Words: Calvin Chan
Published: September 19, 2016
Now this is how do you a commercial. Icefields, wolves, a BMW M6, no special effects, oh and did I mention that this was filmed in the Canadian Rockies right in the heart of Alberta?
Pennzoil graciously invited us to a preview screening of their third installment in their popular Joyride series, and we were subsequently blown away. For those unfamiliar with this series, check out their channel, ASAP. Their first video captured a Ferrari 488 GTB tackling the technical circuit. Their second video focused on a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon navigating through the scorching terrain of the Baja deserts. Now comes the third, aptly named, Tundra.
We won't spoil too much of the video for you. We will leave the phenomenal cinematography for your eyes and ears to soak in, but we will tell you that we are humbly impressed. In these videos, Pennzoil is cleverly demonstrating (behind the scenes, or under the hood you could say) how their Full Synthetic motor oils with PurePlus Technology can handle the extreme temperatures brought about by the environment. What sets Pennzoil's oil apart from other competitors is their creation of base oil from natural gas instead of crude oil.
This means that at low temperatures, the oil won't "gel" up, and in high temperatures, it won't evaporate or break down either. And for a car like a BMW M6 hosting a hot twin-turbo V8 stressing itself to deliver 560-hp in the frigid tundra weather, proper motor oil is paramount.
From what we've been told, there are more Joyride videos in the works and frankly, we can't wait to see what Pennzoil has in store. Trekking through the jungles in a Ford Focus RS? Ascending up high altitudes in a BMW i8? Judging from what we've seen, we're sure their motor oil can handle them all.