it Is likely that you have heard of this famous driving technique, the well-known tip heel. The first thing that you have to know is that, even though his name is so clear and illustrative purposes, this technique has not necessarily practiced with the tip of the foot and the heel, although it is the most common procedure among many pilots. The pointed heel is a very common technique in sporty driving, and in sport with manual transmission like the Porsche 911 R, one of the Porsche 911 more desirable in a long time. A technique that, while it is not essential with the use of synchronized changes, it is important to be the fastest, with safety, and without compromising the mechanics of our car. It is appreciated that Porsche has produced this video to remind us that the technique of the tip-heel, in the XXI century, it is still a technique that is very advisable in certain situations.
The technique of the tip-heel not only helps to protect the mechanics, and make cuts faster and safer, but also to maintain the stability of our car.
When you see this video you will see that the tip to heel is, in fact, in to give a blow of gas to reduce braking. Having three pedals and only two feet, the technique requires that while you step on the brake pedal with the tip of the foot, let the heel, or the back of our foot, to give a blow of gas. In this video we can see how it is done the pointed heel with the foot placed in different positions.
The idea behind the tip to heel with the stroke of a gas is nothing other than equalize to the extent possible, the regime of rotation between the axes of primary and secondary. The first consequence, obvious, this technique is the protection of the clutch, the transmission and many other components.
But as you try to show the Porsche in this video, the tip heel has another consequence very desirable in sporty driving, maintaining the car’s stability in braking. This aspect may not be extremely important in a straight line, and on firm and in good condition. But if the reduction is practiced in a turn, even with the wheel slightly turned, or even in a straight line with the asphalt slider, the locking momentary that occurs on wheels can be more than enough to destabilize us.
The advantage of practicing the tip-heeled it is therefore obvious, and can be seen perfectly in this video.
it is Also true that Porsche has not produced this video without excuse even more interesting. Some sports, including the Porsche 911 R (and the rest of the range 911) are able to automatically make that blow gas, that is to say, to simulate that we play with the heel on the throttle in the reductions, without the need for us to do really (see tip-heel automatic in the Porsche 911). This system in tip high-heeled machine, which we also tested in other sports such as the Nissan 370Z, is active in Sport mode, and is a guarantee of reductions in instant and safe, not to mention how delicious it will be to our ears if we drive a sporty with a good engine like the boxer six-cylinder 911 R (see bottom of the Porsche 911 R 2016 and price of the Porsche 911 R, 2016).
By these things the GT3 (see test Porsche 911 GT3) never should have abandoned your change manual…