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Old 06-27-2011, 05:57 AM
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I read an article on Rauh Welt a few weeks ago. I doubt he would sell a kit to modify a car; it is not the way he works. Before he modifies a car he meets with the owner several times; getting to know you. When you drop your car off, you don't give instructions. Based on the meeting, he modifies the car as he sees fit. You have to trust him, each car is different and each car is unique. He doesn't personally do the engine work, that is all outsourced to another shop. I agree these are more art cars, but they are still functioning Porsches. Some with some serious track based modifications.

Personally, I wouldn't buy a RWB car--I like things a little more subtile, but I do think they look cool.

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:10 AM
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Lap Times around Tsukuba. Disclaimer Not same driver and day so take it fwiw.

997 GT2 1min 3 sec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo2JB...eature=related
997 SuperCup 5 57.7 sec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_kuN...eature=related
964 Rauh Welt Uzi 59.8 sec http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xpNg...layer_embedded
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by raspberryroadster View Post
it looks fine ed (but like most mods a personal thing)....listen i know you are a huge critic of rauhwelt builds....& thats fair. his builds are on the extreme edge of rsr genre.
I really like the looks of most of nakia-sans creations.
I wouldn't cut my car up to make one, but i still think they have a special style that i can appreciate.

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:02 PM
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:31 PM
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Love that we've brought this back from the dead.

Hey Ed, how about that ducktail on a torsion bar targa. One off, right? Oh wait........factory did it on a '74 Carrera. (Feels kinda silly to knock what the factory's done, huh?)

And back to "performance". Over the years I've seen many, many, many nearer-to-stock cars dust the heavily modifieds with equal drivers. Takes more than bolting on parts........
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by race911 View Post
(Feels kinda silly to knock what the factory's done, huh?)

Not really. You guys knock 996's all the time.

Not that I have anything against a targa with a ducktail. I like it. I'm just saying.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:32 PM
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Getting back to Sunburst... this car is pretty cool...
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:34 PM
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and Rauh Welt has a similar one...


the 2.8 RSR look... like it...
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by SOS View Post
Not really. You guys knock 996's all the time.

Not that I have anything against a targa with a ducktail. I like it. I'm just saying.
In a way that renders us posers for "the real thing"? The knock(s) on the M96 engined cars are extremely valid. I'll go one further and say that if the 996 interior popped up 4 years earlier in the 993, I'd stick with a 964 or look elsewhere.
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I like the sunburst rear bumper with the air diffusers in the rear. Setup properly I am sure that would help get some air out the back and help reduce the pressure under the car.
If my car ever goes "track" I would go for a sunburst rear bumper with the Evo front and flares. My wife would absolutely kill me though
I wonder if either of them have the resources to do wind tunnel testing, even on a small scale...
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by perrew View Post
Sweet video, thanks for posting that.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:49 AM
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Here are some pics of the car in the movie, aka DORF, http://rwb.booru.org/index.php?page=...list&tags=dorf
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:30 AM
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You know, they're really starting to grow on me. I thought they were too gawdy at first, but the more I think about it, they're just fun. Isn't that what owning a Porsche is all about? I probably wouldn't buy one, but I would make my own version. Maybe that's what I will do with my next Porsche!
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[QUOTE=993RS;8669570]and Rauh Welt has a similar one...

perhaps a notch above imo.......
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by race911 View Post
In a way that renders us posers for "the real thing"? The knock(s) on the M96 engined cars are extremely valid. I'll go one further and say that if the 996 interior popped up 4 years earlier in the 993, I'd stick with a 964 or look elsewhere.

The mechanical knocks on the M96 engined cars are no mystery. I was just using it as an example that we knock "factory" all the time. The shape of the headlights, non-curvy *** and the interior all work fine. People knock them because they think they're ugly. The interior works fine, you don't like it because it's ugly. I'm just saying there's nothing wrong with knocking a targa with a ducktail.

Oh and I do agree that if the 993 had the 996 interior I'd probably get a 964 or an NSX.

I want to say that I think the 996 interior is ugly, but my future father-in-law has one and if he reads this he probably won't be happy


I would live in that orange RW car.
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