Petrol £2.42 a litre - type's'
Hi - just read about this !!!!!

BP are bringing out a new 'hand made' fuel at £2.42 a litre.
They are claiming it will boost perfroamnce by 7.5%
It is a new ultimate 102 octane fuel which will boost perfomance from 4-7.5%
Only 6 garages selling it at the moment.
It will cost £140 to fill up a typical family car.

Petrol £2.42 a litre - madf
April 1st come late?
madf
Petrol £2.42 a litre - henry k
April 1st come late?

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The revolutionary high-octane fuel is designed specifically for motor sport enthusiasts and is a dream come true for a tuned engine. It meets the same high spec of fuels used in F1 racing and the World Rally Championships.

It gets its name from its octane number of 102 and was designed to allow highly tuned engines to perform at their best. It also fully complies with BS:EN228 which is the UK specification for unleaded petrol - meaning it can be used legally on the road.

The exclusive fuel is ´hand made´ in small batches at BP´s speciality fuels technology centre in the UK.

BP Ultimate 102 unleaded is currently under trial at 6 sites across the UK, adding another 3 in June. If demand for the fuel is strong, BP will consider making it more widely available. A specialist fuel, the cost is £2.42 a litre but BP are confident that the motor sport enthusiasts this fuel is aimed at will welcome the chance to buy fuel of this type.



See
www.carkeys.co.uk/news/2006/april/24/9841.asp

And
www.whatcar.com/news-article.aspx?NA=219604
says
If you fancy emptying your pockets and filling up with Ultimate 102 you can find it at the following fuel stations:
Tudor filling station, A20, Allington
Chicheley Park, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell
Wavendon Gate, Newport Road, Wavendon
All Saints, Commercial Road, Portsmouth
Newbury Centre, 758 Eastern Avenue, Ilford
Newham Way service station, Newham Way, Canning town


Petrol £2.42 a litre - Peter D
To utilise this type of fuel the compression ration and timing would have to be changed. The timing may be adaptive in the ECU but you can not change the compression ration. Good game but this fuel is only intended for high performance, high rpb, high boost chunks of metal. Regards Peter
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Civic8
If thats what they spend their profits on,I wont buy from them,what a waste of money!
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Steve
Petrol £2.42 a litre - mike hannon
Shame they said it was impossible to come up with 100 or 99 octane fuel when people (like me) actually needed it...
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Chas{P}
Shame they said it was impossible to come up with 100
or 99 octane fuel when people (like me) actually needed it...


Just buy Avgas from your local airfield 100 octane IIRC and costs around £1.50 a litre when I last looked.
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Was Charles {P} but someone c o p i e d my name with spaces.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - cheddar
Modern ECU controlled engines will be able to benefit from this because the higher octane will be recognised by the ECU as less knock thus the ECU will optimise ignition timing, advance injection timing, turbo boost (where applicable) even valve timing on some engines so power and efficiency will improve.

Great for track days, weekend blasts on a R6, F4-1000 etc, and no problem it you can afford an F430, GT40, Veyron etc.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Lud
Only £2.42? How much do they pay for the hellbrews they use in F1?
Petrol £2.42 a litre - David Horn
Dunno, but I learned today that the fuel that the SR-71 Blackbird used was more expensive per litre than premium whiskey. And it leaked all over the runway. And it exploded rather easily.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Round The Bend
So how much of that £2.42 is tax?
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IanS
Petrol £2.42 a litre - smilingvulture
this is great news for my citroen ax---i need better performance
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Gromit {P}
The SR71 used an unusually high grade aviation fuel - JP7 - made specially for it. The fuel tanks did indeed leak: the fuselage heated up so much in flight that, on the ground, the metal contracted enough for the seams to open.

Meanwhile, the MIG25 overcame the same problem by the simple expedient of having double skinned tanks - an inner tank that was perfectly sealed in flight, and an outer tank that was perfectly sealed on the ground.

Returning to motoring , there's the cautionary tale of an airport employee who, in the days of leaded petrol, tried running his car on 100LL (low-lead) rather than four star. He covered about 500 yards before the engine expired through a combination of overheating and ferocius pinking...
Petrol £2.42 a litre - turbo11
The last figure I heard mentioned on the cost of F1 fuel around two years ago was around £10 litre.I shall try and find out.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Victorbox
It must be the law of diminishing returns when Tesco 99 octane unleaded is only a few pence more per litre than normal unleaded.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - MichaelR
Surely this would be far more succesful as a trial if the filling stations chosen were ones located near to racing circuits which allow trackdays etc.

Can't think of any particular reason to require ultra performance fuel in Portsmouth, by the time you get to Thruxton, the nearest circuit, you'll need more!
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Adam {P}
Maybe they should concentrate their efforts on finding more oil reserves rather than wasting money (and oil) on this rubbish.

Petrol £2.42 a litre - L'escargot
I read somewhere that the octane number is in reality just an anti-knock rating and not an indication of it's calorific value, and that it is therefore a waste of money using a higher octane number petrol than is necessary for the engine in question because there will be no noticeable difference in performance.
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L\'escargot.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - cheddar
I read somewhere that the octane number is in reality just an anti-knock rating and not an indication of it's calorific value,
and that it is therefore a waste of money using a higher octane number petrol than is necessary for the engine in question because there will be no noticeable difference in performance.
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L\'escargot.


As I said above modern ECU controlled engines will be able to benefit from this because the higher octane will be recognised by the ECU as less knock thus the ECU will optimise ignition timing, advance injection timing, turbo boost (where applicable) even valve timing on some engines so power and efficiency will improve.

I.e the calorific value will be virtually the same so there will be no more energy in the fuel however the engine will be able extract a greater proportion of it.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - L'escargot
As I said above modern ECU controlled engines will be able
to benefit from this because the higher octane will be recognised
by the ECU as less knock thus the ECU will optimise
ignition timing, advance injection timing, turbo boost (where applicable) even valve
timing on some engines so power and efficiency will improve.


I stand corrected. I didn't realise that modern engines were that clever.
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L\'escargot.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - daveyjp
Saw a report in the paper where they asked BP how much they had sold of this stuff - they wouldn't comment so the paper did a bit of direct work on the stations that sell it. They only saw one person buying it. They paper did find out that Kent police had filled up two patrol cars with it - nice of them to use our money to do so - of course it was an 'error' which won't be repeated.
Petrol £2.42 a litre - Ian G
someone mentioned tax.

Fuel duty will no doubt be at the same rate as petrol, so proportionally the same cost as 95RON or 97RON petrol.

I run a grey import turbo that likes 100RON fuel as the ECU is mapped for this, and I know a lot of chaps on the forum I use will be interested in this.

Crazy in my opinion - I pay £1.02 for Optimax as it is (about 4% extra cost), but I doubt the extra performance will really be worth the 137% price hike for 102ron.

Still, fools and their money are easily parted.

Ian
 

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