedTrope To Jimmy's credit, though, he also had some performance upgrades installed as well]].

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' didn't have car tuning, but [[JerkJock Brucie]] owns a tuning shop that performs modifications of this kind. One of his radio ads plays this for all it's worth, talking about how you should take your expensive sports car, designed and built by some of the world's best automotive engineers, and let some guy in East Hook down by the docks have his way with it and give it all manner of useless "upgrades" that will only reduce its value.
** It makes a return in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', with some cars having more extravagant options than others; as in ''San Andreas'', the visual mods do nothing to the cars' performance. It also comes up once in the story: after Michael [[spoiler:reconciles with his family]], he gets his old, conservative luxury sedan back, only to find that [[DumbassTeenageSon his son]] [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Jimmy]] has modified had it extensively modified while it was in his care, complete with garish dollar-sign rims and a "La Cucaracha" horn. Michael is not amused. [[SubvertedTrope To Jimmy's credit, though, he also had some performance upgrades installed as well]].


A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. See also RedOnesGoFaster and AwesomeButImpractical. HummerDinger is usually the truck equivalent. {{Thememobile}}s almost always fall into this trope.

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A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. See also RedOnesGoFaster and AwesomeButImpractical. HummerDinger is usually the truck equivalent. {{Thememobile}}s {{Thememobile}}s, if [[GoneHorriblyRight done right]], almost always fall into this trope.


A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. See also RedOnesGoFaster and AwesomeButImpractical. HummerDinger is usually the truck equivalent.

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A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. See also RedOnesGoFaster and AwesomeButImpractical. HummerDinger is usually the truck equivalent.
equivalent. {{Thememobile}}s almost always fall into this trope.

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** It's most prominent with the Sweeper from ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', which can be decked out with post-apocalyptic spikes, blades, and boarded up windows that look badass but don't stop it from being a ''street sweeper'' with some of the worst stats in the game.


* Aftermarket body kits and overly cambered tires ("stanced" or "hellaflush") to bring the car lower. These can actually reduce performance by making the car heavier and more difficult to handle. Also, ordinary cars have to deal with things like speed bumps and poorly maintained roads that can ruin the extra bodywork -- or even critical car components if you're not careful.

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* Aftermarket body kits and overly cambered tires ("stanced" or "hellaflush") to bring the car lower. These can actually reduce performance by making the car heavier and more difficult to handle. Also, ordinary cars have to deal with things like speed bumps and poorly maintained roads that can ruin the extra bodywork -- or even critical car components if you're not careful. Legitimate lowering jobs are often very expensive and involve hydraulic or magnetic components, rather than just trimming the springs with an angle grinder, and few (if any) good shops will stance a vehicle meant as a daily driver.


A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. See also RedOnesGoFaster and AwesomeButImpractical.

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A SubTrope of PimpedOutCar. See also RedOnesGoFaster and AwesomeButImpractical.
AwesomeButImpractical. HummerDinger is usually the truck equivalent.


* Fire extinguishers, to give the impression that the car is [[AwesomenessIsVolatile so fast and awesome, it might catch fire]]. It might indeed catch fire, but more because badly installed engine mods and shoddy wiring can make it a fire hazard.

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* Fire extinguishers, to give the impression that the car is [[AwesomenessIsVolatile so fast and awesome, it might catch fire]]. It might indeed catch fire, but more because badly installed engine mods and shoddy wiring can make it a fire hazard.[[note]]Many safety offices often advise people to keep a fire extinguisher in the trunk of the car anyway- if anything, at least you can help put out fires in road accidents, although that does come with it's own problems.[[/note]]



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* {{Parodied}} in a Toyota Prius ad that had people showing off stock Priuses (Prii?) at a rally like they were modified this way.
-->'''Guy #1:''' ''(gestures at the rims)'' Are those stock?\\
'''Guy #2:''' Factory.


* The [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars Expanded Universe]] reveals Boles Roor's Podracer from Film/ThePhantomMenace is this. This is further reinforced by the fact to quote the VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer page on {{ThisVeryWiki [[This Very Wiki]]}}, it has average default speed and [[MightyGlacier the maneuverability of a drunk hutt.]] However, The Podracer [[MagikarpPower can be upgraded to become one of the fastest racers in the game.]] Allegedly Roor spends more time on his singing career than his working on his Podracer ([[PutOnABus even quitting to be a full-time singer in Racer's Revenge]]) leading to him falling into this trope. Despite he somehow [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome won the Boontha Eve Classic twice.]]

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* The [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars Expanded Universe]] reveals Boles Roor's Podracer from Film/ThePhantomMenace is this. This is further reinforced by the fact to quote the VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer page on {{ThisVeryWiki [[This Very Wiki]]}}, Wiki/ThisVeryWiki, it has average default speed and [[MightyGlacier the maneuverability of a drunk hutt.]] However, The Podracer [[MagikarpPower can be upgraded to become one of the fastest racers in the game.]] Allegedly Roor spends more time on his singing career than his working on his Podracer ([[PutOnABus even quitting to be a full-time singer in Racer's Revenge]]) leading to him falling into this trope. Despite he somehow [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome won the Boontha Eve Classic twice.]]

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