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Video: PCA Spotlight - What makes a Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsche

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Several years ago Akira Nakai's Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB) Porsche 911 tuning company stomped onto the world stage from its humble shop outside of Tokyo. It wasn't hot-rodded engines or comprehensive suspension upgrades that had the attention of car enthusiasts everywhere, but outrageously wide and radical body kits with a Japanese flair that hinted at racing 911s from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Today RWB operates worldwide, including in Southern and Northern California and in Atlanta, but each RWB body kit is still installed by Nakai.

The first step to owning a RWB-modified Porsche is possessing an air-cooled 911 from the 964 or 993 generations or even a 930-generation Turbo. From there the process gets more personal. Customers are required to meet with Nakai for an interview or two so that he can determine how their cars will be built. Then he travels to his customers' locations to build them (unless they're located in Japan).

At Rennsport Reunion V, we caught up with Joey Chang of RWB Los Angeles to take a closer look at these unique cars and to find out how one goes about transforming a 911 into an RWB Porsche. Scroll down to watch the video.

Watch videos from screenshots:

tokyosanyon: "Rauh Welt Porsche 930 Stella Artois"
mystfire: "RWB Shop Tour"
NickelsVision: "RWB Los Angeles #1 Build - Porsche 993"

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