VW Golf R v Civic Type R - DRAG RACE


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In the mood for a hot hatch drag race? Of course you are!
The Honda Civic Type R is one of the most popular hot hatches on the planet. From either the front or the back, it’s instantly recognisable as a Type R! Once you take a closer look, you’ll find a 2-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine under the bonnet, which will deliver 320hp and 400Nm.
So looks and performance are all good - but what chance does it stand against the new Golf R over the quarter-mile? Just like the Type R, the Golf is powered by a 2-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol to deliver 320hp. However, the Golf R can deliver slightly more torque, coming in at 420Nm. But that’s not all! While the Type R is just FWD and a manual, the VW has AWD as well as launch control!
Does the Honda stand a chance? You’ll have to keep watching to find out!
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  • Balla Thug
    Balla Thug27 minutter siden

    Does the Golf R come with a spare waterpump?

  • R A
    R A34 minutter siden

    FWD is junk. There's a reason why nobody is interested in any motorsport that involves FWD. Anything interesting is RWD or AWD, always has been always will be. Physics doesn't change.

  • Sakti Diaz
    Sakti Diaz5 timer siden

    Mobil Jepang selalu jadi tai kalo lawan mobil eropa😂

  • Jose Vieira
    Jose Vieira5 timer siden

    Continuo a querer o civic...

  • kevnev007
    kevnev0079 timer siden

    40k for a Golf. Pay more for just posing, I would buy Japanese reliability everyday over German poor quality and rip off dealers.

  • hi9580
    hi958013 timer siden

    Those two are the fastest new small hot hatches in the USA. All the faster ones such as A45S and RS3 are only available as sedans in the US.

  • fred sicard
    fred sicard21 time siden

    Not fear the civic is manual and the gofl is automatic

  • Sorin Tudor
    Sorin TudorDag siden

    I'm an owner of Honda Civic fk7. The only things I like from german cars are: the infotainment, the soundproof from road and wind noises, the quality of the interiors and the sound when doors close. When it comes to handle the road and the visits to services Honda wins hands down and I think this are the major filters when someone wants to buy a car. And also the budget and yes, Honda still wins also this point.

  • Samuel Silva
    Samuel SilvaDag siden

    Golf R vs Supra A90 3.0l.. Will be an amazing comparation!

  • Monkiimagic
    MonkiimagicDag siden

    The Golf R is a road car that some people take on a track, the Type R is a road legal track car... not sure I can make it any more simple than that.

  • Grace Philip
    Grace PhilipDag siden

    Pls upload a 2021 honda accord review

  • Tony Boswell
    Tony BoswellDag siden

    Comparing apples and bananas, 🤔

  • Krrizz Krozz
    Krrizz Krozz2 dager siden

    Never mess with german autos.😎 VW

  • Martin Stankov
    Martin Stankov2 dager siden

    Yeah .. campare 2wd with 4wd .... what will you expect to happen when they are both same power but one uses 4 wheels to put power on ?

  • Ben
    Ben2 dager siden

    I’m sorry but the new golf looks absolutely disgusting worse than the civic, which is saying something cause that civic is just hideous!!!!

  • Peter Hvisc
    Peter Hvisc2 dager siden

    All stock Golf Rs have got around 340 Bhp on dyno. Honda Type Rs have less than 320 BHp around 300 bhp.It is that different between them. nolocal.info/have/video/m3xpptGCyIJ5rZA nolocal.info/have/video/d6Blnquz0Jt-qGs nolocal.info/have/video/ppxre8OAxqWi1nw

  • Leon Batey
    Leon Batey2 dager siden

    the civic aint a drag car. its designed to go round corners like its on rails

  • ahhahhhahahh
    ahhahhhahahh2 dager siden

    civic was in confort mode ? or was a grandma driving ? result are not real it's evident bullshit test glof 200 kg more for juste 20 Nm more difference is too big to be true if 2 are stock and if drivers are equivalent

  • Milo Kadamus
    Milo Kadamus2 dager siden

    We have had both the VW and TypeR. We loved both but if we had to pick it would be the Honda every time. It is just so awesome on the twisties and has the big car feel. Not so much with the VW. The VW is fast no doubt but it does feel like a cramped car whereas the TypeR has a good race car feel. Without seeing the video I knew that the TyreR was always going to be well left behind in a standing start but when the type R gets going it is just so fun to drive.

  • R A

    R A

    46 minutter siden

    Hahahahaha wow, you're really clueless.

  • Harry Poter
    Harry Poter2 dager siden

    Daaammmnnnn 39000 and 32000 English pounds. My 2.0T Camaro costed 18000 pounds brand new and can keep up with the same performance numbers 😎

  • R A

    R A

    43 minutter siden

    Yeah but you still own a base model Camaro that can't compete with either of these. hahahahahahaha there's a reason why people don't want american cars......

