Why some slow cars FEEL fast

2020 27 اكتبر
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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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  • Honda Fit feels fast as hell

    Cure AgingCure Agingپیش 5 ساعت
  • I have a 3 cyllinder Skoda Fabia, 64hp. It's an amazing car. Compact with low center of mass, and when you accelerate, the engine sounds like v12 lol Going 60-70 at 4000-5000rpm is all you need for fun. And acceleration is there until you reach 80. People who want more acceleration are just poor drivers and don't know how to squeeze more from their car.

    DataLogDataLogپیش 11 ساعت
  • Haha I remember when I was 16 and thought my 190 horsepower Volvo 850 was fast. It felt pretty quick to me from about 0-45 or 50 mph, especially in sport mode

    Cameron PeraltaCameron Peraltaپیش روز
  • Surely knowing what car your going in effects the speed you would guess

    Isaac MurrayIsaac Murrayپیش روز
  • 2009 camry LE, i can go 100 mph and I don’t even notice lol

    Axel GuityAxel Guityپیش 2 روز
  • 5:43 what did he day m or n :o

    axel gysemansaxel gysemansپیش 3 روز
  • So that's why when I go 35 mph on my snowmobile,it feels like 70,that and the fact that it's a small snowmobile

    Dale HadleyDale Hadleyپیش 3 روز
  • Is that why the windows in Challengers and Camaros are so small? To make them feel fast? 😄

    John BuckJohn Buckپیش 4 روز
  • because ur slower to the ground and have no suspension

    PaolohPaolohپیش 8 روز
  • I am speed

    NiagaraphophoNiagaraphophoپیش 9 روز
  • Oh c'mon Joey, VERSUS WAS SO COOL!

    TheIcyWulfTheIcyWulfپیش 9 روز
  • 1:44 oh yeah if I can’t feel speed then what did I just snort?!

    Jordan BrookesJordan Brookesپیش 10 روز
  • 1:31 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘺

    Jayden BallreichJayden Ballreichپیش 11 روز
  • So humans are computers, but with weak RAM and

    Aegon TargaryenAegon Targaryenپیش 11 روز
  • The only way to see the tunnel is by hiting the vtech 😂

    stefano athstefano athپیش 12 روز
  • I own a BMW E36 318i...it´s slow but damn it feels a fuckin rally car. I call it Captain slow. BTW she reaches 80km/h in full 2nd so u know

    Ruben BaltarejoRuben Baltarejoپیش 13 روز
  • you said that is scion FRS but at 7:31 I see the Toyota logo. So that is gt86

    Nikola XNikola Xپیش 13 روز
    • It's a rebadged FRS or from a non- US market, you can tell the front bumper and hood is the older FRS from 2016 or earlier while Scion still existed.

      Michael SchmidtMichael Schmidtپیش 12 روز
  • im tripping as fuck .. this shit is drugs .. 😅

    Random UnboxRandom Unboxپیش 13 روز
  • This is why I love my miata

    Presley2772Presley2772پیش 15 روز
  • 8:00 telling him the actual speed that you are going after he guesses pollutes the data, should’ve waited until both tests were done.

    Wyatt F. WilgusWyatt F. Wilgusپیش 16 روز
  • Simple answer is... they don't!. Slow cars feels fast cause they don't have much power and fast ones have potential and you know it and you felt it before!!

    Ti Kyi KhaTi Kyi Khaپیش 16 روز
  • Didnt know where to post. But I would like to hear a past gas podcast of the entries of how hard/easy it is to get into gt racing of any sorts

    ForeternityForeternityپیش 17 روز
  • "hardcore math"

    Parth MandgeParth Mandgeپیش 17 روز
  • Just Till 4:18, I've understand it 😁

    Moko SitorusMoko Sitorusپیش 18 روز
  • That was awesome

    Keith LoweryKeith Loweryپیش 19 روز
  • Yes love the content

    Jack JohnsJack Johnsپیش 20 روز
  • "Your body can't feel speed." Lighting McQueen be like: "I AM SPEED!!!"

    kathy langkathy langپیش 20 روز
  • Simple answer: Motion Blur is over 100%

    Tehan R.Tehan R.پیش 20 روز
  • Forza be like: Eh this Bugatti is slow, I'll use this Golf modded to go fast

    BlitzGamer3850BlitzGamer3850پیش 20 روز
  • Ok Connor :) (in Detroit become human) You look like Bryan Dechart !!!

