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Heel-Toe Shifting in Style, with Ayrton Senna

Meanwhile, back in Toronto…

… the topic of heel-toe shifting kept coming up for whatever reason.  Or maybe it kept coming up because someone – not me – bought a Porsche 911 4S and doesn’t know how to do it properly.

Well I could tell you, or you could just watch Senna do it in a Honda NSX – in loafers.  The mere 300hp NSX from the 90s is still on many automobile journalists’ dream car wish list.  If not for the power, then it’s the confidence inspiring handling, thanks in part to the suspension setup dialed-in by none other than the legend himself, Aytron Senna.

If anyone would like an explanation as to what he’s doing, let me know in the comments below.