Motul Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 300V Racing Oil at the 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
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Cypress, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2021) – Motul, the French oil company founded in 1853, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its flagship 300V racing oil at the 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, putting its new 300V formula to the test on track with partners like Forrest Wang in the Formula D Super Drift Challenge, Lyfe Motorsports in the Global Time Attack Competition, and Pfaff Motorsports in the IMSA SportsCar Grand Prix of Long Beach. Available to consumers in the United States this fall, the new 300V builds upon Motul’s legendary ESTER Core® Technology and comes in an expanded range of viscosities with increased engine protection, reliability, and power.
“300V is Motul’s most advanced racing oil,” said Motul USA Brand Manager Nolan Browning. “We worked hard to make new 300V even better, using technical data from Motul sponsored racing teams to develop a product worthy of the historic 300V name. New 300V provides for quantifiable, dyno-proven power gains all while improving upon the reliability and protection that have made 300V famous. We couldn’t be more excited to return to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach as an Official Sponsor for the U.S. preview of new 300V on track.”
To go along with the U.S. preview of the new 300V, Motul collaborated with Acura on a digital livery for the all-new NSX Type S. The Motul heritage-inspired red and white graphics pull inspiration from historic Motul race cars, while a set of brushed gold HRE Vintage FMR 527M 2-piece wheels lend motorsports styling to this limited-run supercar.
Marked by a 50% improvement in shear stability, the new 300V range ensures maximal oil film resistance and consistent oil viscosity, reducing wear to vital engine components like pistons, bearings and connecting rods during periods of extreme use. The high detergent level of new 300V also improves engine cleanliness while increased oxidation and thermal resistance prolongs oil life. Maximal polar adherence of the oil film helps deliver dyno-proven power gains and reduces friction between engine components for improved engine response as well as consistent oil pressure and lubrication. Low oil volatility and evaporation keep oil consumption to a minimum under extreme use conditions.
New 300V comes in an expanded range of oil weights for increased compatibility. Motul designed the new low viscosity grade (0W-8 to 5W-30) 300V POWER series for maximum horsepower and torque, optimizing the formula for engines subject to low oil fuel dilution. The new mid viscosity grade (0W-40 to 15W-50) 300V COMPETITION series balances power and reliability and is formulated for engines subject to low oil fuel dilution. Optimized for extreme racing conditions, the new high viscosity grade (10W-60 to 20W-60) 300V LE MANS series, the only oil to bear the prestigious Le Mans name, offers maximum engine reliability with quantifiable performance benefits and is designed specifically for the intensity of endurance racing.
Motul has also improved the ecological impact of the new 300V formulas, integrating synthetic organic base stocks into the new formulas. These base stocks are comprised of non-fossil renewable materials, decreasing Motul’s carbon footprint while upholding its commitment to performance.
For 50 years 300V has been Motul’s flagship oil line, trusted by racing teams throughout the world for its tested and proven composition. Available this fall, new 300V looks toward the future of motorsports while offering improved formulations for historic and modern-classic race cars. Motul’s sponsorship agreement with the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will further assist in the development of advanced lubricants and car care products like new 300V.
Founded in 1853, Motul is a world-class French company specializing in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants. In 1989, Motul entered the US market as Motul USA, where it has become well-known for its motorsports-derived automotive and powersports products. Motul also serves heavy-duty industries through its MotulTech division.
Recognized as an innovator of lubrication technologies for more than 150 years, Motul is regarded for its quality, competition-proven products. With the release of 300V in 1971, Motul became the first lubricant manufacturer to formulate a 100% synthetic engine lubricant using esters technology.
Motul is a partner to numerous manufacturers and racing teams with the goal of furthering its technological developments in motorsports. It has invested in international competitions, serving as an official supplier for teams in road racing, trials, enduro, endurance, Superbike, Supercross, Rallycross, World GT1, 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), 24 Hours of Spa, Le Mans Series, Andros Trophy, Paris-Dakar, 8 Hours of Suzuka, Bol d’Or and the Daytona 200-mile motorcycle race.