The Civic Type R is faster than the Bimmer at the Green Hell, but is it faster in a standing quarter mile?

Time and again, you'll come across interesting drag race matchups out there but this one's a bit unlikely and to be honest, a mismatch. It's the BMW M2 Competition versus the Honda Civic Type R.

Now, we all know that the Civic Type R is a fast car. In fact, it's one of the fastest cars to lap the Nurburgring. One of the cars that the Civic Type R outruns in the 'Ring is the BMW M2 Competition, which lapped 7:52.36.

Gallery: 2017 Honda Civic Type R: First Drive

However, this is a drag race. The Civic Type R is lauded for its on-track performance regardless of its status as a front-wheel-drive car. But in a drag race, the BMW M2 Competition has a lot of advantages over the Japanese hot hatch. To put that in perspective, let's drop the numbers here first.

The Civic Type R is of course powered by its turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four engine that produces 316 bhp in its Japanese and European specifications. Other markets, like the United States, have a slightly detuned version at 306 bhp. 

The BMW M2 Competition, on the other hand, has a 3.0-litre S55B30T0 single scroll twin-turbo engine under its bonnet, which is its main deviation from the normal M2 coupe. Along with the new mill comes more power, as well, at 405 bhp and 406 pound-feet of torque.

The M2 Competition has an obvious advantage over the Civic Type R in terms of power output and with the fact that it's rear-wheel drive. However, the Japanese hatch is slightly lighter than the Bimmer by around 200 kg. Will this weight advantage give the Honda a win at the drag strip?

Watch the video on top of this page to find out.

Source: Throttle House via Youtube