Battle of Hot Hatches: Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Honda Civic Type R vs The Renault Megane Trophy

Watch the Golf GTI, Civic Type R, and the Megane Trophy go up against each other in straight-line races

The folks at Carwow brought the Renault Sport Megane, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the Honda Civic Type-R on a drag strip for a series of races and tests

The Renault Sport Megane Trophy comes with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that puts out 300 ponies and 310 pound-feet of twist

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport is powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged mill that churns out 300 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque

The Honda Civic Type-R limited edition features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged mill that makes 320 horses and 295 pound-feet of twist

The Golf and the Megane come with seven-speed- and six-speed dual-clutch automatics...

… whereas the Civic Type-R features a six-speed manual gearbox

They participated in two drag races and rolling races, and a brake test

In the first race, the Megane got a great start off the line, but the Golf GTI took lead within a few seconds and eventually won. The Civic caught up with the Megane at the end but couldn't beat it

In the second race, all the cars got good starts, but the end result was the same. The only difference was the Civic wasn’t able to close-in on the gap with the Megane

In the first rolling race, the Civic got the lead and left the Golf and the Megane in the dust to win the round

In the second rolling race, the Megane lost again, but the Golf and the Civic switched placed to hand the former the win

The brake test witnessed the Megane just float away, while the Civic stopped ahead just by the nose, thus giving another victory to the Golf

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