Think All Premium Fuels Are the Same?

Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline is engineered with four levels of defence against gunk, wear, corrosion and friction to help keep your engine running like new.* This patented formula is our most advanced fuel ever and available only at Shell.

How is Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline different?

Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline is our most advanced fuel ever.

While all three Shell fuel grades are certified as Top Tier Detergent Gasolines, Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline is formulated with four levels of defence designed to quickly get to the surfaces of critical engine components, forming a protective barrier against four threats to an engine:

  • Gunk
  • Wear
  • Corrosion
  • Friction

Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium fuels have been developed through our Innovation Partnership with Ferrari and represent more than 100 years of commitment to high quality fuels production. The Shell V-Power race fuel used in the Formula One Scuderia Ferrari V6 engine contains at least 99% of the same types of compounds used in Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline.

Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline helps keep your engine running like new* with:
  • Four levels of engine protection against gunk, wear, corrosion and friction
  • The highest octane of all Shell fuels at 91 octane
  • The highest concentration of the Shell Nitrogen Enriched Cleaning System
  • Seven times the minimum amount of cleaning agents required by federal standard
  • 0% ethanol at every station in Canada

Engineered With Four Levels of Defence

What is Gunk?

What is Gunk?

Gunk is another name for carbon deposits that can build up on intake valves and fuel injectors, which can make your engine work less efficiently. Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ has 7x the cleaning agents required to meet federal standards and removes an average of 70% of baked-in deposits left by lower-quality premium gasoline, starting with the very first tank.** Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ provides unsurpassed protection against gunk to help improve engine performance.

This image depicts intake value deposit results based on a 16,000 km vehicle fleet test of port fuel injected vehicles comparing Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ with lowest additive concentration (LAC) gasoline. ** in 4,000 km with continuous use of Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline.

What is Wear?

What is Wear?

Wear can occur slowly, over time, when two metal surfaces rub against each other, leading to loss of metal from those surfaces. This can occur in the piston assembly, fuel pump and fuel injectors and can cause higher oil consumption, loss of power and higher emissions. Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ provides our best protection against wear and tear in your engine.

This image depicts wear results obtained using ASTM D6079 comparing Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ with lowest additive concentration (LAC) gasoline. Results depicted may not reflect what consumers see in their vehicles under normal driving conditions.

What is Corrosion?

What is Corrosion?

Corrosion is caused by moisture and other contaminants that can make their way into a vehicle’s fuel tank. It can impact the fuel pump, fuel lines and fuel injectors. Furthermore, formation of particles from corrosive processes such as rusting of steel surfaces can contribute to the blockage of fuel filters, impacting overall vehicle operation. Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ is formulated with a unique agent to provide unbeatable protection against corrosion.

This image depicts corrosion results obtained using ASTM D7548/D665 using corrosive saltwater. Results depicted may not reflect what consumers will see in their vehicles under normal driving conditions.

What is Friction?

What is Friction?

Friction in your engine occurs as piston rings move against cylinder walls, generating heat, wasting energy, and reducing the overall efficiency of your engine. Too much friction can also damage metal surfaces, increasing wear on critical engine parts. Our proprietary Shell SmoothGlide Technology provides our best protection against friction by filling in the rough spots in your engine, forming a protective layer to help reduce friction and improve efficiency.

This image depicts Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ with friction reducing molecules. Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ reduces friction at interior engine surfaces. Images are for illustrative purposes only.

*in engines that continuously use Shell V-Power® NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline

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