MOTUL LAUNCHES NEW CLASSIC ENGINE OILS FOR ‘YOUNG TIMERS’
At Silverstone Classic at the end of July, Motul announced the launch of two new Motul Classic products – CLASSIC EIGHTIES 10W-40 & CLASSIC NINETIES 10W-30.
These two engine oils are dedicated to classic car lovers who specifically enjoy vehicles built between 1970s and 2000. While CLASSIC EIGHTIES is available in viscosity 10W-40, CLASSIC NINETIES engine oil is available in 10W-30. Both new products feature the distinctive Motul Classic design with specific elements reflecting the atmosphere of the respective decade.
Motul was one of the first brands to launch a dedicated classic oil range back in 2008. These dedicated products with adapted detergent levels to better suit old engines, cover Pre-War vehicles up to ‘Youngtimers’ (also known as Modern Classics in the USA). As well as lubricants, the Classic range includes coolants, cleaners and care products exclusively designed for the maintenance and care of these automotive gems.
Young timers are the future
Cars from the 1970s to 2000, with a lower level of investment required compared to earlier vintages, have become increasingly collectable and some specialists consider that the Modern Classic/Youngtimer market began when manufacturers started to replace chrome with plastic. Research shows that owners of these cars are typically young men under 40 who prefer to maintain their cars in the “Do-It Yourself” way, and who fully immerse themselves in this retro world.
Today’s technology for yesterday’s classics
Motul’s never-ending quest for innovation and passion for performance has now led to the development of two engine oils, which deliver unrivalled protection and superb functionality for classic and vintage engines. Suitable for genuine or rebuilt engines, CLASSIC EIGHTIES 10W-40 and CLASSIC NINETIES 10W-30 are semi-synthetic multigrade engine oils specially designed for Modern Classic and Youngtimer vehicles from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s fitted with 4-stroke engines, fueled by either Petrol or Diesel, naturally aspirated, supercharged or turbocharged, injection or carburetor.
These semi-synthetic formulas feature a high-Zinc (ZDDP) content for protection and Molybdenum for performance. Its unique formula, reinforced with synthetic base oils, provides excellent cold flow properties to prevent engine wear during start-ups and offers excellent cold-flow properties. The unique additives package also brings excellent long-term storage protection for those periods when driving just for fun just isn’t possible.
Modern Classic/Young timer vehicles are those driven for fun, with passion, and by owners with an interest in collecting them – especially sport or premium/limited edition models. The market numbers almost 10 million cars, 50% of which are in the USA. There has never been a better time to update a Classic range and to get those cars back on the road and running better than ever.