Coming up as a hardcore Volkswagen kid, Brian Scotto's dream car was a natural evolution of German car head: a Porsche 911 turbo. So instead of buying something sensible like a new STI or Evo of the era, Scotto picked up this cherry 1991 Porsche 964 turbo. And when it came to launching the Hoonigan brand, he linked up with the legendary Akira Nakai of Rauh-Welt Begriff fame (from a connection at 0-60 magazine) to turn his Andial tuned, but otherwise stock 911 into the widebody, exhaust popping beauty it is today. From picking up a cover story on Euro Tuner magazine, to being immortalized in Forza Horizon in the Hoonigan Car Pack, this might just be our favorite Hoonigan car. And we're not just saying that because Scotto is probably reading this. Enjoy, the untold story of Scotto's Dream Car.
Thank you to Tony Harmer, Alex Bernstein, Mike Garrett, and Tram Tran for the photo contributions.
stop commenting every time I post this car does it run this car has always ran the wings too heavy it doesn't so this is my 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo aka my childhood dream car that I own [Music] [Applause] [Music] we'll ask you some questions cuz I'm a Volkswagen nerd that's just kind of like what you do you get a Volkswagen and then you get an Audi and then you buy a 911 and this is like the natural progression this is where you get to this is the evolution of driving around ******** mark ones you eventually own a really fast Super Beetle that is the ultimate goal of any Volkswagen nerd so there's a bit of a backstory to even buying it right like I said Volkswagen kid had a ton of different VW's I bought my Audi Quattro in like 2004 and I was building that car I still building that car I always kind of wanted I 11 and I started looking into him only to realize that they had suddenly become affordable so in 2008 I was like alright I'm gonna start saving money I want to buy one and at that point air-cooled 911s in like 2008 had like hit rock bottom you could buy a c4 for under 10 grand you could buy c2 for like 1515 grand right and like you think about it now you couldn't touch those cars for like $50,000 so it was just I was like wow I can't believe this is so cheap and I just started I was like you know what I really want to get an AI 11 and I kept searching and all the white ones that were finding were C fours two years passed and I found one on eBay except it wasn't a c2 was a turbo and it was probably twice the amount of money that I was like planning on spending I actually had a bunch of stock in Ford Motor Company that I bought during the recession and then it boomed so I sold all my stock and Ford took all the money I had saved up and I bought a 911 off of ebay in Colorado I was traveling in Europe the car was delivered and Ron actually went to my house to go pick the car up so Ron car is actually the first person who ever drove this car so yeah it was my dream car and I got it for the price of a new Maxima so and the funny thing is is a lot of my friends I think Ron included we're like I can't believe you bought an old 911 you should have bought an Evo instead it's probably faster now this will pay for my kids college there is this blog called Auto otaku and otaku who means like to be really passionately obsessed with things and it was just like JDM car culture a photographer who's a friend of mine named Mike Garrett used to run it and yeah it was a he posted a photo from like an RW being Meetup and it was only like two or three cars they were like all flat black obviously Stella which is nakaya's car you know was was there and I just I I looked at it I thought this is incredible I never thought of Japanese tuners building cool 9/11 like that was always something that was reserved for the German you know tuners like gum bala and roof so it just had this super tough angry aesthetic and I don't know I just kind of fell in love with that look and even then I never thought I'd actually ever own in our WV carpets just the look of it like I didn't even really understand what our WB was I just knew that the cars looked really cool and they look like race cars something that was you know the race cars from the nineties but like with better styling white-****** I don't know why it's tall and to make them [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Music] we started following everything that Mike was posting on auto otaku and we had actually found a bunch of photos from I think someone else maybe was from Mike that we posted on zero-to-sixty Maggie zero-to-sixty was an enthusiast print publication focused on fast cars without care for or measure of 0 to 60 times it was founded in 2007 by our very own car cane junkie Brian Scott Oh inspired by the quality of his favor at UK auto pubs liked our evo and top gear mix with the attitude of his alma mater mag mass appeal this car magazine was determined to be the anti car man the paper was thick the design slick and the photography held by the ever irascible Tony hammer was a step above the rest aiming to stand out from the emerging auto globs 0 to 60 focused on evergreen stories like adventurous drives and in-depth expose a one in particular being the story behind the most notorious GTR importation scandal of all time a title of critical acclaim 0 to 60 received the mister magazine award for best new magazine in 2007 and luminaries like former super street editor-in-chief richard chang Angela Phoenix founding editor Mike Spinelli rounded out the creative leadership lab coat Ron even earned his pocket protector as a zero to 60 in turn eventually Scott are left to start hoonigan handing over the reins to Spinelli the magazine folded in 2010 along with much of the print industry much like the tires on scotto's car zero to 60 lived fast and died young we ended up doing a feature on Raw well you know and it was really kind of the first exposure to raw wealth in America and you know a few months it passed by you know lived in a garage in Brooklyn I think there's actually photos of me like washing it on the streets I'm like Myrtle Avenue