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So who uses the new V'Power Nitro+ and what's your thoughts on it... I've used 4 full tanks on mine now & it defiantly feels more responsive & is giving more MPG!

How about y'all...?

Excuse my spelling of Shell in the tittle.. Frigging corrective keyboard.. Grrr ????
 

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I've used a couple of tanks worth now, seems to be good, am getting a bit more out of a tank aswel which is always handy!

Feel like I'm neglecting the R If I were to put cheap petrol in it
 

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You do know its v power with a new jazzy name to get more sales it feels more responsive as your wallets lighter
 

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I'm on my 3rd or 4th tank, it's good stuff but I felt it was a tiny bit less responsive, I agree that my mpg does seem positively affected, again we're talking finite percentages though.. I'm more than happy with it, however, I'd like to know what a usual bp ultimate user thinks of the V+ my nearest shell station has recently been sold and converted to a bp and I'm currently diving a 20+ mile round trip just to get juice, I know it's not too bad but it used to be a 1 mile round trip, so I'm pissed!! Lol what's the crack with ultimate yo? ????
 

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I'm on my 3rd or 4th tank, it's good stuff but I felt it was a tiny bit less responsive, I agree that my mpg does seem positively affected, again we're talking finite percentages though.. I'm more than happy with it, however, I'd like to know what a usual bp ultimate user thinks of the V+ my nearest shell station has recently been sold and converted to a bp and I'm currently diving a 20+ mile round trip just to get juice, I know it's not too bad but it used to be a 1 mile round trip, so I'm pissed!! Lol what's the crack with ultimate yo? í ½í¸ƒ
Same with me! I have a BP garage just round the corner, but instead I'm driving 10 odd miles further to go to shell, hopefully it's worth it haha.
 

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I only ever put V Power in mine. However it's easy for me as there are stations on my daily commute. I think it would be a different story if there were no Shell's close to me. In such case I would buy the highest RON available on my route.

The issue with Nitro you have to remember is that they will have changed it long before the promotion and launch of Nitro began. So in a blind test I doubt any existing V Power user would see or feel any difference in the upgraded version.

The question is, how does it compare with competitors Super fuels. It's just too hard to do a real comparison as there are way too many variable that can affect the results of such a test.
 

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I used Nitro the other day in the car and surprisingly my MPG was a fair bit better. As i just purchased the car im keeping slight tabs on the cost of fuel to work. Cant comment on any improvement in response from the fill up but i have certainly noticed my petrol needle is not dropping as fast.
 

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I can still empty the tank of it in around 100miles, so not increasing my MPG. Since car has had work done always V-power.
 

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I would suggest the improvement in economy is more likely to be down to the slight increase in ambient temperatures over the last few weeks.

Interestingly, I've read a few M3 owners complaining that their cars are running worse on the fuel.

As I've always said, buy what makes you happy
 

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I only ever put V Power in mine. However it's easy for me as there are stations on my daily commute. I think it would be a different story if there were no Shell's close to me. In such case I would buy the highest RON available on my route.

The issue with Nitro you have to remember is that they will have changed it long before the promotion and launch of Nitro began. So in a blind test I doubt any existing V Power user would see or feel any difference in the upgraded version.

The question is, how does it compare with competitors Super fuels. It's just too hard to do a real comparison as there are way too many variable that can affect the results of such a test.
Yep. The fuel was rolled out a while ago. They've just been changing the pump labels over gradually


Can't say I've noticed a difference tbh. Any slight difference detected will be because of the friction reducers. It's the usual drip fed marketing and don't forget Ferrari and Shell are in bed with each other, so there's a subliminal message there: Ferrari = sporty and fast, so must be good fuel. 3 years on from now they'll launch 100 RON (which has been in Europe for years already) and 15% more friction modifiers.

As for competitors fuels, I like BP Ultimate as it's consistent. Tesco Momentum & V Power seem to give inconsistent results. Esso's 98 Ron is OK too. And before anyone says BP is only 97 RON, data log your knock channels and you will see you get knock on a standard R32 even with 99 RON


Morrisons E85, hmmm, now you're talking
108 RON IIRC. Used it on my VR6 Turbo and the motor runs so cool, you don't need knock sensors or even an intercooler with modest boost levels.
 

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Standard R32 only requires 95RON, so you're just wasting money buying anything more expensive.

It's been all over the news about how the petrol companies have been fixing prices and lining their pockets with the proceeds, but if you lot want to give them a few more quid on top, fill yer boots, I'll just carry on buying the cheap stuff!
 

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Standard R32 only requires 95RON, so you're just wasting money buying anything more expensive.

It's been all over the news about how the petrol companies have been fixing prices and lining their pockets with the proceeds, but if you lot want to give them a few more quid on top, fill yer boots, I'll just carry on buying the cheap stuff!
Mate, this has been covered to death many times before. The R32 manual clearly states the power specs of the car, with a footnote saying that using 95 RON will result in lower power output than that stated.

Yes the car will run on 95, but its quoted power is when using 98 RON. So in my book its designed primarily for 98 RON, not 95.
 

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^What he said, there are gains to be had be them quite small. Bigger gains are seen on highly tuned turbos IIRC.

Then you have the additives that keep your engine happy too.
 

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O dear... What have I started lol...
It's interesting how we all appear to be experiencing different performance??
The most common effect we seem to be mostly in agreement with is the MPG..
 

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I have only filled mine with V Power/VPower Nitro/V Power Racing 100 (in Germany) since I bought it. Got all the receipts to prove it in a box somewhere... some people call me pedantic!!

It only costs about £5 extra a tank, so where's the harm, even if it might be "placebo effect"?!

Ok, every 15 or so tanks I could have bought another tank with the money saved by buying the regular fuel... but by this point, I've spent past a grand on fuel, another £8 0/£90 ain't gonna bankrupt me?!


I don't think owning an R32 puts us in the eco car owners category!!!

I think it's a case of stepping back and looking at the big picture here!
 

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Mate, this has been covered to death many times before. The R32 manual clearly states the power specs of the car, with a footnote saying that using 95 RON will result in lower power output than that stated.

Yes the car will run on 95, but its quoted power is when using 98 RON. So in my book its designed primarily for 98 RON, not 95.
Oh no, I've lost 2.37 bhp, whatever will I do? It's really noticable, too...

They only put that balls about the power dropping on lower RON fuel to stop the dyno queens whinging when their car isn't up to spec. Cars shed horsepower as they age and the engine wears anyway, so why fret over a couple or 3?

All I'll say is that my arse dyno feels bugger all difference between normal and super unleaded, so I'll just save the difference and buy myself a bag of sweeties in the shop with it!
 
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