McLaren Automotive chooses Gulf to supply first-fill lubricant
Gulf Formula Elite is now the first-fill lubricant in all McLaren Automotive supercars and hypercars that leave the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.
As part of a long-term partnership, McLaren Automotive will also give its customers access to Gulf Formula Elite, a high-performance lubricant, as its preferred supplier.
The technology teams at Gulf Oil and McLaren Automotive have worked collaboratively to develop and test a lubricant that offers the ultimate protection for McLaren’s high performance V8 and V6 engines even in the most extreme conditions, to deliver sustained peak performance.
Gulf Formula Elite uses Thermoshield Technology to meet McLaren’s exacting performance and efficiency demands by forming a robust coating on all critical engine parts for enhanced wear defence. Gulf Formula Elite maintains optimum temperature by helping to dissipate heat, actively prevents oil deterioration, and helps to provide greater deposit control, according to Gulf Oil.
“Our technical partnership with McLaren Automotive enables Gulf to offer its industry-leading expertise and world class R&D capabilities to accelerate the development of high-performance technologies like Gulf Formula Elite,” said Mike Jones, chief executive officer, Gulf Oil International.
“We are committed to helping McLaren Automotive’s relentless drive to be the best and are excited to be able to share our latest world class product – Gulf Formula Elite – with McLaren’s customers.”
“McLaren and Gulf’s long-standing partnership is all about technical excellence enabling high performance so we are delighted that our supercar and hypercar customers will experience and benefit from Gulf Formula Elite,” said Gareth Dunsmore, chief marketing officer, McLaren Automotive.
“Together with Gulf, we carefully selected and tested Gulf Formula Elite to ensure it not only protects our high-performance engines but helps deliver sustained performance, even in the most extreme conditions.”
Gulf’s partnership with McLaren started in 1968 and has continued in both Formula 1, the Can-Am series, and at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the 1990s, with the famous McLaren F1 GTR. The two iconic brands reunited in July 2020.
Gulf will also be prominent at McLaren Automotive’s PURE customer events that take place around the world and throughout McLaren Automotive’s 100-strong global retailer network.