RWB – RAUH Welt Bergriff. Japanese Tuner Nakai-San has gone global with the new and fresh RWB USA.
We kept hearing and reading about RWB so when our friend Mark Arcenal invited us to see his RWB USA operation we made the 15 minute northbound journey from our own eGarage California HQ to see what the hype really is all about. To make a long story short, honestly, words, articles and videos don’t do these cars, and their raw beauty much justice. Frankly, the few videos circulating the web (while really good in production quality) don’t do Nakai-San’s workmanship much justice either. You have to see Nakai and his work in person. You have to touch the RWB Cars, feel their presence and get a sense of proportion, things that web photos and videos cannot truly translate. To make a long story longer What does Nakai’s RAUH-Welt Begriff mean? RAUH-Welt means “Rough World” and it has been so for the last 15 years. This has come to be known as RWB. Nakai refers to his owner’s cars as treasures! The fit and finish is all from his mind, his experience. There is no photoshop rendering, no modern computer design models, it all comes from Nakai-San. However, he does get some help from Rotiform and Fifteen52 in the wheel department.
“I don’t know how many RWB’s I have built, I honestly don’t keep track.” We were puzzled so we persisted. I asked him “is it more than 100 or maybe 200?” Nakai-San laughed and exhaled a cloud of smoke into the air, he smiled and answered, “I have built over 20 RWB Cars in the last 6 months across the world.”