Motul to launch Motul-Edition GBS Zero at Silverstone

Motul is to begin a new partnership project with UK car constructor, Great British Sports Cars (GBS): the Motul-Edition GBS Zero.

The lightweight hand-crafted sportscar is now in build with the Nottinghamshire company, ahead of a public reveal at the end of July during The Classic at Silverstone.

The Motul-Edition GBS Zero will feature a host of Motul-inspired design features unique to this partnership but, even more than this, the whole build will feature Motul involvement. GBS manufactures the vast majority of components from scratch, using Motul throughout the various processes.

From its machining of metal billets through all of the necessary turning, drilling and assembly processes to the first fill of all lubricants, as the final part of the car’s journey to finished automobile, Motul products are being used throughout.

The ultra-lightweight Zero sportscar will be powered by a 2.5 litre Ford Duratec engine, specially prepared by Neil Brown Engineering, the company that provides the motive power for the UK FIA Formula 4 championship – a series where Motul is the lubricant partner, providing the spec engine oil for all competitors.

With a 240BHP unit, a dry sump oil system, ATR throttle bodies and a kerb weight of only 500kg, the Motul-Edition GBS Zero will have a power to weight ratio of almost 500BHP/Tonne.

Great British Sportscars and Motul have agreed a long list of specialised Motul branded parts. Along with its livery, expect to see Motul etched into the brake calipers, headlamp covers, interior upholstery and even the chassis itself as just some the many design points that have been spec’d out between Motul and GBS.

The full range of Motul’s Car, Commercial Heavy Duty, Agri and Motorcycle products are available in Ireland, through Alpha Lubricants. Contact sales@alphalubricants.ie or phone 021 488 9814 for more information.

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