Why Your Car's Speedometer Goes Up To 160 Mph (Even When Your Car Can't)

Why Your Car’s Speedometer Goes Up To 160 Mph (Even When Your Car Can’t)

That’s nearly twice the highest speed limit in the United States, 85 mph, on a stretch of freeway in Texas. Why do our speedometers stretch to an illegal speed, which only race car drivers will reach? Toyota spokesman Paul Hogard said the automaker wanted speedometers to be easy to read, so it helps to place …

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