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Past Vs Present: what is faster on the track?

17w ago

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A battle has been waging behind closed doors... and on the internet for some time. When you ask JDM lovers what is the best sporty Honda of all time, you end up having a fight - and not one of those cool, slow-mo fights you see in martial arts films either.

You get two answers: one being the classic sports car that won the hearts of thousands, back in the day - the S2000. The other being the Civic Type R, cool as a cucumber but bite into it, you find it's full of chilli paste. So why even pit these two different VTEC cars against each other? What makes them so different?

The S2000 may be older than some people reading this today, but it really can keep up with the new kids on the block. The new Civic Type R has all the power you can ever need in a road-worthy, hot-hatch but it can't even keep up with the sharp cornering power of the S2000. There is a lot of differences between them too: height, weight, RWD/FWD - never mind about the age gap.

Don't believe me? Check out Speed Academy's video on this Japanese showdown. Both cars have been modified in this video, so don't get upset if your Type R or S2000 doesn't do the same - but these two, ain't no Ricers boi... that's what the kids say, right?

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