Nakai San's outrageous creations aren't afraid to go hard on the track.
Porsche and motorsport go together like Dominic Toretto and his family: the two are basically inseparable, and famous models such as the Porsche 911 have been dominating tracks around the world for decades. Modern versions of the 911 are massively capable cars, and Porsche loves testing them on the infamous Nürburgring, a track where many other manufacturers go to test new models. The Manthey Porsche 911 GT2 RS recently smashed the road-legal vehicle record with a time of 6:43.300 minutes, but today, we're focusing on an older 911 Turbo, and one that was built by none other than legendary Japanese tuner, Akira Nakai. RWB Porsches are revered as handcrafted one-off masterpieces, but the footage below shows that they aren't just garage queens, they were built to be driven, as this RWB 993 Turbo shows.
The 993 Series was introduced in 1994 and was produced up until 1998 and was the last of the air-cooled 911s, making it a highly sought after model. Their styling was relatively sedate and an evolution of the traditional 911 shape, but the car features above is far from ordinary. In true RWB (RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF - which translates from German as 'Rough World Concept') fashion, it has massive fender flares, widened tracks front and rear, and a slew of bodywork modifications to make it stand out. It started out as a regular 993 turbo, with a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six producing 402 horsepower. This one has been tuned, with 964 intake manifolds and Garrett GT2860rs turbos enabling it to produce 430 hp and 391 lb-ft. It was also set up for race track use, as Moran Gott, the driver and a professional racer, mentions that it had tuning by Team Schirmer to eradicate understeer.
According to Gott, the car was a bit of a handful. "This car has so much feel and involvement for the driver to enjoy, but was tricky to drive with a bit of understeer so we took it to Tom at Team Schirmer and he transformed the car! The only down side were the tires that were old compound Pirellis meant for road use" he said. He holds nothing back, going all-out on the famous Green Hell despite being on street tires and driving a nearly 30-year-old car. He doesn't post an official time, but it's worth noting the 993 Turbo has previously set a time of 8:12.00.