Why some slow cars FEEL fast

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Donut Media

Month ago

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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Nova Exclusives
Nova Exclusives 3 hours ago
Cover the CR-Z
Jurel 10 hours ago
i do 50 in my 2000 honda accord and i feel like a criminal but when i do 90 in a lexus i get sleepy lol
Tom Caffrey
Tom Caffrey 14 hours ago
My 93 Explorer feels like I'm doing about 100 when I'm only doing about 70. Probably why the speedo only goes to 85mph. I don't think I'd wanna do 85mph in that vehicle.
Aaron Grillo
Aaron Grillo 18 hours ago
1996 ford ranger 2.3 5 speed... its happy at 55. Could go 65 but not comfortable lol
Gem Arnold
Gem Arnold Day ago
That second road the answer is drift 😉😉 smart brains
mini smalls
mini smalls Day ago
60 on a 96 Cherokee feels like you’re on a rollercoaster, shakes and all lmao
Wall J
Wall J 2 days ago
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
Dylan Troutman
Dylan Troutman 2 days ago
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 Troutman
Dylan Troutman 2 days ago
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.
Peter Suoheimo
Peter Suoheimo 2 days ago
Music of intro :)?
Rolando Montana
Rolando Montana 2 days ago
Ali Hussain
Ali Hussain 2 days ago
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?
Gordon Buford Jr
Gordon Buford Jr 2 days ago
Please, many more experiments.
RealNameNeverUsed 2 days ago
11:11 Try play Gran Turismo with sound off. The car will feel slower.
Yamaha Guy17
Yamaha Guy17 3 days ago
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
randall Nanhkoesingh
randall Nanhkoesingh 3 days ago
Dude kinda looks like Conner the Android sent by cyberlife
Marty R
Marty R 3 days ago
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.
Dylon Papp
Dylon Papp 3 days ago
7:11 i literally live right next to this building in Nottingham, England on the A610
Toasty Scoot
Toasty Scoot 4 days ago
Mans talks about Nolan alotttt
lPanicSinisterl 4 days ago
Slow car fast is more fun than fast car fast
Jo Mo
Jo Mo 4 days ago
Nick Turgeon
Nick Turgeon 4 days ago
2:30 who thought of ascension from bo1 zombies
Khaos GT
Khaos GT 4 days ago
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 GT
Khaos GT 4 days ago
Nothin much bro
Khaos GT
Khaos GT 4 days ago
Nothing much, hbu?
Khaos GT
Khaos GT 4 days ago
Oh hey, what’s up me?
Khaos GT
Khaos GT 4 days ago
I definitely sounded like that one guy lol
djkenny 4 days ago
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!
Corvin Mull
Corvin Mull 4 days ago
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
P77777777 5 days ago
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
Exodus05 5 days ago
day 1 of asking donut to do an up to speed on agco
DistractedLord 5 days ago
does this mean that SUVs are less safe because they make people drive them faster?
Drunk3n1rish2009 5 days ago
Thumbs down for wearing a sheep muzzle
Clayton Lester
Clayton Lester 5 days ago
Why is there no versus show anymore?!
greg steez
greg steez 5 days ago
my 2003 highlander going 40mph feels like 60mph and my 2012 rx350 40mph feels like 20mph 🤣
Adam Kubacki
Adam Kubacki 5 days ago
Donut, please hear me out - did you paint Nolan's face JUST for the sake of 2 sec scene ? :D
mikey 5 days ago
Doing 100km down highway in my 72 beetle feels like your going 100mph
Steve Raymond
Steve Raymond 6 days ago
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. :-)
H. R. Lawrence
H. R. Lawrence 6 days ago
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.
Arnold Corriette
Arnold Corriette 6 days ago
The mask is for u not to smell the speed of the car
Arnold Corriette
Arnold Corriette 6 days ago
Nissan just make a car fill faster by putting GTR on it
Arnold Corriette
Arnold Corriette 6 days ago
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
Carlos B
Carlos B 6 days ago
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.
Joseph Riffel
Joseph Riffel 6 days ago
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?
Eizlan Iskandar
Eizlan Iskandar 6 days ago
Lol, even owning a Mustang Ecoboost I4, it feels already fast
Steven Martin
Steven Martin 7 days ago
Slowest car that feels fast ever Plymouth Sundance
theawesomenan 7 days ago
I’m pretty sure every Honda owners know exactly how it feels
new york and new jersey railfan
new york and new jersey railfan 7 days ago
idk its probably vtec
mattster693 7 days ago
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
Jack B
Jack B 7 days ago
Me in my '88 Scirocco doing 35 in da 'Hood: 1.21 GIGAWATTS. WE'RE GOING BACK TO 1985.
TheCarKids 7 days ago
