2021 Mustang Mach 1 vs BMW M2 CS vs Honda Civic Type R LE // Battle Of The Special Editions

The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 ($77,700 CAD, ~US$57,415 as specced) is the latest track-focused special edition Mustang to arrive on the scene. But speaking of special editions, you’d be crazy to skip over the 2021 BMW M2 CS ($97,750 CAD, ~US$83,600) and the already sold-out Civic Type-R LE ($56,000 CAD, US$44,950). Watch to find out how they compare! SUBSCRIBE!!!


A massive thank you to Michelin Canada - nlid.info...

Thank you to the legendary Gideon @gjauyeung for making his Type R LE available to us

Huge thank you to BMW Canada for being some of the most up-to-date, forward-thinking and gracious fleet managers.



Post production by Karston Chong and Thomas Holland

Music from Epidemicsound.com and Artlist.io


  1. Huzaifa Savage

    Huzaifa Savage

    6 uur geleden

    If im rich ill get the m2 or mach1 as both will have high insurance, high fuel devouring and high emission tax. So honda for me plz

  2. E Bee

    E Bee

    15 uur geleden

    My money never goes to Japan or Germany.

  3. david stillion

    david stillion

    Dag geleden

    Mustang Mach 1 vs LC 500 . Which is more fun to drive ? Which is more enjoyable to own ?

  4. Orangeballs


    Dag geleden

    imagine if toyota used the m2 instead of the z4 for the supra

  5. Arctrooper Rob

    Arctrooper Rob

    2 dagen geleden

    I really liked paying 9k over for my LE

  6. Dragon Thibodeau

    Dragon Thibodeau

    3 dagen geleden

    I'd let them drive my 3 liter accord just so they can see what a decent honda does on track

  7. Jake A

    Jake A

    3 dagen geleden

    I laughed when he said "civic" then "limited edition" lol. Its like every teen who strait pipes his civic shitbox puts a decal on the hood or ebay wing saying "limited edition" lol Then again I also hate Ford and laughed my ass off when Ford said they couldn't track.....a mach 1.....which is what it was made for lmao. I think the Ford engineers are afraid a 4 banger gonna kick that cars keester. Guys, remeber this is Ford. The same guys who try to imitate Ferrari and tell people in America "you can't buy our new GT, you have to be selected"....for a v6 lol. Yeah folks will.put up with that attitude from Ferrari, not Furd lmao. Yet BMW allows an M2 to race. Holy cow Ford your not even that cool

  8. Dobbies Revenge

    Dobbies Revenge

    3 dagen geleden

    Why is james trying to compensate for something trying to shift like that? Settle down pony boy

  9. Harris Demetriou

    Harris Demetriou

    3 dagen geleden


  10. Sergio Basoria

    Sergio Basoria

    3 dagen geleden

    Camaro SS 1LE laughing at all these!!!

  11. 徐方


    4 dagen geleden

    new type-r and new sti are coming soon. type-r will be hybrid, 400hp; sti may increst to 400hp

  12. Entrelanieve


    4 dagen geleden

    The cockpit stamped on his T-shirt is a Lancia Delta Integrale's

  13. cyberspectre


    4 dagen geleden

    The Civic is the same price as the Mustang Mach 1?! LOL

  14. davidlgti1


    5 dagen geleden

    The civic looks like a big pile of poo

  15. Unknown Identity

    Unknown Identity

    5 dagen geleden


  16. CJR


    6 dagen geleden

    as a BMW fanboy, the m2cs makes me so happy. with all this shit BMW is doing rn the m2cs just shows they can still build some of, if not the best cars in the world for the money and I really hope they keep that legacy going with the new m2.

  17. Sam Jaboy

    Sam Jaboy

    7 dagen geleden

    I am genuinely watching this while sitting in my toilet..

  18. kk gg

    kk gg

    7 dagen geleden

    "M CS" All DAY

  19. Uncle Rey

    Uncle Rey

    8 dagen geleden

    Uncle Rey

  20. avg adam

    avg adam

    8 dagen geleden

    Toyota should have put the supra body on this m2 for a great sports car. 😝

  21. M & R Pomm

    M & R Pomm

    10 dagen geleden

    My M2 CS has an MCO/MSO (car's Birth Certificate) generated by BMW . It shows this vehicle has a 405 HP engine not the 444 HP engine as advertised. It also shows it was the 405 HP engine that was EPA certified for emissions. I notified BMW nearly 3 months ago concerning this discrepancy. BMW refuses to address my concerns. Makes me wonder about BMW's advertising claims and/or their emissions certification procedures.

  22. Excelsior


    11 dagen geleden

    As I am sitting on the toilet. This is great

  23. Michael Day

    Michael Day

    11 dagen geleden

    Matt Farah says Mach 1 over the GT because of the transmission. You say GT over Mach 1 unless you are taking it on the track. Interesting.

