The new Honda Civic Type R FL5 has already established itself as a formidable performance vehicle, outperforming its predecessor the FK8 in several key areas. It has already set lap records at circuits such as Suzuka Circuit in Japan. The car’s improved handling contributes to this exceptional performance, but one question remains: Will it be quick enough to beat an AWD hot hatchback, at least in a straight-line contest?
To answer your question, cow wow From the UK we’ve rounded up some of the hottest hatchbacks for exciting drag racing.Rivaling the Honda Civic Type R FL5 are the Volkswagen Golf R 20 Year Old, Audi S3, Mercedes AMG A35 and BMW M135i. am. They all have the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the Civic Type R, but on all four wheels.
The VW Golf R 20 Years is the most powerful version of the Mk8 Golf R, boasting 328 horsepower (245 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Newton-meters) of torque. Weighing in at 3,263 pounds (1,480 kilograms), he is relatively light among comparable cars.
The Audi S3 is also a sporty hatchback that produces 306 hp (228 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Weighing in at 3,307 pounds (1,500 kg), he is slightly heavier than the Golf R.
The BMW M135i is another powerful hatchback producing 302 hp (225 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. He weighs 3,362 pounds (1,525 kg).
The Mercedes-AMG A35 has 302 horsepower (225 kW), 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) and weighs 3,428 lbs (1,555 kg), with specs similar to those of BMW and Audi.
Finally, the Honda Civic Type R produces 324 hp (242 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. Weighing in at 3,150 pounds (1,429 kg), he is the lightest of the comparable cars.
Clearly, the Civic Type R is at a disadvantage with the front drivetrain and manual gearbox. But are the new generation model’s improvements enough to give it a chance against its AWD rivals? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.