Honda Civic Type R Vs Hyundai Elantra N Is The Front-Wheel-Drive Drag Race You Don’t Want To Miss
The Honda Civic Type R and Hyundai Elantra N are two of the hottest, front-wheel-drive performance cars, currently on sale. While they are both capable, it’s interesting to see how they stack up against one another, in a drag race. Sam Carlegion has arranged for the two performance vehicles to line up on the drag strip, for a series of runs. Here’s what happened.
Watch A Honda Civic Si Take On An Eerily-Similar Spec’d Hyundai Elantra N-Line
When it comes to drag race preferences, there are two trains of thought. Some of us like seeing supercars go for the kill on the drag strip, and some of us prefer mass-market cars to go up against each other. The latter seems more realistic because most of us can actually relate to it. Sam from Sam CarLegion has conducted many drag races that include the ‘regular’ cars like the Ford Mustang, the Volkswagen Jetta, the Honda Accord, the Ford Fusion, etc. This time he brought a Honda Civic Si and a Hyundai Elantra N-Line to the fore for another exciting race. Which of these do you think will win?
Watch A Tuned Civic Grow A Pair And Take On Its Cousin, The Acura TLX Type S, In A Drag Race
The Acura TLX is an underrated sedan that excels in almost all departments, especially the driving dynamics. Add the Type S masala to it and you have yourself a sporty sedan that offers a decent luxury cred as well. Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ brought an Acura TLX Type S to the drag strip to take on a Honda Civic Touring. It doesn’t seem too fair, does it? But, this isn’t a stock Civic. It’s been tuned to put out 120 horses more than what it comes with. It’s still a lot less than what the TLX churns out, but the Civic is over 1,000 pounds lighter, too. The Civic enters this race as an underdog, but do you think it can trump its more powerful cousin?
Watch A FWD Honda Civic With A CVT Turn The Tables On An All-Wheel-Drive BMW 330i
Sam uploaded another fun drag race video on his YouTube channel, Sam CarLegion, this time involving a BMW 330i and a tuned Honda Civic. Well, even the 330i is slightly tuned, but not as much as the Civic. The two cars have quite a lot of differences. The Civic is mated to a CVT that powers the front wheels, whereas the BMW features an eight-cog automatic with an all-wheel-drive system. The BMW is almost 500 heavier as well. While the Civic makes 25 more horses than the Bimmer, the latter makes 60 pound-feet of torque more. But, in the end, none of it mattered because a budget family sedan on steroids beats a marque German car! How about that!
Watch The Ford Fusion Sport Drag The Honda Accord Down In Hellfire
Remember how the Ford Fusion Sport obliterated the Mustang on the drag strip? Well, it is now back to Sam CarLegion’s channel for a drag race against a Honda Accord. The Accord, in every sense, is an underdog heading into the race. But, unlike some heroes that emerge from the bottom, the Accord couldn’t do much here other than kneeling down in front of the Fusion. Too dramatic, eh?
This Ridiculously Quick Radio Control Car Defeated An F1 Car And A Honda NSX In A Quarter-mile Race!!
The ‘Carwow’ team brought three extremely different cars to the drag strip to take on each other. The first one was a Honda NSX, the next one an F1 car, and the unlikeliest rival of them all, a radio control car! From what we’ve seen before, you can never rule out an RC car; and the same was proved yet again. The Arrma RC car exceeded all expectations and smashed not just the NSX, but also the F1 car. How about that!
A tuned Honda Civic Type R takes on a Dodge Challenger Widebody Scat Pack
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?
Mid-Size Pickup Truck Drag Race: Honda Ridgeline Vs Hyundai Santa Cruz
There’s something to be said about a drag race between pickup trucks. Straight-line performance is not really the main selling point of these types of vehicles, but it still gives you an idea of how good the powertrains are at propelling them. Last time, Sam CarLegion had a RAM 1500 TRX vs Ford F150 ROUSH drag race, instore. This time, it’s the Honda Ridgeline vs the Hyundai Santa Cruz, and here’s what happened.
Drag Race: 850 Hp Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak vs 600 Hp Honda Civic Type R
The Hoonigan crew is very good at justifying seemingly pointless drag races, between two very different machines. We are very glad they do since today we have another epic stand-off between two high-horsepower machines in the “This vs That” series. “This” is a Bentley Continental GT Pikes Peak and “That” is a stock-looking, but highly modified Honda Civic Type R.
The latest Honda Civic takes on the Hyundai Elantra at the drag strip. The results might surprise you
Can A Sensible Swedish Station Wagon Take On The Honda Civic Type R?
We all know that drag races between stock cars are not as exciting as a full-on drag battle between highly modified cars. That said, it’s interesting to see how two very different vehicles stack up against one another. The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Honda Civic Type R and Volvo V60 T6 to meet at the drag strip. Can the sensible Swedish wagon win against one of the best hot hatchbacks currently on sale?
