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Red line is 6500 RPM. How Fast? I'd not go past red line.
Below is taken from the manual.
Manual Transmission Recommended
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
5 to 6
If your speed drops below 20 mph (32 km/h), or if the
engine is not running smoothly, you should downshift to
the next lower gear.
One to Four Shift Light
When this light comes on, you can only shift from
FIRST (1) to FOURTH (4) instead of FIRST (1) to
SECOND (2). The light will be displayed on the
instrument panel cluster and a message will be
displayed on the trip computer.
You must complete the shift into FOURTH (4) to turn
off this feature. This helps you get the best possible
If you skip a gear when you downshift, you
could lose control of your vehicle. You could
injure yourself or others. Do not shift down
more than one gear at a time when you
Last edited by GTO JUDGE; 09-23-2008 at 12:08 PM.