Why some slow cars FEEL fast

27 אוק 2020
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Ever wonder why certain cars give you a rush while others don't, even at the same speed? Well there's tons of science and math behind why some cars feel fast and others don't. we look at the difference between Speed and Acceleration, the phenomenon of "Jerk", and how the manufacturers can even tune in a sense of speed. Everything from the suspension to the chassis, to the windows come into play. In this video we explore how much a drivers sense of speed can be affected, and just how susceptible our host Jeramiah really is to all of it.
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  • very interesting, I always wondered this too for other vehicules, for example, electric scooter at 16 mph feels very fast but bike at that speed feels pretty slow. ALso i drive an xB and notice the same thing at 4:25. just the other day I was at over 90 following someone who whipped past me before i realized it

    Wall JWall J8 שעות לפני
  • So that's why I like to speed in my SUV. And why I pay $340 a month in car insurance on 1 vehicle....

    Dylan TroutmanDylan Troutman8 שעות לפני
  • I'm not sure he understand the concept of vehicle upgrades. If somebody upgrades their exhaust system to sound rougher, chances are, they speed. I'm talking from experience. Grandma's don't x-pipe their minivans. They also drive slow on sundays.

    Dylan TroutmanDylan Troutman8 שעות לפני
  • Music of intro :)?

    Peter SuoheimoPeter Suoheimo9 שעות לפני
  • HAVING YOUR WINDOWS DOWN ALL THE WAY AND UP ALL THE WAY WILL ALSO MAKE DRIVING FEEL DIFFERENT

    Rolando MontanaRolando Montana10 שעות לפני
  • I think this video was a great idea but really fell short of what I was hoping to find out. What features, attributes, characteristics should I look for in a car to find one that will feel "fast". Do i want a higher torque, or lower horse power, or a certain ratio, etc, etc?

    Ali HussainAli Hussain11 שעות לפני
  • Please, many more experiments.

    Gordon Buford JrGordon Buford Jr22 שעות לפני
  • 11:11 Try play Gran Turismo with sound off. The car will feel slower.

    RealNameNeverUsedRealNameNeverUsedיום לפני
  • My truck is fast for what it is but it’s not real fast it’s got a lot of torque and makes a lot of noise so I don’t need to go fast 45 is fast for me

    Yamaha Guy17Yamaha Guy17יום לפני
  • Dude kinda looks like Conner the Android sent by cyberlife

    randall Nanhkoesinghrandall Nanhkoesinghיום לפני
  • The same principle can explain why wide multi lane roads with buildings set well back are more dangerous than narrow streets with everything close together. Wide roads give the driver less new information to process and feel feel slower, so people unconsciously drive faster. So road authorities that widen streets and improve sightlines in the name of safety are actually making the safety problem worse. Add in the trend towards big SUVs and trucks and you explain why more and more pedestrians have been getting killed by cars in recent years.

    Marty RMarty Rיום לפני
  • 7:11 i literally live right next to this building in Nottingham, England on the A610

    Dylon PappDylon Pappיום לפני
  • Mans talks about Nolan alotttt

    Toasty ScootToasty Scoot2 ימים לפני
  • Slow car fast is more fun than fast car fast

    lPanicSinisterllPanicSinisterl2 ימים לפני
  • size

    Jo MoJo Mo2 ימים לפני
  • 2:30 who thought of ascension from bo1 zombies

    Nick TurgeonNick Turgeon2 ימים לפני
  • Not to be that one guy but that ain’t no Scion FRS, that’s a Toyota GT-86 (I know the Toyota-Scion-Subaru triplets and I still get the point but... that’s a Toyota GT-86)

    Khaos GTKhaos GT2 ימים לפני
    • Nothin much bro

      Khaos GTKhaos GT2 ימים לפני
    • Nothing much, hbu?

      Khaos GTKhaos GT2 ימים לפני
    • Oh hey, what’s up me?

