How the 2020 GTI Made FWD Not Suck

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been fun, affordable and trackable for more than 40 years. So what makes the newest GTI the best one yet? Join Jeremiah as he dives deep into the engineering and science that makes the Golf GTI one of the most fun cars to drive.
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  • We’re back fam! And we hit 4 MILLION subs while we were away 😮 Without your support none of our shows would be possible - we’ll always be thankful for the love you show Donut. This community you helped us build is one of a kind and we’re glad you’re apart of it. Excited to keep making more videos for you to watch during your lunch break, in the background during class or while you’re on the toilet - ❤️ Jerry

    Donut MediaDonut Media3 mesi fa
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    • you're welcome dog

      Luke EllisLuke Ellis2 mesi fa
    • Is it just me or was that GTI animation with the engine, diff, and trans towards the beginning very very off? Lol

      Otto DocentemOtto Docentem2 mesi fa
    • After all this time a fking sticker i cant afford it atleast you could bring bart back or do ar donut team race

      eik nxeik nx2 mesi fa
  • This is the closest you can get to Quattro without buying an Audi lol

    Z. JonesZ. Jones6 giorni fa
  • The GTI isnt the first car tho... other fwd cars have LSD too but mostly electronic

    YuraiiYuraii14 giorni fa
  • 5:09 pro tip : if you don't know how to pronounce a foreign word just use Google translator and repeat

    Imback InthegameImback Inthegame23 giorni fa
  • Driving pleasure does not mean just be the fastest. Changing gears is also a great feeling, on great shift knobs, like Honda or subaru. As well as not everybody is interested in winning all the straight light races, some prefer a good control in a great secondary road full of turns, or drifting.... So, sure dsg is a great piece of mechanic. But not the best. Especially with the gasoline engines, like gti and R, when the sound of the changing gears at the exhaust is like farts. Horrible.

    Daniele PirolaDaniele Pirola24 giorni fa
  • We need less tech in cars... like... mid 90s, early 00s

    Dean JohnsonDean Johnson28 giorni fa
  • Only good volks are wheels not the

    Alex NobleAlex NobleMese fa
  • i see your not aware or Renault Megan RS

    Alen ZorkoAlen ZorkoMese fa
  • Ok. Cool shift. What about 4th to 2nd, before a roundabout, with RWD LSD? Thats what I am aiming for on a FWD

    A RyderA RyderMese fa
  • What is a FWD limited slip differential..? Seems like a fake statement.. the diff, is RWD! That means, if you want a good FWD drift car, you weld the diff..??

    A RyderA RyderMese fa
  • The brakes, are the butter🤣🤣

    A RyderA RyderMese fa
  • 3 words. Check engine lights.

    Emanuel QuinteroEmanuel QuinteroMese fa
  • You're actually wrong about the car being the first fwd with diff lock.. Back in the 90's here in south africa opel superboss had the best lsd diff of the fwd

    Neels BothaNeels BothaMese fa
  • Too much padding at the intro and THEN a commercial before we get to the subject? TLDR (or something like that)

    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez2 mesi fa
  • yeeah I gotta agree with the rest of the comment section, FWD hot hatches have not sucked for years. All of the biggest players use clever diffs etc. BUT there is one thing that the Golf GTI does much better than the competition... Boredom. That's right I said it, YA BORRIING. I can feel the fanboys coming to comment that "duuude put a tune on it and exhaust and it'll be great duude" "bro my GTI has 350hp and it shits on stock civics" etc etc

    MakkeMakke2 mesi fa
  • None of this technology is new, and nor is it exclusive to the GTI.

    SICEM_RexSICEM_Rex2 mesi fa
  • Omg I wished so much that car was beautiful. But damn

    Dri AnnoDri Anno2 mesi fa
  • LOL. Nothing beats a good electric car. 😅

    Bruno EthierBruno Ethier2 mesi fa
  • I have to ask a 2020 GTI at $26,560 seems like a great deal now. Not sure what other car I could get for the money that would outperform.

    clandfafclandfaf2 mesi fa
  • Donut: "How the 2020 GTI Made FWD Not Suck" FK8 Honda Civic Type R: Am I a joke to you?

