i love the idea of these cars and how they come out, but i am really sad to see them over here in the hands of the elite poser crowd. bedazzled "illest" really? if that car is used as intended, that will be ripped off on the first berm.
love the cars, but am a huge hater of those who have trust funds and take pretty pictures and drive cars i could never afford even tho i work my ass off.
it's looking like a legitimate tuner has sold out by catering to these faddy douches.
I think I mentioned this in the last RWB thread too, factory Porsche with bolt-on flare or widebody are meant to accommodate the suspension modification on the race car, different geometry and whatnot. Not just bolt-on coil-overs and wheel spacers. It may well be that the car RWB work the magic on have very legit mods and work underneath, but RWB is mainly a body kit transformation. You can see in on the product of their site.
look at what boyd and foose turned out and where they went after they sold out. so how long before the trendsetters start catering to their followers in order to keep making money, and what happens when the next new thing pops up and the sheeple move on?
now it comes to america, where it's watered down, stickered up, and called original. the pool of people who can afford it is larger here, and a majority of those buyers won't appreciate the time and skill it takes to create on of these. they'll just want it because it's the newest cool thing. they'll be internet stars for a week or so and get a crowd at C&C.
i'll say it first, i don't deserve a RWB because i could not properly appreciate and use it. i also probably sound like some hipster who's whining because their favorite underground band just got airplay on the pop radio station. fine, but i just think some things need to stay small.
There are only a dozen or so RWB actually out there, Mark, being the first American to have one has hardly "ruined" the seen.
The sheer cost, $30k Porsche + $20k parts + Labor will ensure this is not the next Scion xB.
So one dude, who built his own brand and company, works at Nike, and is the only guy in America with 1 of maybe 30 cars did not "ruin the scene" or "bandwagon jumped" or helped "play out a fad".
How can something be a fad when only 30 people have done it?
I think stock original 964s are played out and just a fad.
If you like his cars so much, why wouldn't you like to see him be successful? It's the most asinine concept ever. Do you think AMG was cooler when they were building engines out of a barn in Burgstetten? How about if Porsche never "sold-out" and Ferry just continued building the 356 in that saw mill in Austria and only building cars for his friends while Herr Dr stayed true as just a consultant.
sooo, even though Nakai-san is still personally hand building these 3 cars exactly to the same aesthetic and style as all his other cars, (i'll give you that the wheels are different since they don't have Meister's), somehow these are magically now watered down?
I don't understand this mysticism with lands over the Atlantic and Pacific.
so it goes... ಠ_ಠ
Here's a ****ing genius idea! If you see a thread title that says "RWB" or "RAUH-Welt" how about you just don't click on it if it's not your "style" or "taste"?
It's like religion or politics in O/T, I simply don't click on them.
A lot of you nancys trying to dis-credit this man's work are ridiculous. It's like you're trying to prove how cool you are by hating on these people who in your eyes are simply posers who think they're cool. Little bit of a double standard.
Most of you drive vanilla bland-mobiles or tarted up econoboxes and are just upset because your wife doesn't do that thing with her tongue since you got married. Get the **** over yourself and let people do what they want with their cars and money. Jealousy is a weak emotion.
I don't like Justin Bieber either, but apparently there's a huge market for him and his music. I just don't pay attention to it, it doesn't change my day any.
And again, a lot of you have no idea how a Porsche suspension works.
Dealing with criticism is a two street. What matters is that people have mutual respect for each others opinions. That is a huge problem with TCL and the internet at times. Why do you care if someone comes in to say they don't like them? Sure they can ignore the thread, but it is their right to read it also. You have your opinion and that should be all that matters to you.
I do have an inquiry about the RWB cars. How well finished are the inside of his bolted fender flares?