One of my best drinking buddies a few years back was a Honda engineer who worked on exhaust systems. When he was drunk, he would go completely ballistic at the sight of a bosozoku.
He and his coworkers spent millions of yen and uncounted manhours designing exhaust systems that were absolute marvels of cleanliness, efficiency and noise minimization — only to see their hard work destroyed so callously by these cretins.
It was hard not to feel his pain. Especially when you live next to a major inner-city road.
People underestimate the goal and objective mindset and hard work that goes into designing a product, especially a high performance vehicle, to meet federal requirements and come in at a price point that marketing tells them they need to meet to keep it competitive.
Only to have the aftermarket "kool" crowd muck-it-up. I too feel his pain ....