How close to red-line?
Newbie-type question here:
How close can you let the engine rev to the red-line while accelerating and still have it be safe?
Given that my only stick shift previously was a 4banger econocar, I've never revved a car very close to redline before. I've been letting the rpms get a bit higher on the Goat while accelerating, but I want to be careful.
Most stick-shift cars I've sat in have had the red area marked off, and they'll have an orange/yellow "caution" section on the tachometer. The GTO surprisingly does not have a caution area. I've heard rumors that may or may not be true that going to red or just before red is never safe, that you should not go above (500rpm below redline, 1000 rpm below redline--some numbers I don't remember). What would you say is safe, for a stock engine?
I tried searching and couldn't find the answer.
06 IBM/blue M6 18"