or something ken and I were talking about how to launch hoonigan you know what was the right thing to try to do and we wanted to launch it at 2011 SEMA that was the idea it was like let's launch moon again launch it as a brand at this point hoonigan was already kind of existing in the background some people knew about it there was like a sticker on Ken's Gymkhana three there was a sticker on his car actually in Gymkhana four as well [Music] he started kind of teasing hoon again we hadn't really you know said what it was yet so we decided we're gonna do this official announcement but we wanted to have kind of this really cool thing and Ken actually was the one who said why don't you do one of those crazy we're all well kind of things to your car both can I have very much the same taste in cars like 80s 90s DTM huge fenders like just golf like angry ********* off a race car look and you know he's like what about that like Japanese tuning company you know rwb or raw well you know you think we could have them build your car and at the time I'm thinking there's no raw well it's being built outside of Japan like the only cars they've been built are the ones in Japan so I reach out to Toshi because I had his contact from the zero 60 days and Toshi says funny that you're reaching out we actually want to launch raw well in America I think it'd be a great partnership to like work with you guys on doing it and we're working with someone that you might already know Mark Arsenal so for you guys don't know mark Arsenal started and ran fat least and illest and was a buddy of mine so I call up mark and we start to kind of plan things out and it was like hey we wanted to you know launch we're all well at SEMA and you know let's let's work together so that was kind of how that really connected and it was great because we thought we were gonna have to ship this thing to Japan hit built and in the end it was you know we were able to kind of do it all here in the States and kind of kick off we're all welt here in the US [Music] I will say I love the color like the matte pearl white is pretty especially this light right now Xuan is first came out of the body shop they sent me a photo of it with nothing on it so there was like no door handles no lights there was just white and it looked like a marshmallow like I had that crazy like look to it because it what it is is like they said like where you want for a color I said I want the purest white because I kind of hate how white looks creamy and like look at my robe or like yeah my road was really warm so I was like I wanted just like pure white but then I did they were like hey I think that's gonna be really kind of boring looking so I was I would if you threw a pearl on it because like one of my favorite colors is the Audi coupe Quattro you know it comes in green and blue but it also comes in pearl white the whole like nakai building cars thing has become like like its own genre on YouTube I'll be honest at the time it was so crazy putting it together we didn't even really film it we filmed some of it some footage we have but like we weren't the company we are today so so my car and and marks car were both being built with the paddock which is phat Lisa's location in San Mateo so I had shipped my car up there they painted it and but I wanted to be there for the actual build so I flew up there and Mark had to go somewhere that weekend so it was just me and the KY by ourselves in the garage and this is like in the ky 10 years ago he speaks no English I speak no Japanese so we basically just sat around like smoking cigarettes and drinking Stella's and like pointing it photos on our phones and then working on the car together so this was before the days of like people got chairs like this from the Chi and he sat and he drank Stella's and everybody sat there and watched him work I literally just remember one of the big myths was that when the Chi built car is like you didn't have a say in the way your car was built and maybe that's actually the blender maybe first time was kind of crazy and lo watch him work and I know people have talked about this that's very skilled about everything he did because he's guys at this point all the cars we had seen built had seen it photos up in Japan like like the door panel like okay you know they crash the car and they were this party I like Harborside well the first to have that it was also one of the first cars to like be white Dino I did I answer that one sort of I rant and gentle on that ones in it yes I watched the Chi actually I helped like I cut my fingers off that's the short answer if you want the long answer is probably on bonus where I talk for ten minutes about that I just the way it drives like the turn it on this thing feels so different than any other car I don't know just in terms of 911 in general but probably the desal pops like if you listen to that like coming off throttle there's just this like pop pop pop pop there it is there it is I love that nothing better than driving through a quiet neighborhood just letting that pop so that is one thing the kite does name the car and I'll be honest me and all my friends joked like what if he means it something really whack like whatever it's just like the worst name ever but in the end he just named the car hoonigan so my car was named hoon again and then marks car was named Pandora one because Pandora liked the streaming service and the Kye had never heard of it before and he was so stoked because the whole time we were working on both my car and on marks car we just had Pandora playing in the background and he thought Pandora was like the coolest technology ever so he named the marks car Pandora one he named the 993 Pandora 2 and then my car was just named hoonigan aesthetically nothing I added two stickers headed the hits logo here on the back too and then I added a sticker for my boy mark lunardon who who died a few years ago visually that's really the only changes on the car I gave it some more power so but timid BBI those guys just kind of probably in like the low 300 