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      10-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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United Kingdom

Drives: 435d M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bristol

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Originally Posted by MaestroAl View Post
Well you can do the maths ... if it's 3500 rpm at an indicated 160mph then it's 1750 rpm at an indicated 80mph

Good point! Oh dear, that's bang up there with the most stupid questions ever asked - I'd had a couple of beers and it didn't occur to me to divided 85mph by 155mph. Bit worried about beer & IQ now.

So it looks like 8th gear at 85mph would be circa 1,900 rpm - no wonder this thing is so bloody ecumenical. Better still, that's smack bang in the sweet spot for torque, so we'll be whipping past anything that's dawdling ... :-)

Bollocks, I need that car now!