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News McLaren and Gulf Oil International renew the Orange and Blue Partnership

McLaren and Gulf Oil International renew the Orange and Blue Partnership

The Gulf Formula Elite will remain the first fill lubricant for all future McLaren vehicles


  • McLaren Automotive and Gulf Oil International announced have partnered since 2021.

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The renewed partnership between McLaren Automotive and Gulf Oil International is great news for the customers of both companies. This agreement ensures that all future McLaren vehicles will come with the best in performance through the use of Gulf’s proprietary engine oil formulas. It also means that customer service and technical support from both companies will continue to be available to ensure smooth ownership experiences.

L-R – Mike Flewitt – McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Jones – Gulf Oil International Ltd CEO, Zak Brown – McLaren Racing CEO | Photo: McLaren

Gulf has also committed to developing new lubricants specifically tailored to meet the stringent demands of McLaren’s current V6 and V8 engines and their next-generation cars. This includes creating a unique engine oil blend that is designed to optimize power output while also reducing friction and wear, resulting in improved engine response, performance, and durability over time. As part of its commitment, Gulf will also provide expert advice on how customers can get the most out of their engines through proper maintenance practices.

Moreover, this renewed partnership signals a strong commitment from both companies toward innovation and progress in motorsports technology. With access to a wide range of performance-enhancing products from Gulf, such as high-performance lubricants and fuels, drivers can be sure that their car will always be running at optimum levels during races or other events.

George Biggs, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, McLaren Automotive, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship between McLaren Automotive and Gulf as our Official Lubricant and Fuel Partner. It is a partnership based on a shared commitment to performance through constant innovation.

“Gulf Formula Elite with will continue to be McLaren Automotive’s exclusive first fill lubricant for every McLaren supercar and hypercar leaving our McLaren Production Centre where every McLaren is hand-built.”

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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