- Jun 30, 2003
You are not understanding why sports cars have high-revving engines, generally.Cars are ultimately cars, even sports cars. I think shifting to a high revving gear should really be just for achieving a particular speed. Once you get there, then there is no need to over rev the engine. If I want to get to 100mph quickly, I will, but I wont keep the car in the wrong gear because I know thats silly.
1) maximize power output
2) keep engine in the peak power band when racing