I recall Ford making a big deal of switching the speedo to the right so you could see the revs while shifting...guess RHD cars will get that priviledge :shrug:
This is probably something totally obvious that I'm missing but I was looking at the steering wheel and noticed there seems to be something on both the left and right sides of the pony emblem that have been taped up. It also appears on the production finish pic.And what's the point of that tape bit over the pony? ANYONE can still see it's there, so why bother?!
I think the size difference of the gauges is actually nothing more than a distorted angle. If you look at the left side of the steering wheel, it looks stretched out compared to the right side. Maybe this is what we are seeing in the gauges as well.Different sized gauges? That can't be right.... and why would the tach need to be bigger than the speedo.
To me it doesn't look like different sizes so much as the tach looks like it's protruding more and the speedo is set more into the dash.
I'm not sure why this is needed unless you race the car which 90% of us dont. If you are using the revs to shift (instead of feel) for everyday driving there is something wrong. I do think Ford needs to stop flip flopping about the placement but I'm glad they went back to the speedo on the right, it makes more sense to me for regular daily driving.I recall Ford making a big deal of switching the speedo to the right so you could see the revs while shifting...guess RHD cars will get that priviledge :shrug:
Apparently your left hand is at 12 o'clock and the other is on the shifter...therefore you have an unobstructed view of the right side of the cluster.I don't understand why the Tach on the left or right makes a difference seeing the RPM's anyway. I never look at the shifter when changing gears, so it doesn't matter if it is on the left or right.
FINALLY - a designer using their head and not limited the sweep of the big gauges to only 180 degrees. And putting secondary mechanical gauges in the cluster too (instead of that ridiculous single electronic gauge the 2013/4s have).
Now, IF Ford was to be serious... the temperature and pressure gauges would be calibrated. So instead of "hot" we would have "220 degrees". But that is asking too much.
Now I'd like to see a more serious steering wheel, much thicker, larger thumb rests. At least it's smaller overall, not like that bumper car (and thin) steering wheel we've been stuck with since 2005.