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New PennzoilTM Ultra 0W-40 Designed For All SRT Vehicles
New Formulation is Motor Oil Chrysler Group Recommends for SRT Engines
HOUSTON (June 5, 2012) – Today, Pennzoil® is introducing the new Pennzoil Ultra™ 0W-40 synthetic motor oil, created alongside Chrysler Group engineers specifically to keep SRT engines running clean. The advanced, co-engineered formulation is the result of months of collaboration between Pennzoil scientists and Chrysler Group engineers to develop a motor oil that provides the performance that SRT owners have come to expect from their high-tech engines. Pennzoil Ultra™ 0W-40 is the motor oil Chrysler recommends for use in all SRT engines, exceeding the stringent Chrysler MS-12633 specification.
“SRT owners understand the importance of performance and craftsmanship like few others,” says Ralph V. Gilles, President and Chief Executive Officer – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “They know clean engines are more efficient, better protected and perform at the demanding levels we’ve designed our SRT engines to operate.”
The proprietary synthetic formula of Pennzoil Ultra™ motor oil is designed to exceed the toughest industry standards, so it will run through the engine of all new 2013 SRT Vipers when they start coming off the factory line.
“Developing motor oils with engine design teams is the ultimate goal of a scientist,” says Dr. Robert Sutherland, Pennzoil Technology Manager. “Understanding the intricacies of an engine through conversations with Chrysler Group engineers, allows us to formulate products that are optimized for the engine systems, resulting in increased protection and performance.”
The latest SRT engines feature increased power, efficiencies and some of the newest technologies to squeeze every possible ounce of performance out of them. Today’s engines are much more complex and sophisticated than their counterparts of just a few years ago.
“As motor oil developers, the past few years have been very exciting with the leaps in lubricant technology and engine design,” says Sutherland. “Today, motor oils are designed to serve many functions outside of simply lubricating an engine. They can now enable complex hardware, as well as act as a coolant, hydraulic fluid and cleanser at the same time, which help to ensure an engine runs its best for as long as possible.”
The new 0W-40 Pennzoil Ultra is currently available at all Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT dealerships for purchase. For more detail on the new motor oil, visit www.Pennzoil.com. To find the nearest dealer, visit www.ChryslerGroupLLC.com.
At Pennzoil, we’re car people. We love cars and the role they play in our lives. Some of our most cherished memories are made possible by cars. That’s why we tirelessly pursue the latest advances in oil technology - to provide car lovers just like us with state-of-the-art motor oils that can help keep engines running strong for a long, long time. At Pennzoil, motor oil is our passion, but cars are our way of life. Long love cars.
Pennzoil® is the most trusted motor oil brand in America.* Each Pennzoil motor oil is formulated with special Active Cleansing Agents™ that not only help prevent sludge, but also clean out existing sludge. The full line of Pennzoil quality products includes Pennzoil Ultra™ motor oil with Hyper Cleansing Technology™, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil, Pennzoil® motor oil, Pennzoil Gold™ motor oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, and Pennzoil Marine® engine oil. For more information about Pennzoil products, please visit www.pennzoil.com.
* Based on a survey of licensed drivers conducted by a leading research firm January 2005 – December 2010.
About Shell Lubricants
The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 13% of global lubricants volume.a The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T and Shell SPIRAX®
aKline & Company, “Global Lubricants Industry 2010: Market Analysis and Assessment.”
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