4:16 I actually miss that host I want him back making videos :(
jrag1000 7 days ago
Why do people always speed in the XB? I've noticed that. It's a brick... lol
pumpikqq_ 7 days ago
a step further would be installing the same seat in every car
Mike Herzfeld
Mike Herzfeld 7 days ago
I've been wondering this forever, thanks for answering, awesome video. Also...69 Nice
Confused Cat
Confused Cat 7 days ago
Driving at 80km on my 800kg 35hp 3 cylinder Mira feels like passing by the Gargantua black hole
FrostMelon 7 days ago
Wow Bogus science at the worst...
HUNK 8 days ago
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.
Mark Peterson
Mark Peterson 8 days ago
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.
Jacob Bell
Jacob Bell 8 days ago
It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. -David Freiburger
Stephano X
Stephano X 8 days ago
So @ 7:00 explains why you always got a lifted dodge ram right on your bumper when you’re driving😂
Unknow0059 8 days ago
00:20 this sounds like God Hand music. this was a really fun video.
Andrew Flynn
Andrew Flynn 8 days ago
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.
Orifha Mbedzi
Orifha Mbedzi 8 days ago
Something about this dude's face resembles Ayrton Senna
Maxwell Perez
Maxwell Perez 8 days ago
I want to see you track the Miata again to see the improvements after the cooling system
Chrispewkreme 9 days ago
Irk man S2Ks don’t feel fast
Sunnique Crombie
Sunnique Crombie 9 days ago
I want that hat
Rodrigo Silva
Rodrigo Silva 9 days ago
69 B A S S
jason lavergne
jason lavergne 9 days ago
Pulled a straight up Brain Games over here
Lucas F
Lucas F 9 days ago
7:35, does he really need to cover his mouth as well...? *Remembers corona* oh yeah nevermind
Bader Alaraimi
Bader Alaraimi 9 days ago
captain disillusion is your brother?
ReZ AmPz
ReZ AmPz 9 days ago
Whats with the reeses puff commercial vibes
GETCHA_PULL665 10 days ago
DavieDrum98 10 days ago
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.
Zerotwo Two
Zerotwo Two 10 days ago
Onimod PL
Onimod PL 10 days ago
mastersvante 10 days ago
its like when i drive a dirtbike it feels 30mph faster than my dads car
Edsel Earl Dausen Convento
Edsel Earl Dausen Convento 10 days ago
Neil Gibbons
Neil Gibbons 10 days ago
I remember when this used to be a normal car program
It’s Lucas
It’s Lucas 11 days ago
Heeyh my FRS isn’t a slow car >:(
Huey Iroquois
Huey Iroquois 11 days ago
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.
steve2122 11 days ago
Not gonna lie.. pretty stoked for the upcoming NVH Department's new album! \m/
Pharoahe F34
Pharoahe F34 11 days ago
@DonutMedia OHHHHHHHH THAT'S WHY.... it all makes sense now.
MagicD3VIL the 2nd
MagicD3VIL the 2nd 11 days ago
Listening to Eurobeat makes you feel like driving faster than you actually are
Timo D.
Timo D. 11 days ago
Love it!! It's like Science Garage reborn!! ❤❤
Alex Lopez
Alex Lopez 11 days ago
Amazed that no Vtec reference/vid was used....
Merphine Correia
Merphine Correia 11 days ago
dude i hate physicys
Dan Du P
Dan Du P 11 days ago
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?
Speed Undead
Speed Undead 11 days ago
Why did you leave Blink-182?? :(
Ρομέο GR
Ρομέο GR 11 days ago
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!!
madtabby66 12 days ago
My pickup is bad for that. You just don't realize how fast you're going.
Deniz Oz
Deniz Oz 12 days ago
Brandon Aynesmay
Brandon Aynesmay 12 days ago
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. :)
joel ramirez
joel ramirez 12 days ago
Muscle memory doesn’t exist
Toby Richmond
Toby Richmond 12 days ago
Timeless driving proverb #1: "It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than it is to drive a fast car slow".
Silver Shine
Silver Shine 12 days ago
Ah so that’s why a ricers car is so slow 😂
Francis Atobra
Francis Atobra 12 days ago
Why does donut media teach physics better than my teacher?
Abhijeet Ghoshal
Abhijeet Ghoshal 12 days ago
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.
Finnish Fatman
Finnish Fatman 12 days ago
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...
bsldesigns 13 days ago
You all really fascinated me with the facts and science here. Thank you
Isaiah Dunphy
Isaiah Dunphy 13 days ago
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
Luis Batres
Luis Batres 13 days ago
That's why my si feel a lot faster than my Camry at the same speed! Makes sense now
3IS -
3IS - 14 days ago
Guys this could’ve been 5 minutes
Jason Bales
Jason Bales 14 days ago
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.
gregfox 14 days ago
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
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