C12 Racing Fuel has set the standard in the racing world for
performance and consistency. C12 was the first fuel produced by
VP Racing 23 years ago. An ongoing research effort to improve C12
has kept it the fuel of choice for 75% of VP customers. C12 was
the first racing fuel to prove that burning speed, vaporization
and BTU value were as important as octane. The important issue
here is to keep all of the properties balanced. This allowed C12
to be the first racing fuel to also make more power than other
fuels that just concentrate on octane. Just producing high octane
numbers is easy. It doesn't take any technical ability.
C12 has been successful in a wide range of applications
including: circle track (high and low compression), drag,
off-road, desert, motocross, snowmobiles, jet skis and road
racing. This however, doesn't mean that C12 is a generic fuel
suited for every application. But, for certain applications it is
the very best fuel possible. Because of its properties, C12 is
one of our most popular fuels.
C12 Formula Change for 1998
The specific gravity has changed from .708 to .717.
Scavengers in the lead octane improver have been changed to be
more effective at a much lower concentration. RVP has increased
from 6.5 to 7.1. These changes are very minimal. The most
significant change is in the vaporization of the 50%-90%
distillation range. This better vaporization results in a fuel
that has significantly better resistance to detonation on the
track, and a slight power gain at high RPM's.
These changes were tested in every conceivable application
over the past 2 years. These blend changes are not done
often only after extensive research, development and testing. The
new C12 has tested better in every application.