Why some slow cars FEEL fast

Avaldati 27 okt 2020
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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  • Lol, even owning a Mustang Ecoboost I4, it feels already fast

  • Slowest car that feels fast ever Plymouth Sundance

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

  • idk its probably vtec

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Wow Bogus science at the worst...

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Something about this dude's face resembles Ayrton Senna

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

  • Irk man S2Ks don’t feel fast

  • I want that hat

  • 69 B A S S

  • Pulled a straight up Brain Games over here

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

  • captain disillusion is your brother?

  • Whats with the reeses puff commercial vibes

  • 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.

  • IS THAT A SUPRA

  • so... *MUFFLERS ARE MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MORE MONEY FROM SPEEDING TICKETS!*

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

  • VTEC!!!!!!!

  • I remember when this used to be a normal car program

  • Heeyh my FRS isn’t a slow car >:(

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • dude i hate physicys

  • 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?

  • Why did you leave Blink-182?? :(

  • 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!!

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

  • TOO MANY ADS

  • 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. :)

  • Muscle memory doesn’t exist

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

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

  • Why does donut media teach physics better than my teacher?

  • 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.

  • So my 86 4runner should feel like a jet at terminal velocity

  • 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...

  • You all really fascinated me with the facts and science here. Thank you

  • 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

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

  • Guys this could’ve been 5 minutes

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The theory of relativity

  • 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

  • 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.

  • I can all all that with any hat 🧢 😂

  • My old wagoneer with pos shocks is like the millennium falcon in hyper space shifting into 3 rd gear about 50mph.

  • Gonna tell this to the cop next time he stops me for racing 32 km/h in 30 km/h zone.

  • When I drive my car in manual mode it feels faster, even at lower speeds lol it’s funny and fun to drive that way

  • I enjoy driving '98 Civic the most on curvy mountain roads. The best feeling ewven though i drive mostly 80-110 km/h. 90 PS / 988 Kg... yeah, slow on straight road.

  • i think if you drive really slow, lets say 10mph for a while and then went up to 30mph that would feel really quick, but thats because its in comparison to 10mph, but if you did 70mph and went down to 30mph that would feel really slow. So i guess its also due to getting used to it? anther one would be your speed compared to other drivers on the motorway/highway, or even something as simple as going changing lanes as the barriers will be closer/further so it will feel quicker/slower

  • Why it feels great driving a grocery cart.

  • 35 MPH feels like 10 MPH to me lol

  • 11:42 speak for yourself dude 😂😂

  • My 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 felt fast at all times

  • Are they really were in a mask in the car

  • I tell people that my '83 Porsche 928-s2 is 'slow as shit BUT FAST AS HELL'...and it IS...Factory Minimum Performance specs are: 1/4 Mile in 14 sec. flat & 100 MPH even ( SLOW as SHIT, Right?) BUT I go thru the traps STILL winding up 3rd GEAR!! I can 'slip the clutch ',get it rolling in 3rd Gear and run out of 3rd Gear at about 112 MPH!!! Factory minimum top speed is listed at 182 MPH* Actual top speed determined by aerodynamic drag--Top recorded speed 202 mph ( FAST AS HELL!) It's MUCH SAFER to drive a FAST car HARD ,& SLOW than to drive a SLOW CAR Hard & FAST. Just as much fun too... You were shocked at doing 75->90 on the Express way. That's the speed I come onto the Interstate with in 4th gear...

  • i drove for months without a speedo cable and lived in a 70kph zone

  • Now he's never gonna get a sponsorship from BMW.

  • Perfect for Shreddiiiiinnnggg

  • 9:59 I can totally relate to it when my first car was the 90' rover mini 1000. When the first time I drove that thing, I can barely follow the flow of traffic bc it was too hectic for me, it bumps, its loud, brake is weak, shifting is difficult, its like watching world from completely different perspective.

  • my 08 camry 4 banger feels fast to me, even though its slow.

  • I mean, I think a Subaru 2.0t is a fast car, so, I wonder what a faster car feels like.

  • *_This also is a way to make your car feel faster_* More low to the ground means, feels faster, also, if you remove sound protection, it will feel faster aswell. Drive a go cart, drive one normally, then drive one that’s been lifted up.

  • 100

  • I wanted to know the answer but I never made it after all the EEcloner saying like like and subscribe and comment and push the bell notification and buy our king cobra Kentucky hat and while ur at it buy the merch to help support the channel and allow us to give u content..... oh yea today we have a sponsor to help fun our thing it’s very beneficial buy our stuff yes..... can u just get to the point my guy?

  • i dont get the m badge joke im retarted can someone explain

  • If feels dangerous it feels fast

  • John deere 7810

  • "Slow car that feels fast" that is such a good roast in a way 😂

  • My 88 Trans Am feels safer driving faster because of it's design, although because apparently my speedometer is off 80mph feels like 60mph because the Speedometer says so! Had my Beast for 5-6yrs and still "forget" how fast I'm Actually going...Now my Impala SS 100mph feels like 70 on the straight away but there's no way in Hell would I want to take a curve at that speed because of the Shit stock suspension! Unless maybe it was on a track but still I wouldn't trust that BS stock suspension

  • I'm not into cars but these videos you guys make are awesome. I've only learned how to drive recently with a Triton e250 and now 5 speed passat. I know now what I've been feeling in the differences. But since I've always paid attention to my Dino I could guess the speed better on the sedan than the van. Now I know why. Liked the video, lots.

  • If you play beamng drive and set the FOV on the fly with your controller, you can get a perception of how FOV affects your perception of speed.

  • Mirage owners be like “nah my car just feels slow” But if you own one you know how it feels at 70 mph

  • 9:35 A good illustration of jerk is in this video: eeclone.info/glo/zqGUbZmnkY1q2o4/video . The pilot's head always snaps forward at the end of the cat shot. Why? He experiences a step-change in acceleration coming off the bow of the carrier. The catapult accelerates the jet at about 3.5g. When it goes off the end of the ship, the jet in full burner without the push of the catapult gives them much less acceleration.

  • 6:53 That's what I figured, feeling faster was mainly a function of being closer to the ground in a low car. I still think that's true. When I went from driving a Camry to a RAV4, I was a total lead-foot. I felt like the vehicle just wasn't getting up to speed, I was really putting my foot into it, then looking down at the speedometer and being surprised that I was doing 70 in a 55 zone.

  • Of course you can't feel speed. If you could, being in an airliner at 600 MPH would be a harrowing ride.

  • This is why it's much more fun to drive on country roads than the highway.

  • Dude, as a former rock band van driver, you forgot my favorite part... The Sway of taking a turn! Nobody cares if you're keeping to the speed limit when you round a curve on two wheels! :D

  • That ///M badge comment got my feelings hurting

  • I cruise at 140 mph on the motorway in my 730d f01 it feels like 80