Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?


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  • paul gutierrez
    paul gutierrez  1 hours back

    In dubai i just saw a mitsubishi l200 with a ram badge in the back, also a bmw with a trd logo

    • Millio G-man
      Millio G-man  3 hours back

      Would have thought brabus, srt sti svt and trd would have made the list...🤷🏾‍♂️

      • Daveunruh
        Daveunruh  11 hours back

        That integra type R looked like it was involved in a hail storm, sideways.

        • Mark Laurent
          Mark Laurent  14 hours back

          There are still plenty to be covered, vw r, Subaru sti, dodge hemi/srt

          • MultiGameKing101
            MultiGameKing101  20 hours back

            We can all agree the best performance badges will always be
            Chevy = SS
            Dodge = SRT

            • Verano Jelly
              Verano Jelly  20 hours back

              With Audi, I don't think it's fair to put Audi's S line and Quattro Line on par with things like BMW M and Mercedes AMG. A better comparison would be the RS and R line's. As for Quattro, all of the vehicles that don the logo are just AWD, and aren't inherently performance-oriented vehicles.

              • Rural Tuners
                Rural Tuners  20 hours back

                Vw R-line is such a scam as well

                • Haiko
                  Haiko  21 hours back

                  Yeah, because a 360hp or whatever S4/S5 is totally lame and slow
                  Wtf? S Audis have allways been around and they have allways been the fastest Audis with the "standard" chassis.
                  What i said could be applied to other brands but idk about that THAT good

                  • Ethan B
                    Ethan B  21 hours back

                    So a badge adds 5 more hp than a sticker?

                    • Loudmouth Lees
                      Loudmouth Lees  21 hours back

                      Nothing from VW, the GTI is fine but what about the R Line?

                      • Joe Foley
                        Joe Foley  21 hours back

                        Bring James back😴😴

                        • windmill fabiozart
                          windmill fabiozart  21 hours back

                          Hey, isn't toyota has TRD.?

                          • justrokkit
                            justrokkit  24 hours back

                            Much respect on the research you do for these episodes. I'm surprised you didn't review Polestar, considering the potential to add knowledge to your viewers.

                            Also lots of respect for Nolan's care for pronunciation, but the Hyundai pronunciation could use work. Regardless, great episode!

                            • JAILFOOD IOS ツ
                              JAILFOOD IOS ツ  1 days back


                              • Southsidexflorida
                                Southsidexflorida  1 days back

                                What about Lexus F-sport

                                • Blake Ba
                                  Blake Ba  1 days back

                                  Anyone else notice that be said “2009” when he was talking about the supra ?

                                  • Darkeese Latifah
                                    Darkeese Latifah  1 days back

                                    9:51 the new Supra was announced 11 years ago?

                                    • bhuuthesecond
                                      bhuuthesecond  2 days back

                                      What does it matter if the racing division of a car company helped develop it's road car? Can not mechanical engineers do mechanical engineering? Are the ones in the racing division using a different kind of science and physics that the ones in the road car department have never heard of?

                                      • Gothic
                                        Gothic  2 days back

                                        No Infiniti G/Q "sport" models?

                                        • Rasmon 123
                                          Rasmon 123  2 days back

                                          5:05 ngl doesn't look that bad

                                          • chris8989 j
                                            chris8989 j  2 days back

                                            type r has type s same as ford rs and st

                                            • Travis Hairston
                                              Travis Hairston  2 days back

                                              Wait. So... You're tying to tell me, that a 2000 M3, and a 2000 330i share the same powertrain?

                                              • Roland M
                                                Roland M  2 days back

                                                You conveniently forgot that Honda/Acura *does* make a lesser version of "Type-R", called "Type-S" which is sometimes also little more than cosmetics. They all do it.

                                                • DJ Dizzy
                                                  DJ Dizzy  2 days back

                                                  List of some performance divisions or teams:
                                                  Chevy: Chevy/GM Performance
                                                  Dodge: Mopar, SRT
                                                  Fiat: Abarth
                                                  Ford: Ford Racing, SVO/SVT/ST
                                                  Honda: HPD
                                                  Jaguar: SVR
                                                  Mazda: Mazdaspeed
                                                  Mercedes: AMG
                                                  Mitsubishi: Ralliart
                                                  Nissan: Nismo
                                                  Subaru: STi
                                                  Toyota: TRD

                                                  • MRCLDMN
                                                    MRCLDMN  2 days back

                                                    How else do you want to call the optional sport package? Everyone knows that a car with for example a s-line badge is not comparable to s or rs models, same with the m models. I didn't know it was a bad thing to be able to buy a car with an economical engine, and add some sport seats or steering wheel.

                                                    • Stinky
                                                      Stinky  2 days back

                                                      "Hun-day like Sunday" at least that's what a friend of mine told me the sales rep said when he was buying his. It's a great car brand, especially for price vs. performance!

