The Evolution Of The Chevrolet Speedometer1
When it comes to taste in cars, just about everyone is different, but most could be divided into two groups: old school and cutting-edge. The analog feel of a vintage hot rod versus the engineering marvels of lightweight track machine. But even though there are several contrasts between the two types, both have one thing in common: a speedometer. And over the years, Chevrolet has showcased several styles in its vehicles.
As a tribute, website designer Christian Annyas assembled 24 black-and-white images of some of the most distinctive speedos ever to be featured in a Bowtie car. The oldest of which comes from a Chevy pickup of 1941, with the most recent being from the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, which some could argue is the most evolutionary speedometer Chevrolet has ever featured. To see everything yourself, hit the link below.
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I like the new setup GM is using on some of the small cars (digital speedo and analog tach). This is what sport bikes have been using for almost a decade. It’s much easier to glance down and check your exact speed with a digital speedometer (like when you pass that cop hiding in the bushes) while the analog tach still helps predict shift points and rates of acceleration. Best of both worlds in my opinion.