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    Redlining

    I have noticed that with the M6 BMW GT3, the circle that indicates the gear, changes to red much earlier than when the Rev counter reaches the red line.

    I know that shifting gears at the start of the red line is not always the best point, but does this mean that when the gear indicator changes to red, it is a better time to shift?

    In the M6, I'd say that the red line starts at about 6200 RPM but the gear indicator will change to red at around 5500RPM


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    You have multiple HUDs on your screen. You have a button to switch between different HUD panels. On the one with tire temps and G forces, below the odometer is the torque and horsepower generated in real time (I... think ?).

    You'll find that turbo car's power drop massively past certain RPM (unlike NA cars). On the Bimmer, as soon as the odometer turns red, is basically the moment you want to shift. Not after.

    You have to short shift the Ferrari as well, the right moment is around when the last dot turns red.

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    @RookieRaceline: Go to cockpit view and you will see that it's spot on, indicator lights up when you hit the rev red line
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    Quote Originally Posted by RookieRaceline View Post
    I have noticed that with the M6 BMW GT3, the circle that indicates the gear, changes to red much earlier than when the Rev counter reaches the red line.

    I know that shifting gears at the start of the red line is not always the best point, but does this mean that when the gear indicator changes to red, it is a better time to shift?

    In the M6, I'd say that the red line starts at about 6200 RPM but the gear indicator will change to red at around 5500RPM


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    Yes, when the light flashes red, it's time to shift , unless you're only a few meters away from your breaking point. If I recall correctly, the red light in the middle is an approximation of the best shift point. Try the 488GT3, it's even more noticeable there. Reving up to the redline gains you nothing.
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    Isn't because you want to utilize the max HP at the RPM? Such as 500 HP at 5500 RPM, anything past 5500 RPM is wasted time.

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    It depends a bit, if you have a big turbo and a lot of lag (F40), you may want to utilize even the very high RPM, even with a little less horsepower, but still higher than when you're shifting up.

    On that particular F40, I don't shift at the limiter because it upsets the car a little bit. Hard to get this car right, definitely... and on default setup, turbo isn't even at 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bealdor View Post
    The theoretically perfect shifting point is when your current HP match the HP you'll get in the next gear.
    I was gonna say "Duh !"

    Is it mean ?
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