How the 2020 GTI Made FWD Not Suck

1. Ruj 2020.
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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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  • We’re back fam! And we hit 4 MILLION subs while we were away 😮 Without your support none of our shows would be possible - we’ll always be thankful for the love you show Donut. This community you helped us build is one of a kind and we’re glad you’re apart of it. Excited to keep making more videos for you to watch during your lunch break, in the background during class or while you’re on the toilet - ❤️ Jerry

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    • Is it just me or was that GTI animation with the engine, diff, and trans towards the beginning very very off? Lol

      Otto DocentemOtto DocentemPrije mjesec
    • After all this time a fking sticker i cant afford it atleast you could bring bart back or do ar donut team race

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  • Ok. Cool shift. What about 4th to 2nd, before a roundabout, with RWD LSD? Thats what I am aiming for on a FWD

    A RyderA RyderPrije 4 dana
  • 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 RyderA RyderPrije 4 dana
  • The brakes, are the butter🤣🤣

    A RyderA RyderPrije 4 dana
  • 3 words. Check engine lights.

    Emanuel QuinteroEmanuel QuinteroPrije 9 dana
  • 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

    Neels BothaNeels BothaPrije 14 dana
  • Too much padding at the intro and THEN a commercial before we get to the subject? TLDR (or something like that)

    Juan HernandezJuan HernandezPrije 25 dana
  • 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

    MakkeMakkePrije 27 dana
  • None of this technology is new, and nor is it exclusive to the GTI.

    SICEM_RexSICEM_RexPrije 29 dana
  • Omg I wished so much that car was beautiful. But damn

    Dri AnnoDri AnnoPrije 29 dana
  • LOL. Nothing beats a good electric car. 😅

    Bruno EthierBruno EthierPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    clandfafclandfafPrije mjesec
  • Donut: "How the 2020 GTI Made FWD Not Suck" FK8 Honda Civic Type R: Am I a joke to you?

    Ojas ThakurOjas ThakurPrije mjesec
    • Yes

      dean marriottdean marriottPrije mjesec
  • Welding the diff together seems like something Garage54 would do.

    Wade GuidryWade GuidryPrije mjesec
  • What about Seat leon cupra with 300hp stock fwd, limited slip diff, dcc etc.. oh right, you guys dont import Seats 😄

    Aris BAris BPrije mjesec
  • wait... fwd locking diffs are nothing new... am I missing something?? (3:50)

    greg browngreg brownPrije mjesec
  • 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...

    accordv6eraccordv6erPrije mjesec
  • Bake me a Jerry cake JEERRRRREEYYYYYY!

    Sean KrekelSean KrekelPrije mjesec
  • So, was it easier to just manufacture the car to be RWD... or to design this VAQ?

    Henryk GödelHenryk GödelPrije mjesec
  • how to make fwd not suck: high revving N/A engine in a lightweight hatch paired to a quality LSD

    niToitsyeSkxawngniToitsyeSkxawngPrije mjesec
  • Pristine Edge

    SSam CobaltSSam CobaltPrije mjesec
  • torque steer is actually extremely predictable

    LiamLiamPrije mjesec
  • Is that john b from outer banks?

    matt fitchmatt fitchPrije mjesec
  • Wrong, the only thing that makes fwd not suck is making that car rwd. Go home vw you're drunk.

    epoxeclipseepoxeclipsePrije mjesec
  • I had a Mark V GTI and LOVED it. I would gladly drive a GTI for the rest of my life.

    Rachel KashmirRachel KashmirPrije mjesec
  • My 2017 Focus ST has mad torque steer... 🙃😓

    Philly_InkPhilly_InkPrije mjesec
  • Sponsored by Volkswagen

    rene descartesrene descartesPrije mjesec
  • Everytime I hear someone try to argue in FWD's favor I just think about how horse drawn carriages were also FWD.

    Nicholas CorlisNicholas CorlisPrije mjesec
  • DSG? You lost me.

