I think that's a myth. Needles have been computer controlled for a while now: a computer drives a motor which turns the needle, and that needle can move as fast as it needs to. The McLaren F1 and sport bikes rev faster than the LF-A and have analog dashes. The digital speed display in my Cayman often lags the needle because the LCD refresh is pretty laggy.
1/9/14 at 10:08pm