I saw this video and laughed at the fact that an inexperienced driver, not knowing the dynamics of something with so much power and how it behaves in "Track Mode", tried it on hard acceleration in a turn. He explained his "theory" of how it happened and I'm sure that he is shocked and it hit him so quick. This is the reason why 99% of cars on the road are designed to understeer. 99% of drivers do not know how to react to an oversteer situation and manufacturers want you to plow into objects head-on so that there is more car to protect you on impact. If cars are designed to oversteer, this happens and impact is more likely to happen from the side. From his friend's explanation, it happened so quickly, and for those who have never drifted a car or experienced oversteer, will turn into the turn instead of counter steering. He didn't seem like someone who knows how to correct oversteer and said that by the time he grabbed the yoke he blamed it on its position.I really shouldn't add any fuel to the fire here, but this is obviously very relevant:
Kyle's friend Jordan spun out his Plaid and damaged at least two wheels and suspension components while driving around in track mode. You can see them discussing how the yoke came into play at 28:05. Kyle makes some more comments about the yoke later at 28:55.
I do agree that the yoke is not ideal for drifting cars but these are are not designed to be drifted without knowledge. To drift and handle an oversteer situation requires steering angle and proper throttle input. The amount of torque the plaid has on tap is so much different from ICE performance cars and even the best drivers need to figure out the proper input balance. I bet you any money that if you give him a 911 and have him do the same move with traction stability control off or limited, he will end up spinning it out control with or without a yoke. The dude is a tech geek who reviews EV's and is no Chris Harris. Any proper race driver will tell you that oversteering a car or drifting is for show and will not get you from point A to B the fastest. Hooliganism is meant for fun and to think that the Plaid is your AMG or M car hooligan kind of car is delusional. Leave track mode to professionals and on closed and safe tracks.
I don't agree when people use EXTREME examples like this to justify why the Yoke is bad. Kyle saying that the steering wheel is designed for situations like this, and I would like to see him drive any sports car on track and show all of us a proper and controlled drift. Tech YouTubers should not be educating anyone on the physics and capability of a car if they themselves have never drifted a car and particularly the car they are driving. His friend is an idiot for limiting traction and stability controls without knowing how it changes the car dynamically. I read and watch a lot of videos of how people correct oversteer and my first time doing it in my 911 I went side ways and spun out. Racing my M5 on track day at Sonoma raceway, I had the rear-end come out accelerating out of a turn and I quickly corrected but it never required any lock to lock steering input. I just had to counter steer 90-120deg without taking my hands off the 10&2 position.
The fact that Kyle does not like the Yoke is his opinion, but spare the situational BS where a steering wheel would be better in this case. Both should stick to range and tech testing review.