Garmaine Staff asked 2 years ago

My car's RPM meter says x1,000 for each notch, therefore when set to 2 this implies 2,000 RPM. I can't visualise an engine's flywheel turning 33 times per second when the car is set to 2,000 RPM – it seems excessive. Have I misunderstood RPM or is that actually how fast the heavy flywheel turns and the pistons rotate the camshaft?