hot rod

11:58 Apr 16, 2013
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English to Italian translations [PRO]
Marketing - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / slang
English term or phrase: hot rod
This is the text where the term is taken from:

"Naturally, our car architects are world class. Xxxx Xxxx, exterior design manager for [car manufacturer], says, "Most fledgling car designers began by doodling hot rods in break-time at school."

I know this term can be left in English, but I am looking for a witty translation that would render the fact the these car designers-to-be would doodle 'old cars', 'rudimental engines' at school to become one day fine, top car architects.

Thank you!!
Cinzia Michelis
Italy
Local time: 05:52


Summary of answers provided
3 +3auto pimpate
Andrea Alvisi
4auto sportive
Daniele Bonini
3elaborazioni di auto storiche
Alessio Grassi
3auto truccata
Gian


  

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19 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
auto pimpate


Explanation:
La tiro un po' ad indovinare, ma ho trovato riscontri in rete.

Magari, che ne so, qualcosa tipo 'auto d'epoca pimpate'?

Devo dire che l'aggettivo non mi entusiasma moltissimo, ma capisco le fonti (Pimp My Ride, per citarne una) e probabilmente si adatta al contesto.

In alternativa, macchine truccate, anche se quel termine ha una connotazione che si adatta maggiormente a macchine alla Fast & Furious.

Andrea Alvisi
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:52
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  P.L.F.Persio: secondo me, disegnavano proprio delle auto (o magari bolidi da corsa) mettendoci dettagli fantasiosi, colori psichedelici, motori spaziali, dal momento che erano ancora bambini, benché designer in erba.
5 mins
  -> Grazie! Mi sono poi reso conto che 'pimpate' mi ricorda anche La Pimpa, ma quella proprio non c'entra nulla hehe

agree  AdamiAkaPataflo: sorry, ho preso una sbandata! (haha) mi associo a missdutch: disegnavano auto iperboliche, esagerate, ultra-elaborate
16 mins
  -> Grazie patatina!

agree  jessfrance: Mi piace (ma senza il "d'epoca")! E concordo anche sul dubbio legato a "macchine truccate"...qui sembra puntare più sull'estetica
1 day 6 hrs
  -> Grazie!
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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
elaborazioni di auto storiche


Explanation:
Le hot rod nascono dall'elaborazione di vecchie auto, modelli d'epoca. Io le definirei così. Ho pensato anche a prototipi di auto storiche ma il prototipo solitamente è il primo modello di qualcosa che potrebbe essere prodotto in serie, dunque non è una definizione adatta.

Alessio Grassi
Italy
Local time: 05:52
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
auto truccata


Explanation:
Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed

Autovettura preparata/potenziata per migliorare la velocità
From Wikipedia
To doodle --> to do an unfocused or unconscious drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.


Gian
Italy
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142 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
auto sportive


Explanation:
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Note added at 142 days (2013-09-06 06:17:56 GMT)
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ferro

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Note added at 142 days (2013-09-06 06:50:54 GMT)
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ferro d'auto


    Reference: http://www.wordreference.com/enit/rods
Daniele Bonini
Italy
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