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The sport instrument cluster had a large tachometer in the center, flanked by the speedometer and gas and temperature gauges.
The instrument panel has a screen between the speedometer and tachometer that can show speed, trip info, current mileage, and the like.
Porsche is happy to apply red threading to the seats and the steering wheel for a small fee, and the black tachometer can be swapped out for a red-faced one.
The instrument cluster itself is a TFT display that houses a speedometer and a counterclockwise tachometer, à la Aston Martin.
Driver controls are straightforward, but the smallish gauge package of two dials for speedo and tachometer with a 4.2-inch display screen between is crowded.
The image can show you a variety of information, including your speed, the current speed limit, navigational directions, a tachometer, your cruise control status, etc.
There’s no tachometer to judge the numbers, but urgent acceleration drops off at upper freeway speed.
The instrument cluster is different with the tachometer in the middle.
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Did You Know?
A tachometer is literally a "speed-measurer", since the Greek root tach- means "speed". This is clear in the names of the tachyon, a particle of matter that travels faster than the speed of light (if it actually exists, it's so fast that it's impossible to see with any instrument), and tachycardia, a medical condition in which the heart races uncontrollably. Since the speed that an auto tachometer measures is speed of rotation of the crankshaft, the numbers it reports are revolutions per minute, or rpm's.
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