Drag racing: Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport vs. Honda Civic Type RJanuary 31, 2021
A video has appeared on the Web showing the race between two modern hatchbacks – the Honda Civic Type R and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Cars, which have engines of almost the same power, competed with each other on the Hockenheim race track (Germany).
The latest video on the Sport Auto YouTube channel shows the confrontation between two modern, powerful hatchbacks, the Honda Civic Type R and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Cars competed on the Hockenheim race track (Germany).
Before we start, it would be a mistake not to mention that the German VW Golf hatchback in the GTI Clubsport version, which is not available in some countries, can produce 296 hp, while the regular Golf GTI boasts only 242 hp. Meanwhile, Honda’s hatchback shares roughly the same specs.
Both cars are front-wheel drive and their turbocharged four-cylinder engines produce approximately 300 hp.
The only noticeable difference between the Japanese and German cars, however, is that Honda has a manual transmission while VW has a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Therefore, it is not surprising that both cars showed almost the same lap times. The German hatchback was able to cover the track in 2 minutes 02 seconds and 7 milliseconds, while the Japanese competitor was slightly slower – it showed a result of 2: 02.8. Honda fans are likely to be disappointed with the race, but the result speaks volumes for how much difference a DSG (VW Golf – Ed.) Gearbox can make on an energy-intensive circuit like Hockenheim.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a prototype of the updated Honda Civic Hatchback was spotted. Western publications have published photos from testing a prototype of the updated Honda Civic Hatchback. The car received a sleek rear end design. The debut of the new 2022 model year will take place this spring.
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