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Old 29th June 2011, 10:24   #1
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We've had threads on car design discussing both, exterior & interior styling. This thread will celebrate a vital driving tool; the rpm gauge . For an enthusiast, few things match the satisfaction of making the needle climb fast into the red zone. And staying there.

The following rev counters just make my right foot want to bury an accelerator pedal into the floor. Which make you tick?

Mazda RX-8 (Source : Cnet.com)
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Ferrari Enzo (Source : Wordpress.com)
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Auto-Meter makes some delicious gauges. I especially love the font style:
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And how can we leave out superbikes, with an rpm range that "cages" can only dream of (Source : About.com):
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Amongst Indian cars, I love the Civic's the most. And with a tuned intake & exhaust, boy is she revv-happy:
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Old 29th June 2011, 10:54   #2
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430's anyday!! (Taken from http://teamspeed.com)

Big, clear, sporty and it's a Ferrari!

GTO, does RX8's tacho have a speedo (digital) too? I see that in the pic you've posted.

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Anyone seen the Lexus LFA's all digital rev counter. Check out the one at redline where the dial changes to red.

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Old 29th June 2011, 12:08   #4
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I will talk of cars I own. WagonR doesn’t comes with Tacho (I have Lxi variant), so have to depend on engine sound. But I love to rev Honda City past 4-5K quite often on open roads. The sound of i-VTEC is addicting. The tacho (in fact the complete console) looks gorgeous in night.


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@ vid6639, Tata Manza also has similar tacho in which needle turns red as it reaches higher revs.

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I love the rev counter in my Palio. It may seem too simple for many people but that what i like in it . And they way it goes to 7300rpm red line without any effort . No offence to anyone but i don't like the civic meter, specially because of that digital stuff, i know many people love that.

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Well, lots of traditional rev counter pics have already been posted. Let me post the 3 really different ones that came to my mind at first thought.

First, something inspired by a different world, the one in the sky. The Lamborghini Reventon's aircraft inspired instrument cluster.

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Then the new FIAT 500's tacho inside the speedo approach.

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And something from the past. One of the most radical instrument clusters, from one of the most radical car makers. The Citroen SX, with is drum-roll speedo and tacho. Also note the single spoke steering and the lack of stalks.

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Lot of drool worthy tachometers here.
Let me post some simple tachos which made me love this more than any other gauge in the console:

KB RTZ - the love started here.
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RD 350 - had dreams of redlining this one, may be one day I will.
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Yamaha RTZ - one of the last breed - had lot of fun redlining this one.
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One drool maal tacho
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Forgot to add source of the pics in this post.

the sources are:

1st pic (RTZ) http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/thumpers...asaki-rtz.html

2nd pic (RD350) http://yamaha-rd-rebuild.blogspot.com/

3rd pic (Yamaha RXZ) http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/thumpers...-1997-a-2.html

4th pic (ferrari GTO) http://www.9zu.net/new-2011-model-ca...ometer-picture

Can the post be edited that the proper source could be added? Sorry for the oversight.

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I quite like the Superb's sweep motion when the ignition is switched on.

A vertical needle position like the Ferrari's and Audi's is far more exciting to look at than the vertical ones.
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I prefer gauges that are nice and simple, like the ones on the Eagle E type speedster.

Some of the meters posted here would be really confusing IMO.

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Umm, The opening line in this thread is ridiculous. The rev counter is not an essential tool in driving. A good driver has his rev counter in his brain where he can sense what the engine can rev too. That said, my favorite rev counter currently is from the LF-A
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Nice thread GTO. For petrol-heads like us the tacho is a must have. I love the tacho from the 430.
However there is a another view regarding the tacho. Click on the link to read it.
The tachometer – the most useless car component… at Commonsense Design
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Thought I'd stir some controversy!!
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Continuing with my theme of something different, but this time something simpler.

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This is a tachometer from one of the most iconic cars ever and one time fastest production car of the world, the Jaguar XK120.
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The tacho on the Pontiac

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The tacho on the Pontiac

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IIRC, this was an option on the late sixties Pontiac GTOs, but was dropped later on.
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