Ethanol in today’s unleaded pump gas is harmful to fuel systems in many engines, causing problems including corrosion, deposits, moisture absorption and consequently hard starts. This is particularly true of older classic and vintage vehicles, whether it’s sitting in the fuel line of a ’32 Ford in a museum, a ‘65 Vette that sits in the garage under cover all winter, or a vintage race car competing on the dragstrip or oval track.
VP Racing Fuels has developed two new fuels to combat the problems encountered by vintage racers who currently use street gasoline containing ethanol to compete. VP’s new products, VP Vintage and C9, start quicker, make more power, lubricate, burn more cleanly, and can sit for years without losing their luster. And for older vehicles that relied on lead for engine protection, VP Vintage is a leaded fuel product that contains no ethanol. It offers extra protection against detonation with an octane rating of 98 (R+M/2) and is formulated to sit for days, weeks, or months without losing the ability to fire at the first twist of the key. If your engine doesn’t require the benefits of a leaded product like VP Vintage, it can still benefit from VP’s C9 ethanol-free unleaded fuel formula. C9 prevents ethanol-related problems and has an octane rating of 96 (R+M/2) that ensures better detonation protection and superior performance compared to pump gas. With a shelf life of at least two years, C9 offers worry-free storage for cars that sit for extended periods, and improved performance when the cars are taken to the track. Both VP Vintage and C9 are designed for use only in racing competition on tracks or closed courses, and are not legal for use on the street.
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