Where? What manual? What section/page?This is a competition oil... it's heavier because you will be running at prolonged hard use. The Lotus manual specifies heavier oil for track use.
Local Motul distributor claimed 300V had detergents and was fine for street use - based on a conversation I had with him on phone.I thought racing oils are only good for a few hundred miles and not recommended for street use...
I've never heard that before. This is simply a very high grade oil with excellent wear characteristics. There's a lot of resources out there about Motul. You don't have to take my word for it.
Yeah, but like you say, different manufacturer, different strokes.I know this is from Red Line, but i'm sure this applies to other "Race Only" motor oils... Just make sure what you have is suitable for street use.
All I could find as well. That said, there is a 300V 5w40.It's not in the Owner's Manual. It only recommends the 'Severe Service' intervals for track use, not a different oil.