      Khaos GTKhaos GT2 ימים לפני
    • I definitely sounded like that one guy lol

      Khaos GTKhaos GT2 ימים לפני
  • My 92 GTI 16v, manual 2015 Scion XB...they both feel pretty fast. So did my little 3 cylinder turbo Chevy Sprint... damn that thing was a sling shot!

    djkennydjkenny2 ימים לפני
  • My 2005 F250 always feels like I’m going 60 when I’m actually going 80, and I have the driving record to prove it

    Corvin MullCorvin Mull2 ימים לפני
  • I still believe that if you spend enough time with a specific car you can more or less have a good idea of how fast that specific car is going without looking at the speedometer. Eventually you end up knowing how things look and feel at certain speeds

    P77777777P777777773 ימים לפני
  • day 1 of asking donut to do an up to speed on agco

    Exodus05Exodus053 ימים לפני
  • does this mean that SUVs are less safe because they make people drive them faster?

    DistractedLordDistractedLord3 ימים לפני
  • Thumbs down for wearing a sheep muzzle

    Drunk3n1rish2009Drunk3n1rish20093 ימים לפני
  • Why is there no versus show anymore?!

    Clayton LesterClayton Lester3 ימים לפני
  • my 2003 highlander going 40mph feels like 60mph and my 2012 rx350 40mph feels like 20mph 🤣

    greg steezgreg steez3 ימים לפני
  • Donut, please hear me out - did you paint Nolan's face JUST for the sake of 2 sec scene ? :D

    Adam KubackiAdam Kubacki4 ימים לפני
  • Doing 100km down highway in my 72 beetle feels like your going 100mph

    mikeymikey4 ימים לפני
  • I have a 4.0 mid 90's Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 94 Diesel C3500, I know exactly what a slow vehicle feels like lol. My 2001 Merc. LSE feels like a rocket next to them. :-)

    Steve RaymondSteve Raymond4 ימים לפני
  • Driving close to the limit of any car makes you feel like your driving fast. On Top Gear, they drove a Mini and a Sports car. Since the Mini tops out at a much lower speed, it felt fast and fun to drive at 100MPH. However, since the Sports car tops out at 210MPH, it felt like an Every-Day-Drive at 100MPH.

    H. R. LawrenceH. R. Lawrence4 ימים לפני
  • The mask is for u not to smell the speed of the car

    Arnold CorrietteArnold Corriette4 ימים לפני
  • Nissan just make a car fill faster by putting GTR on it

    Arnold CorrietteArnold Corriette4 ימים לפני
  • I like the toyota GT86 they are quick little cars i sold my Nissan skyline 250GT and by a Toyota GT86 it the 2.0L 4U-GSE and that is quick and handling well

    Arnold CorrietteArnold Corriette4 ימים לפני
  • NGL, my straightpiped slammed VQ keeps me at the speed limit. "low and slow" When I first bought it and it was stockers, I was all over the place.

    Carlos BCarlos B4 ימים לפני
  • I'm gathering that since it says higher up cars consistently drive a few miles per hour faster than lower cars. Would that correlate to taller people being slighter faster drivers on average than shorter people?

    Joseph RiffelJoseph Riffel4 ימים לפני
  • Lol, even owning a Mustang Ecoboost I4, it feels already fast

    Eizlan IskandarEizlan Iskandar5 ימים לפני
  • Slowest car that feels fast ever Plymouth Sundance

    Steven MartinSteven Martin5 ימים לפני
  • I’m pretty sure every Honda owners know exactly how it feels

    theawesomenantheawesomenan5 ימים לפני
  • idk its probably vtec

    new york and new jersey railfannew york and new jersey railfan5 ימים לפני
  • I really think the most fun car i ever had was a 1980 mercedes 240d with a 4 speed, at 67 hp it was never fast not even in the slightest, but to cruise in it was a dream

    mattster693mattster6935 ימים לפני
  • Me in my '88 Scirocco doing 35 in da 'Hood: 1.21 GIGAWATTS. WE'RE GOING BACK TO 1985.

    Jack BJack B5 ימים לפני
  • 4:16 I actually miss that host I want him back making videos :(

    TheCarKidsTheCarKids5 ימים לפני
  • Why do people always speed in the XB? I've noticed that. It's a brick... lol

    jrag1000jrag10005 ימים לפני
  • a step further would be installing the same seat in every car

    pumpikqq_pumpikqq_5 ימים לפני
  • I've been wondering this forever, thanks for answering, awesome video. Also...69 Nice

    Mike HerzfeldMike Herzfeld6 ימים לפני
  • Driving at 80km on my 800kg 35hp 3 cylinder Mira feels like passing by the Gargantua black hole

    Confused CatConfused Cat6 ימים לפני
  • Wow Bogus science at the worst...

