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As the car accelerates from a stop, the speedometer shows green up to about 40 mph when it becomes orange. When the car traveling at more than 60 mph, the speedometer shows red as a warning. It’s doubtful that any Starfire owner ever heeded the warning.

The cost is immaterial because top-down driving never fails to make Mr. Surdyk happy. “It’s a small price to pay to look ridiculous,” he says with a smile.