Body kits, also known as ground effects, are used to enhance the aerodynamic performance of an automobile or to give it a racing look. They typically include front and rear bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, and other cosmetic body components.
The history of body kits dates back to the early days of automobile manufacturing when aerodynamic performance and styling were of great importance. Body kits were originally designed and manufactured by racing teams in order to reduce drag and give their cars a racing look.
Body kits became more popular in the 1980s and 1990s as car customization grew in popularity. Many people would modify their cars by installing aftermarket body kits to make them look aggressive and unique. This trend continued into the 2000s with the increasing availability of body kits for most makes and models.
Today, body kits are still popular among car enthusiasts who want to customize their cars and give them a modern and aggressive look. There are also many companies that offer pre-made body kits so people can install them without professional help.