  • Rick_Silva
    Rick_Silva2 dager siden

    How mutch germains pay you for this vídeos??? Lets tell all The treu come on sucker brexits doing all for money

  • T. W.
    T. W.3 dager siden

    How has a manual car soft limiter Lmao

  • GeroTon
    GeroTon3 dager siden

    Great stuff! I am very disappointed in the Honda..l guess Honda is a track car, but what's good a track car on the public road?

  • EduS2K
    EduS2K3 dager siden

    yeah,straigth lane,but in nurburgring civic do 7,43 and golf 8 r 7,51 :D

  • EduS2K


    10 timer siden

    @Marcin G Renault fan to xD

  • Marcin G

    Marcin G

    10 timer siden

    @EduS2K that is how a conversation with jdm psychofan looks xD

  • EduS2K


    10 timer siden

    @Marcin G I repeat, the megane has double its price in improvements to be able to lower the time, in fact the megane is newer than the civic, surely the next civic will lower the time without having to cost double

  • Marcin G

    Marcin G

    11 timer siden

    @EduS2K it is inch to inch same as a megane that You can grab out of Renault showroom

  • EduS2K


    11 timer siden

    @Marcin G And why did renault not bring to light the time that the normal version of the megane rs does? Ah it's true, because it sucks, it's ridiculous to get a double-sided version to lower the time you like it or not haha ​​you will say The civic is not the same as the version you can buy, but I bet you what you want that the megane is not the same as the 75 thousand version you can buy haha

  • Laguna2kai
    Laguna2kai3 dager siden

    4WD ... FWD... this is fu*k off!! On the Track is the Golf rubbish!!!

  • bris fry
    bris fry3 dager siden

    Honda used to be innovative but that all went out the window in the early 2000's, 90s Honda was amazing.

  • R A

    R A

    39 minutter siden

    This is true. They don't make anything that appeals to me anymore, sadly neither do many off the Japanese brands. They all peaked in the 90's, regards interesting & desirable cars. Come to think of it the 80's & 90's is my preferred era of cars.

    BARIŞ & BERSEY KAAN4 dager siden

    GOLF R 4×4 4×2 ?? GTI vs TYPE R. 4×2 4×2 ?

  • Arifian Ramadhan
    Arifian Ramadhan4 dager siden

    Hybrid car vs hybrid car pls!

  • Kamal Jafarzadeh
    Kamal Jafarzadeh4 dager siden

    honda:where is my laptop?!

    FREDBEANS GAMING4 dager siden

    Golf R will always be king

  • Dark Abyss
    Dark Abyss4 dager siden

    dont care what anyone says I would take a Type-R over a Golf any day of the week. The Type-R was built for one purpose and thats to be a track monster. Also who tf wants to deal with maintaining a VW and their ridiculous maintenance costs

  • 13432 2dkti3
    13432 2dkti35 dager siden

    dislike are from kevin honda fanboy 😂

  • Dr Hassan
    Dr Hassan5 dager siden

    Given both are going to be street driven i’d say this is a massive win for the Golf R. Its the better street car. Also its moving like it has a stage 1 APR tune

  • Trevor Howell
    Trevor Howell5 dager siden

    I think one of these 2 car companies is lying about there HP numbers...or maybe both

  • Rich
    Rich5 dager siden

    Volkswagen- again.......

  • Demir Kuc
    Demir Kuc5 dager siden

    limiter at 2:38 Sound really professional xD

  • RuinedLife Records

    RuinedLife Records

    3 dager siden

    yep if the person would slam the gears right it would be another thing... but i guess its all about promotion ...

  • Vysyrah
    Vysyrah5 dager siden

    That golf is damn fast

  • Bob Lawango
    Bob Lawango6 dager siden

    I said it before and ill say it again. Drag racing an awd with dsg takes alot of the fun away. All you have to do is smash the gas pedal.. no driving skill is needed.

  • Ratz Män
    Ratz Män6 dager siden

    Was für ein Schwachsinnsvideo!!! Der Type R zersägt den Golf R in jeder Hinsicht. Allein schon von den Daten sollte das klar sein! Woher ich das weiß? Ich habe mit den Type R jeden, aber auch jeden Golf R damit gepulvert! Schönes Fakevideo!!!! Verpis.. euch carwow!!!!! Was ist das überhaupt? Hören sich an wie verkack.. Schwu.....!!!!

  • Lee Ellis
    Lee Ellis6 dager siden

    The Golf is so ugly now. The wheels are cheap and nasty looking. Even though its quick, it looks so boring!!

