The things you have what follows is a German car, owned by a Filipino, modified by a Japanese tuner and powered by a piece of America. By now the names Akira and RWB Nakai are symbolic of some of the most gangster Porsche 911s out there. The subculture that Nakai-san created spread like wildfire throughout the world, and since a year ago has reached the Philippines. We must warn you though; this story will either get you excited or flat-out piss you off!
Nakai-san names all of his Porsche creations and it’s not simply some random name either, as the chief designer. For instance, we all know Chaihona was named after his favorite vodka bar in Russia, Stella Artois must be no-brainer, Pandora One, Rotana, Battle Knight, the list goes so on… But for the first RWB from the Philippines, this purple beauty is simply named Victoria. To completely understand this name you have to know concerning the owner, Ian King. Aside from being a car guy, he owns his very own garage called Car Porn Racing and is particularly the third-generation owner of his family motel business called Victoria Court-people can sign in for a few nights or a few hoursWhen he first started his shop, most of his clientele consisted of BMW guys. It wasn’t until his friend PV Valdez sparked his fascination with the RWB’s sexy and wide styling. As fate would have it, fellow Filipino and official Rauh-Welt US distributor Mark Arcenal proposed that Ian meet Nakai-san at SEMA 2012. Upon their meeting, Ian didn’t even own a Porsche for Nakai to work on. But 3 months later, Nakai found himself in Manila with Ian’s newly purchased 993 Carrera 2.
Many diehard Porsche owners are known for being purists and would cringe at the sight of their babies going under the knife. But for people like Ian, cutting the factory body to create way for the handmade oversized RWB fenders and the aggressive bumpers is the way to go. If that’s inadequate eye candy to get you excited, the original Amaranth Violet paint coupled with a set of Work Meister wheels will certainly result in an uncontrollable discharge of bodily fluids.However, let’s focus on one of the most controversial aspects of this build-the engine. Victoria is powered by a 5.7-liter LS1. Do you want to know why I went V8? Ian says, I had a couple of motors-SR20s RB25, RB26-and I blew everything. I blew the SR motor three times and both the RB26 and RB25 once each. In those days Ian gave up sold and drifting all his projects to buy an E39 M5. It had been love at first drive for he and him never looked back. His appreciation for V8s grew as he could drive his car to the track, push it to the limit and at the end of the day drive it home. Ian continues to say, V8s are simple, reliable and can make tons of power. Hence the LS1 one was transplanted in by using a Renegade Hybrids swap kit. Currently, Victoria is pushing 340hp with minor mods that include a Varex X-pipe and custom headers. Ian plans on swapping the current motor for a far more powerful LS3 motor-good for 525hp.
Is already mated using a manual Porsche G50 transmission combined with a Spec clutch and a Carbonetic limited-slip, even though originally Ian’s Porsche had an automatic transmission. Saying that Ian is passionate about the LS motor might be an understatement. He also includes a Corvette as well as anConsidered that was the only controversial point about this Porsche? You better think again! You’re looking at the first RWB-fitted 911 to perform on air. Sure there are tons of people divided on the topic of air and static, but remember where Ian is located. Think about worst roads you’ve driven in The United States. Multiply that by ten and you have the roads from the Philippines! Victoria is equipped with Airrex struts that are controlled via Accuair’s TMP1 I-Level system, which allows Ian to control ride height on his iPhone. I’m here to prove that my car can make it everywhere, he tells us, though A lot of people bash the air suspension. I bring it to the supermarket, to the mall, anywhere. I won’t crack anything and won’t leave my bumper behind.
We all know some of you might want to chuck this magazine across the room just before you do, let’s remember what Nakai-san said in recent interview. There is no such thing as ‘ugly’ cars. Before even touching it, most of us like various things. In fact Ian told Nakai-san all of his plans for that car. Nakai knew concerning the LS as well as the air ride. He simply responded, RWB is a type of self-expression.