I'd say yes. I know Roland uses Aldon automotive octane booster for the track. I can recomend the stuff, just remember its like rocket fuel and seems to stain/etch and kill everything within 10 miles of the car LOL
97 would also be OK provide that you repsect the engine and do not thrash the thing - keep away from WOT.
I had to use ordinary 95 last year in Italy because there was no premium - I was not happy but just used a gentle right foot, no sign of pre-det.
In the stock S mine was fine on 95, but there was a difference in performcance. Since tuning it... it really hates 95 ... it feel lean, hunts around on tickover, down on power, sounds rougher under load ... The difference is shocking really. its not bad on 97 but Vpower or the other the 98-100 octane fuels seems to smooth things out.
I imagine that a seriously tuned car would almost be dying on 95 ... but then maybe its just mine
You guys are so lucky! In South Afirca the highest grade we get is 95!! No Choices. When I had my JCW conversion done only 93 was available (now THAT was a bag of nails), I got pinking and had to watch it. On 95 there is no pinking but I suspect it is the absolute minimum to run a Works on. So put in some 95 and drive like a granny until you get the special juice again!
Hi Guys, yes 97 will be fine except for severe lead foot usage. Even 95 can be used all day long and will not harm anything unless using full throttle.
I must admit Tescos still have lots of lovely 99 here down south.