There was also something else leading his decision to go widebody, or perhaps we should say someone else: RWB’s Akira Nakai.
“I’ve watched him build widebody Porsches on his own and this was my chance to do the same,” Villarreal says. “It may not be a Porsche, but I can say I did all of the work. It’s something I’m really proud of.”
Villarreal has had quite a bit of success with his previous builds, but that doesn’t mean he’s immune from challenges. The installation of his Vollkommen widebody kit required tons of research, hours of Japanese YouTube videos and picking the brains of several body shop employees. Another challenge was the Tiffany blue wrap, which almost didn’t happen due to low stock.
“The morning I was about to order a different color wrap I received emails from the manufacturer and a vendor,” Villareal recalls. “This color was meant to happen. Everything seemed to fall in place at just the right time.”
Funny enough, his two favorite aspects of the build (the widebody and the wrap) were often the most disputed amongst those around him. That didn’t stray him off course though.
“Many people told me not to wrap an entire car in this color,” he says. “I also had several people tell me not to go widebody, but it didn’t matter what others told me not to do. I built what I wanted.”