Drag race! Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR vs Honda Civic Type R

In this battle for hot hatch supremacy, we put the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR against arguably one of the greatest hot hatches, the Honda Civic Type R. Who wins?

There are only 300 Golf GTI TCRs in the world and fortunately, we got our hands on one. We then lined up three of the GTI's closest rivals, the Megane Trophy 300, the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) and the Hyundai i30N for a series of quarter-mile drag races. The Golf 7.5 GTI wouldn't ordinarily be a rival for these cars, however, for this last hurrah edition of the Golf 7.5, VW has cranked up the power to 213kW and 380Nm, bringing it squarely in line with the rest of the field. Subscribe so you don't miss any of the other races in this series.

Further Reading

Hyundai i30 N (2020) Review

Full Reveal: Hyundai i30 N with 8-spd N DCT

Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy (2020) Review

2020 Honda Civic Type R Revealed

Honda Civic Type R (2018) Video Review

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI (2020) International Launch Review