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lieos

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was at the shell at moore park the other day and noticed they've changed the name of optimax to v-power. dont know why and all the other fuels hav the same name so it seems useless to me for them to change the name
 

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Yeah mate, it's the same here aswell.
 

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proberly to trick ss-v owners into buying it,
nah i have never liked shell for sum strange reason not because of the fuel quality just the brand for a strange reason that i cant figger.
 

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same in melb and brochures about it inside the servo to
 

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According to shell its to replace Optimax as a better High performance 98 fuel

Shell said:
The creators of Shell Optimax, Australia's first premium performance fuel, are proud to announce the introduction of their new performance fuel. New Shell V-Power with Friction Modification Technology is designed to give you better responsiveness and improved performance in comparison with Shell Optimax, the fuel that it replaces.
New Shell V-Power has been developed by the scientists who develop Ferrari’s Formula 1 fuels. New Shell V-Power has been thoroughly tested both in the laboratory and on-road. The final formulation is a result of data gathered over several years of testing.
We used the same technology to develop Shell V-Power as we do when developing fuels for Ferrari Formula 1 cars.
 

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V-power.... Same fuel they had overseas when my sis went. Other year, when she went through paris/italy/france etc.
Called V-Power recommended for the high performance european market.

Cheers
MaT
 

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its called lpg isnt it?
 

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There is apparently a new 100 Octane Optimax out, has anyone either seen it or used it? It sounds insane....
Shell Optimax noow is V-Power 98 Octane
Shell Optimax Extreme is now V-Power Racing which is 100 octane with a 5% ethanol blend.

I tried the 100 octane for 3 tanks to throw the car on the dyno and see if ti made any difference, although no real power gains were made power curve was marginally smoother also less pinging in the higher rev ranges.

I obviosuly switched back afterwards due to the fuel containing ethanol.
 

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I filled up with the V-Power stuff at Bathurst and got down to Seymour on the one tank (nearly 700 kilometres) with the car fully laden with camping stuff so it seems to be pretty good stuff, mostly highway cruising though of course but still the best ecomony I've had from premium unleaded for a while
 
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