The PDK on my wife's Macan S will get to 4th gear by about 20 mph. I've driven it many times but never felt the need to use the paddles since it's more of a utilitarian car.
When you do a greater than 90 degree turn or 180 u-turn?Those paddles rotate with the steering wheel so that they are always at your fingers as you turn the wheel. Of course that is obvious.
Use the console shifter just like you'd do in a manual.When you do a greater than 90 degree turn or 180 u-turn?
On those occasions, I feel like I am in no man's land for street driving. I either have to shift into 2nd prior to getting very far into the turn (very low rpms) or I'm pushing into the higher revs before my paddles and hands are back "in synch". Granted, it doesn't happen often but much more frequent in places I daily drive (NE urban). But maybe I'm alone in this area as I like Sport+ manual for more linear throttle response. I also have a very limited "Sport Driver's Education". Some day🤞🤞🤞.
Yeah, my previous post in this thread said it is one time that I use the console shifter. I was just responding to the idea that someone's hands and paddles are always aligned.Use the console shifter just like you'd do in a manual.
In fact sometimes I just use that and forget about the paddles... now that Porsche corrected the lever to the correct + and - positions...
I had mine Custom painted to match other Red items like the Bright Red brake-calibers.Does a GT4 have real paddles or the tiny little things on a Boxster?
From all the F1 cockpit footage that I've seen, the steering wheel only turns 180 degree lock to lock, so there is no need to have column mounted paddles as both hands are always in contact with the steering wheel.But I'll go ahead and stop you from suggesting wheel-mounted paddles are "not at all functional". Actual racing drivers don't seem to think they're not functional. I'm no expert but it seems rare to find an actual racing car with column-mounted paddles.
Either pull a paddle before you make the turn, use the gear selector to change up/down, or push the gear selector to the right to return to auto mode.For our street cars, wheel-mounted paddles are so annoying when you have to do a sharp turn.