Drag racing: Honda Civic Type R vs. VW Golf GTI TCROctober 2, 2020
The YouTube channel captures a race in a straight line between the high-performance Honda Civic Type R hatchbacks and the VW Golf GTI TCR. Both contenders for victory are equipped with engines of approximately the same power. The result of the race can be surprising.
Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf GTI are some of the most typical hot hatchbacks, so it’s not surprising that the guys from the Cars.co.za team decided to arrange a race between them, and drag racing was chosen as a discipline (race in a straight line on time). It is worth noting that the racing version of the German hatchback took part in the tests, which received the TCR prefix in the name.
The GTI TCR based on the Golf Mk7 had a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that develops 286 horsepower (380 Nm).
Unlike the Civic Type R with a manual transmission, the VW car is equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission exclusively.
There are more differences between the two: Honda has slightly more power – 306 hp. (400 Nm). On the other hand, the Civic Type R should weigh about 100 kilograms more than the Golf GTI TCR.
The driver behind the wheel of the Civic Type R got off to a great start, which is not the case for the Golf GTI TCR as it had a bad start despite having a launch control system. VW lost the battle from the start, it needed at least a full second more. The result might have been different if the VW Golf had started at the same time as the Civic Type R.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about the race between the Chevy Corvette C8 and the luxurious Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe. A video has been posted on the Hennessey Performance Youtube channel showing the race of two powerful coupes. One is the sporty C8 generation Chevy Corvette and the other is the luxurious Rolls-Royce Wraith. In fact, these are different cars with the same body type.
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