    Me10 LEFMe10 LEFپیش 21 روز
  • Ironically feeling faster make you slower

    dewalimsdewalimsپیش 22 روز
  • My 2010 kia forte feels like 20mph when I'm going at 80mph

  • alternative video title: "Why ricers like VTEC so much"

    Atte GröhnAtte Gröhnپیش 22 روز
  • Explain why driving my 1 ton drw f350 at 120 really doesn’t feel that fast.

    Chance LeachChance Leachپیش 23 روز
  • civics owners should watch this before saying their car is fast xD

    FROSLEXFROSLEXپیش 24 روز
  • Is this video sponsored by Scion ?

    xchihossxchihossپیش 24 روز
  • My electric scooter feels like 50 when its 28 kph

    Mr. AnythingMr. Anythingپیش 25 روز
  • When it snows, I like those hilly communities in 1st and 2nd gear in my Nissan micra with Bridgestone Blizzaks and a good hand brake. You can keep it under 30km/h and slalom the arc of the road;)

    AdanaCAdanaCپیش 25 روز
  • But in the end, 1000hp cars always feel fast wether its a boat or a go kart

    Bryan AlonsoBryan Alonsoپیش 25 روز
  • Why are y'all wearing masks over your nose and mouth? D:

    Concerned CitizenConcerned Citizenپیش 26 روز
  • 69k likes nice

    ShogunShogunپیش 26 روز
  • I like that hat!!

    Cristian CavazosCristian Cavazosپیش 27 روز

  • 🅱️ass

    Kobe TechKobe Techپیش 28 روز
  • i am the gatekeeper, are you the key master?

    Lauren JohnsonLauren Johnsonپیش 28 روز
  • You got the like just for the M badge joke. Also not using your turn signal makes you faster.

    Flying JudasFlying Judasپیش ماه
  • Ever driven a lifted leafsprung jeep with no doors? 60 feels like you're entering the earth's atmosphere

    weston maloneweston maloneپیش ماه
  • Dankie/ Merci Donut Media. Now I know what is and how to use an ACCELERATION meter. 100km/h (60mi/h) in my Renault 5 (1980) is like light speed! 100km/h (60mi/h) in the BMW 528i (1980) feels very-very slow and DEAD.

    David van NiekerkDavid van Niekerkپیش ماه
  • Thats why rally is fun

    The vortex ZThe vortex Zپیش ماه
  • This is actually something ive noticed after passing my drivers license. In driving school we had a VW Golf 7 and at home we have 1. gen VW Touran. And in the Touran i drive about 5 km/h faster by feel (than in the Golf) , because the Golf has a softer suspension than our Tourans, and im not having the same bodyroll that Im used to from driving school. So Im acelerating more than i have to, to have the effekt that Im used to

    Note Hermelin139Note Hermelin139پیش ماه
  • Is just that the suspensions are so old that they basically dont have suspension so it feels like your going 300mph because suspension done and bumps yea

    Tyler CottrellTyler Cottrellپیش ماه
  • The XB owner is rough on their car!!! Dents and scratches and scraps all over!!

    Sir LoinSir Loinپیش ماه
  • My car isn’t fast but I would say it’s a least quick. 0-60 5.9 ish 320hp she’s heavy though 4300 lbs. awd 3.23 final ratio and magnetic suspension! 155mph top speed aero limited....

    Sir LoinSir Loinپیش ماه
  • My 2017 nissan sentra SR is slow car fast...and i love the zippiness and pick up in sports mode...

