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

9. Srp 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 FowlerPrije 3 mjeseci
    • He's that uncle that gave you sips of beer and liquor when you're a kid. Then smokes dro with you for first time

      Trap BandicootTrap BandicootPrije mjesec
    • @muhammed shaheen I'm guessing your Mom isn't an English teacher...

      Myke LengiezaMyke LengiezaPrije 3 mjeseci
    • @4GsRacing me too lol

      Myke LengiezaMyke LengiezaPrije 3 mjeseci
    • @okleydokley it ok to laugh at that? I think that crime should be punished by death. But it kinda made me chuckle. I truly apologize to anyone who had that experience that I offended...

      Myke LengiezaMyke LengiezaPrije 3 mjeseci
    • *It’s not about controversial aesthetics only, but the build quality.* I’ve seen some project RWB cars in person and I know guys, who used to assist Nakai San, while building them, and I saw nothing great in those builds. They’re actually classic ricing spoiled cars. They all are a repetition of once being well looking (but not well built) amateur build, built out of a 911. Let me explain. I’ve seen some other good looking (and driving) projects and the process of building them in person. I took some action on some of them too. And when I saw what happens to those 911’s to make them look like a RWB build it shocked me. I saw TONNS of putty put on fenders and the body of 911 to make them stick together (there’s no other way to make them be a solid one piece with stock body panels). I saw just supergluing the front lip to the clear coat. I also saw the kit itself, it looked not instagram-awesome, honestly. Also, as there’s always A TON of putty used, there are often some small pores left after the paint job is done. And, finally, after a month of sitting down, all that putty containing places, on the kit panel-to-body panel joints, look not really shaped (looks amateurish). Also, you can find some articles on the internet with photos of burning RWB 911’s. They start burning because of several mistakes. The putty not only makes the entire engine bay overheat, but it also overheats itself and STARTS BURNING. Let me get you to the point, if you’ve read my comment to the end. Don’t get caught on the good look and all the fame and hype around “products” surrounding you (especially on the ricing stuff). It’s not always what it looks like from the outside and what it says on the package. Thank you.

      S DS DPrije 3 mjeseci
  • *R* ear *W* heel *B* oii

    MaxboiiiMaxboiiiPrije 7 sati
  • imagine hating on a japanese widebody legend

    CJCJPrije 8 sati
  • Beautiful Just beautiful

    Rhys OwensRhys OwensPrije 9 sati
  • You're a terrible presenter. Shut up and just get to the points.

    Frederick MaloufFrederick MaloufPrije dan
  • What if someone got them to mod a ruf porsche

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

    hansdietrich83hansdietrich83Prije 5 dana
  • 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.

    herrwolkenherrwolkenPrije 5 dana
  • "With engines in the wrong place." James Pumphrey on Porsche 911

    Ardhie NugieArdhie NugiePrije 7 dana
  • 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 JohnstonePrije 7 dana
  • the green RWB towards the end of the video is awesome

    JoaneseptJoaneseptPrije 8 dana
  • I will one day own a baby blue RWB

    Nate EscalanteNate EscalantePrije 10 dana
  • 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 GostoPrije 10 dana
  • it better not be those I look like i can race but i actually can't cars

    flameout12345flameout12345Prije 12 dana
    • Its not

      bananas stuffbananas stuffPrije 6 dana
  • What wrb means really wide boi

    le bebele bebePrije 12 dana
  • These videos with donut going over real life automotive history are my favorite of the whole channel

    Noe GarciaNoe GarciaPrije 12 dana
  • The Sentence Rauh Welt makes no sense in German!!!!

    FabiFabiPrije 13 dana
    • @justus alex Ja ich vermute das er einfach Google Übersetzer benutzt hat.

      FabiFabiPrije 13 dana
    • Rauhe-welt | Bedeutung Would make more sence/würde mehr sinn machen

      justus alexjustus alexPrije 13 dana
    • Rauh welt begriff is even more wrong

      justus alexjustus alexPrije 13 dana
  • i am now going to purchase the GTA online version of that car and never sell it

    Dane MorganDane MorganPrije 16 dana
  • 5:00 “wrong place” u wot m8

    Mixup 221Mixup 221Prije 17 dana
  • I miss Up To Speed

    16 V16 VPrije 17 dana
  • That carera is CRACK

    Frank The HippieFrank The HippiePrije 17 dana
  • "old rich mayonaise-y guys"

    Rexerity GamingRexerity GamingPrije 18 dana
  • im forever going to hear "DEVIL CAMBER" in my sleep from here on out

    Red Hed NightmareRed Hed NightmarePrije 18 dana
  • im pretty sure Pumphrey is going for the most obnoxious person in the car industry

    Red Hed NightmareRed Hed NightmarePrije 18 dana
  • Video game graphics are getting so realistic that I thought the thumbnail was a racing game

    AjaxAjaxPrije 18 dana
    • Oh fuck it is a video game isnt it I never noticed!

      bananas stuffbananas stuffPrije 6 dana
  • I love what RWB has done because it is real, living art

    Joseph ShipmanJoseph ShipmanPrije 18 dana
  • Shout out to gaillo rivera from NFS payback with his street porshe that looked like an rwb

    DarkRose DragonDarkRose DragonPrije 19 dana
  • Anyone wondering What RWB means! It means Really Wide Body!

