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Leading French lubricants company Motul and renowned gear set manufacturer Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes (PPG) have signed an agreement to embark on a worldwide technical partnership. This arrangement will see the two companies work closely together and combines their expertise and knowledge – particularly when carrying out research and development – to jointly enhance the performance and capabilities of their respective products.

With lubricants being the most crucial factor in the reliability and performance of transmissions, Motul – with its 160 years of experience in the field of lubrication – becomes the ideal technical partner for the development of PPG’s motorsports products. The association also works the other way, by allowing Motul to test and improve its products as PPG puts its gear sets through the most demanding of conditions.

The partnership will also provide opportunity for the two companies to develop their product ranges, especially in the case of high-power/high-torque applications. As a result, drivers of competition and high performance vehicles will be able to experience first-hand the benefits of this partnership – in terms of performance and reliability – when they use Motul products in transmissions fitted with PPG gear sets.

Prior to the formation of this partnership, Motul and PPG already share the same vision and philosophies, as each possesses a no-compromise attitude when it comes to manufacturing and innovation. This strong synergy promoted further discussions and subsequently, this worldwide, mutually beneficial partnership was established.

In fact, there was already common ground between both brands, as Motul has been the preferred lubricants supplier for the Nissan GT-R for many years, whilst PPG is now the recognised leader for the supply of high-performance upgrade kits for the same car.

“We have recommended Motul oil in our gearboxes ever since we first used it,” explained PPG Operations Director Mr. David Gammon. “Because of the way Motul products perform, they complement the durability and low-wear rate qualities of our gear sets. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for the two companies to work together.”

Likewise, Chief Technology Officer for Motul Asia Pacific Dr. Katsuya Arai sees this partnership as a significant step for both companies: “We are able to identify with the way in which PPG approaches their technical development, manufacturing and quality control operations. We look forward to working together with them and enjoying a mutually productive and successful relationship.”


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.

Motul launches latest evolution of the 300V Range

Worldwide expert in the field of high-tech competition lubricants, Motul announces the latest evolution of its 300V range of products. The launch by the French company, which has a presence in over 80 countries worldwide, will take place globally (except in Asia) on November 15th at the Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany and on December 6th in Asia. 

more details to follow…

Nismo Competition Oil [ Recommended oil for the Nissan GT-R(R35) ]

[Original development concept]

  • Type 2189E (75W140) delivers the same dynamic viscosity as a 190 grade oil while providing a base grade of 75W. It is an ester compound, 100% synthetic oil, with outstanding low temperature properties.
  • An oil with a viscosity (or hyper-viscosity) of 190 has greater resistance to stirring and this raises oil temperatures. But at the same time, without hyper-viscosity, the maintaining of film strength at high temperatures is impossible.
  • The basic development concept for Type 2189E (75W190) Competition Motor Oil was to keep the benefits of hyper-viscosity while seeking to diminish resistance to stirring.

* How about a 250 grade oil?
Generally, 250 grade oil achieves hyper-viscosity through the use of additives. Once it is run at high temperatures exceeding 150℃, this viscosity will decrease. After the first temperature peak and cool-down, its actual dynamic viscosity will have fallen to a 140 grade and continue to be so. This is why NISMO and MOTUL chose not to use 250 grade oil.

[Superior dynamic viscosity]

