About RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB) – the blog

What is an RWB Porsche

RWB or RAUH-Welt Begriff is a Japanese car tuning company, founded by Akira Nakai-San in the ’90s. RAUH-Welt Begriff translated means “Rough World Concept”. Most famous for their signature wide-body air-cooled Porsche’s and the manner in which Akira Nakai installs each kit personally on site.

Each RWB car is unique and receives a name from Akira and no two cars will ever be the same. The car is set up based on needs and requirements but also the personality of the owner which is derived from the personal installation process. Each customer is only entitled to one RWB build. The price of an RWB kit varies on what each install requires.

Due to the personal installation and world-wide attention gained in recent years, the RWB waiting list is said to be about 2 years, with parts needing to be fabricated to suit your car and payment for the RWB kit required in full on application.

A typical RWB kit usually includes a new front bumper, rear bumper, side skirts, wheel arches, spoilers and suspension setup.

Each RAUH-Welt Begriff kit is ceremonially finished with the RAUH-Welt windshield banner being applied

Who is Akira Nakai

Akira Nakai is a Japanese car tuner and the founder of Porsche tuning company RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB), which specializes in the design and installation of custom wide-body kits on older Porsche models.

Akira Nakai’s career got started with a drift crew called Rough World, from there he started to work on Porsches while employed by a body shop when he came across a damaged one and got his hands on it in the late 90s.

Nakai later started his own company called RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB)

Building an RWB Porsche

A big factor in why an RWB Porsche is so sought after is the fact that you cannot simply install an RWB kit yourself, the Kit is personally installed by RWB founder – Akira-Nakia

A kit is ordered and shipped to you and then after a waiting period, Akira-Nakia will fly to your location and do the conversion

Head over to our RWB Builds page for more info

Pictures : Mike Kuhn | Perth’s Finest | Devon Attewell

For more on RWB and Porsche visit the RWB Registry