    Jimmie ParkerJimmie Parkerپیش ماه

    Raided Cluster AnimationsRaided Cluster Animationsپیش ماه
  • 1:45 video starts

    Lance AlonzoLance Alonzoپیش ماه
  • I will say this. I drive faster in my nissan rogue than my parent's vehicles.... 1) its my car so I can be more edgy with it 2) its a higer vehicle than their sedans/convertibles Audi a7, Mercedes c400, and slk 350 convertible. 3) their cars cost more lol Ironically I'm enjoying my cvt more than the traditional vvt. I literally had to look at the speedometer to stay at 35 in a 35. Otherwise I'd drive 30 in a 35. In my own vehicle id drive 40 in a 35. Sometimes up to 45. No higher. Basically i have to REMIND myself to slow down in my car but speed up in his convertible. And sedans are the easiest to maintain proper legal speed. But the get up on their vehicles are truly amazing. Lol, they have more jolt/jerk. Mine never jerks even if I floored it. The revs will roar but the 170HP, 175 lb/ft torque is NOT goona win any drag races. I still love it though. 28 city/38 highway mpg. She's 3 years old now and i think id buy another Rogue once this one dies.

    El TerceroEl Terceroپیش ماه
  • ngl Jobe rocks the hell out of every hat ever

    Carter NissenCarter Nissenپیش ماه
  • I knew it for most part atleast the ride height. My mum always overreacted that i was going to fast due to louder exhaust and lower ride height in my old Celica, but i always was going below the limit in these. In SUVs i find myself speeding accidentally. It could also be set of tips for game designers to finally make it feel fast to drive. So many games like Gran Turismo and Forza fail miserably at capturing the sense of speed of cars making it looks incredibly bland mostly because of very badly done camera work, lowering it and widening the fov would surely improve the sense of speed.

    Kacpa2Kacpa2پیش ماه
  • Nice video

    KarmaGodKarmaGodپیش ماه
  • Slower 4 cylinder cars feel peppier at slow speeds.

    CEWCEWپیش ماه
  • The answer is always physics: aka applied mathematics.

    DreamyDreamyپیش ماه
  • Ride a bicycle, and you’ll feel you’re damn fast at 20mph...

    Kerbodynamic XKerbodynamic Xپیش ماه
  • Vanilla Civic: low to the ground, a little snarl in the exhaust, somehow it feels much quicker than it really is! As econoboxes go, it's not hard to be happy with.

    NarrowgaugefilmsNarrowgaugefilmsپیش ماه
  • Guys i would like to know why race cars have windshield banners ( for instance GT3 ) and do they affect the perception of speed ?

    Tom Ole BrandTom Ole Brandپیش ماه
  • Holy shit the simulation at 7:10 is a model of streets in my hometown Nottingham England! What the fuck is that doing in this random vid on the internet

    Neil HarrisonNeil Harrisonپیش ماه
  • Really cool video, love it my guys. Keep it up!

    Master JamesMaster Jamesپیش ماه
  • Epic

    Master JamesMaster Jamesپیش ماه
  • Driving bigger vehicles definitely feel super slow. About drover our motorhome over 1000 miles about a week after getting my permit and going 70 mph made it feel super slow. Driving my dads f150 makes it feel like your flying. And driving my moms escape makes it feel like I’m in a race car

    Green GayGreen Gayپیش ماه
  • Fuck you. My M3 is fast 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲

    Cameron HaleCameron Haleپیش ماه
  • We need Bart baaaaaaaaaack!!!!

    Reeshad MuntasirReeshad Muntasirپیش ماه
  • The units for acceleration are m/s^2, not m/s. m/s is velocity.

    bladedspokesbladedspokesپیش ماه
  • I don't know nothing makes you feel like your going too fast like seeing a police officer

