How the 2020 GTI Made FWD Not Suck

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been fun, affordable and trackable for more than 40 years. So what makes the newest GTI the best one yet? Join Jeremiah as he dives deep into the engineering and science that makes the Golf GTI one of the most fun cars to drive.
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crow Hace un mes
I was kinda heart broken when I heard bart want coming back. But, you are pretty cool too. Welcome to the family.
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Luke Ellis
Luke Ellis Hace un mes
you're welcome dog
Otto Docentem
Otto Docentem Hace un mes
Is it just me or was that GTI animation with the engine, diff, and trans towards the beginning very very off? Lol
eik nx
eik nx Hace un mes
After all this time a fking sticker i cant afford it atleast you could bring bart back or do ar donut team race
Alex Noble
Alex Noble Hace 26 minutos
Only good volks are wheels not the
Alen Zorko
Alen Zorko Hace un día
i see your not aware or Renault Megan RS
A Ryder
A Ryder Hace 7 días
Ok. Cool shift. What about 4th to 2nd, before a roundabout, with RWD LSD? Thats what I am aiming for on a FWD
A Ryder
A Ryder Hace 7 días
What is a FWD limited slip differential..? Seems like a fake statement.. the diff, is RWD! That means, if you want a good FWD drift car, you weld the diff..??
A Ryder
A Ryder Hace 7 días
The brakes, are the butter🤣🤣
Emanuel Quintero
Emanuel Quintero Hace 12 días
3 words. Check engine lights.
Neels Botha
Neels Botha Hace 18 días
You're actually wrong about the car being the first fwd with diff lock.. Back in the 90's here in south africa opel superboss had the best lsd diff of the fwd
Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez Hace 28 días
Too much padding at the intro and THEN a commercial before we get to the subject? TLDR (or something like that)
Makke Hace un mes
yeeah I gotta agree with the rest of the comment section, FWD hot hatches have not sucked for years. All of the biggest players use clever diffs etc. BUT there is one thing that the Golf GTI does much better than the competition... Boredom. That's right I said it, YA BORRIING. I can feel the fanboys coming to comment that "duuude put a tune on it and exhaust and it'll be great duude" "bro my GTI has 350hp and it shits on stock civics" etc etc
SICEM_Rex Hace un mes
None of this technology is new, and nor is it exclusive to the GTI.
Dri Anno
Dri Anno Hace un mes
Omg I wished so much that car was beautiful. But damn
Bruno Ethier
Bruno Ethier Hace un mes
LOL. Nothing beats a good electric car. 😅
clandfaf Hace un mes
I have to ask a 2020 GTI at $26,560 seems like a great deal now. Not sure what other car I could get for the money that would outperform.
Ojas Thakur
Ojas Thakur Hace un mes
Donut: "How the 2020 GTI Made FWD Not Suck" FK8 Honda Civic Type R: Am I a joke to you?
dean marriott
dean marriott Hace un mes
Wade Guidry
Wade Guidry Hace un mes
Welding the diff together seems like something Garage54 would do.
Aris B
Aris B Hace un mes
What about Seat leon cupra with 300hp stock fwd, limited slip diff, dcc etc.. oh right, you guys dont import Seats 😄
greg brown
greg brown Hace un mes
wait... fwd locking diffs are nothing new... am I missing something?? (3:50)
accordv6er Hace un mes
A 2008 cobalt SS running sub 8 min ring times proved it didn't suck... It also proved you can do a lot with simplicity...
Sean Krekel
Sean Krekel Hace un mes
Bake me a Jerry cake JEERRRRREEYYYYYY!
Henryk Gödel
Henryk Gödel Hace un mes
So, was it easier to just manufacture the car to be RWD... or to design this VAQ?
niToitsyeSkxawng Hace un mes
how to make fwd not suck: high revving N/A engine in a lightweight hatch paired to a quality LSD
SSam Cobalt
SSam Cobalt Hace un mes
Pristine Edge
Liam Hace un mes
torque steer is actually extremely predictable
matt fitch
matt fitch Hace un mes
Is that john b from outer banks?
epoxeclipse Hace un mes
Wrong, the only thing that makes fwd not suck is making that car rwd. Go home vw you're drunk.
Rachel Kashmir
Rachel Kashmir Hace un mes
I had a Mark V GTI and LOVED it. I would gladly drive a GTI for the rest of my life.
Philly_Ink Hace un mes
My 2017 Focus ST has mad torque steer... 🙃😓
rene descartes
rene descartes Hace un mes
Sponsored by Volkswagen
Nicholas Corlis
Nicholas Corlis Hace un mes
Everytime I hear someone try to argue in FWD's favor I just think about how horse drawn carriages were also FWD.
Six-5-Eh Hace un mes
DSG? You lost me.
Aum Prajapati
Aum Prajapati Hace un mes
Are we not gonna talk about the Civic Type-R
J H Hace un mes
They should make the GTI more reliable instead.
Sep G
Sep G Hace un mes
Honda Type R exists
trashedlife1 Hace un mes
One day you should introduce us to your bikes as well :)
RIP Joe Rogan
RIP Joe Rogan Hace un mes
This dude looks like Tom Delonge and Daniel tosh had a kid.
