Take a pristine Porsche and add screwed-on fenders, offset wheels and a massive wing, and the Porsche Club of America could revoke your membership faster than you can say konnichiwa. So to say RAUH-Welt Begriff, the Japanese shop known for taking Porsche 911s and adding some unique visual flair, is controversial is a bit of an understatement.
This blue example, which you can see in all its glory via the beautiful photography on Frederic Rousseau’s Flickr page, has all of RWB’s hallmarks — fenders, wings and splitters, oh my. The light-blue paint, white-lettered wheels and massive spoiler give the Porsche character at the mercy of making it a caricature.
The spoiler is big enough to seat six at a Thanksgiving dinner.
Are adding such modifications sacrilegious? Meh. People hitting RWB to modify their Porsches know exactly what they’re getting. And you can’t fault someone for making a car his or her own, even if you don’t like the outcome.
A quick Google search of “RWB Porsche” predictably finds results both praising and condemning the company. The court of public opinion is split. But who’s to judge another’s taste in cars? You like what you like, even if the internet is ready to let someone know why they’re wrong (or right). On that note, you can leave your opinions in the comments below.