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The title pretty must says it.......what's the opinion about left-foot braking on cars with PDK?


I'm awaiting delivery of my Base Cayman with PDK and am trying to read up on stuff like this.
I've been do the heel-toe thing since the '60s, so this would be a new skill (much different I suspect from left-foot braking in a torque-convertor automatic).


I realize that this is probably not needed for street driving, but I'm sure my car will see at least some track usage (and will likely serve as a pace car at some events).
 

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Left foot braking is faster than right foot braking - and probably a bit more strenuous on the car. But if you don't care about the latter then it is faster.
 

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I'm really referring to track day usage where *any* driving is probably harder on the car, whether you are using left-foot or right-foot for braking.


My real question is the reaction of the PDK gearbox? How will it deal with pressure on both pedals at the same time? This sort of thing can make torque-convertor cars do funky things with shifting.


I'm wondering, when someone is using the full paddle-shift, how will the PDK will react to somehow who is trail-braking while on the gas? Or if a driver tries to make the car "take a set" by applying pressure on both pedals entering a turn.


I haven't seen anything about this. Maybe it's just like a full manual box and there is no issue?
 

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I'm really referring to track day usage where *any* driving is probably harder on the car, whether you are using left-foot or right-foot for braking.


My real question is the reaction of the PDK gearbox? How will it deal with pressure on both pedals at the same time? This sort of thing can make torque-convertor cars do funky things with shifting.


I'm wondering, when someone is using the full paddle-shift, how will the PDK will react to somehow who is trail-braking while on the gas? Or if a driver tries to make the car "take a set" by applying pressure on both pedals entering a turn.


I haven't seen anything about this. Maybe it's just like a full manual box and there is no issue?

You might want to check out the Planet 9 thread on this issue for a few more answers.
Left foot braking with PDK
 

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OK...just looked there. Good info. It sounds like the PSM (stab. management) might react to two-foot driving. But that can be shut off.


I plan on asking the instructors about this type of thing when I'm at the PEC/Atlanta. But the more I understand this stuff ahead of time, the better I can ask pertinent questions.
 
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