Originally Posted by car_freak85
Your water temp gauges is bunk anyway, it's just a three position indicator, cold, normal and too late.
Oil temp is the key here. Don't mash until it is good amd warm. Note the BMW e46 M3 and similar vintage M5 both have indicators on the dash that, as oil temp rises, will raise the redline until the oil is warm and the redline is back to its nominal setting.
The S2000 keeps the rev-limiter lower until a certain temperature is reached as well. The only problem is, you have no idea when that is. We need oil temperature gauges in performance-oriented cars from the factory.