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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  • 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

    JurelJurelVor 4 Stunden
  • 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.

    Tom CaffreyTom CaffreyVor 8 Stunden
  • 1996 ford ranger 2.3 5 speed... its happy at 55. Could go 65 but not comfortable lol

    Aaron GrilloAaron GrilloVor 12 Stunden
  • That second road the answer is drift 😉😉 smart brains

    Gem ArnoldGem ArnoldVor 20 Stunden
  • 60 on a 96 Cherokee feels like you’re on a rollercoaster, shakes and all lmao

    mini smallsmini smallsVor Tag
  • 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 JVor Tag
  • 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 TroutmanVor Tag
  • 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 TroutmanVor Tag
  • Music of intro :)?

    Peter SuoheimoPeter SuoheimoVor Tag

    Rolando MontanaRolando MontanaVor Tag
  • 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 HussainVor 2 Tage
  • Please, many more experiments.

    Gordon Buford JrGordon Buford JrVor 2 Tage
  • 11:11 Try play Gran Turismo with sound off. The car will feel slower.

    RealNameNeverUsedRealNameNeverUsedVor 2 Tage
  • 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 Guy17Vor 3 Tage
  • Dude kinda looks like Conner the Android sent by cyberlife

    randall Nanhkoesinghrandall NanhkoesinghVor 3 Tage
  • 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 RVor 3 Tage
  • 7:11 i literally live right next to this building in Nottingham, England on the A610

    Dylon PappDylon PappVor 3 Tage
  • Mans talks about Nolan alotttt

    Toasty ScootToasty ScootVor 3 Tage
  • Slow car fast is more fun than fast car fast

    lPanicSinisterllPanicSinisterlVor 3 Tage
  • size

    Jo MoJo MoVor 4 Tage
  • 2:30 who thought of ascension from bo1 zombies

    Nick TurgeonNick TurgeonVor 4 Tage
  • 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 GTVor 4 Tage
    • Nothin much bro

      Khaos GTKhaos GTVor 4 Tage
    • Nothing much, hbu?

      Khaos GTKhaos GTVor 4 Tage
    • Oh hey, what’s up me?

      Khaos GTKhaos GTVor 4 Tage
    • I definitely sounded like that one guy lol

      Khaos GTKhaos GTVor 4 Tage
  • 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!

    djkennydjkennyVor 4 Tage
  • 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 MullVor 4 Tage
  • 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

    P77777777P77777777Vor 4 Tage
  • day 1 of asking donut to do an up to speed on agco

    Exodus05Exodus05Vor 4 Tage
  • does this mean that SUVs are less safe because they make people drive them faster?

    DistractedLordDistractedLordVor 5 Tage
  • Thumbs down for wearing a sheep muzzle

    Drunk3n1rish2009Drunk3n1rish2009Vor 5 Tage
  • Why is there no versus show anymore?!

    Clayton LesterClayton LesterVor 5 Tage
  • my 2003 highlander going 40mph feels like 60mph and my 2012 rx350 40mph feels like 20mph 🤣

    greg steezgreg steezVor 5 Tage
  • Donut, please hear me out - did you paint Nolan's face JUST for the sake of 2 sec scene ? :D

    Adam KubackiAdam KubackiVor 5 Tage
  • Doing 100km down highway in my 72 beetle feels like your going 100mph

    mikeymikeyVor 5 Tage
  • 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 RaymondVor 5 Tage
  • 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. LawrenceVor 5 Tage
  • The mask is for u not to smell the speed of the car

    Arnold CorrietteArnold CorrietteVor 6 Tage
  • Nissan just make a car fill faster by putting GTR on it

    Arnold CorrietteArnold CorrietteVor 6 Tage
  • 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 CorrietteVor 6 Tage
  • 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 BVor 6 Tage
  • 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 RiffelVor 6 Tage
  • Lol, even owning a Mustang Ecoboost I4, it feels already fast

    Eizlan IskandarEizlan IskandarVor 6 Tage
  • Slowest car that feels fast ever Plymouth Sundance

    Steven MartinSteven MartinVor 6 Tage
  • I’m pretty sure every Honda owners know exactly how it feels

    theawesomenantheawesomenanVor 6 Tage
  • idk its probably vtec

    new york and new jersey railfannew york and new jersey railfanVor 6 Tage
  • 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

    mattster693mattster693Vor 7 Tage
  • Me in my '88 Scirocco doing 35 in da 'Hood: 1.21 GIGAWATTS. WE'RE GOING BACK TO 1985.

    Jack BJack BVor 7 Tage
  • 4:16 I actually miss that host I want him back making videos :(

    TheCarKidsTheCarKidsVor 7 Tage
  • Why do people always speed in the XB? I've noticed that. It's a brick... lol

    jrag1000jrag1000Vor 7 Tage
  • a step further would be installing the same seat in every car

    pumpikqq_pumpikqq_Vor 7 Tage
  • I've been wondering this forever, thanks for answering, awesome video. Also...69 Nice

    Mike HerzfeldMike HerzfeldVor 7 Tage
  • Driving at 80km on my 800kg 35hp 3 cylinder Mira feels like passing by the Gargantua black hole

    Confused CatConfused CatVor 7 Tage
  • Wow Bogus science at the worst...

    FrostMelonFrostMelonVor 7 Tage
  • 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.

    HUNKHUNKVor 7 Tage
  • 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 PetersonVor 8 Tage
  • It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. -David Freiburger

    Jacob BellJacob BellVor 8 Tage
  • So @ 7:00 explains why you always got a lifted dodge ram right on your bumper when you’re driving😂

    Stephano XStephano XVor 8 Tage
  • 00:20 this sounds like God Hand music. this was a really fun video.

    Unknow0059Unknow0059Vor 8 Tage
  • 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 FlynnVor 8 Tage
  • Something about this dude's face resembles Ayrton Senna

    Orifha MbedziOrifha MbedziVor 8 Tage
  • I want to see you track the Miata again to see the improvements after the cooling system

    Maxwell PerezMaxwell PerezVor 8 Tage
  • Irk man S2Ks don’t feel fast

    ChrispewkremeChrispewkremeVor 8 Tage
  • I want that hat

    Sunnique CrombieSunnique CrombieVor 8 Tage
  • 69 B A S S

    Rodrigo SilvaRodrigo SilvaVor 8 Tage
  • Pulled a straight up Brain Games over here

    jason lavergnejason lavergneVor 8 Tage
  • 7:35, does he really need to cover his mouth as well...? *Remembers corona* oh yeah nevermind

    Lucas FLucas FVor 9 Tage
  • captain disillusion is your brother?

    Bader AlaraimiBader AlaraimiVor 9 Tage
  • Whats with the reeses puff commercial vibes

    ReZ AmPzReZ AmPzVor 9 Tage
  • VTEC

  • 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.

    DavieDrum98DavieDrum98Vor 10 Tage

    Zerotwo TwoZerotwo TwoVor 10 Tage

    Onimod PLOnimod PLVor 10 Tage
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