Mobil 1™ – Underground Racing’s turbo engine protection
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Underground Racing installs turbocharger systems that transform Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other high-powered, exotic vehicles into world record-breaking monsters of speed. This supercar shop only trusts Mobil 1™ motor oil to protect their turbocharged engines.
When Underground Racing wants to push twin-turbo Lamborghinis up to 2,400 horsepower, there is only one synthetic motor oil brand they trust. Hear KC Howeth explain why he believes nothing else comes close to the protection of Mobil 1™ motor oil in extreme, record-breaking conditions.
Turbocharged supercars depend on Mobil 1 motor oil
Turbochargers create an extra boost of power for engines, but they also create extreme heat in the process. Motor oil can exceed 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about twice the average heat found in non-turbo engines, making proper lubrication critical in turbocharged applications. "Until we started turbocharging [our engines], we didn’t really realize how critical that was," explains KC Howeth, Co-Founder of Underground Racing. "Mobil 1 technology is able to help us because the engines can survive through that extreme amount of heat and horsepower."
After testing other motor oils, the mechanics and engineers at Underground Racing discovered that only Mobil 1™ advanced full synthetic motor oil provides the engine protection necessary to withstand the extreme speeds, engine heat and raw power their turbo-equipped supercars produce. That’s why the UR team warranties their vehicles only with the exclusive use of Mobil 1™.
"Honestly, nothing’s come close to the protection that Mobil 1 offers," says Howeth.
With Underground Racing’s extreme approach to supercar building and speed, it didn’t take long for them to put that turbo engine protection to the test. The lubricant technology of Mobil 1™ helped Underground Racing push their engineering to its limits by setting a half-mile land speed record in a turbocharged Lamborghini Huracan – rocketing across the finish line at 238.6 mph.