Honda Civic Type R VS Volkswagen Golf R- AUTOCAR

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The new Honda Civic Type R is the fastest civic ever built. AutoCar puts the Honda Civic Type R VS Volkswagen Golf R. See what they have to say about it.

The new Honda Civic Type R is a whole new approach for the brand. The turbocharged and VTEC inline-four cylinder pushes out a monstrous 306 horsepower to the front wheels. Honda engineers had to design the front suspension around all this power to prevent torque steer. The result is a suspension that has the shocks separate from the the steering linkage. This design allows the steering to work without all the power pulling it around. This is similar to the design in the Ford Focus RS.

Honda-tech.com Honda Civic Type R vs Volkswagen Golf R

In this video review AutoCar pits the Civic Type R against the Golf R in a road comparison. The review starts in the Type R and it makes a strong first impression. Its electric adjustable dampers impress them with the new comfort mode. This is a feature not ever found on a Type R before. They say the ride at speed was comparable to a Porsche GT car, which is very high praise. The shifter is lauded for its positive engagement. Presenter Dan Prosser goes on to say, it is far and away the best Civic Type R ever.

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The presenters are less impressed by the aggressive styling of the Type R. Although they understand the busy bodywork is fully functional, it is not pretty. The styling does stand out and set the Type R apart from other cars on the road today. This is a feature many Type R owners really enjoy. Once in the Golf R, the presenters point out the huge differences in the two cars infotainment systems. They praise the system in the Golf for being very intuitive and clean. Check out the video to get AutoCar’s final opinion. Please leave your choice in the comments below.

Patrick Stevenson is an Internet Brands’ contributor to 6SpeedOnline, Honda-Tech, Corvette Forums, 5series.net, and MBworld. He is also a host on The Motor Affair Podcast.


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