Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?

  • Published on:  Monday, January 13, 2020
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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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  • MultiGameKing101


     2 hours ago

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

  • Verano Jelly

    Verano Jelly

     2 hours ago

    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

     2 hours ago

    Vw R-line is such a scam as well

  • Haiko


     2 hours ago

    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

     2 hours ago

    So a badge adds 5 more hp than a sticker?

  • Loudmouth Lees

    Loudmouth Lees

     3 hours ago

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

  • Joe Foley

    Joe Foley

     3 hours ago

    Bring James back😴😴

  • windmill fabiozart

    windmill fabiozart

     3 hours ago

    Hey, isn't toyota has TRD.?

  • justrokkit


     5 hours ago

    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!



     10 hours ago


  • Southsidexflorida


     12 hours ago

    What about Lexus F-sport

  • Blake Ba

    Blake Ba

     15 hours ago

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

  • Darkeese Latifah

    Darkeese Latifah

     15 hours ago

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

  • bhuuthesecond



    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



    No Infiniti G/Q "sport" models?

  • Rasmon 123

    Rasmon 123

     yesterday +1

    5:05 ngl doesn't look that bad

  • chris8989 j

    chris8989 j


    type r has type s same as ford rs and st

  • Travis Hairston

    Travis Hairston


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

  • Roland M

    Roland M


    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


    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