Driver Battles Episode 5: E46 M3 (Hand Control) vs. Civic Type R [VIDEO]
We are really excited about this Driver Battle. The Civic Type R took the world by storm when it smashed times at the Nurburgring. The E46 M3 has been a collectors item year after year since it came out. These cars are so good but so very different. FWD Turbo vs. RWD N/A.
The air temps during our battle at Chuckwalla raceway were in the 100+ degree range. Not only was this battle a battle of drivers, but it was a war of machines. Keeping the cars cool and fast all day was a challenge, but there could only be one winner.
Both cars were also rocking Nitto NT01 tires and featured mild bolt-ons with a small tune. To see how the battle unfolds, watch the video above, and if you still want to see more of the cars, flip through the gallery below!
Want to see some other epic battles? We've had an E36 M3 vs. Integra Type R, 996 Turbo vs. R32 GT-R, Ferrari 348 vs. AE86 and more!