No, Bosozoku is not an English word. And it isn’t some X-rated act occurring at a Soi Cowboy bar, either. Bosozoku is one of the strangest types of car customization in the world, though. Cars are adorned with giant cartoonish aerodynamic kits, bright paint jobs and insane exhaust pipes that extend several feet straight up into the air. Watch your step or you might trip over a lip or stub your toe on a cambered wheel. The exaggerated wide-body kits and enormous rear wings are motorsports-inspired, while sky-high exhaust pipes and overall comical appearance are influenced by manga and anime productions.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/05/13/bosozoku