General Shell V-Power Nitro +

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ichiban, Friday 19th Apr, 2013.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Just got back from Manchester and saw this , filled up 57 litres . I have not checked the shell website to see the advantages.
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  3. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Awesome! 25%? I love the nice round figures they get lol!
     
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  4. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Let us know your findings CJ, BP Ultimate for me seems vastly superior to generic 95.

    Can't spot the RON on the Shell site - any idea what it is?
     
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  5. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I drive through Germany every year and its widely available on Shell but called V power racing and its 100 RON
     
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  6. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Have you tried it yourself zoran?
     
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  7. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Can't wait to try! LOL :Smile: Nitro power..mm.. I must fly after this!
     
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  8. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    I still remember "Formula Shell" from (about) mid-1980's?

    Always seemed to make the Mini I had at the time run much better...although I remember there were some issues!
     
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  9. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    BTW, what RON we got here in UK on this Shell V-Power? 97? Once I've tried to find out asking garage staff.. it was useless attempt.. LOL
     
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  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I believe it's now 99 RON whereas it used to be 97 (there's a thread somewhere mentioning it), if that's the case it's to compete with the Tesco Momentum 99 no doubt.

    There's a noticeable power difference between 95 and 97, then a small (but claimed noticeable) difference between 97 and 99. I haven't had any experience with 99 yet but I'll give it a shot next tank and this too if I get the chance.
     
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  11. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Difference in power? Haven't noticed any... :Unknown: When I bought a car back in July '12, I was filling up regular Shell 95 RON, later (Autumn) I've started using a V-Power, just by an idea that it possibly protects engine better than regular fuel. So I'm stilling happy using V-Power, but I can't say that I felt any extra power when switched to it :Smile:
     
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  12. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    I've filled the car with 95 a couple of times (when stations don't have 97) and I tell you man - there's definitely a difference. Better low RPM response, smoother in low gears and definitely a bit more kick - fuel efficiency seems to be a bit better especially on long motorway stretches. There's a thread here somewhere with a link to a report that compared 95, 97 and 99 and came to similar conclusions.
     
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  13. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Maybe maybe mate.. :Wink: Probably 'cause when I switched to V-Power I was still driving smoothly and was getting used to my new car :lol: Didn't pushed revs so high, like I do now :vtec:
     
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  14. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Haha, I only started to pay attention to it because it's about all that used to actually get my old Astra feeling "semi-smooth" to drive :lol:
     
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    I think it was Shell Optimax which was 97 RON in the UK and then the V-Power came out which is 99 RON in the UK. I would guess that the Nitro + is still just 99 RON otherwise wouldn't they be shouting about it were it higher? The extra cleaning and lube could be a nice bonus, I'm going to try it out! :Smile:
     
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  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    With the xtra cleaning and lubing this would be a good fuel to put into LPG powered cars.
     
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  17. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have just completed 379 miles today just filled up the fuel does have a more fruity smell, not the strong pungent smell you associate petrol with.I have used shell super fuel since 2003 then optimax , vpower now nitro all of them have has different smells.anyway just filled another 45 litres and the car does run extremely smooth . Going to drive back home another 240 mile journey and that will give me a better indication. So No power increase just smooth linear power delivery which is really nice TBH
     
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    I did have 4 or 5 tanks of v power racing on my travels last year but can't say I noticed any difference.
    Maybe because my car is ran since I bought it on V power only or because I am not great driver and doesn't notice things.
    I remember it was fairly expensive 1.80 € per litre.
     
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  19. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Sounds good. I just drove all the way up to my local Shell to fill up with the stuff but couldn't see any pumps marked. I asked the girl inside and I got a look that was blanker that a Greek's bank statement.

    The website says they should have it. Grrrrrr. Ended up filling up with V-Power pleb class.
     
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  20. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Scotland has to wait :lol: I imagine that girl's face when you asked about Nitro+ stuff.. :lol:
     
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