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 |  Nov 02 2011, 8:10 PM


For those who are paying close attention to the aftermarket industry, this years SEMA Show might always be remembered as the year RAUH-Welt became a household name. Well, maybe just among car nuts.

RAUH-Welt Begriff or RWB for short, is a small Japanese tuner known for its wildly customized air cooled Porsches, with big fender flares and even bigger spoilers. To the best of our knowledge, no RWB has ever been on display at SEMA, and to make these cars even more special, they are the first to be built in America.

The light green car (above) sits as the main attraction at the Falken tires booth, while the white car (below) belongs to former 0-60 Magazine editor-in-chief Brian Scotto. Scotto now works for Ken Block, managing his new Hoonigan brand and so we’re certain the car has plans beyond just the SEMA Show.

We expect to see numerous other RWB Porsches at SEMA next year and there’s already evidence the trend is catching on. We spotted a few similarly-styled German sports cars and have included them below. Enjoy responsibly.

GALLERY: Rauh-Welt Porsches


GALLERY: Custom Porsches of SEMA


 |  Oct 31 2011, 1:00 PM


Unveiled ahead of its official debut at the 2011 SEMA Show is this very custom Rauh-Welt Porsche 965. The wide fendered, deep dish wheeled, humongously spoilered tuner Porsche is the property of former 0-60 editor Brian Scotto. Recenty Scotto made the switch to work with motorsports personality Ken Block and now runs Block’s “Hoonigan” brand.

What’s Hoonigan? Well, so far it’s just a Facebook page aimed at promoting and enjoying the drive-it-like-you-stole-it lifestyle. But there’s more to it than that, with Hoonigan set to make a big announcement at the SEMA Show.

See AutoGuide’s complete 2011 SEMA Show preview here, with coverage starting Tuesday, November 1st.

GALLERY: RWB Porsche 965

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For more on Brian Scotto’s RWB Porsche, see the here.

 |  Jun 30 2011, 11:38 PM


Jon Sibal is one of the premier automotive digital artists out there, and from time to time he likes to have a little bit of fun with Photoshop making some awesome micro car renders. This time around, Sibal stuck to a theme of Rauh Welt-built cars. Rauh Welt Begriff, RWB, is a Porsche tuner located in Japan and loves to combine both Japanese and Euro tuning elements, creating some of the most distinct-looking Porsches in the world.

Sibal just makes them even more distinct by turning them into entertaining micro car renditions thanks to good ‘ol Adobe Photoshop. Aside from all the real good looking RWB Porsches, Sibal also showed off some non-Porsche RWB cars including a flat black Nissan S15 and and AE86.

For good fun, Sibal also did a couple of RWB’s Porsches in a Cars-theme to celebrate the release of the Cars 2 movie.

GALLERY: Jon Sibal’s Micro Cars

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[Source: Jon Sibal]