It is all justified to hit the redline even if the power drops after the peak.
Originally Posted by jdong
Seeing how the power drops by 10% past the peak, I don't know why you'd want to do that though.
Here is why. The idea is that in the whole process of maximum acceleration, to keep the AVERAGE engine rpm as close as possible on the POWER PEAK.
Of course, it will never happen if you never pass the peak.
Best evidence are in CVT equipped cars. When you mash their throttle, they are programmed to keep the rpm on peak power.
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