In the UK
, boy racers are also noted, not only for their insane
driving, but for their insane
cars. Boy racers like modifying their cars. For many this simply involves fitting spoilers
, air dams
, wheel arches
, tinted windscreens
, alloy wheels
etc; ie cosmetic enhancements. It's the equivalent of women wearing makeup and tarty clothes; it's supposed to attract a mate.
However, some boy racers go a bit further. They either fit massive stereos
, or go completely barmy, and add televisions
, and DVD
players. This gear is colectively known as ICE
ntertainment. It should be noted, that this is normaly in midsize cars such as Ford Escorts.
Moreover, other boy racers modify their engines
. This engine modification can be as simple as changing the air filter and exhaust, to add 10bhp, or as psychotic
as adding nitrous oxide
injection, and more than doubling the engines power. Hybrid turbo
, and ignition timing chips are also common.
Overall, boy racers can end up spending substantialy more (or sometimes many times more) than the original value of their car in order to look cool. They end up with cars that are often horrendous to drive, and impossible to insure
; the tradeoff is that they are very fast and look oh-so-cool.