Why some slow cars FEEL fast

27 ott 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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  • 1996 ford ranger 2.3 5 speed... its happy at 55. Could go 65 but not comfortable lol

    Aaron GrilloAaron Grillo2 ore fa
  • That second road the answer is drift 😉😉 smart brains

    Gem ArnoldGem Arnold10 ore fa
  • 60 on a 96 Cherokee feels like you’re on a rollercoaster, shakes and all lmao

    mini smallsmini smalls16 ore fa
  • 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 JGiorno fa
  • 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 TroutmanGiorno fa
  • 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 TroutmanGiorno fa
  • Music of intro :)?

    Peter SuoheimoPeter SuoheimoGiorno fa

    Rolando MontanaRolando MontanaGiorno fa
  • 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 HussainGiorno fa
  • Please, many more experiments.

    Gordon Buford JrGordon Buford Jr2 giorni fa
  • 11:11 Try play Gran Turismo with sound off. The car will feel slower.

    RealNameNeverUsedRealNameNeverUsed2 giorni fa
  • 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 Guy172 giorni fa
  • Dude kinda looks like Conner the Android sent by cyberlife

    randall Nanhkoesinghrandall Nanhkoesingh2 giorni fa
  • 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 R2 giorni fa
  • 7:11 i literally live right next to this building in Nottingham, England on the A610

    Dylon PappDylon Papp2 giorni fa
  • Mans talks about Nolan alotttt

    Toasty ScootToasty Scoot3 giorni fa
  • Slow car fast is more fun than fast car fast

    lPanicSinisterllPanicSinisterl3 giorni fa
  • size

    Jo MoJo Mo3 giorni fa
  • 2:30 who thought of ascension from bo1 zombies

    Nick TurgeonNick Turgeon3 giorni fa
  • 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 GT3 giorni fa
    • Nothin much bro

      Khaos GTKhaos GT3 giorni fa
    • Nothing much, hbu?

      Khaos GTKhaos GT3 giorni fa
    • Oh hey, what’s up me?

      Khaos GTKhaos GT3 giorni fa
    • I definitely sounded like that one guy lol

      Khaos GTKhaos GT3 giorni fa
  • 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!

    djkennydjkenny3 giorni fa
  • 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 Mull4 giorni fa
  • 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

    P77777777P777777774 giorni fa
  • day 1 of asking donut to do an up to speed on agco

    Exodus05Exodus054 giorni fa
  • does this mean that SUVs are less safe because they make people drive them faster?

    DistractedLordDistractedLord4 giorni fa
  • Thumbs down for wearing a sheep muzzle

    Drunk3n1rish2009Drunk3n1rish20094 giorni fa
  • Why is there no versus show anymore?!

    Clayton LesterClayton Lester5 giorni fa
  • my 2003 highlander going 40mph feels like 60mph and my 2012 rx350 40mph feels like 20mph 🤣

    greg steezgreg steez5 giorni fa
  • Donut, please hear me out - did you paint Nolan's face JUST for the sake of 2 sec scene ? :D

    Adam KubackiAdam Kubacki5 giorni fa
  • Doing 100km down highway in my 72 beetle feels like your going 100mph

    mikeymikey5 giorni fa
  • 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 Raymond5 giorni fa
  • 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. Lawrence5 giorni fa
  • The mask is for u not to smell the speed of the car

    Arnold CorrietteArnold Corriette5 giorni fa
  • Nissan just make a car fill faster by putting GTR on it

    Arnold CorrietteArnold Corriette5 giorni fa
  • 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 Corriette5 giorni fa
  • 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 B6 giorni fa
  • 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 Riffel6 giorni fa
  • Lol, even owning a Mustang Ecoboost I4, it feels already fast

    Eizlan IskandarEizlan Iskandar6 giorni fa
  • Slowest car that feels fast ever Plymouth Sundance

    Steven MartinSteven Martin6 giorni fa
  • I’m pretty sure every Honda owners know exactly how it feels

    theawesomenantheawesomenan6 giorni fa
  • idk its probably vtec

    new york and new jersey railfannew york and new jersey railfan6 giorni fa
  • 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

    mattster693mattster6936 giorni fa
  • Me in my '88 Scirocco doing 35 in da 'Hood: 1.21 GIGAWATTS. WE'RE GOING BACK TO 1985.

    Jack BJack B6 giorni fa
  • 4:16 I actually miss that host I want him back making videos :(

    TheCarKidsTheCarKids6 giorni fa
  • Why do people always speed in the XB? I've noticed that. It's a brick... lol

    jrag1000jrag10006 giorni fa
  • a step further would be installing the same seat in every car

    pumpikqq_pumpikqq_7 giorni fa
  • I've been wondering this forever, thanks for answering, awesome video. Also...69 Nice

    Mike HerzfeldMike Herzfeld7 giorni fa
  • Driving at 80km on my 800kg 35hp 3 cylinder Mira feels like passing by the Gargantua black hole

    Confused CatConfused Cat7 giorni fa
  • Wow Bogus science at the worst...

