Ferrari 612 Scaglietti’s complete 8,078 mile India tour without oil change

Ferrari’s ‘Magic India Discovery’ Tour came to an end at the Gateway of India in Mumbai and the two Ferrari 612 Scagliettis completed their 13,000 kilometer (8,078 miles) trip. The two visited 57 cities without a single oil change. Why is that so impressive?

Well the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti owner’s manual recommends changing the oil after 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles) or one year. The two 612 Scaglietti’s used in the ‘Magic India Discovery’ tour did about 5,000 kilometers (3107 miles) in testing and preparation for the trip, which brings their total to 18,000 kilometers (11,185 miles).

Ferrari used Shell’s Helix Ultra motor oil for the trip. Besides just protecting the parts from mechanical wear, reducing friction and power loss and cooling the engine, the Shell Helix Ultra also contains active cleansing agents to help prevent dirt build-up and ensure optimal performance.

“In collaboration with Shell, we made a deliberate decision not change the oil within our recommended timeframe,” explains Ferrari engineer Andrea Costantini. “We knew that this would give us the chance to test and evaluate the engine in the tough conditions of India. We have been working with Shell for a very long time, many years, and we trust them, so we knew that the oil would not let us down on tour.”


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