- Credit: Mio on YouTube

Watch tuning legend Akira Nakai build a stunning RWB Porsche

A blue Porsche 911 (993) becomes his first ever Norwegian build

Akira Nakai is a legendary name in the history books of car culture as the founder of Porsche tuning company RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB). His company is renowned for converting older Porsche 911 models, such as the 993 and 964, into widebody masterpieces. During October last year, Nakai built his first Norwegian RWB Porsche and named it "Ruri" after the Porsche's lapis lazuli-like colour.

Credit: Mio on YouTube

Credit: Mio on YouTube

The conversion process was documented in a 4K resolution, 10-minute video that showcases the amount of effort and craftsmanship required to convert a Blue Turquoise 993 Porsche 911 into Ruri. Note that the vehicle's engine was unfinished during filming so there are no rolling shots.

What is the order process?

RWB's website states that the customer first decides the specifications of their build and wires the required costs to Nakai's account in Japan. How much you ask? A VinWiki interview with RWB-crafter, Bryson, reveals that the entry price is around $30,000 for the conversion alone. Once purchased, the kit's materials are shipped to either a RWB workshop or your desired build location over the course of 2-3 months. Nakai travels around the world in order to create the customer's vehicle, which as of March 2016 was "almost a year" of waiting. Regardless, the wait appears to be worth it.

The car in question

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Comments (25)

  • I’ve worked with the team and have film many RWB cars now and I have to say they’re amazing. Road legal in the UK. It depends on the actual builder and the finish of the car itself before the kit is finished. The following for RWB is legendary and it’s a lifestyle choice really.

      1 year ago
  • I'm not sure what to think about Nakai-San and his cars. While I do really like the looks of these cars, the process seems a bit hacky. I mean go to 2:35 and see him spray-painting by hand the wire mesh that's going in the bumper. He then uses a hot-glue gun. Him then poorly painting the stencil also has me confused. Really?!

    I'm trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, but I've done similar stuff in a previous job (including the adhesive line in between the panels even!) and this is really simple stuff. The bodykit is likely mass-produced and as long as that is made well and painted well, everything else about this is cake. In the end it's just a bodykit, which... seems kinda lame in the end.

      1 year ago
  • This is Lucas's car in Need for Speed

      1 year ago
  • Has a proper enthusiast journalist review one of these widened RWB 911s? Curious how the dynamics are. Improved or worsened

      1 year ago
  • RWB’s are amazing! Nakai san is a legend and I wish I had my very own RWB

      1 year ago