There's more to a speedometers max speed than just the vehicles top speed. Some of it is probably marketing, I'm sure someone somewhere said the speedo should read 130 because the other guys read to 120. But another reason is needle position. If the speedo read to 85 like back in the 80's, I'd probably barely max it out, but the needle would be way over to the right, nearly buried, when cruising on the interstate. With a 130 speedo it's straight up and down!
Back in the 1980's there was some weird regulation in the US that didn't allow speedometers to read over 85. Something about insurance regulations or something? Somehow our government thought that if the speedometer didn't read over 85 then people wouldn't go any faster? Dunno, they aren't always the brightest folks. Anyway, I really like Ferrari's solution to that problem
I'd love to have a clone of a speedo like that. I dunno why I just love the 'redline' and lack of numbers. I mean TECHNICALLY it doesn't read above 85, right? I think the REAL reason was internationally the speedo read faster, but they just slapped a different face on the same speedo for here. Like on my '85 Mercury Cougar I had, which had a digital speedometer. There's a switch on the speedometer itself (you have to take the dash apart to get to it) which switches it from reading 0-85, to reading 0-199. That way the manufacturer just 'flips a switch' based on where it ships!
Of course, the regulation only applied to 'miles per hour', so the easier solution would be just to press the button that switches the speedo to km/h. It would read much higher! Faster I got it was 170km/h, about 105mph.