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Pennzoil Puts a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to the Test in Baja - Video

Posted in News on June 15, 2016
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Photographers: Pennzoil

There are few places on Earth with a harsher environment than the desert of Baja California, which makes it a great place to put a vehicle to the test. That’s exactly where the team from Pennzoil took professional driver Rhys Millen, stuck him in a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon filled with Pennzoil synthetic oil, and let him rip through the Mexican desert in temperatures hovering around 130 degrees.

Pennzoil was there to test out the performance of their synthetic oil in the extreme heat and in the process made a pretty sweet mini-movie for its JOYRIDE video series of Rhys Millen putting a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon through the ringer. Millen takes the Wrangler where we dream of being while sitting in the office: across the sand, rocks, and rough terrain that make up the spectacular Baja desert.

While it may start out like a cinematic release, the action showcasing the Jeep isn’t far behind. Millen drives the Jeep like he’s racing Robby Gordon in the Baja 1000 flying through the open desert before shifting in to 4-Lo and tackling the rocks and steep hills with skill, thanks to excellent skinny pedal work.

Check out the full video below of the Jeep and pilot Rhys Millen in action below. For more information about Pennzoil and its next upcoming JOYRIDE video, head to

To see what went into the production of this short film, watch the behind-the-scenes action below.

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