「Respect for the old Newman Porsche!」Rauh-Welt Returns with the Latest Version of Their Masterpiece【Phantom Tokyo Auto Salon 2021】
Published : 2021/02/16 13:40 Modified : 2021/02/16 13:40
This is “Heavenly” which is the widest type RWB Porsche at a total width of 2220mm.
A scale model in the same livery will also be released!
World-famous Porsche tuning shop “RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF” was established in 1997 by Akira Nakai. Its unique style has found support from fans in all corners of the globe, with a long wait list for custom work. The latest of those widebody Porsches is this work, RWB993 Rough Rhythm.
This car was produced as a demo car for “1048style” which oversees various tuning brands. They are also overseas promoters of RWB and will use this car as a key strategic work in the global market.
The impressive livery is based on the coloring of the C-Car (Newman Porsche 956) which won the 24-Hour Le Mans endurance race in 1984. The combination of the ultra-wide RWB bodykit and legendary livery give the car an overwhelming presence.
Tarmac, a scale minicar maker based in Taiwan have also given support for this car. Their TARMAC logo was recreated in the font style of the original NEWMAN typeface on the car. They’ve announced production on a scale model of the same car seen here. The scale model was scheduled to be unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon 2021. Although the event was cancelled, development on the model continued. RWB fans are no doubt looking forward to its release.
The widebody kit installed is known as “Heavenly”, the widest type of body kit that RWB produces. It has an overwhelming wide and low feeling, with the total vehicle width measured at a whopping 222cm.
The common point of all RWB Porsche are their wide and low form. Following that concept, Mr. Nakai produces every car one by one tailor made in response to each users request so that each one is unique. With this base using the Heavenly kit, subtle differences exist in the number and shape of air ducts and other details are also different.
The wheels are an original RWB model produced in collaboration with 305 Forged Wheels. The design incorporates specially designed cooling fins reminiscent of the Group C 956. Sizes are 10.5J x 18 at the front and 13J x 18 at the rear. Tires are 265/30 and 225/35.
The rear wing fuses an optional piece called the Champion Wing into the GT2 type wing. Due to its height, it maintains a clear rear view.
The cockpit includes an RWB full welded roll cage and Recaro full bucket seats. It has a racy appearance but still retains driver comforts such as air conditioning and audio. Mr. Ichiraku of 1048style says, “This is a demo car for our shop, but you can really go anywhere in it without stress”. Chalk another one up for RWB.
PHOTO：Nobutoshi Kaneko / Hiroaki Miki
●Special Thanks: 1048style