    Ojas ThakurOjas Thakur2 mesi fa
    • Yes

      dean marriottdean marriott2 mesi fa
  • Welding the diff together seems like something Garage54 would do.

    Wade GuidryWade Guidry2 mesi fa
  • What about Seat leon cupra with 300hp stock fwd, limited slip diff, dcc etc.. oh right, you guys dont import Seats 😄

    Aris BAris B2 mesi fa
  • wait... fwd locking diffs are nothing new... am I missing something?? (3:50)

    greg browngreg brown2 mesi fa
  • A 2008 cobalt SS running sub 8 min ring times proved it didn't suck... It also proved you can do a lot with simplicity...

    accordv6eraccordv6er2 mesi fa
  • Bake me a Jerry cake JEERRRRREEYYYYYY!

    Sean KrekelSean Krekel2 mesi fa
  • So, was it easier to just manufacture the car to be RWD... or to design this VAQ?

    Henryk GödelHenryk Gödel2 mesi fa
  • how to make fwd not suck: high revving N/A engine in a lightweight hatch paired to a quality LSD

    niToitsyeSkxawngniToitsyeSkxawng2 mesi fa
  • Pristine Edge

    SSam CobaltSSam Cobalt2 mesi fa
  • torque steer is actually extremely predictable

    LiamLiam2 mesi fa
  • Is that john b from outer banks?

    matt fitchmatt fitch2 mesi fa
  • Wrong, the only thing that makes fwd not suck is making that car rwd. Go home vw you're drunk.

    epoxeclipseepoxeclipse2 mesi fa
  • I had a Mark V GTI and LOVED it. I would gladly drive a GTI for the rest of my life.

    Rachel KashmirRachel Kashmir2 mesi fa
  • My 2017 Focus ST has mad torque steer... 🙃😓

    Philly_InkPhilly_Ink2 mesi fa
  • Sponsored by Volkswagen

    rene descartesrene descartes2 mesi fa
  • Everytime I hear someone try to argue in FWD's favor I just think about how horse drawn carriages were also FWD.

    Nicholas CorlisNicholas Corlis2 mesi fa
  • DSG? You lost me.

    Six-5-EhSix-5-Eh2 mesi fa
  • Are we not gonna talk about the Civic Type-R

    Aum PrajapatiAum Prajapati2 mesi fa
  • They should make the GTI more reliable instead.

    J HJ H2 mesi fa
  • Honda Type R exists

    Sep GSep G2 mesi fa
  • One day you should introduce us to your bikes as well :)

    trashedlife1trashedlife12 mesi fa
  • This dude looks like Tom Delonge and Daniel tosh had a kid.

    RIP Joe RoganRIP Joe Rogan2 mesi fa
  • I thought that mazdaspeeds had LSD from factory?...

    Juiced_mz3Juiced_mz32 mesi fa
  • Only a manual belongs in a GTI

    Henry ButzlaffHenry Butzlaff2 mesi fa
  • No thanks, rather take the 2020's civic SI torsen diff with brake torque vectoring, more reliable and cheap

    d1zguyd1zguy2 mesi fa
  • EK9 civic type r be like: “whomst has awaken the ancient one”

    i6oub - طوبi6oub - طوب2 mesi fa
  • Can anyone advise whether from an engineering standpoint, would it have been easier to make the GTi RWD rather than installing the differential?

    Akshay KaylaserAkshay Kaylaser2 mesi fa
  • “How the 2020 GTI made FWD not suck” Shows a 2021 GTI in thumbnail...

    Siegfried KaufmannSiegfried Kaufmann2 mesi fa
  • I predict those systems are going to break within a decade or two naturally and before that time VW will not supply those parts anymore and if they do it'll be insanely expensive and they wont let anyone else make replacement parts for that VAQ system.

    PotardoPotardo2 mesi fa
  • I've learned something new today thanks to Donut. Thanks guys.

    Anthony AllenAnthony Allen2 mesi fa
  • Did everyone forget about the 2016 GTI Clubsport S?

    Camper2625Camper26252 mesi fa
  • The 2020 GTI has a mechanical diff... The 2021 has the ELSD. Please update the tittle. Cheers!

