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April 12, 2006 09:00 ET

World Speed Record for Diesel-Powered Truck Set Using Mobil Delvac Heavy Duty Engine Oil

FAIRFAX, Va.--(CCNMatthews - Apr 12, 2006) -

An Australian truck using Mobil Delvac® heavy duty engine oil has been recognized by the Guinness World Records™ as the World's Fastest Diesel-Powered Truck. Driven by Frank Gaffiero, the "Bandag Bullet," a Kenworth T400 truck powered by two V8 Detroit diesel engines, is the only conventionally powered truck to achieve an average speed of 182.152 kilometers per hour (113.184 miles per hour) over one kilometer from a standing start.

The "Bandag Bullet" broke the Guinness World Record for diesel truck speed on July 16, 2005, at the Queensland International Air Show, held at the Bundaberg Airport in Australia. ExxonMobil was a sponsor and supplied the engine oil for the world record-breaking effort.

"Competing at these high speeds places extreme demands on my truck, so it's important for me to treat my engine with special care," said Frank Gaffiero, driver of the Bandag Bullet. "Mobil Delvac keeps my engine running long and strong -- whether it's breaking world records or helping me get my load delivered on time."

While setting the world record, the truck's engine reached temperatures approximately 100 degrees C (300 degrees F) higher than for typical operating conditions. Despite this, Mobil Delvac heavy duty engine oil was able to provide the protection needed for Gaffiero to achieve his goal.

Since its introduction in 1925, Mobil Delvac heavy duty engine oil has provided power and protection for truck engines around the world in all conditions -- from the extreme heat of Egypt's deserts to the freezing conditions across Siberia, from the mountainous regions of Peru to the super-highways and narrow byways of North America and Europe.

ExxonMobil, Mobil, and Delvac are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

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