Testosterone-laden adolescents (and immature adults) will take ANY visual cue as a challenge to race!
My mundane 300E looks as plain as any old MB sedan...but it's RED
!!! So periodically, I get the stoplight sneer (even from grannies!
And woe to me if the drop-top goes out on a Friday night!
Then I have to smell burnt tire tread all around me at every light!
The worst was when I drove the VW on a regular basis...it too, was red, must more importantly, it sat on Enkei rims and fat white-letter tires, droned like an angry bee with the four pipe-exhaust, and was clad with the license plate "1HOTVW"! Boy did THAT ever attract the ricers!