    Six-5-EhSix-5-EhPrije mjesec
  • Are we not gonna talk about the Civic Type-R

    Aum PrajapatiAum PrajapatiPrije mjesec
  • They should make the GTI more reliable instead.

    J HJ HPrije mjesec
  • Honda Type R exists

    Sep GSep GPrije mjesec
  • One day you should introduce us to your bikes as well :)

    trashedlife1trashedlife1Prije mjesec
  • This dude looks like Tom Delonge and Daniel tosh had a kid.

    RIP Joe RoganRIP Joe RoganPrije mjesec
  • I thought that mazdaspeeds had LSD from factory?...

    Juiced_mz3Juiced_mz3Prije mjesec
  • Only a manual belongs in a GTI

    Henry ButzlaffHenry ButzlaffPrije mjesec
  • No thanks, rather take the 2020's civic SI torsen diff with brake torque vectoring, more reliable and cheap

    d1zguyd1zguyPrije mjesec
  • EK9 civic type r be like: “whomst has awaken the ancient one”

    i6oub - طوبi6oub - طوبPrije mjesec
  • Can anyone advise whether from an engineering standpoint, would it have been easier to make the GTi RWD rather than installing the differential?

    Akshay KaylaserAkshay KaylaserPrije mjesec
  • “How the 2020 GTI made FWD not suck” Shows a 2021 GTI in thumbnail...

    Siegfried KaufmannSiegfried KaufmannPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    PotardoPotardoPrije mjesec
  • I've learned something new today thanks to Donut. Thanks guys.

    Anthony AllenAnthony AllenPrije mjesec
  • Did everyone forget about the 2016 GTI Clubsport S?

    Camper2625Camper2625Prije mjesec
  • The 2020 GTI has a mechanical diff... The 2021 has the ELSD. Please update the tittle. Cheers!

    Tony Gawk Pro DerferTony Gawk Pro DerferPrije mjesec
  • all this is cool .. too bad the interior absolutely sucks

    FabianFabianPrije mjesec
  • 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

    KittyKittyPrije mjesec
  • 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.

  • Thats why i love Golf GTi, and o hope he is my next car 🙌🏻

    Luiz FernandoLuiz FernandoPrije mjesec
  • 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!

    TheBaconTheBaconPrije mjesec
  • Shoutout to Mazdaspeed. Aka the king of TQ steer.

    William YawnWilliam YawnPrije mjesec
  • I just want a sleeper Golf with a 4.2L V8 from AMG :)

    Deelana SumathipalaDeelana SumathipalaPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    Bear BoiBear BoiPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    kekeberg playskekeberg playsPrije mjesec
  • Nah, FWD still sucks

    tsukitsukiPrije mjesec
  • when he said torque steering i got instant flashbacks to the hot hatch episode of top gear in 2011 with Jeremy Clarkson

    jai bhushanjai bhushanPrije mjesec
  • My GTI has none of these things and decidedly does not suck.

    Ben BunchBen BunchPrije mjesec
  • I want Jerry and Zac to make a baby and I’d hang out with that baby and eat ramen

    matt allwoodmatt allwoodPrije mjesec
  • I’m here at 4am dude, say hi

    Dan TarakanovDan TarakanovPrije mjesec
  • Get it with a stick. Come on.

    Ben BunchBen BunchPrije mjesec
  • Great tech! If only they’re reliable 🤔

    mj bmj bPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    ayaxroayaxroPrije mjesec
  • They Basically stole the Mitsubishi EVO system. Mitsu used yaw control in the early 2000s.

    Mouhamed FallMouhamed FallPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    Reg AbernathyReg AbernathyPrije mjesec
  • Volkswagen can try all they want, the next gen Civic will walk it on the track anyway lmfao

    DenisDenisPrije mjesec
    • 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.

      dean marriottdean marriottPrije mjesec
  • My 2013 si has a lsd puts the power down but lots of torque steer

    Squad bruhSquad bruhPrije mjesec
  • FWD still sucks in winter time. Golf R for the win.