  • florence alemi
    florence alemi6 dager siden

    That Golf is faster than I thought

  • M. Rendy Azha Danish
    M. Rendy Azha Danish7 dager siden

    After watcth this video, I don't like Honda Anymore

  • JP L
    JP L7 dager siden

    Bye bye!!

  • panathaninf
    panathaninf7 dager siden

    Unless you want to look like a psychedelic 19 year old hooligan the golf is the only choice

  • BStard
    BStard7 dager siden


  • Talha Monir
    Talha Monir7 dager siden

    The civic horn is so silly and funny 😂😂😂

  • brane27 b
    brane27 b8 dager siden

    VW says we can't mess with this fwd then we make awd hahahhahaha...

  • brane27 b
    brane27 b8 dager siden

    This is not a class meter.... U prooo... Awd is complete another class as fwd u can't compare this shit u are awd compare with ue class and I'm sure ure the last one kasparle

  • Wings 99
    Wings 998 dager siden

    I cry foul on the brake test. The Type R was behind at the line, so had a massive advantage. These brake tests are always rubbish. Why don't you just measure the stopping distance using the timing gear?

  • brane27 b
    brane27 b8 dager siden

    Amateur drivers both

  • brane27 b
    brane27 b8 dager siden

    And now don't say the golf drivers this this this and this u champs

  • ***M-JC FckFanboys
    ***M-JC FckFanboys8 dager siden

    Carwow make the test sgain with the new Honda Civic TypeR with 400hp when he is come out pls

  • ***M-JC FckFanboys
    ***M-JC FckFanboys8 dager siden

    Thats the new golf vs old civic? Well...let us wait for the new Type R and we will race again.

  • brane27 b
    brane27 b8 dager siden

    Driving Straight ahead is easy, nürburgring laptime says all... type r with 7.43 and the golf 7.50 kick ass..

  • Liquid
    Liquid8 dager siden

    Love the golf, but I have my money on the type R because Honda is known to be reliable as hell

  • Ch. Yotkov

    Ch. Yotkov

    2 dager siden

    Since 2004 I had three Hondas: first Accord 5 I sold it at 258,000km; second Accord 7 I sold it at 212,000km, and since 2016 I own Civic 9 UK assembly, diesel engine(!!!) - ZERO problems, just maintenance and fuel - this is the most reliable car (and not only!) brand, even currently, knowing what "luxury" mass confection Euro-production has become, making cars brutally precisely engineered to endure up exactly to the warranty period and after a few months you start to face heavy and expensive problems, and you become the first friend with Mr.Smith from the service, and constantly break your nerves!! No, thank you very much! I made my choice.

  • Liquid


    4 dager siden

    @13432 2dkti3 Having driven several hondas well beyond 130,000 miles with ZERO issues; yes they are, and its a very well known fact

  • 13432 2dkti3

    13432 2dkti3

    5 dager siden

    LOL not really

  • DommoPA
    DommoPA8 dager siden

    No more vws for me. I hv a 21 ctr blue

  • Anibal Perez
    Anibal Perez8 dager siden

    Wow this is funny

  • ElBigShegun
    ElBigShegun8 dager siden

    Honestly I’ll rather have a Type R. Looks more mean

  • カーキチたっちゃん
    カーキチたっちゃん9 dager siden

    Golf R is a torque type, Civic TYPE R is a rotary type, which is a natural result.

  • sportin1here
    sportin1here9 dager siden

    I'll still stick with the Type R!

  • Enrique Aguilar
    Enrique Aguilar9 dager siden

    Matt, you are hilar! 😂

  • AudioVU
    AudioVU10 dager siden

    There’s no way the Golf R is only 320hp. That’s crazy how hard it can pull on the Type R.

  • Arslàán Raza
    Arslàán Raza10 dager siden

    This R almost had A45s run for the money. Type R has no chance!!

  • Envy
    Envy10 dager siden

    XDDD un automatico vs un manual, aqui depende mucho de como lo haga el conductor con el manual en ste caso TYPE R

  • Guy Follong
    Guy Follong10 dager siden

    The Honda driver is absolute crab, he let the motor coup several times because he shifts to late. This is not a comparison but stupids breaking butiful cars neck.

  • Complete Quality Review
    Complete Quality Review10 dager siden

    Still prefer Type R. It's that Honda spirit and fun, and excellent handling. It's not even that it's the fastest thing, I've always loved Honda's for their potential and spirit. You know not to underestimate one even if you can best it and you tip your hat to it when you see it do its thing. If I could put it the best way Honda has people's respect. The golf is just a decent car that's faster but I get no excitement or spirit out of driving a VW. I happily own a 2021 CTR and I've been a fan of the Type r since I was 8 playing Granturismo. I never like Honda cause I thought they were invincible its just something about them.

