Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?

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BMW has M. Nissan has Nismo. Ford has ST. If you see one of these badges, you know the car is serious...Or is it? Maybe some of these badges are...lying? Join Nolan as he explores the history of all of you favorite badges: BMW M, Nissan Nismo, Ford ST, Mercedes-Benz, AMG, Audi S, Hyundai N, Acura and HondaType R- and whether or not they mean anything anymore. This is a spicy one!
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  1. Thierry Derp

    Thierry Derp43 daqiqa oldin

    where is the abarth badge ?

  2. Stay Alive

    Stay AliveSoat oldin

    You didn’t mention Infiniti’s “S” badge

  3. James Gregory

    James Gregory2 soat oldin

    Just so many things wrong with the Audi segment...

  4. Mauricio Duarte

    Mauricio Duarte2 soat oldin

    Mazda Speed?

  5. Mitch Teichman

    Mitch Teichman2 soat oldin

    This video is misleading as it pertains to the M performance models. There are several that add a lot of actual performance and not just looks. Are they “real’ M cars no but the current 2020 M340i is faster than the last gen M3. It has 380+ HP and 3.8 second 0-60 per many car publications. This car is no joke.

  6. RoadKill 117

    RoadKill 1174 soat oldin

    Why is he so obsessed with the word Nesmo saying Nismo uncorrectly... It bothers me

  7. nicolai winther

    nicolai winther4 soat oldin

    atleast for VAG the "line" variants (S line and R line) are options to get special equipment (seats, exterior, audio equipment etc.) to compare the Lines to real S or R cars is kinda dumb. you do get a performance boost in the R and S

  8. Ryan Owens

    Ryan Owens5 soat oldin

    Video starts at 1:29

  9. car_ dude

    car_ dude5 soat oldin

    The ////M emblem

  10. sam steeno

    sam steeno5 soat oldin

    soo many ads wtf.. 3 million subscribers-surely you can afford to make good content without all this irrelevant trash thats purely there to make your pockets fatter..

  11. Kazumy

    Kazumy6 soat oldin

    Wait...am I missing something or why isn't VW GTi and R in this list? Forgot about it or nothing to say about it?

  12. Juuldebuul

    Juuldebuul6 soat oldin

    I realized a little too late that the e34 540 and M5 are my dream cars, they're like 40k+ now here T_T

  13. dubdaze68

    dubdaze688 soat oldin

    You spelled "Volkswagen" wrong. Seriously, not the first time, either.

  14. Dustin L.W.

    Dustin L.W.8 soat oldin

    I think Audi did the best job of badging their cars by making the “S” cars and then the “RS” cars, clearly separating the 2 levels of performance. AMG and M are diluting their brands by putting their names on cars like the C43 and the M340i, etc. They should have separated them more clearly from the real AMG and M cars.

  15. Elliott

    Elliott9 soat oldin

    I put a BlueTEC badge on my amg wagon.

  16. Spiritcr1jsher

    Spiritcr1jsher9 soat oldin

    Ford is one of the only companies to actually put performance badges that mean something. St focus is completely different from a regular st and any mustang with a cobra symbol is going to be a real deal .

  17. Luis Sandoval

    Luis Sandoval9 soat oldin

    You didn’teven explain which ones are fake performance badges...

  18. Kevin Z

    Kevin Z10 soat oldin

    Anyone know how that focus st got the license plate on the passenger side of the grille? They don’t have tow hooks and I’d love to do that for mine!

  19. Sean Bradley

    Sean Bradley10 soat oldin

    As an Audi A3 owner, Quattro is the AWD system. But you’re right about s-line being normal.

  20. Drew Leslie

    Drew Leslie10 soat oldin

    He can’t say Quattro or nismo

  21. IceFIsh

    IceFIsh11 soat oldin

    Mpower Mperformance Msport

  22. Bruno Kunda

    Bruno Kunda11 soat oldin

    how to make car be fast 1. buy badge 2. put on car 3. car make fast

  23. Chris

    Chris11 soat oldin

    Amg line. S line. St line. N line. I hate this trend so damn much

  24. Racing Major

    Racing Major12 soat oldin

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  25. Johnpaul Jones

    Johnpaul Jones12 soat oldin

    Isn't that supra just a Z4?

  26. Mazda RX-7

    Mazda RX-714 soat oldin

    May I ask, if the Toyota has TOYOTA RACING DEVELOPMENT, Why Toyota Build the Gazoo Racing?

  27. Problematic Kid

    Problematic Kid15 soat oldin

    wtf, not an in depth explanation of the type r

  28. Szymon Gryko

    Szymon Gryko15 soat oldin

    Maybey a film about golf gti w12-650?

  29. Troy H

    Troy H16 soat oldin

    Love how you put the m135i in the m performance when it makes 322 hp

  30. Arnowa 9

    Arnowa 916 soat oldin

    Soooooooo I guess we don't talk about SRT. We talk about Hyundai but no mention of the SRT line.