    Dan LetkemanDan LetkemanPrije mjesec
  • How they did it? They simply didn’t

    justmeandtomjustmeandtomPrije mjesec
  • Hmmm...that title has already been conceded to the Type R -- the industry and everyone and their grandmother

    stereomtlstereomtlPrije mjesec
  • Where's James I hope he's okay

    Omar GonzalesOmar GonzalesPrije mjesec
  • Plz do an up to speed on the VW bus/vanagon

    Mercedes AMG S65Mercedes AMG S65Prije mjesec
    • Tell James

      Mercedes AMG S65Mercedes AMG S65Prije mjesec
  • As a German fellow I am always amazed by English pronunciation

    Average TeenAverage TeenPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    Paulo CardosoPaulo CardosoPrije mjesec
  • just watching the sponsorship part of this video is enough entertainment for the day XD

    Stephanus RiantoputraStephanus RiantoputraPrije mjesec
  • I thought the new civic type R was the first front wheel drive car to get rid of torque steer?

    Marc WyszkowskiMarc WyszkowskiPrije mjesec
  • Alfa Romeo 147 Q2 Sport came with an LSD in 2006 but you didnt get that in the US :D

    Mihail MarginskiMihail MarginskiPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    Alessandro C.B.Alessandro C.B.Prije mjesec
  • 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.

    S 23S 23Prije mjesec
  • Honda made it not suck,not shitwagen.

    BatemenBatemenPrije mjesec
  • People who thinks fwd sucks never drove a proper honda tR.

    B007B007Prije mjesec
  • Isn't 100 milliseconds 1 second?

    Major AlexMajor AlexPrije mjesec
  • He ruins this for me. The commercial 2 min in and I'm leaving.

    Nate MoretzNate MoretzPrije mjesec
    • Bye, please unsub and go cry.

      ohyeayeaohyeayeaPrije mjesec
  • did anyone else try blinking their eyes trying to beat a gti

    TheLeoElementTheLeoElementPrije mjesec
  • 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

    Danny RocketDanny RocketPrije mjesec
  • Sounds like plenty of expensive parts that will break and make for many reairs at the VW dealership.$

    ThairishThairishPrije mjesec
  • Anyone else video is choppy? like its playing at 15 fps or something...

    Alex RobidouxAlex RobidouxPrije mjesec
  • 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

    J SCJ SCPrije mjesec
  • 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

    Diyon FonsekaDiyon FonsekaPrije mjesec
  • Great vw has come out with new technology how long is it gonna take before it breaks

    Ronald DaronRonald DaronPrije mjesec
  • 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.

    are veeare veePrije mjesec
  • Love torque steer in my srt 4 lil scary some times

    Sean TobyneSean TobynePrije mjesec
  • Wow, simplified to the max.

    alexxxalexxxPrije mjesec
  • 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?

    AlbertAlbertPrije mjesec
  • May sound cool, i dunno about the looks though this time around.

    OrzavOrzavPrije mjesec
  • Lol got all that on my 2016 GTI too! Love that car

    Jason LehouxJason LehouxPrije mjesec
  • Focus ST sucks in comparison

    Robotic VenomRobotic VenomPrije mjesec
  • 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...)

    Christopher HenriquezChristopher HenriquezPrije mjesec
  • The type r solved it

    Niko MoinNiko MoinPrije mjesec
  • 6:47.."pushing"...dont you mean pulling?

    Whats UpWhats UpPrije mjesec
  • Torque steer is amazing adds a little more excitement

    DeJaun FrancisDeJaun FrancisPrije mjesec
  • Doesn't the 2019 Jetta GLI have everything you spoke about? LSD, VAQ and 7 speed DSG, multi-link rear suspension and DCC? why does it have to be a GTI? LOL

    Alan YousifAlan YousifPrije mjesec