                                                      • Jason
                                                        Jason  19 hours back

                                                        I drive the i30n and its an awesome car!! Hydundai did a great job! The N-Line is like the sline from Audi. Only looks of the N Modells

                                                    • Bon M
                                                      Bon M  2 days back

                                                      What a BS video the M Performance cars do get a significant power boost over the standard cars just some useless clickbait stopped watching after that

                                                      • Megexy slovak
                                                        Megexy slovak  2 days back

                                                        Meanwhile in Czechoslovakia the skoda has the "VRS" Performance badge while it has now nothing with motorsports

                                                        • Megexy slovak
                                                          Megexy slovak  2 days back

                                                          11:42 Ah, you're a man of culture aswell!

                                                          • Patrik Hanc
                                                            Patrik Hanc  2 days back

                                                            In Europe we already have N-line cars from Hyundai and N-line its just a package for ordinery hyundai i30, just look exactly same like more powerful performance i30 N model. Only has a stiffer and lower suspension, power is same as stock.

                                                            • Musky Performance
                                                              Musky Performance  2 days back

                                                              very disappointing. No Shelby, V, or SRT.......

                                                              • ryan webb
                                                                ryan webb  2 days back

                                                                What about John Cooper Works badge? Anyone?

                                                                • Nomeltta Yeet
                                                                  Nomeltta Yeet  2 days back

                                                                  0:45 whos joe?

                                                                  • Kristian Matinko
                                                                    Kristian Matinko  2 days back

                                                                    Sorry I grew up in 2019, I thought every BMW is M...

                                                                    • Christian Pankow
                                                                      Christian Pankow  2 days back

                                                                      All of that and you couldn't include the Chevrolet Super Sport line? It's only been around since 1961 and has been on damn near everything for better or worse.

                                                                      • Kyle Christensen
                                                                        Kyle Christensen  3 days back

                                                                        *HEE* *YUNN* *DAAAAAAAAI*

                                                                        • Robinmachood
                                                                          Robinmachood  3 days back

                                                                          Nobody’s gonna mention vw GTI’s or R

                                                                          • Salesman666
                                                                            Salesman666  3 days back

                                                                            Euro has VW R line, and I see it a hell of a lot!

                                                                            • Völl Däpp
                                                                              Völl Däpp  3 days back

                                                                              Not that I am a AUDI Fan (anymore)., but I am not so sure about Audi. The S-models are more powerful. A S6 is faster than a A6 (really fast is of course only the RS6). The current Audi A6 is available as diesel only and has 257 kW (349 PS) while the most powerful engine of the A6 is the 250 kW (340 PS) and the most powerful diesel A6 has 210 kW (286 PS). Also the S6 is the fastest in acceleration - well besides the RS6 of course.
                                                                              There is however a "S-Line" option, and that is basically only a trim-level with some "sporty" accessories and color schemes, much as e.g. Chryslers "SRT-Design". And yout fotos seem to show S-LINE trim-level only, not S-Variants of the car.
                                                                              While we are at it: The current Audi diesels are not good. After the diesel scandal the they needed to meet the emissions regulations for real, and they obviously have done so programming the diesel to avoid high load / high pressure - so the engines are operated at - for diesels - quite high revs. So still much horse on paper, but no "diesel-punch" from low RPM anymore. So the latest AUDI diesels drive like crap in my opinion.

                                                                              • Nicholas Persaud
                                                                                Nicholas Persaud  3 days back

                                                                                To be fair the explorer st has a major performance boost from the other models since it's boasting 400hp to all wheels

                                                                                • *SANTIAGO BONILLA RODRIGUEZ

                                                                                  Someone knows whats the name of the color/wrap on the focus st 8:50 ?

                                                                                  • cai hunter
                                                                                    cai hunter  3 days back

                                                                                    Germans annoy me the most with this, BMW the most.
                                                                                    See the m badge on a 318d just seems like a insult.

                                                                                    • KeatonminecrafterMLG
                                                                                      KeatonminecrafterMLG  3 days back

                                                                                      Let's focus on the Ford Focus too.

                                                                                      • SkyStudios
                                                                                        SkyStudios  3 days back

                                                                                        Suprised that the new and stupid acura a-spec models.
                                                                                        I remember when acura made the most comfortable cars ive sat in.
                                                                                        now they made an mdx a-spec.
                                                                                        LET ME REPEAT
                                                                                        THEY MADE AN MDX (WHICH ACURA MOTTO'D IT "THREE ROW *LUXURY* SUV)
                                                                                        AN A SPEC.
                                                                                        Why would a family car need an a spec

                                                                                        • James Young
                                                                                          James Young  3 days back

                                                                                          What about the SS line of chevy during the 05ish era. They had SS on everything and it usually meant nothing.

                                                                                          • jerry hu
                                                                                            jerry hu  3 days back

                                                                                            fuck all this performance badges. my 1999 honda accord has a vtec badge and it will 💨 smoke all of y’all in the dust with it kicks in... my stickers and saw off pipe also reduce weight and increase hsp

                                                                                            • Zart
                                                                                              Zart  3 days back

                                                                                              Mk5 Supra was announced in 2009? Damn feels like it was only a year ago.

                                                                                              • John_Dee14
                                                                                                John_Dee14  3 days back

                                                                                                I get dilution. As car guys/gals, it's easy to also understand wanting to customize and what better line option pieces than from the top spec in the line up. Aftermarket can't always deliver OEM quality and style.