With Porsche showcasing a 600bhp, all-electric sportscar, Mercedes quite literally changing the shape of the aerodynamics, and even Hyundai throwing a PHD’s worth of chemistry textbooks at a hydrogen-super-capacitor drivetrain, efficiency seemed to be the buzzword at this week’s Frankfurt show.
However, there was a pocket of plucky fabricators from Planet Tuning at Frankfurt doing the absolute opposite, modifiers giving two fingers to efficiency by indulging in old-school excess.
And for your dubious viewing pleasure, Top Gear spent the last couple of days wandering the show floor to see what these artistic fabricators of the automotive world have been up to. And giving ourselves a headache in the process.
From high-horsepower wonders to carbon fibre jet skis and Kermit the Frog-lined interiors, we’ve rounded up the good, bad and the ugly for of the tuning crowd for your judgment.
So click forth and let us know you thoughts in the comments below.