Motul launches new iteration of Motul 300v flagship engine oil
French lubricant manufacturer Motul has launched a new and improved version of its flagship engine oil, Motul 300V. The new Motul 300V will be available in the market from September 2021, depending on the country.
The new engine oil is being launched at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans), an endurance-focused sports car race held annually near the town of Le Mans, France. The 89th edition of the biggest race in endurance racing will take place on 21-22 August 2021.
Launched in 1971, Motul 300V was developed to help racing teams accomplish maximum performance and reliability out of their engines, the holy grail of motorsport. Its name is a tribute to the 300 racing victories achieved by the time of its launch.
The new Motul 300V features the following improvements:
• Improved performance: The new Motul 300V racing oil improves engine performance by reducing internal friction. This new formulation ensures proven power and torque gains across the whole powerband.
• Better reliability: Motul 300V protects engines without compromising performance, by providing high shear stability for maximal oil film resistance, even in most extreme conditions.
• Improved compatibility: Motul 300V now fulfills modern engine requirements: compatible with exhaust gas after-treatment systems such as particulate filters, compatible with biofuels, especially ethanol, and protects against low-speed pre ignition or LSPI in turbocharged, downsized engines.
• More sustainable: Motul 300V uses non-fossil based renewable materials to reduce its environmental impact. Motul says its carbon footprint is reduced by 25% during the manufacturing process, compared to its previous formulation.
The improved Motul 300V product range is available in different viscosity grades.
Power series features the lightest viscosity grades, from 0W-8 to 5W-30.
Competition series features mid-viscosity grades, from 0W-40 to 15W-50.
Le Mans series offers the maximum engine reliability possible and is now available in 10W-60 and 20W-60 viscosity grades.
Besides powering most of the LMP2 teams on the grid, Motul is the official lubricant partner of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, which had the opportunity to test the new Motul 300V. The Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) is a closed-cockpit car developed by four approved constructors. LMP2 cars are eligible to compete in other global series such as the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“The new Motul 300V makes a gigantic difference. In challenging racing conditions, the engine often gets stretched to its limits, therefore we need a reliable lubricant which will make the engine able to continue the race. The new Motul 300V is exactly that,” says Jim Glickenhaus, founder of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.