Innovative NANODRIVE technology from Millers Oils helps increase driveline efficiency, unlocking power and enhancing component reliability
Brighouse, UK, 10th July, 2018… Dynamometer testing of a Ferrari 250 GT V12 engine has demonstrated substantial power gains by simply swapping to the latest high performance CFS 10w60 NT+ engine oil from specialist British oil, lubricants and treatments manufacturer, Millers Oils. In back-to-back comparison testing with a traditional OE-specification oil, the lubricant, which utilises the company’s patented NANODRIVE technology, achieved peak power and torque increases of 7%. The low friction formulation is designed for demanding applications, such as motorsport, where power and efficiency must be combined with outstanding engine protection and durability.
“The power gains achieved with our NANODRIVE oil are a result of unlocking efficiency that is normally lost to friction,” says Martyn Mann, Millers Oils Technical Director. “Reduced friction also helps to slowdown component wear, meaning race teams or privateers can go longer between scheduled rebuilds. Of course, power gains from a simple oil change can provide a crucial competitive advantage in race series with strict engine modification regulations; a 7% increase in peak power and more useable torque throughout the rev range could make the difference between first and failure.”
The results show an overall increase in peak power of 20 PS, up from 285 to 305, and 20 Nm torque, up from 275 to 295, while also demonstrating consistent gains, from low down in the power band through to the 7400rpm limit. Results are the average over three consecutive independent tests using an engine dynamometer at Edi Wyss Engineering in Switzerland.
Millers Oils’ award-winning NANODRIVE technology has been developed in-house at the company’s state-of-the-art R&D centre and is designed to reduce friction, and therefore heat, throughout the powertrain. The lubricant uses microscopic nanoparticles that act like miniature ball bearings between opposing substrates.
“A traditional method of reducing friction is by using a thinner oil – reducing viscosity – but this can compromise durability and accelerate wear rates, especially in demanding racing conditions,” continues Mann. “NANODRIVE technology enables friction and wear reduction without altering the original manufacturer or engine builder’s oil specification.”
Millers Oils’ was founded in 1887 by John Watson Miller and works with the world’s leading high-performance vehicle manufacturers and develops oils, lubricants and treatments for engines, gearboxes and more. The company’s oils are proven in multiple automotive industries including applications in professional motorsport such as the BTCC.
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About Millers Oils
Millers Oils was founded in 1887 by John Watson Miller, and since then has displayed its talent for innovation and industry firsts through its status as a leading UK independent blender of oils and lubricants. Its expertise extends across a range of sectors and applications, from motorsport to off-highway, commercial to industrial. Renowned for its innovation, it devotes an equivalent R &D effort to its broad range of industrial lubricants as it does in areas such as its NANODRIVE reduced friction technology motorsport range. Its products are used by a wide range of companies including many household names.