As the sun set on a day of epicness and we were trying to catch our breath after the day at TRD Station when Matyas received a message from Luke Huxham from Maiham Media asking if we were going the RWB meet tonight at Roppongi.
Me sitting at the computer, Matyas across the room, he looked at me as we both had the realisation that we already had a commitment to have dinner with Tada-san, the chief engineer of the Toyota 86. We couldn’t miss that dinner, so with Matyas having shot the last RWB we saw in the Phillipines, it was my turn to step up.
I got dressed, grabbed a luxury Toyota Crown through Uber, and was on my way from Shibuya to Roppongi. Upon my arrival at the Hard Rock Cafe, I strolled into the small carpark next door and came face to face with one of the biggest names in the car modification world, RWB.
“RWB/RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF is a Porsche tuner located in Japan. RWB has combined Japanese and Euro tuning elements, creating the distinct RWB style for Porsche chassis.”
Nakai-San has created a revolution with his RWB masterpieces.
RAUH-Welt 911s are now a common sight on both the streets and racing circuits of Japan. They create only one RWB Porsche for each customer.
The meet was absolutely pumping with 993s, 911s, 964s, you name it, there was one there.
Work and SSR wheels are by far the most common additions to the RWB kit. Obviously in ridiculous specs to fill out the massive guards.
One of my favourite details of the RWB Porsches are the names they’re given.
Unlike the wild (not that they all aren’t) Victoria Porsche in the Phillipines that’s rocking an LS motor, all the RWBs this evening were factory motor.
That didn’t stop them from sounding as awesome as they looked.
Nakai-San, the man himself, the legend behind the name was there on the night talking to customers, fans and strangers alike.
He even allowed me the courtesy of having my own photo taken with him. Very grateful! Definitely a fan girl moment.
Also on hand was a very suave Maserati Quattroporte.
RAUH-Welt means ‘Rough World’. Zweite Entwicklung is ‘Second Development’
With full kits costing circa $30-40kUSD including wheels, suspension and the RWB kit itself, it was amazing to see so many in one place.
Yep. RWB Embroidered seats.
My personal favourite of the night was this ‘Tiffany-esque’ coloured 993.
Which parked up next to this very stock 930. Reminded me very much of a “When I grow up, I want to be just like you!” scenario!
Dish for days.
The backs of the RWB Porsches are as insane as the front.
The RWB owners headed off as the night wound down for some partying.
I said my goodbyes and left, reflecting on a night of pure amazement.