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Unconventional Masters: Here's Why RWB Porsches Turn Heads Everywhere

Delve deeper beyond the Japanese tuner's crazy aesthetics to uncover the engineering genius behind RWB's wild creations

In the world of custom Porsches, everyone has heard of RWB and Akira Nakai. The renowned Japanese tuner has been modifying 911 with dramatic fender flares, exposed rivets, and double wings, since the late 90s. Before he established RWB he was the leader of a wild drift crew, aptly named Rough World. Rough World drifters mainly altered and raced with the legendary Toyota AE86, making changes inspired by widebody endurance racecars. However, Akira always had an eye for Porsches and got to work on several while working at a body shop during the ’90s. One day as luck would have it a very damaged Porsche 930 came into the shop, and Akira was able to strike a deal with the owner. This midnight blue Porsche became his first muse, which he cut up extensively to reduce weight, upgraded the engine, and installed the first version of his iconic wide-body kit. He named his first car after his favorite beer- Stella Artois.

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Dreaming Up A Sub-$100k Compact Electric Porsche Sedan: A Gamble Worth Taking?

We try to make the case for a more affordable EV and how Porsche could play on its strengths to take on the Tesla Model 3

Tesla pioneered the mainstream EV segment and currently offers some of the quickest fully electric vehicles you can buy. However, legacy carmakers like Mercedes and Porsche have caught up, and now EVs are being churned out left and right. Porsche is big on heritage, but that didn’t spare the brand from getting on the EV bandwagon. On the plus side, Porsche’s Taycan is one of the most popular EV performance cars. Since its introduction in 2020, Porsche has sold over 136,000 units of the all-electric Taycan, and counting, making it one of the more popular high-performance EVs. That said, when it comes to the performance-per-dollar ratio, Tesla’s offerings are still unrivaled, but Porsche might be working on a solution.

Pedal To The Metal... Plated In Gold? Presenting Caviar's $44,000 Porsche E-Bike
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Pedal To The Metal... Plated In Gold? Presenting Caviar's $44,000 Porsche E-Bike

Dubbed the Herzog, find out why this 18k gold plated E-Bike is opulence on another level

Luxury brand Caviar is known for its bespoke precious metal and gemstone studded electronics and accessories. Caviar started by customizing smartphones, but their product list quickly grew to include luxury makeovers for various gadgets – from consoles and watches to sneakers. Their design team doesn’t shy away from a challenge, constantly seeking to elevate the ordinary into opulent masterpieces. This year they are foraying into a new product - luxury e-bikes. Their latest masterpiece is a gold-plated Porsche e-bike called Herzog. The name is derived from the ancestral title of the aristocratic Württembergers dynasty, whose coat of arms features the antlers on the Porsche crest. Caviar’s e-bike is still under the hammer, with engineers putting the finishing touches on its technical aspects by summer’s end, paving the way for a potential early 2025 release.

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2025 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

The Porsche 992.2 Targa 4 GTS features a new 532-horsepower T-Hybrid powertrain, a fresh exterior with improved aerodynamics, a 12.6-inch digital cluster. However, here's why it's already causing controversy!

The 2025 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS, a two-door, 2+2-seater sports car, marks a significant evolution in the iconic 911 lineup. This eighth-generation 911, known as the 992.2, introduces a new 3.6-liter turbocharged flat-six engine paired with an innovative T-Hybrid system, delivering a combined output of 532 horsepower and 449 pound-feet of torque, helping it rocket from 0-60 mph in three seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than before. However, the seven-speed manual is gone, which can be a big drawback for enthusiasts.

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Winged Warfare: Singer DLS Turbo Vs. HWA Evo

In this ultimate restomod battle, find out ifHWA's take on the legendary 190 EVO II can outmuscle the Singer DLS

Restomods are all the rage these days, i.e. modern reimaginations of legendary classic cars. However, HWA Chief Engineer Gordian von Schöning insists that their Evo II is "not a resto-mod". HWA was founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht in 1998, who was also one of the founders of AMG, now under the ownership of Mercedes-Benz. HWA, who have been in the game for a long time now (since 1998) reimagined the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo II from the ground up. The HWA Evo II features a lengthened wheelbase for increased stability and a wider track for superior grip. Crafted from lightweight carbon fiber, its custom bodywork conceals an equally impressive powertrain.

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Recreating The Mission E Concept Look On The 2025 Porsche Taycan Facelift

Here's a list of the options that you need to check in the configurator, to achieve the aesthetic of one of Porsche's most futuristic looking concept cars

The Porsche Mission E unveiled in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, was a futuristic concept car that was a showcase of an electric future for the German automaker. Four years later in 2019, that future arrived in production form with the Porsche Taycan EV. While it retained the essence of the Mission E concept in profile, it incorporated more practical considerations for the real world which we’ll touch upon in a bit. However, if you are an ardent fan of the concept and some of its distinctive design elements and wish to recreate the Mission E aesthetic on the Taycan, it certainly is possible. We’ve spent several hours on Porsche’s configurator going between several exterior and interior options and have listed out the ones that you need to tick, to get that much desired Mission E look..

