Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?


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  • Susan Maggiora
    Susan Maggiora  2 hours back

    This just reminded me that BMWs used to look fantastic & now they just look like crap...😞

    • Francois Stoltz
      Francois Stoltz  2 hours back

      Oh My Word, I just want to say AMEN to this video, I hate fake badges on non-performance cars due to it diminishing the brand. Really love the channel! keep it up ! Big Hello From South Africa btw

      • paul gutierrez
        paul gutierrez  5 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  7 hours back

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

          • Daveunruh
            Daveunruh  15 hours back

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

            • Mark Laurent
              Mark Laurent  18 hours back

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

              • MultiGameKing101
                MultiGameKing101  23 hours back

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

                • Verano Jelly
                  Verano Jelly  1 days 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  1 days back

                    Vw R-line is such a scam as well

                    • Haiko
                      Haiko  1 days 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  1 days back

                        So a badge adds 5 more hp than a sticker?

                        • Loudmouth Lees
                          Loudmouth Lees  1 days back

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

                          • Joe Foley
                            Joe Foley  1 days back

                            Bring James back😴😴

                            • windmill fabiozart
                              windmill fabiozart  1 days back

                              Hey, isn't toyota has TRD.?

                              • justrokkit
                                justrokkit  1 days 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  2 days back

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

                                      • Darkeese Latifah
                                        Darkeese Latifah  2 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  22 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  3 days back

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

                                                                  • ryan webb
                                                                    ryan webb  3 days back

                                                                    What about John Cooper Works badge? Anyone?

                                                                    • Nomeltta Yeet
                                                                      Nomeltta Yeet  3 days back

                                                                      0:45 whos joe?

                                                                      • Kristian Matinko
                                                                        Kristian Matinko  3 days back

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

                                                                        • Christian Pankow
                                                                          Christian Pankow  3 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