ExxonMobil Expands Partnership with Porsche

 27th Sep 2012

 Mobil 1 Lubricant Technology is to continue supporting Porsche in World Endurance Championship Racing

  • All Porsche engines factory filled with Mobil 1 fully synthetic motor oil
  • Expanded partnership focused on lubricant technology for road and race engines
  • History of collaboration delivers high-performance engine and lubricant advances

ExxonMobil have announced a multi-year expansion of their partnership with Porsche AG, including technical support of Porsche’s return to LMP1 endurance racing in the World Endurance Championship racing series in 2014.

In 1996, ExxonMobil and Porsche saw an opportunity to ally together and share a commitment in gaining technical leverage and boosting innovation. Over the next 16 years, Porsche and ExxonMobil collaborated and conferred on technical programs resulting in victories for Porsche racing teams as well as innovative offerings in the grand turismo categories such as the Porsche Cayenne and Panamera.

“For nearly two decades, Mobil 1 and Porsche have partnered on some of the most exciting advances in high-performance automotive engines and lubricants. Working alongside the passionate and innovative engineers at Porsche has allowed us to develop advanced lubrication technologies specifically to protect and optimize the performance of every Porsche engine,” said Alan Kelly, president, ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants and Specialties Marketing.

"A critical fundamental in engine performance is lubrication," explained Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board - Research and Development, Porsche AG. "Teaming with the Mobil 1 technology experts has helped Porsche to achieve its outstanding racing performance and meet the expectations consumers hold for our brand. We are delighted to extend our technical partnership."

Delivering technical support as the auto manufacturer’s exclusive motorsports lubrication partner, Porsche plan to return to the prestigious endurance race in the LMP1 class. With Porsche and Mobil 1 experts teaming up for the 2014 World Endurance Championship racing season, which includes the 24 hours of Le Mans, it truly promises for an exciting season of motorsport.

About Mobil 1

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 engine lubricant features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 motor oil to meet the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 oil flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

WP Group is thrilled to hear of the expansion of the partnership between ExxonMobil and Porsche and wishes them the best of luck in their recent business endeavour.

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