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What's red line for RPMs on a stock Lotus Elise 2011 R?

I don't see the red lines in the RPM on my stock Lotus Elise 2011 R and was wondering what the red line was for shifting?

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6k cold, 8k once it is warmed up, then 8500 for short few second bursts during hard pulls.
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Though it sounds like from the "cam wipe" thread, that one does so at one's own risk.
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Perhaps I misunderstand, but our cars have red "shift" lights, not a marking on the tach.

And, revving high is not an issue as much as oil temp.

So, wait a full 20 minutes after coolant is normal to engage "big cam".

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It's 8,200 after temp gets to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, 6,000 before that. ECU does a fuel cut off at 6,000 before temp raises as a way to save us from ourselves.....
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It's 8,200 after temp gets to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, 6,000 before that. ECU does a fuel cut off at 6,000 before temp raises as a way to save us from ourselves.....
I've never seen anything that states 8200, always 8500.

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6000 cold rev
8000 hot rev
8500 temp rev

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I think the 8200 RPM confusion may have stemmed from the Celica days as those cars had 8200 rev limit depending on model year.

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I've never seen anything that states 8200, always 8500.

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Thanks! This helps a lot , I was a bit confused since I didn't see anything red at all..
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6000 cold rev
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8500 temp rev

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I think the 8200 RPM confusion may have stemmed from the Celica days as those cars had 8200 rev limit depending on model year.

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All the credit belongs to forkmeupscotty. Without those 300 extra rpms I would have had to post my car up for sale. 8200? Not bloody likely (Seinfeld).

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Jeez, relax San, was trying to recall from memory. Manual states...
Maximum continuous engine speed 8000 rpm
Maximum transient engine speed 8500 rpm
Idle speed 850 rpm

We good now?
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I always figured it was sorta calculated by the car, depending on all sorts of variables including the season of the year, day of week, tire thread wear, stuff like that. No literal "red line".

On track we shift at 8,200 regularly.

Anyone else put their hand up as a genuine "money shifter"? I have three times on track. Popped over 9,000. You don't want to know what that sounds like.

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Jeez, relax San, was trying to recall from memory. Manual states...
Maximum continuous engine speed 8000 rpm
Maximum transient engine speed 8500 rpm
Idle speed 850 rpm

We good now?
How was I not relaxed? Your numbers were wrong. Enough said.

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