Monthly News Archives: March 2012

Brabus endorses Motul products

You’ve certainly heard of Brabus: the German tuner/ manufacturer which is the great specialist of the star brand and which customises/overhauls the market’s most powerful racing cars. Using a Mercedes CLS base, the recent Brabus Rocket 800 indeed has 800 hp under its bonnet and reaches a peak speed of over 370 km/h…

It was certainly quite logical for Motul to form links with this highly competitive company, and this has just been done through a cooperation agreement.
Motul and Brabus indeed share several characteristics and corporate values like a premium image and the constant quest for innovations and performance.

Also, both brands have an international presence which they are seeking to strengthen, especially in countries in the full swing of development such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.
The agreement between the two brands sets forth in particular Motul’s presence throughout the Brabus network, as well as tests performed on Europe’s most advanced test benches.

‘Lubricants plays a particularly important role for our for our clients, quality and reliability are a priority. We wish to pursue our development at the highest possible level, and that’s exactly what a partner like Motul contributes to’ adds Bodo Buschmann, manager of Brabus.

Subaru STi hard at work

Subaru’s official team, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) spent part of the weekend of 18 February at the Fuji Speedway, for a tests session devoted to the cars of its twin programme: the 24 Hours of Nürburgring and the Super GT Championship 2012.

In Nürburgring, STI won in 2011 in its category and intends to do that again with the modified WRX.  According to Hideru Tatsumi, team manager, ‘Last year, many people thought we won by pure luck.  We must prove the contrary by winning again!’. The team and drivers Toshihiro Yoshida and Kouta Sasaki  have worked a lot on the weight and centre of gravity of the car, one of the strong points of Subarus, thanks to their boxer engine.

The car will take part at the Nürburgring VLN race before the 24 Hours on 17-20 May.