One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Striped stickers on the bodywork of a car, intended to make it look more sporty.
- ‘In their shame Ford mocked up a Torino-esque Cortina by adding nothing more than go-faster stripes and a mildly enhanced BHP.’
- ‘It's as embarrassing as a red Cortina with go-faster stripes.’
- ‘If you were looking out for the next car to get the go-faster stripes, sporty skirts, alloy wheels and souped-up engine, the smart car would probably not be at the top of your list, or even on it.’
- ‘Do you trade it in for a newer model - something with go-faster stripes and surround sound - or do you spend time fixing what you've got?’
- ‘He or she is assisted in this flagrant disrespect of the speed limit by the car manufacturer who appears to have designed their models with a wider wheel-base, rocket assisted shock absorbers and go-faster stripes.’
- ‘Adapting that fig and cashew loaf to apricot and hazelnut is the domestic version of painting go-faster stripes on the side of your Ford Escort.’
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