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I hate how useless this makes a great car, but it looks incredibly badass
Interesting that there is a backlash to the RWB cars. I just want to know one thing, do those mods make them go faster? then it's ok. If it just another poser thing then, pathetic. No way to know unless I ever get to drive one though.
I wouldn't guess that these kits make the cars "faster" but the majority of the guys that own these cars, including Nakai who builds them, do track and/or race these cars. With that said I wouldn't say these cars are "useless". Another thing to keep in mind is that most Japanese tracks are insanely smooth, like marble surface smooth so suspension compliance is much lower than what we are used to. Go on youtube and search for "idlers games" and you'll see lots of them on track.
This was where I first learned of RWB:http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/hide-your-aircooled-porsches-because-rwb-is-raping-every-one-out-there/
Jack has a way with words...and polemics! They are unquestionably sexy to look at though.
RWB solely does the aesthetics, wheels and suspension tuning on these 911s. A 911 being a RWB car does not neccessarily mean it has performance modifications as well, but quite a large portion of them have had significant engine work as well, and are tracked at least semi frequently from what I have seen.
I'm starting to feel like these things are the silicon implants of Porsches. At first, you think "WOW!" but then all of that fades and you just want the real thing...
All mouth and no trousers. There's one on the cover of a UK Porsche mag this month. It's as wide as the USS Nimitz, puts more rubber on the ground than your average porn star and is equipped with a flame-spitting, earth shattering bog stock 3.6 Tiptronic...
I don't see RWB cutting up any GT3/GT2/3.8s or other truly rare Porsche metal, so it's plausible he's doing less damage than the owners of similar vanilla 930s/993s that just neglect them.
Different strokes for different folks. I think it's a cultural thing, to be honest. Afterall, this is the country that gives us Hello! Kitty, semi trucks as bright as Las Vegas, and bosozoku bikes. Despite looks that some might think guady, in Japan, RWB cars see the track. A lot. What's not to respect about that?