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Just seen this on Topgear.com
Just been reading this little blog on Top Gear website. Something about V-Power fuel from Shell.
"The thing about V-Power, and what Shell was at pains to point out, is that it really can help your car's performance. No, really. They did a thing which proved it, which was fairly hard-core but actually had me a little bit spellbound... An Alfa 156 sat on a computerised rolling road. It was fed by two external fuel tanks, one filled with ordinary 95 octane fuel, the other with V-Power. Bear with me on this - they ran it on the ordinary fuel first, did three in-gear acceleration runs, then swapped the fuel feed over to V-Power and did exactly the same thing again - three runs.
Then they took the best of each runs and overlaid them onto a graph, then converted that graph to a graphic representation of two Alfa 156s side by side on a road. One computer-graphic image was the car powered by V-Power, the other was the car powered by ordinary 95. Then they created a drag race, and it was a bit surprising to see the V-Power car pull ahead by so much - it was ahead by a car length after not much distance at all.
The article is here if anyone is interested.
High octane - Top Gear