How tell you what Rat Look / Rat means!
A rat look (Ratlook) / Rat is a car that has been deliberately trimmed to be “ready for scrap” by the owner. Visually, a Rat Look / Ratte is a neglected vehicle that is technically almost always tip top and can have extremely sophisticated engines. Example! The term Rat Look / Ratte actually came from the motorcycle scene where it had the same background of neglected machines. In motorsport circles it was common to stuff the money into the technology and to leave the optics out, from this the Rat Look / Ratte Style developed, which also includes the term rat hood. A rat hood is a shiny sanded engine hood with more or less severe rust. Nowadays the advice look / rat can be found on many types of cars, these are partly also a rat in terms of technology, which of course contradicts the original idea.