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Could Bugatti's Rumored Sedan Use A Porsche Platform?

We look at how the Porsche-Rimac joint-venture could result in a production Bugatti four-seater

The newly formed Bugatti-Rimac has already proved that it doesn’t lack the boldness to make some radical changes to the revered and historic French marque. The all-new Bugatti Tourbillon features a newly designed, naturally-aspirated V-16 engine that revs to 9,500 RPM and works with three electric motors to produce 1,800 metric horsepower. In July 2021, the Croatian carmaker, Rimac Automobili, acquired Bugatti. Technically, Volkswagen still partially owns Bugatti through Porsche, which has a 45-percent share in the French hypercar manufacturer. The Porsche connection might prove to be instrumental in making the first-ever, production Bugatti sedan, rumored to already be in the works. For better or worse, a Bugatti sedan is more plausible than you may think. Here’s why.

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The Real Reason Why MKBHD Is NOT A Fan Of The 2025 Porsche 911 (No, Its Not The Hybrid System)

Having swapped his Model S Plaid for a 911 Turbo S, Marques Brownlee had some interesting things to say about the latest 992.2 generation

Renowned YouTuber MKBHD, a.k.a Marques Brownlee recently jumped onto the Porsche bandwagon with a stealthy satin black 992.1 911 GT3 RS. As a tech YouTuber, it doesn’t come as a surprise that he has embraced electrification and has been an advocate of the booming EV space, to the extent that he even now reviews electric and hybrid cars on his Autofocus channel.

The Real Reason Why Porsche EVs Don't Offer One Pedal Driving
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The Real Reason Why Porsche EVs Don't Offer One Pedal Driving

While Porsche's all-electric models offer blistering pace, find out why the German automaker left out this vital feature found in EVs

Many electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) offer one-pedal driving. However, Porsche does not offer this feature in its EVs. This feature essentially lets you control your acceleration and braking with just the accelerator pedal. Unlike gas-powered cars that coast without power when you lift your foot off the throttle, Electric cars and PHEVs can achieve one-pedal driving thanks to regenerative braking. This system utilizes the electric motor as a generator during braking. As the car slows down, the motor captures the kinetic energy (energy of motion) and converts it back into electricity, topping up the battery and extending your driving range.

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Beyond The Finish Line: The Lasting Impact Of Lia Block's Hoonipigasus Pikes Peak Run

A year since the historic run which was an emotional tribute to the late Ken Block, we reflect upon how his daughter Lia conquered the infamous Pikes Peak

The late stunt and race car driver, Ken Block inspired millions of racing enthusiasts, none more so than his daughter Lia. His family and brand Hoonigan are working hard to carry on his legacy exactly how he would have wanted. Back in May 2022, Ken unveiled yet another ridiculously powerful project car, which he intended to take to the 100th running of Pikes Peak. Built in collaboration with BBI Autosport (who have been immensely successful at Pikes Peak), the Hoonipigasus is a classic mid-engine Porsche 911-based track car that produces1,400 horsepower and features a custom driveshaft and AWD. The team’s first time taking the car to Pikes Peak was plagued by mechanical issues which forced them to pull out of the event, However, they did not give up and wanted to come back with Ken the next year.

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The Purist's Last Wish: Is This Porsche's Rumored Back-To-Basics MANUAL 911 Turbo?

Three pedals and a stick could be the ultimate analog surprise with the upcoming 992.2 Turbo

In a recent video, Porsche aficionado and YouTuber ARC Driver dove headfirst into a potential mystery courtesy of Porsche themselves. While configuring a 911 on the Porsche website, ARC stumbled upon an image that piqued his interest. Initially appearing as a standard 911 silhouette, a closer look revealed some intriguing details. Wider rear fenders, a prominent turbo intake, and a unique ducktail spoiler whispered "New car alert." Unlike the rest of the blacked-out silhouette, the entire spoiler was rendered in grey, fuelling speculation of a deliberate hint from Porsche.

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Beyond Bullitt: The Untold Story Of McQueen And Porsche

The McQueens reveal how the "King of Cool" fell in Love with Porsche

Steve McQueen became the embodiment of cool in his lifetime with cult classics like Bullitt, The Great Escape, and Le Mans. Despite a rough upbringing, he defied the odds to become a Hollywood superstar known for his effortless charisma, dedication to his craft, and a rebellious streak that perfectly complemented his lifestyle. This same rebellious spirit and love for adrenaline translated into a lifelong passion for motorsports.