Here’s the thing. The truth is, I couldn’t give a toss. Literally.
The Octane rating will not be the deciding factor. Not even if I decided to use game stats as the main choosing criteria. Because the emission is not even looked at. (That means all catalytic converters equipped cars have disadvantage by default, I already clearly stated that it’s NOT required). As the catalytic converter is out of the equation, that means leaded and unleaded have pretty much no difference other than octane rating. Most leaded car will be able to use unleaded unless you really rev it out. But leaded fuel would be available until much later than 1986 so that’s not going to be an issue. As for unleaded using leaded for a year, I’ll use my artistic licence.
I was going to make a 100% accurate round, but as clearly that would take far too much effort than I’ll be able to give. (The first plan was to also limit tyre sizes, which means all cars with irregular tyre sizes would be immediately out, and I wouldn’t have mention that if it goes through. Thankfully it didn’t.) And as TR8R pointed out my error about fuel after several cars have been received. I decided that fuel type use will not matter as well. (Unless of course it’s 98. Leaded or Unleaded not an issue as both would be rarer and more expensive).
I’ve decided to make the round less strict and arsey for most people. Isn’t that supposed to be a good thing?
And even if you’re so hellbent in optimising the car so much that 4 octane rating become a deciding factor. Maybe you’re taking this round in the wrong way as I’ve also clearly stated that this will be incredibly SUBJECTIVE. And min-maxing a car will not work.
Hell. With 19 entries I’ve received so far (not all with advert). There are so many things that’s much more obvious than fuel type that make them not a viable option. You’ll see when the result’s released.
(And of course it makes my job easier.)