We are definitely not alone in this universe – after strange reports of an alien abduction and footage of a car being hotly pursued by flying alien drones, PETRONAS brings us our third encounter of the third kind in this latest commercial.

We find ourselves at a Mercedes AMG-PETRONAS lab, where a janitor working overtime chances upon a sleek man-made machine and the mysterious liquid responsible for its might, smooth operation and longevity.

He simply had to find out for himself, so he sneaks the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG, filled with PETRONAS Syntium 7000 lubricant, out for a drive. He returns to the lab a while later, shaken and amazed by the turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder powerplant’s 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

How do these humans do it? – the alien in him wonders. Seizing the chance, he grabs a bottle of PETRONAS Syntium and promptly gets beamed back to the mothership, knowing that other rival planets would be hot on his trail for this advanced technology.

The commercial is the latest in a series that teases a technological alliance between PETRONAS and Mercedes-AMG, beyond the world of Formula One. Earlier this year, a public exhibit in the PETRONAS Twin Towers featured an interactive screen that showed the powerful forces of ‘liquid’ and ‘metal’ in action – hinting at the combination of PETRONAS and Mercedes-AMG.