RWB - Japan’s NOTORIOUS Porsche Tuner | Up To Speed

9 lug 2020
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Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB,) is one of the most notoriously successful, yet controversial, Japanese car tuners to exist today. With his army of modified Porsche 911’s, Akira Nakai has built a world famous tuning company-frequently circulating through automotive press giants like Speedhunters, Hoonigan, Illest, Fatlace, and Auto Otaku. From his first Rough World AE86’s, to Porsche 930’s, 964’s, and 996’s, many find his modification techniques to be…. well, rough!
Grab a Stella and your air saw, and sit back in your leather armchair, as James Pumphrey tells the story of the REAL Nakai san, and the history of RWB.
HUGE thanks to our friends Brian Scotto of Hoonigan, and Rutledge Wood of Top Gear USA, for introducing us to their sweet...sweet RWB Porsches. And to Dino Dalle Carbonare of Speedhunters, for hooking us up with the inside RWB scoop, and this spicy RWB Rotana image for our thumbnail.
Brian Scotto: Hoonigan
Rutledge Wood
Dino Dalle Carbonare
Check out his article on the RWB Rotana!
Also thanks to the following channels who contributed footage! We love you all--check them out!
Poisoned Studios
Peaches. One Universe & Dawittgold
Hartnett Media
Drift Academy
►Episode Chapters:
00:00 Rough World
05:26 Can I Get A Stella Artois?
09:08 Coming To America
13:45 The Akira Nakai Experience
20:44 Rauh-Welt Future
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  • RWB is like that really cool uncle that you never hear about or see but when you do he is just as cool as he was before.

    Jacob FowlerJacob Fowler4 mesi fa
    • Hey I’m that uncle lol. But I like the wide body. Maybe not a brand new Porsche and especially don’t mess with the 918 spider work of art. But yeah once styles change, I’m all for taking the old style and customizing it.

      Daniel HuddlestonDaniel Huddleston8 giorni fa
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  • I like this vid....Thanks

    Moritz KrügerMoritz Krüger3 ore fa
  • 15:26 so that must mean you also love RICE cars... because there are a ton of people that hate them more than RWB’s.

    USMC MSgtUSMC MSgt6 ore fa
  • Really Wide Borsche

    I_SKINI_SKINGiorno fa
  • That guy know that our coke is waaaaaaaaaayyy better than the states coke

    Alvaro CurielAlvaro CurielGiorno fa
    • 17:00

      Alvaro CurielAlvaro CurielGiorno fa
  • Definitely one of my favorite videos ever

    Carl BascoCarl BascoGiorno fa
  • young nakai reminds me of joji

    Bimo AlexanderBimo AlexanderGiorno fa
  • Can we get an up to speed on James Pumphrey

    Nene NamNene NamGiorno fa
  • Booooaaaah, these cars are RAD. What a visionary.

    StuntcatTVStuntcatTV2 giorni fa
  • Rutlidges Carrera is jaw droppingly beautiful wow

    t2pt2p2 giorni fa
  • Im sorry but for all my English buddy’s i gotta say one thing, wife beater car

    noah briersnoah briers2 giorni fa
  • 14:10 - never shave again

    S ValentineS Valentine2 giorni fa
  • Day 176 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad

    tec738caf ;dik'factec738caf ;dik'fac3 giorni fa
  • God

    NOOB :DNOOB :D4 giorni fa
  • God, let me just thank you. Thank you for putting so many beautiful cars on this Earth for me to own and tune and revive from the dead when the normies feel they aren't worth anything anymore. Amen.

    MontyPizzleMontyPizzle4 giorni fa
  • A Porsche with an LS3! OMG THAT IS AMAZING.

    Jason KokotayloJason Kokotaylo4 giorni fa
  • bro, the fuck, do you have to yell so much? it ain't funny. chill

    Ciprian CîrcuCiprian Cîrcu5 giorni fa
  • I plan on sometime in the next 5 years spending near 120-150k for a 1977 930 that I wish to turn into an RWB

    I_Am_ToxicI_Am_Toxic6 giorni fa
  • Lol Germany here they spelled it wrong it would be written rauhe Welt. They dropped an e classic Google translator

    Fick DichFick Dich6 giorni fa
  • Can you guys do a video on the Mercedes RWB group brother?!