    FrostMelonFrostMelon7 giorni fa
  • 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.

    HUNKHUNK7 giorni fa
  • 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 Peterson7 giorni fa
  • It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. -David Freiburger

    Jacob BellJacob Bell7 giorni fa
  • So @ 7:00 explains why you always got a lifted dodge ram right on your bumper when you’re driving😂

    Stephano XStephano X7 giorni fa
  • 00:20 this sounds like God Hand music. this was a really fun video.

    Unknow0059Unknow00597 giorni fa
  • 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 Flynn7 giorni fa
  • Something about this dude's face resembles Ayrton Senna

    Orifha MbedziOrifha Mbedzi8 giorni fa
  • I want to see you track the Miata again to see the improvements after the cooling system

    Maxwell PerezMaxwell Perez8 giorni fa
  • Irk man S2Ks don’t feel fast

    ChrispewkremeChrispewkreme8 giorni fa
  • I want that hat

    Sunnique CrombieSunnique Crombie8 giorni fa
  • 69 B A S S

    Rodrigo SilvaRodrigo Silva8 giorni fa
  • Pulled a straight up Brain Games over here

    jason lavergnejason lavergne8 giorni fa
  • 7:35, does he really need to cover his mouth as well...? *Remembers corona* oh yeah nevermind

    Lucas FLucas F8 giorni fa
  • captain disillusion is your brother?

    Bader AlaraimiBader Alaraimi8 giorni fa
  • Whats with the reeses puff commercial vibes

    ReZ AmPzReZ AmPz9 giorni fa
  • VTEC

    GETCHA_PULL665GETCHA_PULL6659 giorni fa
  • 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.

    DavieDrum98DavieDrum989 giorni fa

    Zerotwo TwoZerotwo Two9 giorni fa

    Onimod PLOnimod PL9 giorni fa
  • its like when i drive a dirtbike it feels 30mph faster than my dads car

    mastersvantemastersvante9 giorni fa
  • VTEC!!!!!!!

    Edsel Earl Dausen ConventoEdsel Earl Dausen Convento10 giorni fa
  • I remember when this used to be a normal car program

    Neil GibbonsNeil Gibbons10 giorni fa
  • Heeyh my FRS isn’t a slow car >:(

    It’s LucasIt’s Lucas10 giorni fa
  • 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 Iroquois10 giorni fa
  • Not gonna lie.. pretty stoked for the upcoming NVH Department's new album! \m/

    steve2122steve212210 giorni fa
  • @DonutMedia OHHHHHHHH THAT'S WHY.... it all makes sense now.

    Pharoahe F34Pharoahe F3410 giorni fa
  • Listening to Eurobeat makes you feel like driving faster than you actually are

    MagicD3VIL the 2ndMagicD3VIL the 2nd10 giorni fa
  • Love it!! It's like Science Garage reborn!! ❤❤

    Timo D.Timo D.10 giorni fa
  • Amazed that no Vtec reference/vid was used....

    Alex LopezAlex Lopez10 giorni fa
  • dude i hate physicys

    Merphine CorreiaMerphine Correia11 giorni fa
  • 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 P11 giorni fa
  • Why did you leave Blink-182?? :(

    Speed UndeadSpeed Undead11 giorni fa
  • 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 GR11 giorni fa
  • My pickup is bad for that. You just don't realize how fast you're going.

    madtabby66madtabby6611 giorni fa

    Deniz OzDeniz Oz11 giorni fa
  • 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 Aynesmay11 giorni fa
  • Muscle memory doesn’t exist

    joel ramirezjoel ramirez11 giorni fa
  • 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 Richmond11 giorni fa
  • Ah so that’s why a ricers car is so slow 😂

    Silver ShineSilver Shine11 giorni fa
  • Why does donut media teach physics better than my teacher?

    Francis AtobraFrancis Atobra11 giorni fa
  • 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 Ghoshal11 giorni fa
  • 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 Fatman12 giorni fa
  • You all really fascinated me with the facts and science here. Thank you

    bsldesignsbsldesigns12 giorni fa
  • 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 Dunphy12 giorni fa
  • That's why my si feel a lot faster than my Camry at the same speed! Makes sense now

    Luis BatresLuis Batres12 giorni fa
  • Guys this could’ve been 5 minutes

    3IS -3IS -13 giorni fa
  • 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 Bales13 giorni fa
  • 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

    gregfoxgregfox13 giorni fa
  • The theory of relativity

    Gil XavGil Xav13 giorni fa
  • 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 Teddy13 giorni fa
  • 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. Huff13 giorni fa