    1000 Subscribers for no reason !1000 Subscribers for no reason !Prije 19 dana
  • What's the song at 11:20?

    Hollison HuskyHollison HuskyPrije 19 dana
  • I have this car with many other cars at my csr2 garage :D

    Ahmed DabbasAhmed DabbasPrije 19 dana
  • 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!

    STARAVSSTARAVSPrije 19 dana
  • You mean floccinaucinihilipilification?

    Randy LewisRandy LewisPrije 20 dana
  • 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 IngramPrije 20 dana
  • 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 VorasanePrije 20 dana
  • The really wide boyz

    Matt BucchiottiMatt BucchiottiPrije 21 dan
  • Damn, they thicc. Wider than wide putin

    David 9-ADavid 9-APrije 21 dan
  • Time to RWB a RUF cause there's always a bigger tuner

    Elias PapadimasElias PapadimasPrije 21 dan
  • Need for speed 2015 anyone ?

  • If I owned a Porsche that I could convert into an RWB I would definitely allow Akira Nakai to do what he pleases with the car I’d love the work

    alexander garciaalexander garciaPrije 22 dana
  • what do you guys think is the perfect 911 for rwb? (this question is to Donut Media and Everyone else)

    Emil ErikssonEmil ErikssonPrije 22 dana
  • Imagine the Porsche LMP1 from 2016 With a RWB kit Just imagine

    Willy ProWilly ProPrije 22 dana
  • This video made me go looking for used Porsche 911’s

    DirtyMasterDirtyMasterPrije 23 dana
  • I didnt like porches at all until I saw an rwb driving around Santa Cruz and my mind was blown, I didn't know rwb existed before then and since then I've been in love.

    Paul HordPaul HordPrije 23 dana
  • Half way thru the video I have to quit. As the screaming gives me headache.

    Daren LeeDaren LeePrije 25 dana
    • Turn the volume down or use captions

      bananas stuffbananas stuffPrije 6 dana
  • I love how Hoonigan and Donut are brothers to eachother but never bring eachother up, a nice quiet relationship :)

    вεηנαмιη мσүεηвεηנαмιη мσүεηPrije 27 dana
  • Need for speed 2015? Ahh so much nostalgia

    -丂 ㄩ i 匚 i ᗪ 乇--丂 ㄩ i 匚 i ᗪ 乇-Prije 27 dana
  • Idlers isnt a fake tire company, it’s named after the idlers games, a grass roots time attack club/event typically held at Tsukuba where the OG non show car RWBs in Japan have track days or race events

    chrisnuggetschrisnuggetsPrije 27 dana
  • 😍👍

    Uthayakumar SubramaniamUthayakumar SubramaniamPrije 27 dana
  • Rotana is like an MTV equivalent channel in the middle east. They have the same purple color in their logo. You see many abu dhabi and etihad sponsorship on his work too

    Joseph M.Joseph M.Prije 27 dana
  • I like them, but Nakai charges you 2 arms, 2 legs and a liver for a fiberglass kit. lol

    Allan ArtAllan ArtPrije 28 dana
    • Did you factor in his time ? And travel ? And overhead

      Anthony SipesAnthony SipesPrije 26 dana
  • Brian puts that bad boy in our parking lot !!

    PikeRestaurantPikeRestaurantPrije 28 dana
  • "Cokes and smokes" 😂😂😂

    whoisbotsmanwhoisbotsmanPrije 29 dana
  • is this how you get a Blackbird?

    KyserKyserPrije 29 dana
  • It's Porsche but T H I C C er

    clashclashPrije mjesec
  • JAMES NOTICE ME! I made a comment on Lancer Evolution - Everything You Need to Know | Up To Speed

    Daddy GamingDaddy GamingPrije mjesec
  • I will own one one day!

    Big MacBig MacPrije mjesec
  • Pissing off guys like my dad............I love you

    Mighty MoyanMighty MoyanPrije mjesec
  • Was that a wooden floor?

    BrokenLuckBrokenLuckPrije mjesec
  • Please do Koenig Specials

    Blanche Sloan85Blanche Sloan85Prije mjesec
  • So is his next car just gonna be called donut

    Zac BurnZac BurnPrije mjesec
  • My German eyes hurt.

    Lorenz FriedmannLorenz FriedmannPrije mjesec

    Praneel CHATLANI [08U06]Praneel CHATLANI [08U06]Prije mjesec
  • If you bought it, it's yours. I like both.