    FrostMelonFrostMelon6 ימים לפני
  • I drove my girlfriends sisters Civic a few times and when I was doing 50 I thought I was flying down the highway doing 100. Although on my motorcycle, 50 feels like residential zone speeds.

    HUNKHUNK6 ימים לפני
  • I'll have to avoid every video from 2020 for the rest of my life. If i have to see one more person wearing a face diaper... Don't be a sheep.

    Mark PetersonMark Peterson6 ימים לפני
  • It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. -David Freiburger

    Jacob BellJacob Bell6 ימים לפני
  • So @ 7:00 explains why you always got a lifted dodge ram right on your bumper when you’re driving😂

    Stephano XStephano X6 ימים לפני
  • 00:20 this sounds like God Hand music. this was a really fun video.

    Unknow0059Unknow00596 ימים לפני
  • The survey was done poorly, you shouldn't have been told how fast you were actually going, this allowed you to get better at guessing speed over time and influenced the results.

    Andrew FlynnAndrew Flynn6 ימים לפני
  • Something about this dude's face resembles Ayrton Senna

    Orifha MbedziOrifha Mbedzi6 ימים לפני
  • I want to see you track the Miata again to see the improvements after the cooling system

    Maxwell PerezMaxwell Perez7 ימים לפני
  • Irk man S2Ks don’t feel fast

    ChrispewkremeChrispewkreme7 ימים לפני
  • I want that hat

    Sunnique CrombieSunnique Crombie7 ימים לפני
  • 69 B A S S

    Rodrigo SilvaRodrigo Silva7 ימים לפני
  • Pulled a straight up Brain Games over here

    jason lavergnejason lavergne7 ימים לפני
  • 7:35, does he really need to cover his mouth as well...? *Remembers corona* oh yeah nevermind

    Lucas FLucas F7 ימים לפני
  • captain disillusion is your brother?

    Bader AlaraimiBader Alaraimi7 ימים לפני
  • Whats with the reeses puff commercial vibes

    ReZ AmPzReZ AmPz8 ימים לפני
  • VTEC

    GETCHA_PULL665GETCHA_PULL6658 ימים לפני
  • Donut Media... I'm an aspiring professional racing driver currently in Formula 4, and I just came across the biggest piece of information for me moving forward - and it definitely wasnt about what makes a slow car feel fast. Thank you for this video guys... Wow.

    DavieDrum98DavieDrum988 ימים לפני
  • IS THAT A SUPRA

    Zerotwo TwoZerotwo Two8 ימים לפני
  • so... *MUFFLERS ARE MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM SPEEDING TICKETS!*

    Onimod PLOnimod PL8 ימים לפני
  • its like when i drive a dirtbike it feels 30mph faster than my dads car

    mastersvantemastersvante8 ימים לפני
  • VTEC!!!!!!!

    Edsel Earl Dausen ConventoEdsel Earl Dausen Convento8 ימים לפני
  • I remember when this used to be a normal car program

    Neil GibbonsNeil Gibbons9 ימים לפני
  • Heeyh my FRS isn’t a slow car >:(

    It’s LucasIt’s Lucas9 ימים לפני
  • I used to know someone who told me that he preferred driving a VW Karmann Ghia to his Packard with pneumatic suspension, because it felt faster at 50 than the Packard did at 90.

    Huey IroquoisHuey Iroquois9 ימים לפני
  • Not gonna lie.. pretty stoked for the upcoming NVH Department's new album! \m/

    steve2122steve21229 ימים לפני
  • @DonutMedia OHHHHHHHH THAT'S WHY.... it all makes sense now.

    Pharoahe F34Pharoahe F349 ימים לפני
  • Listening to Eurobeat makes you feel like driving faster than you actually are

    MagicD3VIL the 2ndMagicD3VIL the 2nd9 ימים לפני
  • Love it!! It's like Science Garage reborn!! ❤❤

    Timo D.Timo D.9 ימים לפני
  • Amazed that no Vtec reference/vid was used....

