Think performance fuel isn't for everyday cars? Think again. From their work on the racetrack with Ferrari, Shell created Shell V-Power for the road. It's designed to clean any type of engine for more efficient combustion and so improve your car's responsiveness. So, fill up with Shell V-Power, the fuel developed with Ferrari.
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ASTON Martin will compete at Le Mans in 2011 with an all-new racer powered by a newly developed engine. The LMPi challenger will be fuelled by petrol and painted in the Gulf Oil livery. With new race regulations, Aston Martin believes it can compete with the dominant diesel-powered racers. Aston chairman David Richards, said: "Having won the GT category twice at Le Mans in 2007 and 2008 and the Le Mans Series outright in 2009, we still want to achieve our ultimate goal of winning the race overall to bring the title back to Britain."
YET more EVs will be presented by Smart and Mini - but of the two-wheeled variety. Both companies are to reveal plug-in electric scooter concepts at Paris. These will major on style, showcase many futuristic design cues, and be powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The Smart version is said to offer a 90km range on a single charge.
NISSAN is to unveil a concept vehicle in Paris that will offer an insight into its future EV portfolio. The Townpod concept combines 'eye-catching design with a spacious and practical interior'. Designed as a zero-emissions mobility solution, it's intended to 'appeal to a future generation of home-based, innovative entrepreneurs who are creative and tech-sawy. It heralds a new era of flexible, stylish vehicles that will bring electric-vehicle mobility to the masses.' Sounds appealing.
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