SEMA 2014: Tanner Foust Collabs With ENEOS Oil And RWB To Create Super Wide And Super Orange Volkswagen Beetle


RWB has solidified itself as an iconic body kit for Porsches.  It is hard to look at an RWB Porsche and not fall in love.  In fact, I might even say its darn near impossible!  Anyhow, most car people also know that back in the day the classic VW beetle had ties to Porsche as well as they shared components and a designer.  That was pretty much all the leeway Tanner Foust needed to convince Nakai-san of RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB) to work his magic on a brand new 2015 VW Beetle.  Nakai, being very aware that a Beetle is not a Porsche is still intrigued with the VW and wanted to give the car a shot, especially since he and Tanner go back for nearly a decade and have been looking for a way to work together.  The result is what you see here, a  bright orange, super wide Beetle that has significant RWB flavor with a touch of Tanner’s GRC-spec Beetle mixed in.

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Nakai added 8 inches of width (let the double entendres begin!) in total with a custom set of fenders that actually look pretty natural on the Beetles stock body lines.  Although obviously being that much wider meant a new set of wheels were in order so Motegi Racing (one of Tanner’s long time sponsors) stepped up with a custom cut set of Traklite wheels that are a whopping 10 inches wide in the front and 12 inches in the back.  Talk about a large foot print!  Then the car was sprayed in what I have dubbed “super orange” paint and given a RWB style livery with the black stripe at the bottom.  The list of modifications beyond that is sparse save for a few R-line VW goodies in the interior.  However, I have a feeling that many more performance mod’s are in this Beetle’s future.  What do you think of its looks?  How do you feel about the color?  Let us know in the comments.

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