Four hot hatches compete in a drag race!
Asia challenges Europe and America
After having spoiled us with supercars, Carwow returns to the fundamentals with cars that are still sporty but much more accessible. Today, four hot hatchbacks from all over the world will compete in the traditional drag race.
The Honda Civic Type R first of all has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder developing 320 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. This is combined with a six-speed manual transmission. The other representative for Asia is the Hyundai i30 N. The Korean compact car also has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder. It normally develops 275 hp.
But here it has been modified and now produces 325 hp and 550 Nm of torque. Like the Civic, the car has a six-speed manual gearbox. Opposite it, the Mini John Cooper Works GP hides a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 306 bhp and 450 Nm of torque under its bonnet. Unlike the other two, it combines this cavalry with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Finally, the Ford Focus ST tuned by Mountune receives a 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 330 bhp and 515 Nm of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. All four cars are of course front-wheel drive.