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Motul unleashes updated version of its 300V racing motor oil

French company announced new product at the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans


French oil company Motul has announced a new improved version of its flagship 300V high-performance racing oil, recently revealed at 24 hours of Le Mans, that comes in an expanded range of viscosities with increased engine protection, reliability and power, the company says.

The new blend comes 50 years after the debut of 300V, and which “builds upon Motul’s legendary ESTER Core Technology,” according to a Motul news release.

“300V is at the core of the Motul brand,” Nolan Browning, Motul USA brand manager, said in the news release. “To develop the next generation of this legendary oil, we pushed the limits of our capabilities, gathering technical data from Motul-sponsored racing teams to develop a product worthy of the historic 300V name.”


The new 300V is marked by “a 50 percent improvement in shear stability and ensures maximal oil film resistance and consistent oil viscosity, reducing wear to vital engine components like pistons, bearings and connecting rods during periods of extreme use, the release says. The high detergent level of new 300V also improves engine cleanliness while increased oxidation and thermal resistance prolongs oil life.

“Maximal polar adherence of the oil film helps deliver dyno-proven power gains and reduces friction between engine components for improved engine response as well as consistent oil pressure and lubrication. Low oil volatility and evaporation keep oil consumption to a minimum under extreme use conditions.”

Motul also has improved the ecological impact of the new 300V formulas, according to the release, integrating synthetic organic base stocks into the new formulas.

“These base stocks are comprised of non-fossil renewable materials, decreasing Motul’s carbon footprint while upholding its commitment to performance,” the company noted. 

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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