    Brando 92Brando 92پیش ماه
  • Adrenaline does make you react faster, i am no scientist. But i experienced. It kicks in so fast, our brain becames super focused, being able to react at speeds at wich we normaly can't, it helps you take split second decisions. It almost makes you immune to shock or pain. Is litteraly what armies dream of to make a drug for soliders. Problem with it is, it exhausts you very very fast. I am simply describing what i felt when it kicked in. Is what people call clutch in videogames. And it litteraly does that, make you faster. I drove a 3litre Jeep once, and it felt like a cloud, i could not feel the road, or the speed in that car, on the highway. I mean you do want to feel all the vibrations, the vibrations from the tires, the gearbox, the engine, this is how you read the road, if is sand, or water, or is simply slippery cuz there are trees on the side. Sure you don't one those garbage builds wich have 2 inches of springs stiff as wood, and another inch of rubber as a tire, that is just plain stupidity. People call it "traditions" but we must see that some traditions are Bullshit. I guess you want a car wich is kind of balanced, you feel the vibrations just enough so you can feel and read the car, and also give you plasure driving it. And Also you want a car wich doesn't kill your back, or your ears on a long ride. I mean every real driver out there knows that slippers or whatever you call those tires are simply garbage. To me real drifters are the rally drivers. They drift out of necesity, where ricers simply abuse tires. Lower gard cars makes you feel alot more conected to the surface you're driving on.

    Alexandru GajinAlexandru Gajinپیش ماه
  • 0:16 is that A SUPrA

    Noah KingNoah Kingپیش ماه
  • I usually find it's a combination of lower to the ground (I've found big vans feel quite slow for the actual road speed), more road noise and bumps, more wind noise and panel rattles, possibly engine noise too. If it's a convertible, feeling the wind increases the speed sensation - another reason why bicycles feel faster than cars for the same speed despite being quieter and higher up (although the wind blowing in your ears you probably hear a louder sound than driving) and also the feeling of instability in a vehicle makes it seem faster. Whereas I bet something like a rolls royce is one of those cars you can float along peacefully at over 100 mph. Or within a less extravagant budget a Vauxhall insignia 2.0 tdi felt surprisingly relaxing at 80 mph.

    Tim LewisTim Lewisپیش ماه
  • 8:23 a nod to davie504 😄

    Arthur ClarkArthur Clarkپیش ماه
  • 2:35 sLoWer speed or hiGeR?🤔

    Ali AtheerAli Atheerپیش ماه
  • The kind off things that make people feel fast when they aren't can be used in street design to make people slow down naturally.

    apainintheaasapainintheaasپیش ماه
  • So if its not adrenalin, what makes some people sometimes feel as if the world around them is in slow motion? I've even experienced this.

    Petra DarklanderPetra Darklanderپیش ماه
  • My old 95 fiat punto at 120km/h was almost to get to the moon

    TévezTévezپیش ماه
  • Honda owners

    NoahNoahپیش ماه
  • The real question, is James a Louisville or Kentucky fan? #502

    Theflywhiteboy12Theflywhiteboy12پیش ماه
  • 2:30 That dude is literally everywhere. Ned Flanders but IRL.

    KeiKeiپیش ماه
  • Loud pipes make me drive faster everywhere.

    Colin FruendColin Fruendپیش ماه
  • 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

    Unofficial Fuslie Video ArchiveUnofficial Fuslie Video Archiveپیش ماه
  • Bahahaha, my daughter claims my miata isn't fast... it just feels fast... well she's wrong!

    Danny BordenDanny Bordenپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Joshua FeltyJoshua Feltyپیش ماه
  • Lesson learned: build slow-fun car to reduce traffic accidents rather than reducing the speed limit.

    What's In Dan's Garage?What's In Dan's Garage?پیش ماه
  • Cover the CR-Z

    Nova ExclusivesNova Exclusivesپیش ماه
  • 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

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

    Aaron GrilloAaron Grilloپیش ماه
  • That second road the answer is drift 😉😉 smart brains

    Gem ArnoldGem Arnoldپیش ماه
  • 60 on a 96 Cherokee feels like you’re on a rollercoaster, shakes and all lmao

    mini smallsmini smallsپیش ماه
  • 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 Jپیش ماه
  • 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 Troutmanپیش ماه
  • 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 Troutmanپیش ماه
  • Music of intro :)?

    Peter SuoheimoPeter Suoheimoپیش ماه

    Rolando MontanaRolando Montanaپیش ماه