You may have seen countless RWB cars both on the internet and in the real world but you never really ‘see’ the car unless you witness the car being brought to life by the master himself accompanied by the gonna-be proud owners.
Our local RWB fans have been dying to see an RWB back here in our very own homeland and everyone have been playing the guessing games on who’s gonna set up RWB Malaysia since our neighbours have been getting a lot of RWB cars in Thailand and the newborn RWB Indonesia.
We were informed by Nakai himself when we met him in January that RWB Malaysia will be a reality soon and it was expected that the first car will be built around March/April but it was postponed to end of May under certain unavoidable circumstances.
Fast forward to 26/5, the built officially started on a Porsche 993 and typically it took Nakai 3 days to complete the transformation and hence 28/5 marks the day the first RWB Malaysia car was born after 3 days in the labour room, which is also a temple along Jalan Ledang, Ulu Tiram.
Though it is the first car for RWB Malaysia, it is not the first RWB car for the owner, Mr Christian Coujin. He already built a 993 RWB over in US named Meguri Ai.
This one however, is a bit more special being the second RWB car ever built with Rotana wing instead of the conventional GTwing which sits lower and less aggressive.
Nakai-san changed his mind at the very last minute and decided to use Rotana wing and this car as it seems, portraying the dark side of the RWB Rotana.
Dedicating the name for his own beloved mother, Mr Christian named the newborn car Yamato Nadeshiko which translate to the strong flower of Japan.
Words & Photos: Zahid Kasim