If you’re a fan of arse-engined cars from Stuttgart, you’ve probably heard of Rauh-Welt Begriff. Or RWB to give it its shorter moniker. They’re the crazy Porsches with outlandishly wide-body kits and the kind of wings that make you avoid low bridges. Because of these crazy visuals, over recent years they’ve become Instagram and YouTube catnip. But what you may have missed getting lost in all that wild bodywork, is that they were never actually intended to flex on social media, but punch in serious lap times at tracks. And you have Rauh-Welt’s racing shop to thank for that; Rauh-Welt Republik. And while we were in Japan, we popped by, and if you’re into race-ready Porsches, it’s enough to make your brain melt.
Photography: Mark Riccioni