    Tony Gawk Pro DerferTony Gawk Pro Derfer2 mesi fa
  • all this is cool .. too bad the interior absolutely sucks

    FabianFabian2 mesi fa
  • a jokeswagon? fun? til it breaks XD. also, fwd is NEVER. never. NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER as good as rwd. not ever. not even once. be mad cus bad, cus you can't afford a rwd car. hahahaha. lol @u

    KittyKitty2 mesi fa
  • 8ms shift times are near impossible (soz). 👎🏻 It's probably the gear engagement time of the DSG transmission, or how long it takes for the shift fork to select the next gear. Actual shift times for the VW DSG are likely still quicker than an Enzo though, which is rad.

  • Thats why i love Golf GTi, and o hope he is my next car 🙌🏻

    Luiz FernandoLuiz Fernando2 mesi fa
  • I wish the "front wheel drive sucks" myth would die. There are a ton of fast, affordable, and most important of all fun cars that are fwd. Likewise there are a lot of rwd cars that are atrocious!

    TheBaconTheBacon2 mesi fa
  • Shoutout to Mazdaspeed. Aka the king of TQ steer.

    William YawnWilliam Yawn2 mesi fa
  • I just want a sleeper Golf with a 4.2L V8 from AMG :)

    Deelana SumathipalaDeelana Sumathipala2 mesi fa
  • For an example of how fast dual clutches are, take the 2020 911 Carrera S The PDK (Porsche dual clutch) does 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds The 7-speed manual, though, does it in 0.5-0.7 seconds slower on average.

    Bear BoiBear Boi2 mesi fa
  • this vid is full off lies.... the limited slip diff only limits slip on the right wheel on full throttle the steering still pulls. by opening and closing the clutch it gives more or less power too the left front wheel the right wheel can only be lower or equal too the left wheel power output. when turning the power that normally would hit left front gets 40% split too the right front because of the clutch. this system is still lower tier off limited slip > mechanical will out perform it with the loss of comfort this is why we get electronic diff wider range off use. F1 cars change gears in 10-15 milliseconds this gearbox does not change that fast AT ALL. *This is an impossibly fast claim which is widely seen on the internet. This could refer to the gear engagement time of the DCT transmission, which would be the time it takes for the shift fork to select the next requested gear. Actual Up-shift time for the VW DSG and PDK may be closer to 200ms. < this is correct.

    kekeberg playskekeberg plays2 mesi fa
  • Nah, FWD still sucks

    tsukitsuki2 mesi fa
  • when he said torque steering i got instant flashbacks to the hot hatch episode of top gear in 2011 with Jeremy Clarkson

    jai bhushanjai bhushan2 mesi fa
  • My GTI has none of these things and decidedly does not suck.

    Ben BunchBen Bunch2 mesi fa
  • I want Jerry and Zac to make a baby and I’d hang out with that baby and eat ramen

    matt allwoodmatt allwood2 mesi fa
  • I’m here at 4am dude, say hi

    Dan TarakanovDan Tarakanov2 mesi fa
  • Get it with a stick. Come on.

    Ben BunchBen Bunch2 mesi fa
  • Great tech! If only they’re reliable 🤔

    mj bmj b2 mesi fa
  • LSDs have been a staple of FWD hot hatches for a VERY long time now....... not sure why Donut mentions this as revolutionary in 2020.

    ayaxroayaxro2 mesi fa
  • They Basically stole the Mitsubishi EVO system. Mitsu used yaw control in the early 2000s.

    Mouhamed FallMouhamed Fall2 mesi fa
  • Given the general lack of reliability in VW and other German cars, this will probably break when the warranty ends and will cost you thousands to repair it.

    Reg AbernathyReg Abernathy2 mesi fa
  • Volkswagen can try all they want, the next gen Civic will walk it on the track anyway lmfao

    DenisDenis2 mesi fa
    • GTI on their 8th generation. VW knows what they are doing. They have Porsche, Audi engineers at their disposal. Honda gets Acura engineering. What a joke.

      dean marriottdean marriott2 mesi fa
  • My 2013 si has a lsd puts the power down but lots of torque steer

    Squad bruhSquad bruh2 mesi fa
  • FWD still sucks in winter time. Golf R for the win.

