• A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack

  • Sam Carlegion has organised a special duel for today. You have a tuned Civic Type R go up against the mighty Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
  • Sam, who is based in Toronto, is especially excited and honoured to be driving this particular Challenger
  • Why? Because the owner of this Pony car drove up all the way from Florida to be part of Sam's video
  • And it's not just any pony car, this is the 50th-anniversary special edition of the Challenger that came out a few years ago. Under the hood lies a naturally aspirated 6.4 liter Hemi v8 that produces 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque
  • The Civic is also equally special, because this one is a tuned example
  • Under the hood lies a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine the produces 380 horsepower and 382 lb-ft of torque
  • The upgrades include a high volume air intake, an upgraded intercooler, a high flow catted downpipe, and a titanium inlet tube
  • The Civic is over 1200 lbs lighter than the Dodge, tipping the scales at 3118 lbs
  • It has a slight edge on power when compared to the Dodge. Regardless, let us see how things unfold over the 1/4 mile
  • On the first pass, Sam has both cars set to R Mode. He's not too sure about turning off the traction control on the Challenger
  • The hammer drops and despite struggling for traction off the line, the Civic is ahead of the Challenger
  • But the Hemi V-8 came into play and the Dodge reeled in the Honda
  • It just managed to clinch the win at the finish line
  • For round two, both cars were set to the same R mode, however, they were to do a rolling start from 31 mph
  • The pair line up for a rolling start
  • They nail it once they get past the cones, and once again, its the Civic that's ahead
  • The Type R managed to get this one in the bag, but it had a narrow win. It's funny how much performance can be extracted from that modest 2.0 engine, enough to take on brutes like this glorious Challenger. Swipe Up to Read More.

Sam Carlegion was thrilled to take on a tuned Civic Type R in a special edition Challenger. The performance numbers suggest that these two are very close

A highly tuned Civic Type R takes on the mighty Challenger Scat Pack in a couple of ¼ mile drag races. Sam, who is based in Toronto, is especially excited for the Challenger because its owner drove up all the way from Florida. The Challenger Scat Pack went up against an equally interesting Civic Type R that is anything but stock. Let’s have a look at the performance numbers, shall we?

2021 Challenger 50th Anniversary Edition

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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In the golden corner, we have a very special muscle car. It is the 50th Anniversary edition of the Dodge Challenger and this one is the Widebody with the Scat Pack option.

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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Sam, who is based in Toronto, is especially excited and honoured to be driving this particular Challenger

Under the hood of this beast lies a 6.4 liter naturally aspirated V-8 Hemi engine that produces 485 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and sends power to the rear wheels. The Challenger weighs 4308 pounds and has a base price of $50,000.

Civic Type R Mugen

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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Under the hood lies a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine the produces 380 horsepower and 382 lb-ft of torque

This Honda Civic Type R tuned Civic features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine that produces 380 horsepower and 382 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and power is sent to the front wheels.

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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The Civic is also equally special, because this one is a tuned example

The upgrades include an upgraded intercooler, a high flow catted downpipe, a high volume intake, and a titanium inlet tube. The exhaust is a stock unit. It’s obvious that the Civic is down on power compared to the Dodge, however, it is also considerably lighter, tipping the scales at 3118 pounds. The last-gen Type R had a base price of $38.000.

Round One - Standing Quarter

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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It just managed to clinch the win at the finish line
For the first pass, both cars are in Sport mode, or R mode, depending on which car you’re in.

Sam is not too sure about turning off the traction control on the Challenger. The hammer drops and it’s the Civic, that despite struggling for traction is ahead of the Challenger. However, the Civic’s lead was short-lived because the Challenger with its mighty V-8 managed to reel in the Honda and take the lead. The Challenger took the win on the first pass.

Round Two - Roll Races (from 31 mph)

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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For round two, both cars were set to the same R mode, however, they were to do a rolling start from 31 mph

For round two, we have both cars in the same R mode, do a rolling start. The pair get to 31 mph before they nail it. Both cars get past the cone and although Sam got a great start, he messed up the upshift. With that, the pair have another go. Once again 31 mph. They get past the cones, its go time, and its neck and neck pretty much all the way to the finish line, with the Civic inching ahead and taking the win this time around.

To Sum it Up

A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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Sam Carlegion has organised a special duel for today. You have a tuned Civic Type R go up against the mighty Challenger Widebody Scat Pack

These cars are on par as far as their performance is concerned and the results speak for themselves. Its neck and neck. What’s surprising, is the kind of performance that you can extract from a 2.0 cylinder tuned Honda Civic, to the extent that it gets to go up against big brutes like this glorious Dodge Challenger.

Watch how things unfold in the video below


Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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