  • Because this oil’s internal friction does not vary greatly with changes in temperature, LSD operation will remain stable. Even when racing, the driver should feel no change in performance. 75W140 Competition Oil has also shown excellent plate anti-judder properties.
  • Performance at a NISSAN GT-R(R35) road test carried out by NISSAN MOTOR Co., Ltd on the Nurburgring track clearly demonstrated the stabilizing effect of 75W140 Competition Oil on LSD operation. Drivers reported specifically that “the chattering of the LSD was reduced”.
  • From the outset of their development of Competition Motor Oils, including the original Veruspeed LSD Oil (no longer marketed), NISMO and MOTUL have run both test course and racing circuit tests on their samples, using current benchmark oils as controls. In order to check for stick-slip chattering, sample oils were brought up to 150℃ where their lubrication properties are lost. *1
  • NISMO and MOTUL have modeled their evaluation tests to recreate every aspect of the high-load environment in which the oil will be used. In one test series, lubricant testing equipment borrowed from the iron manufacturing business was used to evaluate lubrication properties at temperatures up to 230℃. This extreme testing method opened the way to achieving greater stability for dynamic viscosity (μ). Not only were development targets reached but a rich fund of information for future development was accumulated. *2
  • Starting with 100% synthetic oil, MOTUL uses its know-how in mixing esters and nitrogen additives. The result is an oil whose viscosity rivals 190 grade oil while retaining excellent flow at cold-start. Its dynamic viscosity is superlative for stable performance.

*1 Testing follows NISMO standards.
*2 Oil temperatures are brought up to approximately 200℃ in actual vehicle testing, but automotive lubricating oil bench tests in the laboratory do not measure temperatures above 150℃.

[ Recommended oil for the Nissan GT-R(R35) ]

  • Because Type 2189E (75W140) is the oil recommended by Nissan Motor Company for the Nissan GT-R (R35), its usage is covered by the Nissan GT-R (R35) warranty.
  • Please change your motor oil after 3,000 kilometers of high performance driving or 10,000 kilometers of normal road use. When using this oil, LSD efficiency will be greatly increased (with especially good high-speed performance), but there will also be greater wear on the LSD’s internal clutch plates. Please be aware of this before purchase.

For more information please visit the NISMO Competition Oil Site:

Nismo approved MOTUL Oils – coming Summer 2011

The much anticipated Nismo approved oils are due to arrive this summer, featuring 3 grades of competition oils (0W30 – 5W40 – 15W50) and a racing gear oil (75W140).

These Nismo approved products were designed specifically for the GT-R and high performance Nissan cars, utilizing Motul’s ester base technology.

Coming to an authorized Motul dealer near you.



New MOTUL Engine Oils – Summer 2011

Motul is continuously producing superior quality lubricants by turning its technological innovations into actual products for the automotive world.

For the Summer of 2011 Motul has some more new products that will soon be available:

8100 Eco-clean 0W-30

  • Gasoline & Diesel engine lubricant 100% Synthetic
  • High performance 100% synthetic Fuel Economy Engine Oil specially designed for OEMs requiring a low friction, low HTHS (< 3.5 mPa.s) viscosity and “Mid SAPS” oil with reduced content of sulfated ash (≤ 0.8%), phosphorus (0.07 ≤ x ≤ 0.09%) and sulfur (≤ 0.3%). Suitable for the latest generation of Gasoline and Diesel engines, EURO IV and EURO V emission regulation compliant, requiring a “Fuel Economy” lubricant : ACEA C2 standard. Compatible with catalytic converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF).
  • Environment friendly, this type of oil allows fuel consumption reduction and therefore minimises green house gases (CO2) emissions.

8100 X-max 0W40

  • High power Gasoline and Diesel engine oil 100% Synthetic
  • High performance 100% synthetic lubricant specially designed for last generation cars, powered by powerful Gasoline or turbo Diesel direct injection engines. Recommended for high output engines requiring a lubricant with high HTHS (> 3.5 mPa.s) viscosity and “Mid SAPS” with reduced content of sulfated ash (≤ 0.8%), phosphorus (0.07 ≤ x ≤ 0.09%) and sulphur (≤ 0.3%).
  • Compatible with catalytic converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). Suitable also for any type of fuels, unleaded or leaded Gasoline, Diesel and LPG.
  • Specially developed in order to meet the most recent FORD technical requirements when a lubricant satisfying FORD WSS M2C 937 A is required. The FORD “937 A” specification requires an extra high oil film resistance for the lubricant to guarantee the viscosity capability over the whole oil drain interval even in severe and extreme conditions (sustained and sport driving,…).
  • The FORD WSS M2C 937A standard is required for all FORD Focus RS 2.5L Turbo vehicles from MY2008.