Porsche and Mobil 1™: 25 years together
“Together, we have celebrated unforgettable moments securing victories at long distance classics such as Le Mans and Daytona and winning titles in the most important motor racing championships around the world.”
*Long engine life protection applies to Mobil 1 products approved by Porsche and used in accordance with instructions in the car owner manual.
Keep a Porsche running like a Porsche
The number of Porsche-produced engines factory-filled with Mobil 1 is well over 1.5 million. This production landmark reflects the reliability and continuous improvement of Mobil 1 engine oil. And it’s a figure that will keep rising as Mobil 1 strives to deliver fuel economy benefits, engine wear protection and temperature durability*.
The current Porsche 911 line-up features a selection of twin-turbocharged flat six rear-mounted engines, while the top of the range GT3 RS boasts a 4.0-litre high-revving naturally aspirated engine. And they are all designed to do one thing – offer the ultimate driving experience. That’s why Porsche has chosen to fill them with Mobil 1; it keeps a Porsche running like a Porsche. Mobil 1 is also working with Porsche in the research and development of the latest EV thermal management fluid technology for Porsche’s range of electric vehicles.
*Results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.
“Reliable cooperation partners such as ExxonMobil provide fantastic support and offer a high degree of planning certainty,” says Vice President Porsche Motorsport, Thomas Laudenbach.
Read on to see just how integral Mobil 1 engine oil is to racing teams
This year, Team Porsche Penske Motorsport will send the new Porsche 963 LMDh prototype into battle in the two most important endurance racing series in the world, the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Unquestionably, the 963 races in the iconic 24h Daytona, 12h Sebring and 24h Le Mans, will be a stern test of its endurance capabilities. The design is based on Porsche classics of the recent past, but the optimized chassis and a 4.6-litre V8 engine with twin turbochargers, including support from an electric motor, sets new standards.
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup provides the ideal environment for Mobil 1 engineers to develop advanced engine oils like Mobil 1 FS 0W-40, which is pushed to the limits in this relentless series. The teams face all kinds of weather conditions where races can be extremely hot in the Middle East and extremely cold at the Nurburgring in Germany.
Mobil 1 FS 0W-40 is used in every Porsche car on the track, including the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and 911 GT3 R. It’s exactly the same product found in any Porsche-produced petrol engine in a road car. The knowledge and expertise Mobil 1 gets from working with the fastest sports cars goes directly into products for road cars.
The National Porsche Carrera Cup continues to be an unmissable feature of every motorsport enthusiast’s calendar. It’s still the fastest single marque GT racing championship. Focusing on pure driver skill, the Championship uses identical cars, all filled with Mobil 1, which leads to close, thrilling races.
ExxonMobil’s relationship with Porsche Motorsport is one of the longest and most successful in the world of racing. Mobil has developed the lubricants Porsche needed for the World Endurance Championships, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup.
Mobil has been the official lubricant supplier to the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team and its Porsche 99X car since it entered the Formula E global electric racing championships in the 2019/20 season. This partnership continuously pushes technical boundaries, aiming for the highest level of performance. And it is breaking new ground with the development of fluids for GT4 e-Performance, which will help shape the future of electric motor racing.
Lubricants in Formula E
ExxonMobil’s specialised Formula E gearbox fluids contain molecules specially selected and blended to enhance equipment and vehicle performance that help deliver high vehicle efficiency and durability*. Additionally, thermal management of critical components is key to performing under extreme conditions. The learnings taken from the racetrack help ExxonMobil continue to enhance Mobil EV technology and products, delivering further, longer and safer driving performance. In this emerging area of electric vehicles, working with the right lubricants partner is vital – ¬¬the gear oil, for example, can be a real difference-maker in terms of performance, helping reduce fluid traction losses and increase power delivery, while providing excellent efficiency*.*Results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.
“As a key technical partner of more than 20 years, no other lubricant supplier understands the Porsche performance philosophy like ExxonMobil. They were a natural addition to our Formula E team as we enter an exciting new era of racing for Porsche.”
Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport
“As Porsche begins to compete and demonstrate the capabilities of its electric vehicle technology, ExxonMobil is engineering a full suite of Mobil-branded lubricants to help the new Porsche Formula E team build on its legacy of racing success around the world. Motorsport provides the ultimate proving ground to continue to develop high-performance lubricants and fluids.”
Dan Holton, Vice President, Finished Lubricants (ExxonMobil)
Porsche Mission R
Mission R is an all-electric concept race car and Porsche’s vision for the future of customer racing with a battery that’s designed for sprint racing. Thanks to 900-volt technology and fast-charging capability, it is possible to charge the battery from 5% to 80% in about 15 minutes during a break from racing.
“With the Mission R, we’ve shown how Porsche envisages sustainable customer motor racing in the future. The 718 Cayman GT4 e-Performance is now demonstrating that this vision works impressively on the racetrack.”
Matthias Scholz, Porsche GT Racing Vehicle Project Manager
Porsche GT4 e-Performance
The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 e-Performance is a test vehicle based on the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It combines all-wheel drive and peak electric performance and is built to be used in different events, from sprint races on a circuit to hill climbs on mountain roads. The prototype has gathered valuable data and insights. It’s qualification mode translates to a maximum output of 735 kW (1,000 PS). In simulated racing, a steady 450 kW (612 PS) is available for 30 minutes, i.e., the duration of a Carrera Cup race. In terms of lap times and top speed, the 718 Cayman GT4 e-Performance is on a par with the performance of the current 992-generation 911 GT3 Cup.
Through the ongoing collaboration on the GT4 e-Performance, Mobil and Porsche have advanced the development of Mobil’s latest EV thermal management fluid, a top of the range multi-purpose 3-in-1 product used to cool the battery, e-motor and power electronics module of the GT4 e-Performance.
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