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Your Top 12 speedometers

  1. Numbers - we like big ones. Especially if they’re beaming at us from a speedometer. Even more especially if said speedometer’s presented with handsome ornament.

    But instead of dictating which is handsomest, we opened our Facebook and asked you - yes, you with your mouth open - which was your favourite.

    Herein lie the results.

    And once you’ve scrolled through, have a look over the last 100 years of GM speedometers 

  2. Ferrari 599 GTO

    As well as reaching an agreeable 360km/h, you liked the F1-style lights on the steering wheel. Which, we realise, have nothing to do with the speedometer. But they’re still deeply, deeply cool.

  3. Koenigsegg Agera

    As well as an ambitious terminal velocity of 260mph, this speedo has LOTS OF PRETTY COLOURS. We like pretty colours.

  4. Vauxhall Astra GTE

    Digital speedos were thrust on all that bought a GTE. They also broke a lot. Nice.

  5. Citroen BX GT Digit

    You can always rely on the French for galloping in-car digitisation. The Digit special had a digital cluster and state-of-the-Eighties onboard computer.

  6. Honda CR-Z

    What’s not to like? It’s all blue and alluring and futuristic and lovely. Well played, Honda.

  7. Fiat 500

    The speedo chases the revs up and down the dial. Which, according to you lot, is pleasing.

  8. Lancia Orca

    It looked like a Citroen BX crossed with a blue whale on the outside, but its innards are deliciously digital. Though lightly baffling.

  9. Lexus LFA

    Firstly, it’s attached to a Lexus LFA. Secondly, the engine revs so fast that a normal gauge can’t keep up, which is why it’s digital.

  10. Packard 12

    What it lacks in accuracy, it makes up for in analogue chic.

  11. Lamborghini Reventón

    Lamborghini drives the this-is-a-wheeled-jet point home with knee-weakening flight-sim displays

  12. TVR Tuscan

    Just looks cool, doesn’t it?

  13. Pagani Zonda R

    Look at it, and tell us it’s not RIDDLED with awesome. Go on. Dare you.

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