Juiced_mz3 Hace un mes
I thought that mazdaspeeds had LSD from factory?...
Henry Butzlaff
Henry Butzlaff Hace un mes
Only a manual belongs in a GTI
d1zguy Hace un mes
No thanks, rather take the 2020's civic SI torsen diff with brake torque vectoring, more reliable and cheap
i6oub - طوب
i6oub - طوب Hace un mes
EK9 civic type r be like: “whomst has awaken the ancient one”
Akshay Kaylaser
Akshay Kaylaser Hace un mes
Can anyone advise whether from an engineering standpoint, would it have been easier to make the GTi RWD rather than installing the differential?
Siegfried Kaufmann
Siegfried Kaufmann Hace un mes
“How the 2020 GTI made FWD not suck” Shows a 2021 GTI in thumbnail...
Potardo Hace un mes
I predict those systems are going to break within a decade or two naturally and before that time VW will not supply those parts anymore and if they do it'll be insanely expensive and they wont let anyone else make replacement parts for that VAQ system.
Anthony Allen
Anthony Allen Hace un mes
I've learned something new today thanks to Donut. Thanks guys.
Camper2625 Hace un mes
Did everyone forget about the 2016 GTI Clubsport S?
Tony Gawk Pro Derfer
Tony Gawk Pro Derfer Hace un mes
The 2020 GTI has a mechanical diff... The 2021 has the ELSD. Please update the tittle. Cheers!
Fabian Hace un mes
all this is cool .. too bad the interior absolutely sucks
Kitty Hace un mes
a jokeswagon? fun? til it breaks XD. also, fwd is NEVER. never. NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER as good as rwd. not ever. not even once. be mad cus bad, cus you can't afford a rwd car. hahahaha. lol @u
8ms shift times are near impossible (soz). 👎🏻 It's probably the gear engagement time of the DSG transmission, or how long it takes for the shift fork to select the next gear. Actual shift times for the VW DSG are likely still quicker than an Enzo though, which is rad.
Luiz Fernando
Luiz Fernando Hace un mes
Thats why i love Golf GTi, and o hope he is my next car 🙌🏻
TheBacon Hace un mes
I wish the "front wheel drive sucks" myth would die. There are a ton of fast, affordable, and most important of all fun cars that are fwd. Likewise there are a lot of rwd cars that are atrocious!
William Yawn
William Yawn Hace un mes
Shoutout to Mazdaspeed. Aka the king of TQ steer.
Deelana Sumathipala
Deelana Sumathipala Hace un mes
I just want a sleeper Golf with a 4.2L V8 from AMG :)
Bear Boi
Bear Boi Hace un mes
For an example of how fast dual clutches are, take the 2020 911 Carrera S The PDK (Porsche dual clutch) does 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds The 7-speed manual, though, does it in 0.5-0.7 seconds slower on average.
kekeberg plays
kekeberg plays Hace un mes
this vid is full off lies.... the limited slip diff only limits slip on the right wheel on full throttle the steering still pulls. by opening and closing the clutch it gives more or less power too the left front wheel the right wheel can only be lower or equal too the left wheel power output. when turning the power that normally would hit left front gets 40% split too the right front because of the clutch. this system is still lower tier off limited slip > mechanical will out perform it with the loss of comfort this is why we get electronic diff wider range off use. F1 cars change gears in 10-15 milliseconds this gearbox does not change that fast AT ALL. *This is an impossibly fast claim which is widely seen on the internet. This could refer to the gear engagement time of the DCT transmission, which would be the time it takes for the shift fork to select the next requested gear. Actual Up-shift time for the VW DSG and PDK may be closer to 200ms. < this is correct.
tsuki Hace un mes
Nah, FWD still sucks
jai bhushan
jai bhushan Hace un mes
when he said torque steering i got instant flashbacks to the hot hatch episode of top gear in 2011 with Jeremy Clarkson
Ben Bunch
Ben Bunch Hace un mes
My GTI has none of these things and decidedly does not suck.
matt allwood
matt allwood Hace un mes
I want Jerry and Zac to make a baby and I’d hang out with that baby and eat ramen
Dan Tarakanov
Dan Tarakanov Hace un mes
I’m here at 4am dude, say hi
Ben Bunch
Ben Bunch Hace un mes
Get it with a stick. Come on.
mj b
mj b Hace un mes
Great tech! If only they’re reliable 🤔
ayaxro Hace un mes
LSDs have been a staple of FWD hot hatches for a VERY long time now....... not sure why Donut mentions this as revolutionary in 2020.
Mouhamed Fall
Mouhamed Fall Hace un mes
They Basically stole the Mitsubishi EVO system. Mitsu used yaw control in the early 2000s.
Reg Abernathy
Reg Abernathy Hace un mes
Given the general lack of reliability in VW and other German cars, this will probably break when the warranty ends and will cost you thousands to repair it.
