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2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Speedo numbers in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2015; Any thoughts or theories on why the numbers on our speedometer get smaller after 140mph?...
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    cts-v-ette is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Speedo numbers

    Any thoughts or theories on why the numbers on our speedometer get smaller after 140mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cts-v-ette
    Any thoughts or theories on why the numbers on our speedometer get smaller after 140mph?
    So they can cram it up to 200 MPH with the same sweep. The needle will climb at one rate up to the 140 mark then climb slower above that as speed increases. If you ever watch any videos of top speed runs, especially in C6 Vettes, you'll see what I mean.

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    Re: Speedo numbers

    All I know is at 166 mph you really don't want to look down...

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