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Why some slow cars FEEL fast

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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  1. Kei


    17 цагийн өмнө

    2:30 That dude is literally everywhere. Ned Flanders but IRL.

  2. Colin Fruend

    Colin Fruend

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Loud pipes make me drive faster everywhere.

  3. Unofficial Fuslie Video Archive

    Unofficial Fuslie Video Archive

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I used to drive a little white Fiat Uno, the exhaust broke at the front and it made the car as loud as a truck lol I saw how big cars will slow down at corners because they expected something scary to come...but it was just my little Fiat Uno lmao

  4. Danny Borden

    Danny Borden

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Bahahaha, my daughter claims my miata isn't fast... it just feels fast... well she's wrong!

  5. Joshua Felty

    Joshua Felty

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The year was 1996, the place USA PA. When my Dad and I would drive all day long in a snubbed nosed Mack we felt like we were not going that fast. When he got into the Chevy Lumina, it felt like the same speeds were faster. Also if you drive like a snail on back roads for a while, then go the speed limit. It feels like you are flying. Because your brain got used to the low speeds.

  6. What's In Dan's Garage?

    What's In Dan's Garage?

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Lesson learned: build slow-fun car to reduce traffic accidents rather than reducing the speed limit.

  7. Nova Exclusives

    Nova Exclusives

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Cover the CR-Z

  8. Jurel


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  9. Tom Caffrey

    Tom Caffrey

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  10. Aaron Grillo

    Aaron Grillo

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  11. Gem Arnold

    Gem Arnold

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    That second road the answer is drift 😉😉 smart brains

  12. mini smalls

    mini smalls

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    60 on a 96 Cherokee feels like you’re on a rollercoaster, shakes and all lmao

  13. Wall J

    Wall J

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  14. Dylan Troutman

    Dylan Troutman

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  15. Dylan Troutman

    Dylan Troutman

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  16. Peter Suoheimo

    Peter Suoheimo

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Music of intro :)?

  17. Rolando Montana

    Rolando Montana

    4 өдрийн өмнө


  18. Ali Hussain

    Ali Hussain

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  19. Gordon Buford Jr

    Gordon Buford Jr

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Please, many more experiments.

  20. RealNameNeverUsed


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    11:11 Try play Gran Turismo with sound off. The car will feel slower.

  21. Yamaha Guy17

    Yamaha Guy17

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  22. randall Nanhkoesingh

    randall Nanhkoesingh

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dude kinda looks like Conner the Android sent by cyberlife

  23. Marty R

    Marty R

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  24. Dylon Papp

    Dylon Papp

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    7:11 i literally live right next to this building in Nottingham, England on the A610

  25. Toasty Scoot

    Toasty Scoot

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Mans talks about Nolan alotttt

  26. lPanicSinisterl


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Slow car fast is more fun than fast car fast

  27. Jo Mo

    Jo Mo

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  28. Nick Turgeon

    Nick Turgeon

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    2:30 who thought of ascension from bo1 zombies

  29. Khaos GT

    Khaos GT

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    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

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      Nothin much bro

    • Khaos GT

      Khaos GT

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      Nothing much, hbu?

    • Khaos GT

      Khaos GT

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      Oh hey, what’s up me?

    • Khaos GT

      Khaos GT

      7 өдрийн өмнө

      I definitely sounded like that one guy lol

  30. djkenny


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    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!

  31. Corvin Mull

    Corvin Mull

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  32. P77777777


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  33. Exodus05


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    day 1 of asking donut to do an up to speed on agco

  34. DistractedLord


    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  35. Drunk3n1rish2009


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Thumbs down for wearing a sheep muzzle

  36. Clayton Lester

    Clayton Lester

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Why is there no versus show anymore?!

  37. greg steez

    greg steez

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    my 2003 highlander going 40mph feels like 60mph and my 2012 rx350 40mph feels like 20mph 🤣

  38. Adam Kubacki

    Adam Kubacki

    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  39. mikey


    8 өдрийн өмнө

    Doing 100km down highway in my 72 beetle feels like your going 100mph

  40. Steve Raymond

    Steve Raymond

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    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. :-)

  41. H. R. Lawrence

    H. R. Lawrence

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  42. Arnold Corriette

    Arnold Corriette

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    The mask is for u not to smell the speed of the car

  43. Arnold Corriette

    Arnold Corriette

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Nissan just make a car fill faster by putting GTR on it

  44. Arnold Corriette

    Arnold Corriette

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  45. Carlos B

    Carlos B

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  46. Joseph Riffel

    Joseph Riffel

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  47. Eizlan Iskandar

    Eizlan Iskandar

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Lol, even owning a Mustang Ecoboost I4, it feels already fast

  48. Steven Martin

    Steven Martin

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Slowest car that feels fast ever Plymouth Sundance

