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 4 ամիս առաջ
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Luke Ellis
Luke Ellis 4 ամիս առաջ
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Otto Docentem
Otto Docentem 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
After all this time a fking sticker i cant afford it atleast you could bring bart back or do ar donut team race
Ruben de Ocampo
Ruben de Ocampo 4 օր առաջ
Love the RC51 in the back...
Tomasz Duda
Tomasz Duda 17 օր առաջ
I'm confused, the title says 2020 GTI - so I'd assume its Mk8 but the models in the video show Mk7 (lucky owner here!). So which one are you talking about here?
Anhe X.
Anhe X. 29 օր առաջ
A dual clutch has two clutches. Themoreyouknow
kaljuhyypio Ամիս առաջ
DSG is sublime....when you change transmission everytime you change the engine oli
Josh Ամիս առաջ
Now I want some cake....and I don't have any :( GREAT lol
Jeremiah Topham
Jeremiah Topham Ամիս առաջ
People really forget the 10th gen si. It has a fully mechanical heelical lsd and adaptive dampers
Z. Jones
Z. Jones Ամիս առաջ
This is the closest you can get to Quattro without buying an Audi lol
Yuraii 2 ամիս առաջ
The GTI isnt the first car tho... other fwd cars have LSD too but mostly electronic
Imback Inthegame
Imback Inthegame 2 ամիս առաջ
5:09 pro tip : if you don't know how to pronounce a foreign word just use Google translator and repeat
Daniele Pirola
Daniele Pirola 2 ամիս առաջ
Driving pleasure does not mean just be the fastest. Changing gears is also a great feeling, on great shift knobs, like Honda or subaru. As well as not everybody is interested in winning all the straight light races, some prefer a good control in a great secondary road full of turns, or drifting.... So, sure dsg is a great piece of mechanic. But not the best. Especially with the gasoline engines, like gti and R, when the sound of the changing gears at the exhaust is like farts. Horrible.
Dean Johnson
Dean Johnson 2 ամիս առաջ
We need less tech in cars... like... mid 90s, early 00s
Alex Noble
Alex Noble 2 ամիս առաջ
Only good volks are wheels not the
Alen Zorko
Alen Zorko 2 ամիս առաջ
i see your not aware or Renault Megan RS
A Ryder
A Ryder 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
The brakes, are the butter🤣🤣
Emanuel Quintero
Emanuel Quintero 3 ամիս առաջ
3 words. Check engine lights.
Neels Botha
Neels Botha 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
Too much padding at the intro and THEN a commercial before we get to the subject? TLDR (or something like that)
Makke 3 ամիս առաջ
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 3 ամիս առաջ
None of this technology is new, and nor is it exclusive to the GTI.
Dri Anno
Dri Anno 3 ամիս առաջ
Omg I wished so much that car was beautiful. But damn
Bruno Ethier
Bruno Ethier 4 ամիս առաջ
LOL. Nothing beats a good electric car. 😅
clandfaf 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Donut: "How the 2020 GTI Made FWD Not Suck" FK8 Honda Civic Type R: Am I a joke to you?
dean marriott
dean marriott 4 ամիս առաջ
Wade Guidry
Wade Guidry 4 ամիս առաջ
Welding the diff together seems like something Garage54 would do.
Aris B
Aris B 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
wait... fwd locking diffs are nothing new... am I missing something?? (3:50)
accordv6er 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Bake me a Jerry cake JEERRRRREEYYYYYY!
niToitsyeSkxawng 4 ամիս առաջ
how to make fwd not suck: high revving N/A engine in a lightweight hatch paired to a quality LSD
SSam Cobalt
SSam Cobalt 4 ամիս առաջ
Pristine Edge
Liam 4 ամիս առաջ
torque steer is actually extremely predictable
matt fitch
matt fitch 4 ամիս առաջ
Is that john b from outer banks?
epoxeclipse 4 ամիս առաջ
Wrong, the only thing that makes fwd not suck is making that car rwd. Go home vw you're drunk.
Rachel Kashmir
Rachel Kashmir 4 ամիս առաջ
I had a Mark V GTI and LOVED it. I would gladly drive a GTI for the rest of my life.
Philly_Ink 4 ամիս առաջ
My 2017 Focus ST has mad torque steer... 🙃😓
rene descartes
rene descartes 4 ամիս առաջ
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Nicholas Corlis
Nicholas Corlis 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
DSG? You lost me.
Aum Prajapati
Aum Prajapati 4 ամիս առաջ
Are we not gonna talk about the Civic Type-R
J H 4 ամիս առաջ
They should make the GTI more reliable instead.