A Modified Honda Grom Takes On An Old-school Tuned Ford Bronco
The guys at the Hoonigan YouTube Channel are known for pitting some truly ridiculous builds against each other, in their THIS vs THAT showdowns. It’s no different on this occasion either, with a modified 2015 Honda Grom taking on a tuned 1980 Ford Bronco.
Two Reputed Japanese Sportscars Learn It The Hard Way To Never Mess With The Porsche 911 Turbo S!
The Porsche 911 Turbo S needs no introduction. It is in its elements almost always, but on the drag strip, it is nearly invincible. The folks at ’Carwow’ decided to pit the German against two Japanese sports cars – the Nissan GT-R Nismo and the Honda NSX. Knowing their credentials, it looked like they stood a chance, especially the Godzilla. But, neither of them were even in the Porsche’s league and got their asses handed to them multiple times.
Can the Honda Accord Sport 2.0t Take On The BMW 330iX In a Drag Race?
When it comes to drag-racing new vehicles, the YouTube channel Sam CarLegion does a very thorough job. Two or more cars are pitted against each other multiple times, in different drive modes. This time, it’s two of the most popular sporty sedans currently on the market – the Honda Accord Sport 2.0t and the BMW 330iX, and the result might surprise you.
Hyundai Veloster N DCT vs Honda Civic Type-R - Can The Small Korean Run With One Of The Best?
Most would probably agree that a drag race is a good way to determine which one of two (or more) cars has superior performance. Sam CarLegion – a YouTube channel that drag races (mostly) new vehicles – has given us a proper quarter-mile brawl between two of the hottest hot hatchbacks currently on sale. It’s the Hyundai Veloster N DCT versus the Honda Civic Type-R. Although a drag race only tells you so much about a car’s overall performance, the two are more evenly matched than you might think.
Does The Toyota Yaris GR Even Stand A Chance Against The Honda Civic Type R On The Strip?
2020 had plenty of reasons for us to get excited and the Yaris GR is definitely one of them. Just when we thought there’s no more wiggle room in the hot hatch segment, Toyota pulls the rally-inspired Yaris GR out of the hat to every car reviewer’s delight.
The Yaris GR has been getting stellar reviews and pretty much every blogger, vlogger, and car journo is raving about Gazoo Racing’s pocket rocket. But can it face the current king of hot hatches and come out on top?
Video of the Day: 2017 Honda Civic Type R vs 2005 Acura NSX
In one corner we’ve got the 1991 - 2005 Acura NSX; in the other corner, we’ve got the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. What do these two cars have in common other than coming from the same place and sharing common roots? Well, not much. The NSX was rear-wheel drive and rocked out less than 300 horsepower while the new Type R delivers as much as 320 ponies to the front wheels. Oh, and don’t forget that the NSX doesn’t have the same engine configuration as the Civic. Nope, it’s mounted midship compared to the more common frontal location of the Civic’s beastly little four-cylinder. Both cars are legendary in their own right.
The Civic Type R is the first one to roll off the production line and straight into U.S. Market. It’s also the most powerful production Civic Type R ever made. The NSX is, well, it’s an NSX. It was unbelievably reliable (as all Honda’s typically are) it looked amazing, and despite it’s relatively lower power output, it had world-beating performance thanks to a lightweight chassis and crazy aerodynamics. It even had a manual steering rack folks. So, what did all of that compute to? Well, it could beat the hell out of Ferrari at the time for less than $80,000. Now, the question is, can it beat today’s Civic Type R? Well, Check out this video from Carwow to see just how they stack up head-to-head!
Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I was a spritely high school graduate heading into my first semester at college as a business administration – I know, my prospective career took a detour. In between Frat parties, sports, and chasing those of the opposite sex, I found myself in classes, some of which were about marketing correctly. The key to marketing is to get your viewers’ attention, flash your product, then leave the viewers with a lasting impression to remember you by.
Well, Hoonigan.com absolutely mastered the art of “gaining your viewers’ attention” with its latest attempt to peddle its online wares. Not only does this video contain some hooning awesomeness, but it is bursting at the seams with it. Pretty much every single awesome car video we have seen in the last five (or so) years has a several-second spot in this ad. Hell, there is even some Power Wheels hoonage at the 45-second mark and some bicycle hoonage going on at the 58-second mark.
All we can do is tip our collective hats to the folks that put together this video and the countless number of hours that must have been put in watching various videos. Just finding the videos alone must have taken hundreds of hours, but then editing them, dubbing Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” over it, and splicing it all together, Phew.
Some highlights are the Subaru WRX vs. Snowboarder downhill race at to 50-second mark, the Honda Civic passenger running for his life at the 38-second mark, and the worlds greatest drift pass at 1:23. If there is a single short car clip to watch so far this year, this is it!