    Dan LetkemanDan Letkeman2 mesi fa
  • How they did it? They simply didn’t

    justmeandtomjustmeandtom2 mesi fa
  • Hmmm...that title has already been conceded to the Type R -- the industry and everyone and their grandmother

    stereomtlstereomtl2 mesi fa
  • Where's James I hope he's okay

    Omar GonzalesOmar Gonzales2 mesi fa
  • Plz do an up to speed on the VW bus/vanagon

    Mercedes AMG S65Mercedes AMG S652 mesi fa
    • Tell James

      Mercedes AMG S65Mercedes AMG S652 mesi fa
  • As a German fellow I am always amazed by English pronunciation

    Leo LangguthLeo Langguth2 mesi fa
  • in 2008 Fiat launched the Palio Adventure Locker in Brazil with the electronic differential lock device developed by Eaton. Technically this was the first front-wheel drive car with this system. Thank you overvalued Brazilians.

    Paulo CardosoPaulo Cardoso2 mesi fa
  • just watching the sponsorship part of this video is enough entertainment for the day XD

    Stephanus RiantoputraStephanus Riantoputra2 mesi fa
  • I thought the new civic type R was the first front wheel drive car to get rid of torque steer?

    Marc WyszkowskiMarc Wyszkowski2 mesi fa
  • Alfa Romeo 147 Q2 Sport came with an LSD in 2006 but you didnt get that in the US :D

    Mihail MarginskiMihail Marginski2 mesi fa
  • 3:52 there was a version of the Fiat Palio Weekend sold in Brazil that had a locking differetial while being FWD, its name was Palio Adventure Locker. But as the name suggests, the locking differential was only meant for light off-road applications and couldn't be used above a certain speed.

    Alessandro C.B.Alessandro C.B.2 mesi fa
  • The new (2019 and up) GLI shares all these same internal goodies with a slightly longer (more stable) wheelbase. So if you prefer a trunk to a hatchback you can get this same driving experience in a sedan variation. The VAQ system in conjunction with the DCC system makes these cars very fun and exciting to drive at any speed. With these systems these cars corner like no other.

    S 23S 232 mesi fa
  • Honda made it not suck,not shitwagen.

    BatemenBatemen2 mesi fa
  • People who thinks fwd sucks never drove a proper honda tR.

    B007B0072 mesi fa
  • Isn't 100 milliseconds 1 second?

    Major AlexMajor Alex2 mesi fa
  • He ruins this for me. The commercial 2 min in and I'm leaving.

    Nate MoretzNate Moretz2 mesi fa
  • did anyone else try blinking their eyes trying to beat a gti

    TheLeoElementTheLeoElement2 mesi fa
  • Good to see your face again Jeremiah. I've grown to like you each passing video. Your camera presence has been getting better. Im likening your humor and realizing how smart you are and know what you're talking about. Welcome back and congratulations on 4 mill

    Danny RocketDanny Rocket2 mesi fa
  • Sounds like plenty of expensive parts that will break and make for many reairs at the VW dealership.$

    ThairishThairish2 mesi fa
  • Anyone else video is choppy? like its playing at 15 fps or something...

    Alex RobidouxAlex Robidoux2 mesi fa
  • Fiat has been using front differential lockers in his Adventure vehicles for years, like the Palio. This is not the first car to do do that

    J SCJ SC2 mesi fa
  • Why yall acting like the Lancer Evolution GSR series didnt come with AYC (active yaw control) and ACD (active centre diff). The higher model RS came with triple LSD

    Diyon FonsekaDiyon Fonseka2 mesi fa
  • Great vw has come out with new technology how long is it gonna take before it breaks

    Ronald DaronRonald Daron2 mesi fa
  • The new GTI may have a sublime DSG, but I certainly don't recall the 2015 Jetta's 6 speed DSG being anything approaching sublime. In fact, it was pretty awful.

    are veeare vee2 mesi fa
  • Love torque steer in my srt 4 lil scary some times

    Sean TobyneSean Tobyne2 mesi fa
  • Wow, simplified to the max.

    alexxxalexxx2 mesi fa
  • How is the Golf GTI the first FWD car with a locking diff?? Doesn't the Renault Megane RS have a Torsen differential which is also able to do this for example? Am I missing something?

    AlbertAlbert2 mesi fa
  • May sound cool, i dunno about the looks though this time around.

    OrzavOrzav2 mesi fa