Is the Honda Civic Type R or Ford Focus RS the better hot hatchback?
Is the Honda Civic Type R or Ford Focus RS the better hot hatchback?
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Is the Honda Civic Type R or Ford Focus RS the better hot hatchback?

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It's finally here, y'all. After concepts and prototypes, this is the production version of the new Honda Civic Type R, the king of the hot hatchback. Under its hood, it's got a two liter turbocharged engine that outputs around 300 horsepower and about 300 pound feet of torque. It's got an adaptive suspension, and wings. Glorious wings, as far as the eye can see. This is one of the fastest, front wheel drive cars that you can buy today. And it's coming to America soon, to eat the lunch of every so called hot hatchback there. Ha, I got your hot hatch right here, in the form of the Ford Focus RS. A 2.3 turbo charged inline four cylinder knocking out 350 horsepower and an equal amount of torque, all wheel drive. Come on, this baby is the bomb. Plus, I've got a six speed of manual transmission and a launch mode and a drift mode, which means I can drift like Ken Block and launch like Neil Armstrong, baby. So I saw you over by the Focus. Were you talking smack about my car? No, I would never throw shade. Come on, you know that. Okay, so what were you talking about? Well, I love the Focus RS because it is a 2.3 liter turbocharged high horsepower vehicle with all-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual. But this is a faster car, it's a better car because it's faster. If we're talking about Forest cars, that's all that matters. How can you even say that? Have you driven it? Well it's got a faster Nuremberg ring time. So I mean, that's it, right? It's faster and it's got all sorts of like cool things in it. Look at it. Yes I have looked at it and it looks like it was designed by a 12 year old boy. Well that's what you want out of a hot hatchback. Is it? I think that adds to its hotness and this one Not. This makes me feel like the sound my cat makes when she barfs, that's what I want to do when I see this car. I just wanna go [SOUND]. This car has three exhaust tips. [UNKNOWN] No other car here has three exhaust tips. I think win on tips alone, right? No. All right, so I'll tell you what, we can go at this all day, but I'll give you this The Focus is probably an easier car to drive on the road. It's also a more regular looking car. But this car is more track focused and it has a higher skill cap, which means you have to be a better driver, but you could probably get a better lap time in it. Okay, in the interest of fairness, I will give you one positive thing about the Honda. Okay. I like the color. Color, you're giving me color. I am, I am. It's a nice ride. So it's clear I'm not gonna get anywhere with you. You will not. So let's agree to disagree. But we gotta pick a winner, so how about we do a quick rock, paper, scissors? All right, all right, let's go. Okay, rock, paper, scissors, shoot. One, two, three. Why are you going on three? Because it's one, two, three. It's rock, paper, scissors, shoot. And we're still tied. You know what? I'm done with it. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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