RAUH-Welt Begriff is one of the coolest tuners in the world. I know this because I’ve just spent the last couple of days researching the Tokyo-based – yes, Tokyo, not German – company responsible for these wide-arched 911 masterpieces just like the one sitting beautifully on these pages.
Everything about the company is insanely trick, even the name – which, roughly translated from German, means rough-world style/concept – is cool. That’s the company owner Nakai-san’s Porsche-building philosophy.
Nakai is what us British folk would call an eccentric. He sleeps until midday, in a den at the back of his garage, and works until the early hours. All he needs is the shape of a 911 to be inspired for the entire day.
All his Porsches are unique in their own way… including this one. It’s the first RWB 911 to be built outside Japan and was created by high-end wheel specialist Vogue Auto Design.
The car is owned by VAD director, Nick Moutrie, who wanted to showcase to the world what VAD are capable of. VAD have built some mental cars in the past, but Nick has been in love with RWB ever since he clapped eyes on Stella – Nakai- san’s personal Porsche.
Nakai was so impressed with VAD he decided to make them his European agent and this stunning demo vehicle is the result.
With Nick having the car stripped down and built in the UK, and having all the panels masterfully coated in Grigio Telesto grey, Nakai-san then flew into the UK to apply the iconic kit and the finishing touches to the car.
One of the finishing touches was to christen the car with that trademark RWB name. Nakai gets inspiration for this from the car’s soul.
In this case he was so impressed with the quality of the paint, the interior and finish of the car he believed it to be the best RWB 911 to date, and with this he named the car Number One.
This isn’t just fitting, but a huge tribute and honour to VAD. If they wanted to showcase what they were capable of, I think you’ll find they just have.
TECH SPEC VAD RWB 911
RWB front bumper, fronter, front fender, side extensions, rear rocker fenders, rear vented extensions, and rear bumper; RWB cut-out engine cover; rear GT style wing – race version; Lamborghini Grigio Telesto grey respray.
Road version RWB coilover suspension; SSR 10.5×18-inch front and 13×18-inch rear wheels; 265/35R18 front and 335/30R18 rear tyres.
Alcantara trimmed GT2 carbon seats; retrimmed steering wheel and door cards; RWB interior pack including pedals.