PURAGLOBE Plans to Test A Sustainable, Fully Synthetic 0W40 During Legendary 24-Hour Race
Press Release: 1 June, 2019
Wayne, PA (USA)—In collaboration with the CARE FOR CLIMATE® Racing Team, PURAGLOBE has been developing a unique, sustainable and fully synthetic SAE 0W40 racing engine oil for the upcoming 24-hour Endurance Race at Nuerburgring, June 20-23, 2019.
A First of Its Kind for a First-place Team
The team won the AT Class in 2017 and 2018, and is looking to do the same again this year with an even more advanced racing engine oil under the hood. And it’s truly a first of its kind: it’s the first sustainable, fully synthetic 0W40 that was developed during the 24-hour endurance—to be tested during the race.
And aside from just being the first of its kind, the 0W40 racing oil will help the PURAGLOBE team prove the performance of its sustainable, fully synthetic Group III/III+ base oils, and the motor oils, driveline fluids, and other lubricants that are made from them.
Dr. Soenke Moehr, the head of Global Marketing and Sales for PURAGLOBE explained, “It’s one thing to produce base oils. But we’re constantly innovating. And to stay ahead of the curve, and deliver the best for our customers, we not only test our sustainable base oil, but the engine oils and lubricants we make from them. We do more than just talk about “proven performance”—we actually do it.”
Putting Sustainable Motor Oils & Lubricants to the Test, Year After Year
The new sustainable 0W40 formulation has been in development for the past two years, and follows the winning sustainable motor oils PURAGLOBE developed in 2017 and 2018.
In 2017, the CARE FOR CLIMATE® Porsche GT4 was running with sustainable SAE 5W50 engine oil and a dual clutch transmission (DCT) fluid on board. Both were made using PURAGLOBE’s Group III base oil technology.
The following year, in 2018, PURAGLOBE pushed the limits of performance even further. The team raced with a sustainable SAE 5W40 inside their winning Porsche GT3.
And this year, they’re pushing the performance of sustainable, fully synthetic motor oils even further with the 0W40 formulation.
A Sustainable, Fully Synthetic 0W40 Developed at the Race—for the Race
Dr. Moehr also remarked, “We love the spirit of the 24-hour race. The competition, the fans, and of course, the longest and most-challenging racetrack in the world. So we’re excited to see how our cutting-edge 0W40 will perform. For us, it’s special. We’ve been developing it here. And can’t wait to test it here during the race, because there is nothing more challenging than the legendary Nuerburgring—and doing something that’s never been done before.”
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Soenke Moehr