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The Ultimate Honda Civic Type R Drag Race

It’s the battle of the quirky rear ends as multiple generations of the Civic Type R line up against each other on this conveniently dry runway.

The oldest model to partake in this race is the EP3, or the second-generation Type R. Back in the early to mid-2000’s, this car was critically acclaimed by motoring journalists across the globe and all these years later, we can still understand why.

To its right, the futuristic-looking FN2 third-gen model, followed by the more powerful and lighter Mugen version.

What follows are the turbocharged 4th and 5th-gen models, namely the FK2 and the FK8. These two features more than 100 extra horses compared to the 2nd and 3rd-gen cars (excluding the Mugen version) – so it was always going to be a matter of how well the latter can keep up, instead of some sort of upset result.

The winner of this drag race covered a 1/4 mile in 13.9 seconds, whereas the runner-up needed 14.2 seconds. Yet, what may not surprise you is that it came down to a photo finish between the EP3 and the regular FN2, you know since the two have nearly identical horsepower figures.

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