Sep G
Sep G 4 ամիս առաջ
Honda Type R exists
trashedlife1 4 ամիս առաջ
One day you should introduce us to your bikes as well :)
RIP Joe Rogan
RIP Joe Rogan 4 ամիս առաջ
This dude looks like Tom Delonge and Daniel tosh had a kid.
Juiced_mz3 4 ամիս առաջ
I thought that mazdaspeeds had LSD from factory?...
Henry Butzlaff
Henry Butzlaff 4 ամիս առաջ
Only a manual belongs in a GTI
d1zguy 4 ամիս առաջ
No thanks, rather take the 2020's civic SI torsen diff with brake torque vectoring, more reliable and cheap
i6oub - طوب
i6oub - طوب 4 ամիս առաջ
EK9 civic type r be like: “whomst has awaken the ancient one”
Akshay Kaylaser
Akshay Kaylaser 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
“How the 2020 GTI made FWD not suck” Shows a 2021 GTI in thumbnail...
Potardo 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
I've learned something new today thanks to Donut. Thanks guys.
Camper2625 4 ամիս առաջ
Did everyone forget about the 2016 GTI Clubsport S?
Tony Gawk Pro Derfer
Tony Gawk Pro Derfer 4 ամիս առաջ
The 2020 GTI has a mechanical diff... The 2021 has the ELSD. Please update the tittle. Cheers!
Fabian 4 ամիս առաջ
all this is cool .. too bad the interior absolutely sucks
Kitty 4 ամիս առաջ
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
CYCLINGABOUT 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Thats why i love Golf GTi, and o hope he is my next car 🙌🏻
TheBacon 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Shoutout to Mazdaspeed. Aka the king of TQ steer.
Deelana Sumathipala
Deelana Sumathipala 4 ամիս առաջ
I just want a sleeper Golf with a 4.2L V8 from AMG :)
Bear Boi
Bear Boi 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
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.
ゴーストghost 4 ամիս առաջ
Nah, FWD still sucks
jai bhushan
jai bhushan 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
My GTI has none of these things and decidedly does not suck.
matt allwood
matt allwood 4 ամիս առաջ
I want Jerry and Zac to make a baby and I’d hang out with that baby and eat ramen
Dan Tarakanov
Dan Tarakanov 4 ամիս առաջ
I’m here at 4am dude, say hi
Ben Bunch
Ben Bunch 4 ամիս առաջ
Get it with a stick. Come on.
mj b
mj b 4 ամիս առաջ
Great tech! If only they’re reliable 🤔
ayaxro 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
They Basically stole the Mitsubishi EVO system. Mitsu used yaw control in the early 2000s.
Reg Abernathy
Reg Abernathy 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Volkswagen can try all they want, the next gen Civic will walk it on the track anyway lmfao
dean marriott
dean marriott 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
My 2013 si has a lsd puts the power down but lots of torque steer
Dan Letkeman
Dan Letkeman 4 ամիս առաջ
FWD still sucks in winter time. Golf R for the win.
justmeandtom 4 ամիս առաջ
How they did it? They simply didn’t
stereomtl 4 ամիս առաջ
Hmmm...that title has already been conceded to the Type R -- the industry and everyone and their grandmother
Omar Gonzales
Omar Gonzales 4 ամիս առաջ
Where's James I hope he's okay
Mercedes AMG S65
Mercedes AMG S65 4 ամիս առաջ
Plz do an up to speed on the VW bus/vanagon
Mercedes AMG S65
Mercedes AMG S65 4 ամիս առաջ
Tell James
Leo Langguth
Leo Langguth 4 ամիս առաջ
As a German fellow I am always amazed by English pronunciation
Paulo Cardoso
Paulo Cardoso 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
just watching the sponsorship part of this video is enough entertainment for the day XD
Marc Wyszkowski
Marc Wyszkowski 4 ամիս առաջ
I thought the new civic type R was the first front wheel drive car to get rid of torque steer?
Mihail Marginski
Mihail Marginski 4 ամիս առաջ
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. 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Honda made it not suck,not shitwagen.
B007 4 ամիս առաջ
People who thinks fwd sucks never drove a proper honda tR.
Major Alex
Major Alex 4 ամիս առաջ
Isn't 100 milliseconds 1 second?
Nate Moretz
Nate Moretz 4 ամիս առաջ
He ruins this for me. The commercial 2 min in and I'm leaving.
TheLeoElement 4 ամիս առաջ
did anyone else try blinking their eyes trying to beat a gti
Danny Rocket
Danny Rocket 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Sounds like plenty of expensive parts that will break and make for many reairs at the VW dealership.$
Alex Robidoux
Alex Robidoux 4 ամիս առաջ
Anyone else video is choppy? like its playing at 15 fps or something...
Jacobo S C
Jacobo S C 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
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 4 ամիս առաջ
Great vw has come out with new technology how long is it gonna take before it breaks
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