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Benefits of Shell Helix Fully Synthetic Motor Oil

Engine stress

A red jeep on rugged terrain demonstrates the Shell Helix Ultra engine stress and wear protection product benefit

Engine stress and wear protection

No matter what the drive, Shell Helix Ultra provides superior protection against engine stress and wear and because Shell Helix Ultra is a modern synthetic made from natural gas; it’s stronger and less volatile at the molecular level than those made from traditional crude. It stays stronger for longer to provide superior protection against wear, up to 32% better resistance to oil degradation than the latest industry standard* and up to 50% less evaporation to help keep your passion for driving alive.

*Compared with API SN specification

Extreme temperature protection

 A red jeep splashes through a riverbed, indicating the extreme temperature performance product benefit

Extreme temperature performance

Whether it’s 1000 degrees or -40C below, Shell Helix Ultra is designed for extreme temperatures.

Extreme Heat: Engines can reach extreme temperatures within a few minutes. Oil is lubricating the turbocharger which operates at temperatures up to 1,000°C.  High-temperature oxidation can damage molecules, causing the oil to thicken, and reduces its ability to protect the engine. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology stays stronger for longer in extreme high temperatures to keep performing and protecting the engine. It provides up to 32% better resistance to oil degradation than the latest industry standard*

Extreme Cold: Superior low temperature flow even at -40 degrees. Shell Helix Ultra, with Shell PurePlus Technology, has a lower viscosity that allows it to flow faster at low temperatures*. It flows up to 3x faster* for easier starting and quicker engine warmup. Oil thickening due to high-temperature degradation can mean slower oil flow at low temperatures. Shell Helix Ultra better resists high-temperature attack, enabling the oil to perform better at low temperatures so you can Drive On.

*Compared with API SN specification

Ultimate power and performance

A Hyundai amidst smoke demonstrates Shell Helix Ultra’s ultimate power and performance benefit

Ultimate power and performance

From Turbos to Super Chargers, if you love driving for the power and performance, Shell Helix Ultra Fully Synthetic Motor oils has you covered. Because our synthetics are made from natural gas our oils are stronger at a molecular level. Making them superior to traditional mineral oils made from crude. The result is enhanced viscosity, reduced friction and lower volatility. Perfect for high performance engines and protecting vital engine parts and horsepower by staying stronger for longer.

Superior Piston Cleanliness

 An image of a dirty piston next to a clean piston to demonstrate the superior piston cleanliness product benefit of Shell Helix Ultra

Superior Piston Cleanliness

Tested both on the road and on the track, Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology helps to protect high-performance engines from harmful deposits that hinder your power and performance to Drive On.

No other motor oil cleans your engine better**. Or helps keep your engine closer to factory clean.

*Based on 100,000 Km fleet trial
**Based on Sequence VG sludge test results using OW-40 

Better Fuel Economy

A red Maserati takes a leisure mountain drive to demonstrate the Shell Helix Ultra better fuel economy product benefit

Better Fuel Economy

Start saving as soon as you start your engine. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology has low-viscosity, low-friction formulations, which can result in up to 3% greater fuel economy.* Giving you more money and more miles to drive on and on and on with. 

*Based on ACEA M 111 fuel economy results compared with the industry reference oil

Partners that choose Shell Helix Ultra to Drive On

Scuderia Ferrari

A red Scuderia Ferrari sits on a racing track, an example of Shell Helix Ultra’s Innovation Partnership

Scuderia Ferrari

Shell Helix Ultra helps to power, protect and cool the Scuderia Ferrari powerunit.  Recognized as one of the most successful teams in Formula One™ history and one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands, Shell Helix Ultra is a critical part of the Innovation Partnership with Ferrari on both the track and the road.

In fact, the lubricants found in the Scuderia Ferrari’s high performance racing engines powerunit shares many of the same building blocks (base oils and additives) as those found in the Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology available to road-going customers around the world. Plus, every GT road car that to leaves the Ferrari factory is filled with Shell Helix Ultra Synthetic motor oils.

“The demands and stresses on a Formula 1 engine are extraordinary. We need it to perform to its best every single time and last for multiple races. Shell Helix Ultra helps to deliver both the protection and the performance we need to do the job on the track.” - Sebastian Vettel, Scuderia Ferrari Driver 

BMW Motorsport

A red and white BMW race car sits on the track, exemplifying the Shell Helix Ultra and BMW’s Premium Technology Partnership

BMW Motorsport

A shared passion for driving and performance. BMW Motorsport and Shell Helix Ultra have a Premium Technology Partnership, and a winning one at that. Shell Helix Ultra scientists work closely with BMW Motorsport engineers to better fit the benefits of PurePlus Technology into the BMW M4 DTM car, ensuring the maximum performance of the  engine unit in every race*.

Ultimately to benefit the motorist on the road, because it enables Shell Helix Ultra to test motor oils in extreme conditions. *While Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology motor oils for the racetrack and the road share the same technology platform, the racing formulation is customised to meet the extreme racing conditions.

“DTM is a demanding series. The tracks are challenging and competition is fierce. You can only win if the complete package is spot on – and this includes the motor oil. Shell Helix Ultra is designed to protect my engine. It helps me get the maximum out of my car at any time.” – Augusto Farfus, BMW Works Driver

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Hyundai

A Hyundai Motorsport car kicks up a cloud of dust on a dirt race track, exemplifying the great performance of using Shell Helix Ultra in extreme environments

Hyundai

Shell and Hyundai have been global partners since 2005, with a global aftermarket agreement in place across 67 markets worldwide. As Title Sponsor and Technical Partner, Shell aims to co-engineer a winning edge to Hyundai Motorsport as it competes at the highest level of global rallying at the World Rally Championships (WRC).

The WRC series provides the ideal environment to showcase the quality of Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology. Set in over 13 countries, it challenges the cars to compete in extreme environments - from snow and ice to gravel and asphalt in temperatures ranging from -30°C to +40°C. Due to the conditions the car is put through, using reliable products that lubricate and protect the engine without a loss in power or performance is vital to the team’s results.

“Since the introduction of Shell helix Ultra motor oil with PurePlus Technology, Shell has helped Hyundai Motorsport to develop an extra 1.5 horsepower, representing an average of six seconds advantage at the end of each rally.” - Michel Nandan, Hyundai Team Principal

Maserati

A red Maserati with standard Shell Helix Ultra product proudly sits on a scenic mountain road

Maserati

Shell Helix Ultra partners with Maserati because they are both made for the same type of people, who love their car and want the very best performance. Shell PurePlus Technology protects the horsepower and maintains the performance of the Italian hot-blooded cars like the day they left the factory. That's why the engine of every Maserati leaving the production line is filled with Shell Helix Ultra Maserati, so they can Drive On.

“Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 5W-40 shares our and Shell’s passion for performance and excellence and that why it’s the only motor oil we use for engine factory fill and recommend for service fill.” Gianluca Pivetti, Head of Powertrain Gasoline at Maserati

“This motor oil has been developed specifically for Maserati to achieve optimal performance. This is an industry leading example of Shell’s dedication to performance and excellence; values which we share in full in Maserati.”  Jacob Nyborg, Head of Marketing at Maserati