In The Day of the Jackal, the Jackal rented a garage and installed these silver colored pipes under his car.
What is the purpose of it?
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They are the stainless steel sections of his phony crutch, used to hide his breakdown sniper rifle so he could sneak it through the police cordon. He had wanted aluminium, but the gunsmith said it wasn't strong enough and substituted steel. He hid the whole works in a dummy section of exhaust pipe under his Alfa Romeo. In reality, blocking one of the twin exhaust pipes likely would have made the engine run very poorly (remember Axel Foley's banana-in-the-tailpipe trick?) and it would have sounded like crap, which might have tipped off an on-the-ball border guard.
Ignore the racy engine sounds of the Alfa in the movie; they were dubbed in during post-production. The director found the stock Alfa exhaust wasn't "sporty" enough, so the producers hired a British rally driver from the Ford team to rev his Escort rally car around an old airfield for an afternoon while the sound men recorded it.