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How does a Civic Type R compare to a mk1 LC?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Mo Arif, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Mo Arif

    Mo Arif V.A.G Planet

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    As above, EP Civic Type R compared to a mk1 Leon Cupra, performance, handling etc? Official stats say the mk1 LC is on par
     
  2. Art0ir

    Art0ir TDi Ho

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    EP3 is probably the best Civic ever made, if not the best VTEC. I've never driven an LCR but I can tell you EPCTR's handle like a dream and aren't short on power. On the downside, its a hell of alot more expensive to mod a N/A engine than a 1.8T although bolt a turbo or a supercharger and you can make some impressive figures. So it depends what you want really..

    I will say though, the whole "VTEC YO" thing is a little overated and is very, very overvalued by all the Honda fan boys.
     
  3. wayne lcr

    wayne lcr bored of it now

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    test drove 1 before i got the lcr was not inpressed you have to cain the **** out of it to get it in the v tec band at about 5 and a half to 6000 rpm and it goes straight round to 9000 plus its only a 2 door and like art says very dear to modd
     
  4. Art0ir

    Art0ir TDi Ho

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    If you're more about the looks, you won't go wrong with Champ White JDM either..

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  5. Jamie225

    Jamie225 Active Member

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    I had a play with one. standard on standard a 225 lcr is quicker imo but the civic has better handling
     
  6. Lodey23

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    They look ok from in my rear view mirror :D
     
  7. Art0ir

    Art0ir TDi Ho

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    Exactly, then stick a remap on and it'll cost you a significant amount of cash to get the civic up to scratch..
     
  8. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  9. CupraTurbo81

    CupraTurbo81 Guest

    I would say looks wise they are on par with each other but performance wise the leon is much more fun as the type R really needs to have its arse kicked to get some real action.
     
  10. turbin

    turbin Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMZ4d7i-yUA

    his car has a completely built engine, stripped interior and slicks. Only mod remaining for him is a supercharger...

    He is a full second faster than me on the 1/8th mile but in real life story is different :)
     
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  11. Mikey P

    Mikey P The Flying Custard

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    as above LCR is quiker in a straight line but the CTRs handle very well,BUT,stick a remap on the LCR and it wont matter how well the CTRs handle lol
     
  12. turbin

    turbin Guest

    actually, stock vs stock the CTR is slightly faster than LCR from 0. Been covered many many many times.
     
  13. wayne lcr

    wayne lcr bored of it now

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    good man:clap::thumbup:
     
  14. Mikey P

    Mikey P The Flying Custard

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    i stand corrected from a standing start then, but on the move LCRs have the edge, a friend of mine has a CTR and when i was standard he couldnt keep up on the straights :p
     
  15. great_kahn

    great_kahn Spooge

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    The civics handling isnt all that tbh, crappy electric power steering, the back end can be extremely snap oversteer happy in wet or slippy conditions. But the LCR felt rather heavy and grown up, the civic by comparison feels light and fizzy. Hard cars to compare, and tbh, cant go wrong whichever you choose.
     
  16. turbin

    turbin Guest

    thats one of the best things about the LCR: Heavy steering with a lot of feedback :clap:
     
  17. greesha

    greesha Leon 1.8T on steroids

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    Standard Type R vs Remapped LC has no chance. Rolling start, stop start... doesn't matter.

    They get quite annoyed when they cant beat family car.
     
  18. maberzee

    maberzee CUPRA 4 EVA

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    i drive for a job and deliver different cars, after owning an LCR and then driving one of these from Bournmouth a good 80-90 miles i can honestly say i was very dissapointed, they are quick but they dont feel it and i think they LCR is just a much nicer car in general.
     
  19. great_kahn

    great_kahn Spooge

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    In theory they are both small family hatchbacks... :lol: but the civic is nearer in size to the Ibiza mk4... this all changed with the release of the FN2 type R. Love the interior of that car btw, but its engine lacks grunt imho.
     
  20. Burchyboi

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    I had a ctr for over 2 years! A really good car, so solid and much better round corners then a lcr, the only down side is the cost of moding the engine.

    To be honest the ctr is faster then a lcr but as people say get a remap and ctr won't keep up. However the new shape ctr (not the ep3) is crap round corners and lcr would def leave it on a track.
     

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