Tuners@ACM features 17 vehicles that define the category of lightweight, technologically advanced passenger vehicles.

Tuner cars – just like the hot rods that preceded them in the ’40s and ’50s – have a history steeped in customization of engines, chassis modification, suspension and structure, interiors, paint and body. Changes range from mild to wild depending on their owners, who used their vehicles to express their own creativity and uniqueness.

The tuner subculture, which traces its roots back to the 1970s, has since become a multibillion dollar industry and beloved pastime for countless auto buffs. Tuners@ACM showcases some of the hottest examples of tuners like APR’s RLMS, a 2018 VW Golf R homage to Touring Car Racing recently nominated as a Toyo Tires Top Build at SEMA.