range now it's around 400 horsepower and they got there by a new tune new piping new wastegate just kind of opened it up and let it breathe a little bit the old 911s there's a reason they're called widow-makers and it's because the power delivery kind of comes like you all right so this now kind of comes in like what and they like hits a little bit easier so the peak was super ********** the old ones [Music] so the answer the question has it ever been on track yes it's actually been on this track which is the Grand Prix race track we just crossed the start/finish line and I actually got to do some laps on here like a few years back with it [Music] honestly my favorite part is the taxicab yellow intercooler can we find those yeah for sure yeah definitely if this lift it the wings too heavy it doesn't pop so this is the Andy au intercooler which actually was like a huge ship upgrade that's just a regular stock like this looks that is does a seaward not anymore I think you just need to charge through quite obviously just leave it there but yo I don't weird one I don't like driving the car with the windows up cuz it sounds weird I like hearing you can't hear the D cell pop it's all about D cell pops oh god drop the windows down he drives with the window up so he doesn't have to hear poor people poor people cars and stuff like that yeah the the 964 is were single turbo right or the twin turret the single turtle says want to waste gate or they've all just ones away Steve oh this is waste gate that's exhaust that's pretty sick it's kind of a rat exhausted BBI me too not exactly what I would call street legal there's a lot of people who've asked me that question of like like oh do you regret making your car raw well now that you know 911 turbos fetch you know whatever two hundred thousand dollars and you know it is yours worth that much because you may have ruined it okay I didn't ruin it this is my dream car hopefully you know it's like I'm with it forever and I still nine years later loved looking at it like there's that old saying if you walk away and look back then you know like it's the right car like I walk out into my garage at night to look at it before I like lock the doors and turn the lights off like almost once a week I still love how it looks hasn't gotten old to me you know it all just seemed to make sense it was a really good story for hoonigan actually we got a lot of press off of it which is exactly what we wanted because it was really important for us that people understood that hoonigan wasn't just like ken block's brand it was like this thing we were doing and connected to other things so it kind of helped me tell this different story it wasn't just Ken and Ford it was like these other guys and these other people involved in the brand [Music] I first got the car built like the week after SEMA and flew into LA and I picked him up at the airport in this I think he says it's like the best airport shuttle I think this is definitely his favorite car of mine I don't think things like the Nova do it for him I drove with him once on the Nova and I think he was just kind of scared of it it was like dude you sure this isn't kind of fall apart [Music] yes sort of kinda there were three broad welts that were built all at the same time mine and marks were sort of kind of the ones on the front page marks also being a 964 and then there was a 993 that was built I will be honest I have not seen the 993 since we left SEMA I don't know where it went I don't think mark knows where it went I was a kid out of kinetic who built it I don't think the car ever really showed up again so really mine and marks car I think would be considered the first two cars if you want to get down to the super details maybe marks car was finished five minutes before my car but we basically both our cars were finished at the same time so I always say mine's one of two of the first cars the other car was finished like the next day or next two days later mark actually backdated his car to look like a long nose so it's not really the car doesn't exist anymore like at least in its original fashion so yeah this is now the only existing first rwb not just built in America but the first time you are W be built outside of Japan so I'm gonna claim that flex like if you enjoy your car like who cares in Safari 9/11 czar played out but they're still cool who cares what they're playing out get over it drive cars enjoy them dock complaining on the internet next question we did the rwb conversion I needed more Headroom in the car so that you know you could actually fit in here with a helmet we're just fitting here in general all 911 turbos came with sunroofs in America so this car used to have a sunroof which like came down that you know came pretty far down gave me a lot less room so we switched it out to like a 88 c2 non sunroof of car and I just have never fixed it since then so you'll see the car that we cut the roof out of a red car and I don't know it's just one of those things I just never think about it I don't really look up unless other people point it out it's pretty gross to like yeah all the glue marks and everything so yeah it's one of the it's on the list but hey the car runs good guys nice little mini bat by the way this this has been in here since the car since the rwb you just gonna ignore me what what's up have you ever farted in there of course it's my car how else do you Chris on the car real man this is the weird stuff you have when you have a Porsche yes some of that stuff heats the rubber rubber nice we call this I know no man box no no open this one here it's a good flat I think there's a G stickers in there you asked me to look at the stickers so disrespectful that's so disrespectful oh wait we got sued - this is the first sticker ever printed for ******* no mark we're good Kunar keys you even got your ceiling stickers okay so the car was [Applause] it's kato's don't touch because I have the seen jump pack as the company has I love I love everything is so purposeful about this car this is just rattling around in here