At this year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, ExxonMobil and the National Corvette Museum (NCM) are commemorating a decades-long partnership between the museum and the Mobil 1™ brand by unveiling a custom livery for the museum’s new Corvette Stingray convertible.
Over the past four decades, every Corvette in the world has been produced at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For 28 years, each one has also been filled with Mobil 1 advanced full synthetic motor oil. A quarter-mile away from the assembly plant sits the NCM, an educational tribute to America’s Sports Car that also features a dedicated race track. Both attractions to this worldwide destination have been supported by the Mobil 1 brand for more than a decade as the Official Motor Oil.
The 2021 NCM Corvette will make its debut during the 69th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Sebring International Raceway, where it will complement a new livery for the Corvette Racing C8.R’s that also commemorates a partnership spanning four decades and 113 wins. The Arctic White Stingray convertible with black and red trim will be easy to spot on the track and at the Mobil 1 Performance Zone in the Fan Zone. This NCM Corvettes features the Mobil 1 logo in the same places as the Corvette Racing cars on track, while the famed red Mobil™ Pegasus rides on the hood and quarter panels, and the National Corvette Museum insignia rests on both doors. “We see the connection every day at the museum, but many fans haven’t experienced how vital some partnerships are in building as strong a heritage as Corvette has,” said Jack Matukas, interim President and CEO of the National Corvette Museum. “Whether it’s through race cars, road-going models, or stories of famous drivers, the Mobil 1 brand is linked to many firsts for Corvette. Bringing that heritage to life through this custom livery, and here at Sebring no less, well, it’s something we’d encourage anyone to take a road trip out to the museum and experience first-hand after the race.”
“Anyone who has ever driven a Corvette knows how special that experience is,” said Cam Bower, strategic global alliance manager at ExxonMobil Lubes and Specialties. “The team at the NCM turns that driving experience into an experience for the whole family, even those who don’t have a driving license yet. As a trusted technical partner of the Corvette team for 28 years, bringing in our fellow partners at the NCM to celebrate this occasion here at Sebring was a no-brainer for us. Just like it will be for us to visit the NCM for many of the events and experiences we’re partnering together on later this year.”
Like all Next-Generation Corvette Stingray models, the uniquely adorned NCM Corvette is powered by a 6.2L LT2 V-8 engine making 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque with the available performance exhaust or Z51 Performance Package. That engine is protected by a painstakingly formulated dexos®-approved Mobil 1 ESP Formula 0W-40, a formulation designed specifically for Corvette engines. And not coincidentally, making the eight-generation Corvette the most powerful production Stingray ever. The NCM Corvette will participate in a host of events at Sebring, including leading the parade lap for Corvette owners on Thursday, being part of various tech talks at the Corvette Corral, and serving as the second car inline for the pre-race pace lap before Saturday’s 12-hour classic. Throughout the year, the car will be on display at the museum in Bowling Green, while also taking part in many Corvette-related events across the country. Corvette Racing will continue its 2021 season with this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts. The race begins at 10:10 a.m. ET on Saturday with coverage across NBCSN, TrackPass and the NBC Sports App. IMSA Radio will air full qualifying and race coverage at IMSA.com.
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About Mobil 1
The world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 advanced synthetic to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life. Providing the latest technology to enthusiasts of all kinds, Mobil 1 is proud to be the official motor oil of Corvette Racing, the official motor oil of Chevrolet Performance, and to be trusted as factory fill in over 700,000 Corvette engines since 1996.
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