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Castrol’s new oil breaks cover


IT’S crazy to think that Castrol has been going for over 115 years. The lubricant supplier has a product range including Castrol Edge, Castrol Magnatec and Castrol Power 1 which are available in 140 countries.

Every single moving part of an engine relies on oil to keep metal surfaces apart, which is why oil manufacturers are always looking to improve their products.

Castrol’s latest product, named, Edge with titanium FST is aimed at reducing that metal-on-metal contact. It was developed by chemists and engineers at Castrol’s research and development centre in the UK to help reduce wear and tear on modern vehicle engines which require improved protection.

In basic terms, the new oil makes use of titanium in its formulation which Castrol claim doubles the oils film strength, meaning the oil can protect the engine for longer.

As part of its marketing campaign Castrol has formulated a series of four challenges involving four famous racing drivers. The first trial called, The Blackout Trail, has been completed (we urge you to watch the YouTube video).

The trial featured the world’s first pitch-black racetrack made out of hundreds of beams of light designed to accommodate a four-car relay. At each stage, drivers were faced with a series of light obstacles namely, the Laser Tunnel, Laser Drift, Slalom and Laser Box.

The four racing drivers includecurrent Lamborghini Squadra Corse test driver based in Switzerland, Adrian Zaugg,YouTube stuntman, Ken Block, BMW Motorsport works driver/DTM, Augusto Farfus as well as Mike Rockenfeller (Audi Sport works driver/DTM).

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