  24. brandon knight

    brandon knight

    11 dagen geleden

    Shame on ford Canada..smdh

  25. Jeff Young

    Jeff Young

    13 dagen geleden

    Love the mustang, best sports car I’ve had the privilege to own, but in their case, fuck Ford canada

  26. tyrus thomas

    tyrus thomas

    13 dagen geleden

    Civic type R vs hyundai veloster N?

  27. GetoverYourself


    13 dagen geleden

    That M2 is incredible!

  28. GetoverYourself


    13 dagen geleden

    Ford, killing more Americans through faulty engineering than all modern wars combined.

  29. tee meaux

    tee meaux

    14 dagen geleden

    Well I came to see the Ford..

  30. K O

    K O

    15 dagen geleden

    60 FPS or bust.

  31. Robert Ragland

    Robert Ragland

    16 dagen geleden

    Obviously Acura is being conservative here. The Pikes Peak model TLX was fitted with different turbo and performed very well. As with any turbo vehicle, there will be opportunities to make up for the weight the TLX carries around. Wait and see.

  32. Donovan Q

    Donovan Q

    16 dagen geleden

    Probably because the mach 1 has not been broken in yet

  33. Donovan Q

    Donovan Q

    16 dagen geleden

    If you still need a mach 1, let me know i have a handling pack 10 speed auto

  34. Sam Phan

    Sam Phan

    16 dagen geleden

    james doesnt ever drive laps?

  35. George H Gordy

    George H Gordy

    16 dagen geleden

    At 10:24 Switch to decaf, your heart & your hair will thank you... 👀

  36. Brian Malik

    Brian Malik

    16 dagen geleden

    Why are you using gloves? Hahaha

  37. Ben Upde

    Ben Upde

    17 dagen geleden

    The real question we should be asking is…. What kind of idiot buys a Honda Civic for that kind of money???!!!

  38. c jennings

    c jennings

    17 dagen geleden

    I love the mustang but Fords 2021 Mach 1 $60k 480hp 5.0 gets gapped by a $50k Supra in every way. With simple Bolton E50 and tune is giving that M2 trouble for 25k less .

  39. DavidSingerSongwtr


    17 dagen geleden

    M2 rear end is ugly.

  40. Stexen


    18 dagen geleden

    Ill get a regular priced mustang gt when they put the tremec in it. The current gear box is garbage. Next gen?

  41. Edward


    18 dagen geleden

    Excellent review. Thank you!

  42. Fre buton

    Fre buton

    18 dagen geleden

    Nice Delta Integrale T-Shirt!

  43. Ramsi Kühn

    Ramsi Kühn

    19 dagen geleden

    Love from Berlin ❣️ Germany 🇩🇪

  44. sddyck


    19 dagen geleden

    Please do a regular type r with the tires!

  45. Ali Haider

    Ali Haider

    19 dagen geleden

    Came here for drag drace but fuck you Regret watching full video

  46. Peter.Fields


    20 dagen geleden

    Mustang with manual gearbox 🤮 it’s like f1 with manual gear ….

  47. Wilkin Diaz

    Wilkin Diaz

    20 dagen geleden

    BMW el mejor

  48. Canes4Life


    21 dag geleden

    Why would you even have the Mach 1 on the episode if you couldn't do anything with it...........

  49. Alex Lopez

    Alex Lopez

    21 dag geleden

    Very interesting to see how the touring Type R will do on cup 2 tires. You guys should really give it a shot.

  50. Raekwan Colley

    Raekwan Colley

    22 dagen geleden

    I hate how this is my first time watching & I’m on the toilet

  51. Dennis Nash

    Dennis Nash

    22 dagen geleden

    I have watched alot of car shows thru out my life ...I don't know y but u guy make cars sound boring ..I didn't no u could do that ..

  52. Smriti Adak

    Smriti Adak

    23 dagen geleden

    Honda civic type r price is not too much.

  53. Dank Memer

    Dank Memer

    23 dagen geleden

    Ah yes, the highest performing coyote platform mustang with the handling track pack with track specific features cannot be driven on track. Nice one ford. Calling a car that is forbidden from track use a track car is like calling some electric soccer mom grocery getter a mustang.............oh.............I see.

  54. John Lisle

    John Lisle

    23 dagen geleden

    I must be getting old because that Honda is gawd awful fugly!

  55. Edgar Cazares

    Edgar Cazares

    23 dagen geleden

    BMW M POWA 😈🤑

  56. Joshua Chandler

    Joshua Chandler

    23 dagen geleden

    The funniest part about this video is I was on the s****** too lol

  57. longRW64


    24 dagen geleden

    Where is the Porsche gt4 track time?

