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A racing engine power band is much narrower than that of a road car, the more radical the state of tune the more so. The FI engine power band has always been around the 2500 RPM range being turbo or not and whatever the max revs of the time were, of course this is always at the top end of the RPM range, example is the present 2.4L V8 which is rev limited by the rules to 18k, the usable power band is 15k to 17500, from 17500 to 18K the engine will not be producing any more additional power so these 500 RPM to the red line is where gear changes takes place, if the engine is not used in the above rev range during a race, and at whatever the speed is or whatever the gear in use is the car and driver will be useless.

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