Slovakian Super Sports Car Uses Axalta Spies Hecker Coating on S1 Prototype

Axalta Coating Systems has been selected as the paint provider for the prototype of the Brutal S1, a Slovakian road-legal, tuned-for-performance super sports car.

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Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has been selected as the paint provider for the prototype of the Brutal S1, a Slovakian road-legal, tuned-for-performance super sports car. Using Axalta’s Spies Hecker premium refinish brand, the project was realized with the support of Color Centrum Vráble s.r.o., Spies Hecker’s Slovak distributor.

Ten years in the making, the Brutal S1 has a wedge-shaped body with sharply defined edges, gull-wing doors and a distinctive rear. The light two-seater is powered by a 300-hp, 2-liter turbocharged Subaru engine.

“The essence of the Brutal S1 is a racing machine engineered for high performance,” says Marian Lušpai, founder of Brutal. “The brakes and sections of the suspension come from motor racing. It is basically a thoroughbred racing car that is licensed for use on public roads.”

Lušpai’s brief to Color Centrum Vráble s.r.o. was to avoid unnecessary weight from the paint. Attributed to Axalta’s experience in other motorsports disciplines around the world, including NASCAR and Formula OneTM, the company says this was an easy brief to fill.

Joachim Hinz, Spies Hecker brand manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, says, “In order to achieve the required minimum coating thickness, Color Centrum Vráble s.r.o. used the Spies Hecker Hi-TEC system products, which can be applied extremely efficiently. The snow-white Brutal S1 is a real eye-catcher that has unsurprisingly already attracted a lot of attention at trade shows and exhibitions.”

For more information, please visit axalta.com.

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