    BubblesBubbles7 giorni fa
  • Do Singer next

    Shamsud33nShamsud33n7 giorni fa
  • I love the “initial D” amage and I love that you shouted out Rutledge Wood! I miss that dude from Top Gear America!

    chris phamchris pham7 giorni fa
  • When I first ever see the Green RWB 911 I thought that was a another version of 911 design by PORSCHE! But now I know who is the legend!

    tec738caf ;dik'factec738caf ;dik'fac7 giorni fa
  • James looks healthy :))

    Robbie PRobbie P7 giorni fa
  • I would love to see what he would do with a 914

    Alec JonesAlec Jones8 giorni fa
  • I like learning a new word a day to give my thoughts more verisimilitude and to expand my vocabulary. Today's word is to expand.

    Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach8 giorni fa
  • Wen james in the H E l l 3:19

    T H E J D MT H E J D M8 giorni fa
  • This guys is the most cringe on the channel

    MyroAngelo GaudielMyroAngelo Gaudiel8 giorni fa
  • arriba españa

    Marcos sss085Marcos sss0859 giorni fa
  • Rancho palos verdes

    AXEL UAXEL U10 giorni fa
  • Wonder if hed do a 944

    Alan HolcombAlan Holcomb11 giorni fa
  • that flesh colored mic....

    GeezusGeezus12 giorni fa
  • Nakai-san is like giving Porsche purists the finger with his RWBs and I'm loving it. It's your car. You're free to do whatever you want with it. No one has a say on what you should do.

    David PauloDavid Paulo12 giorni fa
  • So that’s why the RSR wrecks in every need for speed 😂

    Wazeem KhanWazeem Khan12 giorni fa
  • I'm going to grab my cutlass supreme

    robin vailrobin vail13 giorni fa
  • It’s all fun and games until it pulls up in nfs heat

    Burger King Kids meal crownBurger King Kids meal crown14 giorni fa
  • stella best beer on the world. ima proud belgian.

    Jorden selJorden sel14 giorni fa
  • They mad a hotwheel rwb 911, my little sister has it it's fricking awesome, I ended up making the car in GTA modeled after the hotwheel, then found out it was kindve a jdm folk tale and got really excited

    adrianthewolf1013adrianthewolf101315 giorni fa
  • Rwb for sale in the philippines

    Boomin PhBoomin Ph15 giorni fa
  • Lol anyone notice @alexwiduch Jetta

    kyle bennettkyle bennett15 giorni fa
  • #develcamber

    FRAIZIXFRAIZIX15 giorni fa
  • So donut has talked to tanner fox now Rutledge where’s Adam from USA Top gear

    Blake JacksonBlake Jackson16 giorni fa
  • Palos Verdes ? You mean cactus ?

    Israel NavarroIsrael Navarro16 giorni fa
  • I’ve bin to a build by him making his car it’s cool how he does it

    tbnrgamming4lifetbnrgamming4life17 giorni fa
  • I just wish I could get Nakai-san's autograph.

    liam pulidoliam pulido17 giorni fa
  • Is that a polyphia shirt

    Ernesto RamirezErnesto Ramirez19 giorni fa
  • I wonder if RWB would be willing to get into the truck game 🤔🤔 I've got an 05 ram power wagon he could play with lol

    Steven ButlerSteven Butler19 giorni fa
  • Just a Gt3 rs in background

    Swift JamieSwift Jamie20 giorni fa
  • best episode ever.

    JzxsoarerJzxsoarer20 giorni fa
  • Why is this guy using the "my little pony" microphone I had as a kid.

