Shell premium lubricant Shell Helix has created a global three part television series called Driven to Extremes for its leading brand of engine oil, Shell Helix, and distributed globally by Discovery Worldwide.
The central idea of the programme is that two specifically designed Nissan Patrol vehicles and more specifically the oil inside them, are tested against three of the most challenging roads on the planet.
The three episodes will focus on the coldest, the hottest and the roughest roads on earth. The three locations used were the Kolyma Highway in Eastern Siberia, also known as the ‘Road of Bones’, the Taklimakan dessert in far Western China, also known as the ‘Desert of Death’ and the dense tropical rainforest of Southern Malaysia. A-list Hollywood actors, Tom Hardy (of the Inception and The Dark Knight fame), Henry Cavill (of Superman: Man of Steel fame) and Adrien Brody (Won Oscar for best actor in the leading role for Pianist), join forces with Formula 1 star Mika Salo and World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson, to take on these extreme roads in the world.
These destinations will truly provide an acid test for the vehicles, drivers and, in particular, the engine oil. Shell Helix Driven to Extremes promises to be the ultimate driving test, pushing man and machine to the extreme limit.