VW Golf R vs Honda Civic Type-R Mugen

Picture of Honda Civic Type-R Mugen (FN1)
Picture of VW Golf R (Mk VI)
Category Civic Type-R MugenVW Golf R (Mk VI)
Max power (ps / bhp) 240 / 237271 / 267
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 213 / 157350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1233 / 27181446 / 3188
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 195 / 192187 / 185

Performance

Category Civic Type-R MugenVW Golf R (Mk VI)
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.9 s5.2 s

Summary

Category Civic Type-R MugenVW Golf R (Mk VI)
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 170200
Total 170200

Verdict

Golf R is the fastest by a small margin.

However, FastestLaps.com does not have enough laptimes and performance data to make this comparison conclusive.

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harrier  5y ago

mugen all the way, the old golf R's are too heavy and the awd is meh. the new golf R is a different story much better car now days


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Apathy  9y ago

I would rather have the Golf R.
Why? Simple, awd.


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jj  9y ago

Golf is much better.


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Nick Harry  9y ago

This one is too close to call. Lap times are desperately needed. I suspect the Honda chassis will prove too much for the VW on most tracks.