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You might not have heard of RAUH-Welt, a small Japanese tuner that builds custom RWB Porsche models, but the company's popularity has blown up in the past year in part due to the obsessed boys over at Speedhunters.

Previously, RAUH-Welt RWB Porsches have been the sole domain of Japan, but here at this week's SEMA show in Las Vegas, the company has unveiled their two latest cars, both of which were constructed here in the United States. The car pictured here is owned by former 0-60 Magazine editor-in-chief Brian Scotto. The white 911 was built in part to promote Ken Block's new Hoonigan brand (Scotto runs it), so we get the feeling that we'll be seeing more of this car on the interwebs in the near future.


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      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would rather own one of these than any current Porsche. So, so badass. LOVE IT!!!!
      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      As much as I am friends with a few owners of Nakai San's creations, and they are great people, they are always shocked when I mention to them that HIS influence is Auto Garage TBK, west of Tokyo. Yoji-San himself (A popular owner of a 'Cars' inspired aqua 964 Turbo) was surprised when he found that out. He ended up asking Nakai if it was true, and it indeed was. The difference between Nakai San and the guys at Auto Garage TBK is that Nakai puts more emphasis on circuit style wide bodys, where as A.G. - TBK specializes specifically in top speed oriented cars. That being said, I'm not fond of the expansion to American Soil for the RWB brand. I understand the concept of needing to make money in an interested market, but part of the appeal (I believe) of RWB Japan was it's Japanese specific market style ideals and cars - being made out of a ramshackle shed in Chiba. I wish them luck in their business, but I will stick with my GruppeM and Auto Garage TBK parts from here on in, unfortunately.
        Alex Butti
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        Well said ShutoSteve. Fatlace is not a brand that blends with Mr. Nakai's vision. While Mr. Nakai clientele is mature and drive their Porsches at the track. Mark Arcenal (owner/ founder of Fatlace) has a bunch of hipster-wannabe followers that all they do is taking "hell-sick" pictures at car meet and argue over who has the most hellflush sh!t, pathetic. The two brands don't mix.
      aMaG1CaLMaNg1Na
      • 3 Years Ago
      God please don't let Ken Block or any other Bro near that thing!
      jboogiezx6
      • 3 Years Ago
      drool
      Harry
      • 3 Years Ago
      What does RWB mean?
        wckdewok
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Harry
        RAUH-Welt Begriff
        Donald Sung
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Harry
        RWB - Rauh Welt Begriff. It's in German, but I watched a video about it yesterday and it said "Rauh Welt" means "Rough World" and from quick googling "Begriff" means "Concept"
          creamwobbly
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Donald Sung
          @hrgmpphoto: this is Japan we're talking about. "Studio Ghibli" should be pronounced with a hard G, but they transcribe it with a ジ/JI instead of ギ/GI. "Lemonade" came out ラムネ/RAMUNE; so I wouldn't be surprised if "Rauh Welt" was meant to represent "rau welt".
          hrgmpphoto
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Donald Sung
          Whatever video you watched, they need a better translator. The German word for rough is rau, no "h." The English rough world would translate to German as rauhe Welt. With other words, Rauh Welt is grammatically incorrect if it is to mean rough world.
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      RWB is a great company, and its owner Mr. Nakai is a great man. All of the followers and car-enthusiasts here in the US (that includes Speedhunters and its readers) are a bunch of hypsters.
      Young Oh
      • 3 Years Ago
      jeez, if you like porsche then you like RWB. To bad douche bags drive them too....
      gary
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great story about the car...except you've told us nothing about the car other than its a custom Porsche by some Japanese company. Is it an old Porsche rebuilt? Is it a new Porsche modified to look like an old Porsche? Is it all appearance or are there engine performance upgrades?
        mofoninja
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gary
        Exterior -RWB "Street kit" including bumpers, rockers, rear wing, bolt on over fenders, canards and race spec tow hook all installed by Nakai, the builder behind the now infamous Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsches. -Fifteen52 964 Crosshair Headlights -Non-Sunroof roof skin installed by TNT Auto Body -Full Matte White paint by TNT Auto Body Chassis -18x11, 18x12.5 fifteen52 3GS Tarmac Split wheels -Pirelli P Zero tires 265/40-18 front, 315/30-18 rear -KW Variant 3 coilovers including front HLS system -Porsche 993 Turbo Brakes Engine -Full Factory installed S2 Andial engine upgrade including intercooler, turbo, software, cams, exhaust etc. -Arqray full titanium exhaust (post SEMA) - Engine oil: Mobil 1 Interior -Recaro Profi XL seats wrapped in Lobster Red Porsche Leather -Momo race 300mm Steering Wheel -Momo aluminum pedal set -Rothsport steering wheel hub and quick release -Rothsport complete shift assembly -Schroth Race Harnesses
      50merc
      • 3 Years Ago
      finally a REAL Porsche
      Jordan Nalos
      • 3 Years Ago
      I respect Nakai-san's design style, especially when reading the build threads on these cars. I always wanted to build a MB 190E with DTM inspired looks after seeing the 190E Evo II and riding in my mom's 190E when I was a kid.
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      So. Much. Win. I think this is definitely one of the best creations Nakai has turned out.
      drftmonkeh
      • 3 Years Ago
      this wasn't the first. the fatlace porsche was
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