From grease to glamour

Silja Kudel

Challenge

Pure Performance Factory wanted their trailer’s mobile workshop to have the same high-end appearance to match the image of their tuned racecars.

Solution

Austenitic Outokumpu Supra stainless steel offers the ideal combination of durability, corrosion resistance and an inspiring design for a racecar trailer that makes a bold style statement.

Delivery

Steel grade: Outokumpu Supra 316plus

When you step inside a racecar trailer, the last thing you expect to find is an interior worthy of a design magazine. But Pure Performance Factory’s custom-built beauty reveals an immaculate finish that many would wish for in their own kitchens.

Avesta-based Pure Performance Factory (PPF) has been tuning prize-winning drag and street racecars for nearly a decade, winning a fan base around the world. PPF’s automotive creations have garnered rave reviews in more than 30 international trade magazines.

 

Lap of luxury

Famous for its eye-catching tuning work, PPF wanted a trailer to match the luxurious look of the car transported inside. Outokumpu’s Nordic Service Center in Eskilstuna provided PPF with support in converting an old trailer into a mobile workshop for a Pro-Modified turbo-charged Chevrolet Chevelle ‘69.

The optimum finish selected for the workshop interior is a high-performance stainless steel grade from Outokumpu, austenitic Supra 316plus. Thanks to its high chromium content, Supra 316plus delivers a combination of high strength, corrosion resistance and eye appeal, making it the perfect choice for demanding architectural applications such as façades.

 

Head-turning style

The trailer turned heads at its debut at the FIA European Drag Racing Championships at Sweden’s Tierp Arena in August 2015. And small wonder: from floor to ceiling, the surfaces look so flawlessly clean that you could virtually eat off them. “Most trailers aren’t built with the same finish as a regular kitchen. Ours is,” says PPF President Andreas Bäckström. “Supra 316plus makes a clear statement: it’s a high-performance material for a high-performance application.”

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Façade

Building façade material selection is critically important. The material must be visually appealing, low maintenance and impervious to weather and pollution.

Supra

The Supra range contains stainless steel products designed for highly corrosive environments. Outokumpu Supra range stainless steels have a good resistance to uniform corrosion in many organic and inorganic chemicals. The addition of molybdenum enhances the alloy’s corrosion resistance in many acidic environments.

Deco

There is a wide variety of surface finishes available for our stainless steel products. Decorative cladding that perfectly matches the architect’s vision. Functional and decorative surfaces for elevators and other indoor spaces. 

Sustainability

Outokumpu's four value propositions: recycling maximized, nothing to hide, pays for itself and indispensability showcase Outokumpu's strengths, which answer to key sustainability needs. By selecting Outokumpu's stainless steel, our customers also benefit from these in their own sustainability efforts.