    Francisco HernandezFrancisco Hernandez20 giorni fa
  • I swear in nfs payback gallo riviera’s car IS Brian’s RWB. It IS the same car

    Max ConstableMax Constable21 giorno fa
  • Boost creeps stickers add 500horsepurs

    mad susmad sus21 giorno fa
  • Anyone know the song that was playing before the Intro?

    pfhorrpfhorr21 giorno fa
  • How to summon the God: "Some coke and smoke"

    Hype VoidHype Void22 giorni fa
  • U need to make an up to speed about liberty walk man !

    yuvalp1998yuvalp199822 giorni fa
  • I would love this guy to do my 944.

    On1yOne1nchW1deOn1yOne1nchW1de24 giorni fa
  • It's so good! So! Good!

  • Midnight wagan made the black bird after his car.

    Benjamin FranklynBenjamin Franklyn25 giorni fa
  • I know that there is a RWB R-34 GTR in the Philippines. But i dont know if its real

    Flak BusFlak Bus26 giorni fa
  • Hands-ON with the Nike Kyrie 7 is live.

    carlos Deleoncarlos Deleon28 giorni fa
  • 📸 Check out this new photo from the set of THE BATMAN! Are you excited to see the bat-bike in action?

    Dorthy NortonDorthy Norton28 giorni fa
  • Do rocketbunny or liberty walk

    OnurJdmPapiOnurJdmPapiMese fa
  • Nafla: It's a rough world mutha****

    Kelvin KwanKelvin KwanMese fa
  • If I can get one, I would name it Trent. For Trent Alexander-Arnold, he plays sorta like a RWB for LFC (technically he's RB but whatever). YNWA.

    nimay13nimay13Mese fa
  • damn bro u lost hella weight

    Joshua SusaraJoshua SusaraMese fa
  • *R* ear *W* heel *B* oii

    MaxboiiiMaxboiiiMese fa
  • imagine hating on a japanese widebody legend

    CJCJMese fa
  • Beautiful Just beautiful

    Rhys OwensRhys OwensMese fa
  • You're a terrible presenter. Shut up and just get to the points.

    Frederick MaloufFrederick MaloufMese fa
  • What if someone got them to mod a ruf porsche

    Jared TJared TMese fa
  • Rwb lost me after the childish feud bewtween Sid/rwb germany and jp

    hansdietrich83hansdietrich83Mese fa
  • Fun fact: in German "Rauh-Welt Begriff" doesn't really make any sense. When I first read it I was really puzzled. Must be one of those google translate gems.

    herrwolkenherrwolkenMese fa
    • When I first ever see the Green RWB 911 I thought that was a another version of 911 design by PORSCHE! But now I know who is the legend!

      tec738caf ;dik'factec738caf ;dik'fac3 giorni fa
    • Pretty much like "Häagen-Dazs",yeah?

      Lee PowersLee Powers7 giorni fa
    • @herrwolken He just took the words like a 90´s chick slaps some japanese signs on her back not knowing the right translation

      Marcel GlombMarcel Glomb16 giorni fa
    • @Alfredo Ladinor "Rauh-Welt Begriff Sekund Entwicklung" means "Roughly-world term, second development" with "second" in the sense of time like "sixty seconds". "Rauh-Welt" could also be a "Roughworld ...", a world/planet made of "roughness". Yes, doesn't make any sense. "Rauh-Welt Begriff Zweite Entwicklung" means "Roughly world term, second development". I guess what Nakai-San wanted to express is something like "Rauhe Welt - Konzept. Stufe Zwei" so something like "rough world - concept, Mark Two". But as long as hard German words sound cool for you guys, I am fine with "Rauh-Welt Begriff Zweite Entwicklung".

      herrwolkenherrwolken22 giorni fa
    • But what is the closest translation you can make of it?

