Top Gear Battle: Lexus LC 500 vs Honda Civic Type R

Lexus LC 500 vs Civic Type R

We’re all in for a treat today — some friendly stranger has posted the Lexus LC 500 vs Civic Type-R race from a recent Top Gear episode:

BE WARNED, SPOILERS

The LC had everything stacked against it on this track: rear-wheel drive and a naturally aspirated V8 needs more straightaways to be effective. The Civic and its 2.0L turbo definitely had the advantage with all the turns and short straightaways, as it hits the power band sooner and longer.

(Really though, it’s all about the fun of watching two mismatched cars go head-to-head regardless of the winner. Top marks for Top Gear on this one.)