The truth of the matter is, there’s absolutely no way a Honda Civic Type R Mugen hatch can keep up with an Audi R8 V10. Trying to do so is an exercise in both futility and stupidity, but given certain circumstances, like navigating through a twisting country road, can the Civic Type R keep up with the R8 V10?
Ever the curious bees that they are, Autocar went out and tried it for themselves. Turns out, the R8 is still faster than the Civic Type R - no surprise there - especially at straight roads where the former just disappears out of sight. But this exercise wasn’t so much about finding out which is faster because we already had an answer to that. This was done to determine whether the Civic Type R gave the consumer more bang for their buck than an R8. To that end, Steve Sutcliffe seems to think that it does, referring to the R8 as a car that’s "too fast for its own good in roads like this".
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Source: Autocar UK