I come from a background of driving trucks and SUV vehicles, and actually have never really continuously drove a sedan "car". Or hatchback, etc. I like to watch my RPMs and at-least on the ones I drove for a few years could keep them at 2,000 give or take a little unless entering the highway but even at 75-80 holding 2,000-2,300 was not a problem and it is a little mountainy here.
Back to the point real quick - test driving the V Turbo threw me for a loop - when slowly accelerating onto the 60 mph limit freeway the rpms jumped up pretty high 3,000-4,000 I believe. Never above 65ish and even while in the 40s still kept up pretty high for RPMs that I am used to.
I am an avid googler and read a bunch of good stuff for GREAT info but it still didn't completely answer my question. Using the search function for RPM on here doesn't really work haha, I tried with ish results.
1. Do all sedans/hatchbacks act that way with rev'n higher RPMs? Read that different vehicles have different 'bands?' on them or something, was a little messy on the articles. I assume the smaller engine accounts for the higher RPMs to get more juice out of it..or along the lines.
2. Did read that certain engines have sweet spots where they are tweaked to work the best, really the main question for the VT owners on here - what is the VT's sweet spot was for RPMs?
Digging through posts I saw that the turbo really kicks in at around 4,000 RPM. I guess I just don't know how to compare the VT being a Truck/SUV owner all these years. Felt weird to me having to rev the VT up way past normal for same horse power/acceleration. While the SUV might have a better engine the truck wasn't anything special and accelerated more than fine to highway speeds at a steady low RPM.
Note: Drove an Automatic (city traffic can suck here) and plan to get that when buying. Rest of the car blew me away though..nice little package