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Top Gear drag races #5: Honda Civic Type R vs VW Golf R
The Golf has all the tools for a fast getaway: four-wheel drive, a DSG gearbox with launch control and 296bhp at it disposal, while the Civic relies on the front tyres for propulsion and is only available with a manual ‘box. But, the Honda claws its way back into the game with more power (306bhp) and around 100kg less to haul around.
Intriguing stuff. It could be the gearboxes that make all the difference here – after all, a human can never be as fast as a machine, can it? Click on to find out.
Come back next Friday for drag race #6
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