Drag Race! Honda Civic Type R vs Hyundai i30 N

In race 3 of our hot hatch hyper shootout series of drag races, Korea takes on Japan to see who makes the faster hatch over a quarter-mile.

In this battle of car brands which begin with 'H', only one hot hatchback can be victorious, unless it's a draw, which is very unlikely. Interestingly, too, both these cars are manuals. We headed out to the Saldanha airfield outside Cape Town, a working airfield where you occasionally have to scatter off the runway because a plane needs to land. It's very exciting. In a fetching shade of blue, the Hyundai i30 N is the brand's first N car to reach South Africa and our race-ace Ashley Oldfield thinks very highly of this front-wheel-drive fiery five-door. In an angry shade of grey, the Honda Type R is arguably the king of hot-hatchery; it is devastatingly quick around a track. But how would it fare on the quarter-mile...

Watch our previous races in the series here:

Drag Race: VW Golf GTI TCR vs Hyundai i30 N

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