Making a fuel for New Zealand driving conditions means putting it to the test here in New Zealand, which is exactly what we did. Watch Kiwi world champion rally driver Hayden Paddon and the Auckland UniServices team put ZX through its paces and find out how it measures up.
Our Z Fuel Challenge resulted in fuel consumption with ZX that was 3% lower than the other 95 octane fuel used and 5% lower than the other 98 octane fuel that was used*.
Test results showed the initial acceleration rate with ZX was marginally faster than with the 98 octane fuel.
Comparison of the three fuels (ZX, other 95, and 98 fuels) indicated that on average ZX had the lowest fuel consumption on the lab Dyno testing.
* During our Z Fuel Challenge, Uniservices Limited tested two Skoda Octavias driven on each of three different days on the North Island’s State Highway One. Between Auckland and Taupo testing ZX and a 98 octane fuel and between Taupo and Wellington testing ZX and a different 95 octane fuel. Steps were taken to minimise the influence of external factors including driving style and individual vehicle characteristics. However, the potential for influence by such factors cannot be entirely excluded.
Check out the full report from Uniservices