  31. Blake Sinclair

    Blake Sinclair16 soat oldin

    What about Ralliart or Evo?

  32. Jackson Luke

    Jackson Luke17 soat oldin

    Oh no sti 😐

  33. sydjaguar

    sydjaguar17 soat oldin

    You missed JCW and quadrofoligio (Alfa)

  34. Arthur Beugelsdijk

    Arthur Beugelsdijk17 soat oldin

    What a bullsh*t video! You have to look at real S, RS cars. Not S line. Same with the M.

  35. ZeroDpi

    ZeroDpi18 soat oldin

    love how toyota was one of the only ones without flaws in his overview lmao

  36. sarah kaplan

    sarah kaplan18 soat oldin

    mazdaspeed cars are never a disappointment.

  37. Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris19 soat oldin

    Honey seems like spyware to me.

  38. Reza Syah

    Reza Syah19 soat oldin

    Theres Toyota TRD Sportivo in indonesia

  39. Armin ah

    Armin ah19 soat oldin

    Add civic sport too

  40. Better With Rum

    Better With Rum20 soat oldin

    @7:00 Nolan, who wrote this script. They just f**ked you. The S cars are different then the S-line trim cars. This has been going on for a while. Both of my '08 A4s were S-Line cars with zero confusion that I was only getting some nice bits and not the completely different motor in the S4. The 4.2L V8 in the S4 isn't a style difference, it's a completely different animal than the 3.2 V6 (which was pathetic) or the eco tuned 2.0T (EA888 gen1 motor)

  41. Cringe Master

    Cringe Master20 soat oldin

    Chevrolet’s RS badge back in the 60s meant business, now it means black wheels and RS plastered everywhere

  42. J High

    J High20 soat oldin

    FYI Nolan (at the 10:13 videomark), the kid was playing a "kazoo" not a "gazoo". The Great Gazoo was Fred an Barney's outer space buddy on The Flintstones.

  43. eric brimberry

    eric brimberry21 soat oldin

    that hair on your shirt D:

  44. Ian Visser

    Ian Visser21 soat oldin

    Quattro isnt Audi performance line, their performance line is the RS line, TTRS is nothing like the standard TT for instance. Quattro is passive 4wd, which is basically a 'you will never spin out' logo, if you see a Quattro, you wont beat it off the line and you wont beat it in the corners, but you can atleast mock them by doing a burnout, which is impossible with a quattro, unless it has serious torque figures, at which point you should be scared if u agreed to a race...

  45. thewiz448

    thewiz44821 soat oldin

    Nismo also comes on the Frontier pickup!

  46. Mr. miscellaneous

    Mr. miscellaneous22 soat oldin

    Well at least the sponsor wasn't RaiD ShAdOW leGeNds

  47. 。。。你爸爸

    。。。你爸爸23 soat oldin

    porsche and vw be like: what happened to gt/R and turbo/gtrs?

  48. yordan carreno

    yordan carreno23 soat oldin

    You forgot the TRD emblem ! Lol it’s more of a trim upgrade than performance now

  49. Dawson Maddox

    Dawson Maddox23 soat oldin

    We need round 2 with R/T and SRT and other cars

  50. Steve Geier

    Steve Geier23 soat oldin

    What about Volkswagen R Line ???

  51. Pranav Gupta

    Pranav GuptaKun oldin

    BMW tells you that the "M Sport Package" doesn't add any horsepower, just changes the looks

  52. 007

    007Kun oldin

    I hate that dodge made the challenger and charger GT look like v8 models. All show no go and let’s not forget the fake hellcat logos the owners but on them. So sad

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    Maria ShawKun oldin

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  54. Raymond Lo

    Raymond LoKun oldin

    M is the most abused badge every used to suck people's money of the wallet... Ok, except the M2 and older M3s.

  55. DeMøh

    DeMøhKun oldin

    I dont Unserstand why people hate this?its not scam. Not everyone has Money for a AMG or RS so they buy a AMG line or S-Line

  56. T- Mills

    T- MillsKun oldin

    You should have mentioned Acura’s ASpec line. Complete waste of money.

  57. Thomas

    ThomasKun oldin

    You forgot about LEXUS F .Only IS F, RC F, GS F, LC 500 and LFA are true high performance vehicles while F Sport is just visual upgrades like interior and exterior upgrades.

  58. Donny Donster

    Donny DonsterKun oldin

    Why buy a Camry XLE V6 or XSE V6 when the Camry TRD is 3,000-4000 bucks cheaper with better handling? ;)

  59. Luke Hulse

    Luke HulseKun oldin

    ❤️ RALLIART ❤️

  60. Thomas Bate

    Thomas BateKun oldin

    To be fair. You got the BMW wrong. M-Performance is still a proper performance badge as only the most powerful engines are available in M-Performance spec. The difference between a BMW 230i and an M240i is about 90bhp which is a lot, they also get better tyres. The M-Sport I think you're alluding to is where it is purely trim level as a difference.