BP ultimate, saca al mercado (de momento en UK) una nueva gasolina de 102 octanos (yo recuerdo haberla visto en Japón :roll: ) BP Ultimate has launched what it calls a revolutionary high-octane fuel. Launching at selected sites in the south east, BP Ultimate 102 Unleaded is described as "the most advanced, high-performance petrol sold on any forecourt in the UK". Offering performance improvements of up to 16 per cent in BP's tests, it's also the most expensive at an eye-watering £2.42 per litre – see below for sites where you can get it – although it's said to be better for the environment. What's so special? Designed specifically for motor sport enthusiasts, BP Ultimate 102 Unleaded meets the same high specifications of fuels used in Formula One racing and the World Rally Championships. It has an octane number of 102 and has, said BP's spiel, been formulated to allow highly tuned engines to perform at their best. BP said that, in its tests, where the ignition was remapped, Ultimate 102 gave typical power benefits of between 4.0 and 7.5 per cent above normal Ultimate Unleaded 97. On a very high performance, turbo-charged vehicle, with boost pressure increased, the power benefits seen included an increase in maximum power of 37bhp (8.6 per cent), and as much as 60bhp (16 per cent) at some points in the engine speed range. It also complies with BS:EN228 -- the UK specification for unleaded petrol -- so it can be legally used on the road. BP Ultimate 102 Unleaded is ‘hand made’ in small batches at BP’s Speciality Fuels Technology Centre in the UK, using the same expertise employed for Formula 1 fuels manufacturing. Product manager Paul Beckwith said: "BP is widely acknowledged for its fuels technology expertise across a range of transport fuels and has an excellent reputation in Formula 1 circles, having been involved in the development, manufacture and supply of fuels to the F1 community over the last twenty years. Fuels of this type have not been readily available to the public previously, but now we have introduced BP Ultimate 102 unleaded specifically for private motorsport enthusiasts based on our product technology in this field. "This fuel has a range of features to allow increased performance from the most highly tuned engines, alongside all of the benefits that drivers expect from BP Ultimate fuels. We are delighted to make this remarkable fuel easily accessible from our forecourts." What's in it? Ultimate 102 is a precise recipe using a completely different manufacturing process compared to conventional refining, said BP. This processing results in a fuel with exceptional quality without the main impurities found in ordinary fuel. This is demonstrated by the crystal clear appearance, compared to the yellowish colour of typical petrol – the only forecourt fuel in the UK to boast this characteristic. It's also said to be less harmful to the environment than ordinary fuels: Its unique purity and superior evaporation properties improve the combustion process in the engine, which means that less of the fuel is emitted as partially burnt pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and unburnt hydrocarbons. Its sulphur free formula will improve the operation of the catalytic converter, reducing exhaust emissions. With less than 0.1% benzene, BP Ultimate 102 unleaded is safer to handle and less harmful to the environment and is the only automotive petrol not classed as carcinogenic. The fuel contains a high performance oxygen containing bio-component, which means that overall greenhouse gas emissions – associated with global warming – are reduced, helping to protect the environment.