Road Tests Real world tests of GT 86 vs Civic Type-R

Top speed

GT 86
140 mph
Civic Type-R
145 mph

0-100mph

GT 86
17.8 s
Civic Type-R
15.9 s

Top Gear track time

GT 86
1:31.30
Civic Type-R
1:33.50

1/4 mile

GT 86
15.3 s
Civic Type-R
14.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Toyota GT 86

Reasons to consider the
Toyota GT 86

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Lighter curb weight 2,596 lb vs 2,981 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:19.40 vs 1:21.30 Almost the same
Front view of Honda Civic Type-R

Reasons to consider the
Honda Civic Type-R

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Faster to 100mph 15.9 s vs 17.8 s More than 10% faster to 100mph
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 14.9 s vs 15.3 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GT 86  vs
Civic Type-R 
Brand Toyota Honda
Year 2012 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.18 lb/hp 15.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 197 HP @ 7,000 RPM 198 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 150 ft-lb @ 6,600 RPM 143 ft-lb
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 2,000 cc
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,596 lb 2,981 lb

road tests

GT 86  vs
Civic Type-R 
Top speed 140 mph 145 mph
1/4 mile 15.3 s 14.9 s
0-100mph 17.8 s 15.9 s
0-200kph 31.2 s 29.9 s
Top gear time 1:31.30 1:33.50
Hockenheim short lap time 1:19.40 1:21.30

transmission

Drivetrain RWD FWD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Toyota GT 86
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Honda Civic Type-R
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