    JJPrije mjesec
  • But the exterior looks like a common body kit for a Porsche

    Kinang EagleKinang EaglePrije mjesec
  • I wanna get one of those watches but they're sooo expensive 😭😭. Either way I'm saving up and getting one

    Jotham Dale De JesusJotham Dale De JesusPrije mjesec
  • Just so amazing I love that i got to race one in need for speed.

    Bryan RamirezBryan RamirezPrije mjesec
  • *Big ol wang*

    LyynLyynPrije mjesec
  • I love the little sound at the beginning

    Donut Wrld01Donut Wrld01Prije mjesec
  • That green Carrera looks amazing but I just can't get with the LS3 swap. But that's just cuz I don't like V8 swaps. Otherwise killer car

    Big Ol BrainwormBig Ol BrainwormPrije mjesec
  • You think I can drop almost 1.8k USD on a watch? I might by some 3 month used coilovers, like hell I can afford that

    Nathan LNathan LPrije mjesec
  • Dame real life black bird

    Oreocup CakeOreocup CakePrije mjesec
  • You 1000% need to understand what the term dirt cheap means!! It’s not 50% off the price tag!

    Cliff PCliff PPrije mjesec
  • Bruh the 993 is my fav

    David GonzalezDavid GonzalezPrije mjesec
  • More dad talk. I hate your dad

    J ThumJ ThumPrije mjesec
  • the watch is actually cool. fist ad that i enjoyed watching on youtube. well done

    WillWillPrije mjesec
  • Real life Blackbird

    Han DesHan DesPrije mjesec
  • this sucks so hard, the soy boy screaming audio track is about 20db louder than the main narrative audio . . It's the high School media club hour bye bye

    SFChuckLoganSFChuckLoganPrije mjesec
  • Begriff doesnt mean understanding🤣🤣

    vTrunks vvTrunks vPrije mjesec
  • Ayy

    BasicallyabushBasicallyabushPrije mjesec
  • Ngl they look dope

    JO JOJO JOPrije mjesec
  • I never even liked Porsche untill I saw a RWB.

    Iso Gh0stedIso Gh0stedPrije mjesec
  • I'm so glad I saw this video. Because about 2 weeks ago now, I saw a red RWB sitting in the Target parking lot. I never would've known what it really meant, but thanks to Donut, I got to geek out and watch my kids roll their eyes. 🤣

    Wolf HredaWolf HredaPrije mjesec
  • Why is the sound so bad on this vid, turn down the mic so its not so onbnoxious

    BarbWaltersBarbWaltersPrije mjesec
  • absolutely stunning

    dxrcrdxrcrPrije mjesec
  • all these video just to advertise the new rwb watch jajajajajaj

    Hector CorreaHector CorreaPrije mjesec
  • Everyone who speaks german knows how wrong RAUH-WELT is lol

    Waschbecken StöpselWaschbecken StöpselPrije mjesec
  • The watch is cool but not $1,795.00 worth it. I can see why you did say the price of the watch in the video.

    Trevor1997INTrevor1997INPrije mjesec
  • I got no intention to disrespect anyone, but as a german, it is uncomprehensible to me why nakai-san, who puts so much time and effort into cars, doesn't bother to look up the correct translations. 1. it should be "rauhe Welt" and not "rauh welt" 2. "rauhe welt begriff" doesn't translate to "rough world understanding". It translates to "rough world term" i find his builds interesting but this really bothers me xD

    Aaron H.Aaron H.Prije mjesec

    Free The DronesFree The DronesPrije mjesec
  • Han is that you?

    Juan MartinezJuan MartinezPrije mjesec
  • Pure porsche is better but this is cool too

    Omar Al-ajmiOmar Al-ajmiPrije mjesec
  • So he specialize in doing Porsha'

    Patrick FechtePatrick FechtePrije mjesec
  • I want to be like Nakai.

    mayukh pankajmayukh pankajPrije mjesec
  • Idlers is his racing club not a made up tire company.

    Nihar PednekarNihar PednekarPrije mjesec
  • I just realized you said he took the 5 speed from a Porsche 915.

    Basement GPBasement GPPrije mjesec
  • I would like to see what he would do with a 928 or 944 rwb I think that would be nasty!

    Westley KneeWestley KneePrije mjesec
  • Onii-chan

    Subscribe or Joseph will haunt youSubscribe or Joseph will haunt youPrije mjesec
  • These cars look like boss cars from Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero on PS2.

    eaz54eaz54Prije mjesec
  • This is a cringe fest

    IzurpleIzurplePrije mjesec
    • Wym

      marcus richardsonmarcus richardsonPrije mjesec
  • Those RWB watches go 110% faster than the regular watches

    Henning KvarmoHenning KvarmoPrije mjesec