Do all cars reach the maximum speed printed on the speedometer?

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  • Do all cars reach the maximum speed printed on the speedometer?


Answer #1 | 20/12 2013 08:57
Nope. Most car makers only have two or three speedometers available, so they pick the one that fits to look, but not necessarily the performance, of the car.
Positive: 66 %
Answer #2 | 20/12 2013 11:28
Sometimes there is a correlation between a measure and performance. If you have a book that is 1000 pages long you expect to have very close to this number of pages with text on them. At other times the measure is simply adaquate for what is required. Just because a thermometer can go up to 140 degrees we don't expect that temperature every day or even any day. There is no law that says a speedometer has to indicate the top speed of the vehicle. The top speed of a vehicle may in fact vary depending upon it going uphill or down and wind and weather conditions.
Positive: 60 %

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