Basil- Vtec has nothing to do with you having to shift before me. Gearing and redline are what causes that. The internals of my engine have been constructed at a higher tolerance to allow for this redline, as it is the only way to make 160 with a 1.6 liter.
So what I have to downshift to get real speed at 70. You have to shift into third to get to 60.