The 80’s are long gone, but the attitude isn’t. The old maxim of “fake it till you make it” seems to be alive and well in London, England where some impoverished teens gather what little funds they have not to buy a used car, but to rent exotic European supercars.
Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley rentals are taking off in the low-income areas of east London where 16-year old students cruise the gritty streets in celebration of their National Record of Achievement ceremony, a prom equivalent that takes place after compulsory schooling.
Judging by what the teens say in the New York Daily News article, it’s all about the “look.” Many families aren’t able to shell out the cash to make their child’s extravagant fantasies come true. Maybe that’s not as unreasonable as some would argue.