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So this is the new updated Golf. Very exciting, 310 horsepower now,
but it also has an electronic handbreak, which means I can conduct
a scientific experiment. Mate, what am I doing here? You're ballast. -Ballast.
-Yeah. Why haven't I got
any this protective stuff? You're bigger than me. You'd upset the weight balance
side to side of the car. This is science, Rory. Get with it. Why don't you get Matt? Matt involves a lot of paperwork. -And I don't involve paperwork?
-No, you don't. Right, here we go.
Consumer information for you. You're driving along at motorway speed. That's 120 miles an hour. German motorway speed. Don't try this at home unless you've got
some budget hockey equipment on, okay? Here we go. Let's pull the lever. Warning, parking brake active. And we're stopping really quite gently,
aren't we? Clutch down. Well that was, as science goes,
quite useful. Who would have thought that the brake
stopped the car? The Germans have thought of everything,
haven't they? They've literally dialled all the fun
out of the hot hatch. So what we've got there is just a flap that if you wanted to pull as a passenger,
you could pull and it would be no problem coming to
a halt. You'd bang your head
on the steering wheel. Good job you wore a helmet. That's quite impressive the way
they've made that work. But it doesn't mean the death of
one thing. Yeah. Handbrake turn. We're gonna try one now. Oh Rory, this is a very very sad day. -Computer says no.
-Computer says no.