Not Great for Left-Foot Braking - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Porsche 911: Not Great for Left-Foot Braking

July 12, 2013

2013 Porsche 911

I like to use my left foot for braking. It feels natural once you get used to it and it's safer. There are plenty of people who will tell you differently, but to each his own.

As you can see, our 911 doesn't exactly accommodate left-foot braking. The brake pedal is clearly cheated over to the right. This obviously makes for easy to swap between the accelerator and the brake pedal with your right foot, but trying to squeeze both feet in there isn't very natural.

Can't really blame Porsche for this one as this is the preferred setup when there's a third pedal jammed in there. Then again, with increasingly small numbers of 911s leaving the factory with manual transmissions, maybe this is worth reconsidering in the future.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor

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