  • America First
    America First10 dager siden

    Civic R is so sexy like most of japanese girls I preferer by far the civic R because Japanese 's technology rocks

  • Gorden of Medleb Gorden of Limmed Consulting
    Gorden of Medleb Gorden of Limmed Consulting11 dager siden

    I think the Golf has a DSG gearbox, is 4 wheel driver, and has launch control.... So.... Useless comparison this.

  • Andrea Silver
    Andrea Silver11 dager siden

    The better for Honda type R 👍🏻 very nice

  • Las Gamer
    Las Gamer11 dager siden

    0:33 thats like a prize of a tesla model 3

  • Ahmad
    Ahmad11 dager siden

    Civics catalytic converter is clogged

  • clocktower7
    clocktower711 dager siden

    The VW will be paying visits back to the dealership with all kinds of issues where as the Honda looks HOT and will be as reliable as the Universe.

  • snobmob
    snobmob11 dager siden

    only golf r drivers give a shit about straight line speed...a hot hatch for people that don't like driving.

  • Awesome Me
    Awesome Me11 dager siden

    all wheel drive vs a two wheel drive damn he gave you a good one in rolling race

  • Mr Franku
    Mr Franku11 dager siden

    Why is the other guy so salty lmao

  • Tobacco John
    Tobacco John12 dager siden

    Type r is $39k usd

  • 100 tysięcy rocznie
    100 tysięcy rocznie12 dager siden

    Next CTR should be AWD. I think that new Golf R has over 400HP on dyno.

  • pirinoli98
    pirinoli9812 dager siden

    Shiettt golf destroyet

  • Swarnendu Dutta
    Swarnendu Dutta12 dager siden

    Golf R vs AMG A45s.

  • Kenway Lam
    Kenway Lam12 dager siden


  • vincent vegamas
    vincent vegamas12 dager siden

    Yes the golf is faster, but there is one thing that motor journalists never touch on. In 10 years time that Honda engine and gearbox will still be sweet as a nut.

  • Stefan V
    Stefan V12 dager siden

    Das Auto🚗

  • João Clerton
    João Clerton13 dager siden

    directly from brazil🇧🇷

  • sodjas
    sodjas13 dager siden

    why have you shown a3/s3 shifter?

  • Bryan
    Bryan13 dager siden

    Carwow guuuuurrrrrllllll xxxx

    AHMED ABDELHAFEZ13 dager siden

    That is really humiliating to Honda lovers. What a shame :(

  • Muhamet Neziri

    Muhamet Neziri

    10 dager siden

    By rhe way honda would never lose on normal circumtances, much better handling, braking turning etc, an much sexier

  • Muhamet Neziri

    Muhamet Neziri

    10 dager siden

    Launch controll + 4awd against normal car haha, i would be ashamed if it i was vw, imagine if honda was with lacunch control 4awd,

  • TôCagandoPratuaOPINIÃO
    TôCagandoPratuaOPINIÃO13 dager siden

    How much does VW pay you to make a FAKE video?

  • George._.k
    George._.k14 dager siden

    Μόνο honda ρε μουνια 🤣

  • SlaveLaboringKid
    SlaveLaboringKid14 dager siden

    The Typer R has 306hp, the golf has 340hp

  • KO L
    KO L14 dager siden

    Those Golf R’s are so fast 😆

    ADOLFO SOLIS GT14 dager siden

    Type r = 💩💩💩💩💩

  • ega0117
    ega011714 dager siden

    Why is the VW Golf R faster???

  • Rafał P
    Rafał P14 dager siden

    Why AWD vs FWD and why DSG vs manual??? I can buy cayman with manual or dual clutch but I prefer manual because automatic gearboxs are for SUV and hairdresser. So next time you will drag race F1 vs ford fiesta? :)))

  • Just Some Guy with an Invisible Moustache
    Just Some Guy with an Invisible Moustache14 dager siden

    I want a horn test on every video from now on.

  • Deniz Ege Can
    Deniz Ege Can14 dager siden

    1.3k dislikes are type-r fanboys

  • ProjectGZ
    ProjectGZ14 dager siden

    The diferencie betwen seat on a computer and Drive a car

  • Dzoni 87
    Dzoni 8714 dager siden

    pls try tham on RACE TRACK BUDY...

  • Christopher Henriquez
    Christopher Henriquez14 dager siden

    no roll race, really?

  • GPO


    13 dager siden

    watch again

  • Rotary 4tw
    Rotary 4tw14 dager siden

    Type R 🐢 🚗 🚙 💨🚀Golf-R

  • joe shmoe
    joe shmoe15 dager siden