Enerpulse Technologies Inc., Albuquerque, has announced that racing legend Al Unser Jr. has joined the company as its Pulstar Pulse Plugs Performance Expert.
Unser Jr., a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, will be a consumer advocate for Enerpulse, assisting the company in delivering automotive enthusiasts improved vehicle power and performance, according to a press release.
“When I initially tried the Pulstar plugs in my 2011 Chevy Suburban LTZ, I noticed an increase of 2 mpg and dyno-testing showed that I had picked up 5 horsepower,” explained Unser Jr. “I could really feel the power, all just by changing my spark plugs.”
Pulstar Pulse Plugs use an integrated capacitor that stores and compresses electrical energy to intensify the spark. The process increases fuel economy and engine performance, the release stated.
Unser Jr. is a two-time IndyCar Series champion and has 34 IndyCar wins. He was the winner of both the Indy 500 and the Series championship in 1994. He was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2009.
“I am extremely excited by this partnership,” he added. “I am not a physicist, but I do know a thing or two about getting the most power from your engine; and the performance improvement I experienced with Pulstar Pulse Plugs is nothing short of amazing.”