Japanese drag battle: Toyota GR Yaris vs. GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R

Which performance car will reign supreme?
by Drei Laurel | Apr 22, 2021
PHOTO: TopGear.com

One Toyota GR Yaris, one GR Supra, one Honda Civic Type R, and one empty stretch of asphalt. Well, this should be fun?

Top Gear recently had the pleasure of having all three performance cars to themselves on a makeshift drag strip to pit against each other in an outright test of quickness. Coincidentally, this is a battle of drivetrains as well. All-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel-drive vs. front-wheel drive.

The Jack Rix prediction? GR Yaris fastest off the line, the Civic Type R in second place, and the GR Supra taking the overall win. Let’s see how this pans out then, shall we:

A minute well-spent, if you ask us. Rix was right about the GR Yaris being the sprightliest off the line, but, surprisingly, it beat the Civic Type R to the line, too. No surprise, though, that the significantly more powerful GR Supra took the win.

Frankly, seeing more of this would be nice—simple, minute-long, no-nonsense drag battles. What other ride would you like to see duke it out in this format? 

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