Which Performance Badges Are a Scam?

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  • 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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  • Fallen Siege

    Fallen Siege

     3 hours ago

    Bu-but. subarubarubaru

  • Davyd Berlin Tennis

    Davyd Berlin Tennis

     4 hours ago

    What about STI?

  • Spencer Cohen

    Spencer Cohen

     8 hours ago


  • Thisislameletmein


     9 hours ago

    What the hell Donut, No SRT?

  • Susan Maggiora

    Susan Maggiora

     12 hours ago

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

  • Francois Stoltz

    Francois Stoltz

     13 hours ago

    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

     16 hours ago

    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

     17 hours ago

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

  • Daveunruh



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

  • Mark Laurent

    Mark Laurent


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

  • MultiGameKing101



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

  • Verano Jelly

    Verano Jelly


    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


    Vw R-line is such a scam as well

  • Haiko



    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


    So a badge adds 5 more hp than a sticker?

  • Loudmouth Lees

    Loudmouth Lees


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

  • Joe Foley

    Joe Foley


    Bring James back😴😴

  • windmill fabiozart

    windmill fabiozart


    Hey, isn't toyota has TRD.?

  • justrokkit



    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!