    Alex LopezAlex Lopez9 ימים לפני
  • dude i hate physicys

    Merphine CorreiaMerphine Correia9 ימים לפני
  • Did anybody else question the effectiveness of the blindfolded+ear-muffed "test" of guessing speed? I mean how was Jeramiah able to hear how far off his prediction was if his ear plugs and ear muffs were actually effective? Even if he was hearing Joey electronically via the headphones from the microphone Joey was using, that means he'd also be hearing the engine noises that the mic picked up, right?

    Dan Du PDan Du P9 ימים לפני
  • Why did you leave Blink-182?? :(

    Speed UndeadSpeed Undead10 ימים לפני
  • Very good video...reasoning, images eveything very good! And try to keep this way of speaking....without the shouts and the useless things that we listen in other similar videos. So , the final conclusion could be that a tuned , hard and a bit noisy car might actually slow down the driver. If in relatively low speed I feel like going fast...I don't need to go faster!!

    Ρομέο GRΡομέο GR10 ימים לפני
  • My pickup is bad for that. You just don't realize how fast you're going.

    madtabby66madtabby6610 ימים לפני
  • TOO MANY ADS

    Deniz OzDeniz Oz10 ימים לפני
  • I guess that's why some cars have shit visibility in the rear to make it feel faster so you go slower. I question those who backup too slow if they can actually see or are waiting for that thump. :)

    Brandon AynesmayBrandon Aynesmay10 ימים לפני
  • Muscle memory doesn’t exist

    joel ramirezjoel ramirez10 ימים לפני
  • Timeless driving proverb #1: "It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than it is to drive a fast car slow".

    Toby RichmondToby Richmond10 ימים לפני
  • Ah so that’s why a ricers car is so slow 😂

    Silver ShineSilver Shine10 ימים לפני
  • Why does donut media teach physics better than my teacher?

    Francis AtobraFrancis Atobra10 ימים לפני
  • Also, this video felt much slower because it had so much new information and so much going on that by the end of it I thought a lot of time has passed but it's just a 12 mins video.

    Abhijeet GhoshalAbhijeet Ghoshal10 ימים לפני
  • So my 86 4runner should feel like a jet at terminal velocity

    HunterHunter10 ימים לפני
  • Every young man ever certainly knows the effects of jerk and acceleration and how it sometimes makes things feel faster... Ok that was 100% nonsense. I don't know what I'm even talking about...

    Finnish FatmanFinnish Fatman11 ימים לפני
  • You all really fascinated me with the facts and science here. Thank you

    bsldesignsbsldesigns11 ימים לפני
  • i have a buick lesabre and i go 90 thinking i’m going 50 and then drive my moms hyundai tucson driving 50 feeling like i’m going 90

    Isaiah DunphyIsaiah Dunphy11 ימים לפני
  • That's why my si feel a lot faster than my Camry at the same speed! Makes sense now

    Luis BatresLuis Batres11 ימים לפני
  • Guys this could’ve been 5 minutes

    3ISTURK -3ISTURK -12 ימים לפני
  • I bought a used toyota Corola as a daily runner to save on fuel... It has the opposite issue. It feels like I'm barely doing the speed limit, look down at the speedometer and I'm doing 80 MPH in a 55.

    Jason BalesJason Bales12 ימים לפני
  • I swear the people where I live with the giant SUV’s and trucks all drive like fucking maniacs and the people with fast small cars are really chill Could also be small pp syndrome though

    gregfoxgregfox12 ימים לפני
  • The theory of relativity

    Gil XavGil Xav12 ימים לפני
  • ill say this, i haven't had a working speedometer or rpm for over a year now and somehow i seem to gauge my speed quite well within a 10km/h guestimate that video never changed speed for me either

    Ted TeddyTed Teddy12 ימים לפני
  • You want a real buzz try driving a 58-61 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. At 50 MPH it feels more like 80, and if you can hit 80 on a country road it feels so fast the police pistol whipping you before an arrest would be justified. A friend had one and just the speed limits was a rush. By the way, you can reach your arm over the top of the door and drag your fingers on the ground.

    F. HuffF. Huff12 ימים לפני
  • I can all all that with any hat 🧢 😂

    Kaleb FernandesKaleb Fernandes12 ימים לפני
  • My old wagoneer with pos shocks is like the millennium falcon in hyper space shifting into 3 rd gear about 50mph.

    Eli In the Wolverine StateEli In the Wolverine State12 ימים לפני
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