Denis Hace un mes
Volkswagen can try all they want, the next gen Civic will walk it on the track anyway lmfao
dean marriott
dean marriott Hace un mes
GTI on their 8th generation. VW knows what they are doing. They have Porsche, Audi engineers at their disposal. Honda gets Acura engineering. What a joke.
Squad bruh
Squad bruh Hace un mes
My 2013 si has a lsd puts the power down but lots of torque steer
Dan Letkeman
Dan Letkeman Hace un mes
FWD still sucks in winter time. Golf R for the win.
justmeandtom Hace un mes
How they did it? They simply didn’t
stereomtl Hace un mes
Hmmm...that title has already been conceded to the Type R -- the industry and everyone and their grandmother
Omar Gonzales
Omar Gonzales Hace un mes
Where's James I hope he's okay
Mercedes AMG S65
Mercedes AMG S65 Hace un mes
Plz do an up to speed on the VW bus/vanagon
Mercedes AMG S65
Mercedes AMG S65 Hace un mes
Tell James
Average Teen
Average Teen Hace un mes
As a German fellow I am always amazed by English pronunciation
Paulo Cardoso
Paulo Cardoso Hace un mes
in 2008 Fiat launched the Palio Adventure Locker in Brazil with the electronic differential lock device developed by Eaton. Technically this was the first front-wheel drive car with this system. Thank you overvalued Brazilians.
Stephanus Riantoputra
Stephanus Riantoputra Hace un mes
just watching the sponsorship part of this video is enough entertainment for the day XD
Marc Wyszkowski
Marc Wyszkowski Hace un mes
I thought the new civic type R was the first front wheel drive car to get rid of torque steer?
Mihail Marginski
Mihail Marginski Hace un mes
Alfa Romeo 147 Q2 Sport came with an LSD in 2006 but you didnt get that in the US :D
Alessandro C.B.
Alessandro C.B. Hace un mes
3:52 there was a version of the Fiat Palio Weekend sold in Brazil that had a locking differetial while being FWD, its name was Palio Adventure Locker. But as the name suggests, the locking differential was only meant for light off-road applications and couldn't be used above a certain speed.
S 23
S 23 Hace un mes
The new (2019 and up) GLI shares all these same internal goodies with a slightly longer (more stable) wheelbase. So if you prefer a trunk to a hatchback you can get this same driving experience in a sedan variation. The VAQ system in conjunction with the DCC system makes these cars very fun and exciting to drive at any speed. With these systems these cars corner like no other.
Batemen Hace un mes
Honda made it not suck,not shitwagen.
B007 Hace un mes
People who thinks fwd sucks never drove a proper honda tR.
Major Alex
Major Alex Hace un mes
Isn't 100 milliseconds 1 second?
Nate Moretz
Nate Moretz Hace un mes
He ruins this for me. The commercial 2 min in and I'm leaving.
ohyeayea Hace un mes
Bye, please unsub and go cry.
TheLeoElement Hace un mes
did anyone else try blinking their eyes trying to beat a gti
Danny Rocket
Danny Rocket Hace un mes
Good to see your face again Jeremiah. I've grown to like you each passing video. Your camera presence has been getting better. Im likening your humor and realizing how smart you are and know what you're talking about. Welcome back and congratulations on 4 mill
Thairish Hace un mes
Sounds like plenty of expensive parts that will break and make for many reairs at the VW dealership.$
Alex Robidoux
Alex Robidoux Hace un mes
Anyone else video is choppy? like its playing at 15 fps or something...
J SC Hace un mes
Fiat has been using front differential lockers in his Adventure vehicles for years, like the Palio. This is not the first car to do do that
Diyon Fonseka
Diyon Fonseka Hace un mes
Why yall acting like the Lancer Evolution GSR series didnt come with AYC (active yaw control) and ACD (active centre diff). The higher model RS came with triple LSD
Ronald Daron
Ronald Daron Hace un mes
Great vw has come out with new technology how long is it gonna take before it breaks
are vee
are vee Hace un mes
The new GTI may have a sublime DSG, but I certainly don't recall the 2015 Jetta's 6 speed DSG being anything approaching sublime. In fact, it was pretty awful.
Sean Tobyne
Sean Tobyne Hace un mes
Love torque steer in my srt 4 lil scary some times
alexxx Hace un mes
Wow, simplified to the max.
Albert Hace un mes
How is the Golf GTI the first FWD car with a locking diff?? Doesn't the Renault Megane RS have a Torsen differential which is also able to do this for example? Am I missing something?
Orzav Hace un mes
May sound cool, i dunno about the looks though this time around.
Jason Lehoux
Jason Lehoux Hace un mes
Lol got all that on my 2016 GTI too! Love that car
Robotic Venom
Robotic Venom Hace un mes
Focus ST sucks in comparison
Christopher Henriquez
Christopher Henriquez Hace un mes
i'm commenting solely based on the title of this video bc the Type R and Veloster N already exist (okay maybe they don't have a locking diff, but the title...)
Niko Moin
Niko Moin Hace un mes
The type r solved it
Whats Up
Whats Up Hace un mes
6:47.."pushing"...dont you mean pulling?
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