Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car owners. How? By allowing its track-only Vulcan supercar to be the first production model equipped with a potentially game-changing oil management technology created by Castrol subsidiary Nexcel.
The system reduces tailpipe CO2 emissions by allowing the engine to warm up faster. This is possible because more than 2 liters of oil can be removed from a vehicle that uses the system, leaving less fluid to warm.
The system is also designed to make it possible to complete an oil change in just 90 seconds, Nexcel Business Development Director Ben Russell told me.
Nexcel used last week’s Geneva auto show to show a dry sump version of the system in the Vulcan, which was making its European auto show debut. One reason the 830-hp Vulcan was picked was so that the system could be pushed to its absolute limits, Aston Martin said.