At every big motor show, there’s another secondary show going on: the battle of the tuners. This particular skirmish takes place in the same exhibition halls as the big manufacturers, but instead of bragging about lowered CO2 emissions and ‘connectivity’, it’s about lots of carbon fibre, big wheels and automotive vajazzles.
These ‘automotive fabricators’ are always technically one motor show behind the likes of Porsche, BMW and Audi. They take the show-stopping production cars from the preceding event, strip them down, re-skin them, add more power, then garnish with a taste-pushing paint scheme and put them under the bright lights.
Frankfurt this year was quieter than normal on the mods front, but there was still enough to report back. So sit back, relax and try not to tear out your eyes. But if you are of a nervous disposition, please click this link now.
Words and pictures: Rowan Horncastle