      Alfredo LadinoAlfredo Ladino24 giorni fa
  • "With engines in the wrong place." James Pumphrey on Porsche 911

    Ardhie NugieArdhie NugieMese fa
  • That was very interesting, my son and i were at the debut of Nakai-San's first car built in Canada, Royal Ocean in 2013 and since have been to most of the builds in the Vancouver area. I am not a purist or a big Porsche fan but i enjoy the work of Nakai-San. There are a few purists here that have an RWB or two. Due to the Corona virus he has not been here since last December, he is a skilled and humble person. I have his autograph on many items including a lens hood on one of my Nikon lenses. I will likely never have the money to have one made but if did i would have him make a car for me too! He does like his Winstons, Coffee, Sushi etc it is always an event when he comes to town.

    Alan JohnstoneAlan JohnstoneMese fa
  • the green RWB towards the end of the video is awesome

    JoaneseptJoaneseptMese fa
  • I will one day own a baby blue RWB

    Nate EscalanteNate EscalanteMese fa
  • Pumpfrees please go on a walk/jog and live healthy!! I mean that in the most I don’t know you but you’re a cool human being and I want you to be well way

    Amar GostoAmar GostoMese fa
  • it better not be those I look like i can race but i actually can't cars

    flameout12345flameout12345Mese fa
    • Its not

      bananas stuffbananas stuffMese fa
  • What wrb means really wide boi

    le bebele bebeMese fa
  • These videos with donut going over real life automotive history are my favorite of the whole channel

    Noe GarciaNoe GarciaMese fa
  • The Sentence Rauh Welt makes no sense in German!!!!

    FabiFabiMese fa
    • @justus alex Ja ich vermute das er einfach Google Übersetzer benutzt hat.

      FabiFabiMese fa
    • Rauhe-welt | Bedeutung Would make more sence/würde mehr sinn machen

      justus alexjustus alexMese fa
    • Rauh welt begriff is even more wrong

      justus alexjustus alexMese fa
  • i am now going to purchase the GTA online version of that car and never sell it

    Dane MorganDane MorganMese fa
  • 5:00 “wrong place” u wot m8

    Mixup 221Mixup 221Mese fa
  • I miss Up To Speed

    16 V16 VMese fa
  • That carera is CRACK

    Frank The HippieFrank The HippieMese fa
  • "old rich mayonaise-y guys"

    Rexerity GamingRexerity GamingMese fa
  • im forever going to hear "DEVIL CAMBER" in my sleep from here on out

    Red Hed NightmareRed Hed NightmareMese fa
  • im pretty sure Pumphrey is going for the most obnoxious person in the car industry

    Red Hed NightmareRed Hed NightmareMese fa
  • Video game graphics are getting so realistic that I thought the thumbnail was a racing game

    AjaxAjaxMese fa
    • Oh fuck it is a video game isnt it I never noticed!

      bananas stuffbananas stuffMese fa
  • I love what RWB has done because it is real, living art

    Joseph ShipmanJoseph ShipmanMese fa
  • Shout out to gaillo rivera from NFS payback with his street porshe that looked like an rwb

    DarkRose DragonDarkRose DragonMese fa
  • Anyone wondering What RWB means! It means Really Wide Body!

    1000 Subscribers for no reason !1000 Subscribers for no reason !Mese fa
  • What's the song at 11:20?

    Hollison HuskyHollison HuskyMese fa
  • I have this car with many other cars at my csr2 garage :D

    Ahmed DabbasAhmed DabbasMese fa
  • When I first ever see the Green RWB 911 I thought that was a another version of 911 design by PORSCHE! But now I know who is the legend!

  • You mean floccinaucinihilipilification?

    Randy LewisRandy LewisMese fa
  • Old top gear Rutledge Wood flashbacks (also to when I met him when I was like 12 at a random gas station in my hometown when he was driving (I think) an LFA, completely by accident)

    Michael IngramMichael IngramMese fa
  • first time I watched this video it was awesome. watched some RWB vids: amazed at the stories each one has while also seeing Nakai work his craftsmanship I come back here with 2:26 into the video cause well, I freaking love James talking about RWB. cars are FREAKING AMAZING MAN

    Arnold VorasaneArnold VorasaneMese fa
  • The really wide boyz

    Matt BucchiottiMatt BucchiottiMese fa
  • Damn, they thicc. Wider than wide putin

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