ExxonMobil and Corvette Celebrate 15 Years of Collaboration

Flagship Mobil 1 Synthetic Engine Oil Selected for Factory Fill in 1992


In recognition of its longstanding collaboration with one of the world's most storied high performance automobiles, ExxonMobil is proud to announce the 15th anniversary of the relationship between the company's flagship Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil and Corvette.

Since 1992, Mobil 1 has been the factory and service fill lubricant for all Corvettes manufactured by General Motors. During this time, more than 490,000 Corvette vehicles have left the production line filled with Mobil 1 engine oil.

In addition, the relationship with Mobil 1 has also helped Corvette drive to the winner's circle on the international race circuit again and again. Since 1998, GM Corvette Racing has won the top GT class in the grueling 24-hour Le Mans five times and recorded 51 race victories and six manufacturers' championship victories in the American Le Mans Series, using the LS7.R Corvette engine filled with Mobil 1. In 2006, a Mobil 1-filled LS7.R engine was also named the Global Motorsport Engine of the Year at the inaugural Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany.

"Whether on the road, in the lab or on the race track, the relationship that Mobil 1 has enjoyed with Corvette for the past 15 years has produced exceptional results," said David Tsurusaki, strategic global alliance manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties. "Today, it is an honor for us to celebrate the many successes that have resulted from Corvette and ExxonMobil engineers working together, and to recognize how our flagship Mobil 1 engine oil has played a role in the evolution of one of the most technologically advanced and admired automobiles in the world.

"We are grateful to have worked with Corvette for so many years and are looking forward to continuing our combined efforts in the future."

"With its signature high performance engine, the Corvette requires a lubricant that can withstand extremely high operating temperatures, much higher than the average automobile," said Tom Wallace, Vehicle Line Executive and Global Chief Engineer of performance cars for General Motors. "For the past 15 years, Mobil 1 has provided the engine protection needed to minimize component wear, resulting in enhanced engine reliability and improved overall performance."

"Being a part of this relationship since the beginning and seeing how it has developed over the years has been the highlight of my career," said Bill Maxwell, senior engineering advisor, ExxonMobil Research & Development, and a member of the research team responsible for the development of the original formulation of Mobil 1. "I myself own a '69 Corvette and would never put anything but Mobil 1 into the engine."

The Corvette has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953 and was the first all-American sports car built by an American car manufacturer. Since 1981, all Corvettes have been built exclusively at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, also the home of The National Corvette Museum.

Chosen by more original equipment manufacturers that any other motor oil in the world, Mobil 1 is the world's leading synthetic motor oil. For more information about Mobil 1 products call 1-800-MOBIL25 or visit www.mobil1.com.

Mobil 1 is a registered trademark of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) or one of its subsidiaries.

Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation