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Previous generation Honda NSX races Civic Type R

By Faiming_low on 29 Apr 2018

Attached Image Can a family hatchback keep up with a 13-year old supercar? Carwow has the answer to the question as it puts a 2005 Honda NSX up against a Civic Type R in a drag race.

With the NSX having 280bhp and the Civic Type R having nearly 320bhp, this might be a closer race than you would think.

Will the rear wheel drive traction and the faster respond time of a naturally-aspirated engine in the NSX be able to offset the power advantage of the Civic? Watch and find out!

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?

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MQX87511 May 02 2018 06:12 PM

this is rear wheel drive advantage

Cheefarn May 07 2018 11:04 AM

Again, this test was hardly accurate nor a good rep of what the cars can do...

First, both cars seems to have their traction, stability controls switched on, notice the lack of wheel spin. These devices dampens acceleration quite a lot so that inexperienced or gunho drivers will not crash easily. Switching these devices off can easily net u better performance off the line if you know how to launch a high perf car properly. 

The Civic Type Ah Ler obviously had a distinct adv in power as seen in the rolling start, where traction control wasnt needed to prevent wheel spin

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