ExxonMobil has announced a multi-year expansion of their partnership with Porsche AG that includes technical support of Porsche’s return to LMP1 endurance racing in the World Endurance Championship racing series in 2014.
Recognising a shared commitment toward leveraging technical innovations to deliver outstanding performance, Porsche selected Mobil 1 as its factory-fill and recommended engine oil in 1996. During the ensuing 16 years, the two companies collaborated on technical programs resulting in victories for Porsche racing teams as well as many of Porsche’s new and innovative offerings to the sport utility vehicle and gran turismo categories, such as the Porsche Cayenne and Panamera, respectively.
“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.
With Porsche’s planned return to the pinnacle of endurance motorsports racing in the LMP1 class, Mobil 1 racing engineers will continue delivering technical support as the auto manufacturer’s exclusive motorsports lubrication partner. Leveraging their successful collaboration for designing lubricants for Porsche road and racing engines, Porsche and Mobil 1 experts will team up for the 2014 World Endurance Championship racing season, which includes the 24 hours of Le Mans.
“A critical fundamental in engine performance is lubrication,” said 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.”