As a proud car owner, surely you are wondering what the newest trends in the car tuning world are going to be for this year. What should you be paying extra attention to? And – just as important: what is decidedly out of fashion this year? Let’s take a look at some of the most remarkable developments in car tuning to enter the spotlights in 2017.
Carbon is the way to go
Carbon spoilers, carbon bumpers, carbon covers – carbon everything. This trend comes straight from Ferrari, who first used it in the F40 model. Ever since, carbon has been taking over the car tuning scene step by step. In 2017, it looks as if everything is turning into carbon. Even carbon fiber wheels are now entering the market! Although the material is expensive, production is becoming cheaper all the time, and the attractive looks and reduced weight means carbon will be a highly attractive alternative for serious car tuners going forward.
Vintage wheels: back to the classics
Every so often designers – and car owners – go on a nostalgic streak. When it comes to wheels, lately, we seem to be going back to the source. This trend started when Porsche put classic vintage rims on their 911 Sport Classic. Now, everyone seems to be yearning for the designs of yesteryear. When it comes to wheels and rims, it looks like 2017 is going to be a blast from the past.
Another way the car scene is taking its inspiration from the past in 2017 is found in the retromodding trend. Not to be confused with a restoration, which is all about finding the original factory parts, retromodding is the practice of combining the timeless, stylish looks of a vintage car with the latest high-performance parts we have access to today. These retromoddings are often highly expensive – but the results are nothing short of amazing.
Back to factory specs
It seems that in 2017, car owners are mostly concerned with looking back. One of the most remarkable trends that we’re seeing is how people are returning their tuned cars back to factory settings. Perhaps as a response to the excessive tuning of the previous decade, it seems that having a Corrado or a Celica in pristine factory condition is much more appealing than having one with big rims and a turbo exhaust.