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1234 on the speedo

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483
Location
Cheltenham
#2
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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361
Location
Bournemouth
#3
Thanks Andy, makes sense .. Driving up to these numbers certainly means revving up to the maximum.. I change up earlier
 

JdeW

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328
Location
Laarbeek, The Netherlands
#5
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
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
 
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93
Location
Tuscany (Italy)
#6
I think it's the maximum recommended speed you can reach in each gear, not the "greenest" point to put the next.
 

Minty

Enthusiast
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53
Location
France
#7
Living in France, I am under the impression that the average French peasant is not the sharpest tool in the box, especially after a few pastis! So, assumed the numbers are there to guide them in which order to use the gears. I may be wrong?
 

Minty

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53
Location
France
#8
Hi, my husband says that it's the maximum revs, so change now, anymore and you're flogging a dead horse. He says that the numbers are there because there is no rev counter.
 
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