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Shell to phase out Shell V-Power Racing

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ajhh, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. ajhh

    ajhh Rookie

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    Hi

    I thought you’d be interested to know that from the end of July ‘08, Shell will start to phase out its Shell V-Power Racing fuel in Australia.

    The Shell V-Power Racing phase out from Coles Express sites in QLD, VIC, NSW & ACT will take around 6 months and will be finished at the end of the year.

    Be assured that Shell V-Power, a 98 octane fuel, which has been developed with Ferrari, will be Shell’s performance fuel and continues to be available at Coles Express sites in QLD, VIC, SA, NSW & ACT.

    Changing needs of motorists and their vehicles has played a big part in Shell’s decision. Shell is currently increasing the availability of Shell Unleaded E10 at Shell branded sites to make it easier for motorists to access the ethanol blended fuel.

    If anyone wants to find out more info on the phase out of Shell V-Power Racing you can visit www.shell.com.au or call 13 16 18 for tech or general enquiries.

    Otherwise, shout out as I’m a Shell representative so I’m well placed to answer any queries.

    Cheers Adam
     
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  3. Snowy

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    That sucks. It was by far the cheapest "race fuel" going around.
     
  4. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    thanks for the info.

    what's the advantage of fuel with ethanol in it?
     
  5. Kelsa

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    cheaper to produce?
     
  6. scud

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    saves the planet i have heard, i call it media hype
     
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  8. IanB

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    eats your carby seals, fuel pump diaphragms and leaves gunk behind in cars that stand around a lot. :rolleyes:

    Requires more CO2 to produce and burn a litre of ethanol than a litre of petrol. :rolleyes:

    "advantage" is its renewable, provided you consider agricultural land an infinite resource. :rolleyes:

    But, great subsidies for corn farmers in Queensland marginal seats!
     
  9. Fil-Ski

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    Cheaper fuel
    More expensive food prices
     
  10. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    lol

    not sounding too good, really
     
  11. scud

    scud F1 World Champ

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    we should all walk
     
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  13. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    Hydrogen Powered Internal Combustion is the way of the future.
     
  14. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    do you reckon if we went back to the dark ages and start riding horse (1 hp) there'll still be cops on free way pulling out speeding tickets, confiscating horses, sticking parking fines on horse heads and all those stuff?
     
  15. "Megan"

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    Yeah, agreed :( And as far as being more expensive than V-Power - well it is, but it also goes further and works out roughly the same per tank. I won't be touching the Unleaded E10 anytime soon, and I doubt anyone using the V-Power Racing will be either - but that won't matter as long as the masses are convinced they should be using the Unleaded E10 stuff to 'save the world' :rolleyes: :p
     
  16. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    Going into politics anytime soon? haha.





    I think the real reason is poor marketing. It would of had a better chance if they kept "Optimax".... ahwell.
     
  17. b27

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    LOL. :D
     
  18. waz356

    waz356 F1 Rookie

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    How would all the kiddies 'rice' up thier horses? Mount a wing on the tail, wiked graphics down the side... where would the sub woofer go? :confused:
     
  19. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    good point! havn't thought about that yet.

    let you know later waz :D
     
  20. waz356

    waz356 F1 Rookie

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    Hey, while you're trying to come up with a clever reply, how about passing the rental over? :D
     
  21. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

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    I think its in the workshop at the moment. :D

    Something a rebore, pistons need replacing.
     
  22. EfiOz

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    Now that would be funny to see.

    At least you can train a horse to bite parking cops.
     
  23. Horse

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    :confused: :confused: (tm Pap)
     
  24. [355]

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    oh well, never used it
     
  25. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    something for you to look forward to.
     
  26. Kelsa

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    rental has been returned to the shop. :D

    few other rentals i've been enjoying at the moment, once again, PP wants to drive one of them even tho i've been telling him to Buy Your Own.
     
  27. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    no i don't.

    you're exaggerating.
     
  28. Kelsa

    Kelsa F1 Veteran

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    like you and dr. phil's love hate relationship

    maybe you should check out my website

    www.crazychinaman.com.au/pp_perv

    details of your perv of my various rentals and i have sms(es), msn (records) and witnesses.

    LOL :D
     

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