1234 on the speedo

  1. Richnd1974

    Richnd1974 Enthusiast

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    What do the 1234 markings on the speedo relate to.. Driving my R4 this evening I wondered.
     
  2. Andy McGhee

    Andy McGhee Enthusiast

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    Hi Richard
    To quote from the handbook:
    'Orange figures 1/2/3/4 indicate the most economical speed for the gear concerned. They help you drive economically. As soon as the speedometer needle reaches 1-2 or 3, change up to the next higher gear.
    Example: Needle reaches 2 when in 2nd gear, change into 3rd.'
     
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  3. Richnd1974

    Richnd1974 Enthusiast

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    Thanks Andy, makes sense .. Driving up to these numbers certainly means revving up to the maximum.. I change up earlier
     
  4. reidalpine Enthusiast

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    If I saw 1234 on my speedo-it woud mean I was going just above mach1 ,I would probably thank the lord
    for those superb aerodynamics -Reid
     
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  5. JdeW

    JdeW Enthusiast

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    I'm sure Reid, you can reach mach 2 with your Alpine engine but only when you do an upgrade on the gearbox :D
    I agree with the superb aerodynamics and don't underestimate the incredible downforce.
    Regards Joop
     
  6. Leonardo.IT

    Leonardo.IT Enthusiast

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    I think it's the maximum recommended speed you can reach in each gear, not the "greenest" point to put the next.
     
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