  49. theawesomenan


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I’m pretty sure every Honda owners know exactly how it feels

  50. new york and new jersey railfan

    new york and new jersey railfan

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    idk its probably vtec

  51. mattster693


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  52. Jack B

    Jack B

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  53. TheCarKids


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    4:16 I actually miss that host I want him back making videos :(

  54. jrag1000


    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  55. pumpikqq_


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    a step further would be installing the same seat in every car

  56. Mike Herzfeld

    Mike Herzfeld

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  57. Confused Cat

    Confused Cat

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Driving at 80km on my 800kg 35hp 3 cylinder Mira feels like passing by the Gargantua black hole

  58. FrostMelon


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow Bogus science at the worst...

  59. HUNK


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  60. Mark Peterson

    Mark Peterson

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  61. Jacob Bell

    Jacob Bell

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. -David Freiburger

  62. Stephano X

    Stephano X

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    So @ 7:00 explains why you always got a lifted dodge ram right on your bumper when you’re driving😂

  63. Unknow0059


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    00:20 this sounds like God Hand music. this was a really fun video.

  64. Andrew Flynn

    Andrew Flynn

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  65. Orifha Mbedzi

    Orifha Mbedzi

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Something about this dude's face resembles Ayrton Senna

  66. Maxwell Perez

    Maxwell Perez

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I want to see you track the Miata again to see the improvements after the cooling system

  67. Chrispewkreme


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Irk man S2Ks don’t feel fast

  68. Sunnique Crombie

    Sunnique Crombie

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    I want that hat

  69. Rodrigo Silva

    Rodrigo Silva

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    69 B A S S

  70. jason lavergne

    jason lavergne

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Pulled a straight up Brain Games over here

  71. Lucas F

    Lucas F

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    7:35, does he really need to cover his mouth as well...? *Remembers corona* oh yeah nevermind

  72. Bader Alaraimi

    Bader Alaraimi

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    captain disillusion is your brother?

  73. ReZ AmPz

    ReZ AmPz

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Whats with the reeses puff commercial vibes

  74. GETCHA_PULL665


    12 өдрийн өмнө


  75. DavieDrum98


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  76. Zerotwo Two

    Zerotwo Two

    13 өдрийн өмнө


  77. Onimod PL

    Onimod PL

    13 өдрийн өмнө


    • Govinda Kesuma

      Govinda Kesuma

      Өдрийн өмнө

      And so the EVs. They are so quite that you can't feel speeding at highway.

  78. mastersvante


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    its like when i drive a dirtbike it feels 30mph faster than my dads car

  79. Edsel Earl Dausen Convento

    Edsel Earl Dausen Convento

    13 өдрийн өмнө


  80. Neil Gibbons

    Neil Gibbons

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I remember when this used to be a normal car program

  81. It’s Lucas

    It’s Lucas

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Heeyh my FRS isn’t a slow car >:(

  82. Huey Iroquois

    Huey Iroquois

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  83. steve2122


    13 өдрийн өмнө

    Not gonna lie.. pretty stoked for the upcoming NVH Department's new album! \m/

  84. Pharoahe F34

    Pharoahe F34

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    @DonutMedia OHHHHHHHH THAT'S WHY.... it all makes sense now.

  85. MagicD3VIL the 2nd

    MagicD3VIL the 2nd

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Listening to Eurobeat makes you feel like driving faster than you actually are

  86. Timo D.

    Timo D.

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Love it!! It's like Science Garage reborn!! ❤❤

  87. Alex Lopez

    Alex Lopez

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Amazed that no Vtec reference/vid was used....

  88. Merphine Correia

    Merphine Correia

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    dude i hate physicys

  89. Dan Du P

    Dan Du P

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    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?

  90. Speed Undead

    Speed Undead

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    Why did you leave Blink-182?? :(

  91. Ρομέο GR

    Ρομέο GR

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    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!!

  92. madtabby66


    14 өдрийн өмнө

    My pickup is bad for that. You just don't realize how fast you're going.

  93. Deniz Oz

    Deniz Oz

    14 өдрийн өмнө


  94. Brandon Aynesmay

    Brandon Aynesmay

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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. :)

  95. joel ramirez

    joel ramirez

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Muscle memory doesn’t exist

  96. Toby Richmond

    Toby Richmond

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Timeless driving proverb #1: "It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than it is to drive a fast car slow".

  97. Silver Shine

    Silver Shine

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Ah so that’s why a ricers car is so slow 😂

  98. Francis Atobra

    Francis Atobra

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Why does donut media teach physics better than my teacher?

  99. Abhijeet Ghoshal

    Abhijeet Ghoshal

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  100. Finnish Fatman

    Finnish Fatman

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    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...