  58. Duane Lehman

    Duane Lehman

    24 dagen geleden

    These guys are awsome!

  59. D Th

    D Th

    24 dagen geleden

    Recent spy photos from Ford's own satellite, revealed the mach 1 was indeed track tested.

  60. Marc Julian

    Marc Julian

    24 dagen geleden

    Have you done an episode in where you d a Track Review of the "Ford GT Grand Tour"? I was wondering why I can't find one on your channel, I would like to see that and a Shelby Cobra on your track!

  61. Oz Okyn

    Oz Okyn

    25 dagen geleden

    I think the real MVP of this Video is Michelin Canada.

  62. Ryan B

    Ryan B

    27 dagen geleden

    Once again, I forget about Ford. Look at that M2 CS go like a bat out of hell!!!!

  63. Preparation H

    Preparation H

    27 dagen geleden

    And the video will be called, driving Mrs Davis



    27 dagen geleden

    Thomas having way too much fun drifting the M2CS, it's just not fair. Does throttle House have internships? Test the tested cars for before final taping maybe?

  65. Cj


    27 dagen geleden

    What are the chances of someone purchasing a new 2021 Civic Type R today at MSRP with no mark-up? Would it still be difficult/more difficult with the new 2022 coming out and production stopping this month, or is it more likely to be able to get a better deal?

  66. Boosted3.7


    27 dagen geleden

    The type-r looks like something a transformer pooped out. 🤷🏻‍♂️ The Mach-1 is sex.

  67. Eric Purvis

    Eric Purvis

    27 dagen geleden

    They cannot drive, lousy ass driving.

  68. michael carydakis

    michael carydakis

    27 dagen geleden

    its german thats why

  69. thedarkknight1971


    27 dagen geleden

    AHA! Just like James' MOOBS, the Civic Type-R LE prefers billiard table smooth race track surfaces! hahaha 🤔😋😋🤣🤣😎

  70. thedarkknight1971


    27 dagen geleden

    Yeah OK, the colour (or for you yanks, color) scheme, is ok... BUT if i had one... It would certainly go to a pro paint shop for that oh so special Bullit Green... 😁😁😁😁😎

  71. Douglas Millar

    Douglas Millar

    27 dagen geleden

    thats why i drive my type r in sport but put it in dyno mode with what the call the pedal dance. love mechanicals of car but would happly ditch all the esp, TC, lane assist etc all very annoying

  72. Dylan Nguyen

    Dylan Nguyen

    28 dagen geleden

    Me here trying to buy a new M2c in the USA: that’ll be $8-12k USD over msrp pls 😭😭

  73. Bubs Krz

    Bubs Krz

    28 dagen geleden

    The BMW M2 CS is the complete successor of the Toyota Supra MK4.

    • L L.

      L L.

      26 dagen geleden

      Yo bro I’m tryna be a crack dealer. Where u get ur shit from? It’s obviously the hood stuff.

  74. Pepsi Ccola usa

    Pepsi Ccola usa

    28 dagen geleden

    BMW’s are very expensive to fix as they age. Don’t have the best built quality

  75. Pepsi Ccola usa

    Pepsi Ccola usa

    28 dagen geleden

    The Mach 1 also has the Tremec unlike the builet

  76. Chris Hawk

    Chris Hawk

    28 dagen geleden

    I want to see a base Ecoboost Mustang beat a 2021 Mach 1 at the track.

  77. Florida50


    28 dagen geleden

    For those wondering how the Mach1 compares to Camaro SS 1LE read to the very end. www.motortrend.com/news/ford-mustang-mach-1-shelby-gt350-gt500-test-data/

  78. Code_FK8


    28 dagen geleden

    I wanna go to your track with my R : /

  79. GamingSeeks


    28 dagen geleden

    ok ford are u happy now not letting them drive the mustang

  80. GamingSeeks


    28 dagen geleden

    i do really like all 3 of these cars but i love my 2020 wrx with the sti short throw shifter and running gear i also have the borla exhaust catback

  81. A.M


    28 dagen geleden

    James.. aren't you sitting so close to the steering wheel man? I would never be able handle a car like that, especially in aggressive driving! There would be no space for the elbows to move

  82. Ayush Sharma

    Ayush Sharma

    28 dagen geleden

    Is this budget Carwow?

  83. Stanceman


    29 dagen geleden

    Literally, watching this on the John, feeling very attacked by @0:57

  84. Mr. 2cents.

    Mr. 2cents.

    29 dagen geleden

    Real men drivers will all say that the only thing missing in the Mach 1 is a shaker hood. But the kids nowadays designing cars have no balls. Hey guys, just in case you're out of ideas, get an '88 Fiero GT and a new BRZ and compare them. Will be fun. I promise.

  85. Jonathan Rivera

    Jonathan Rivera

    29 dagen geleden

    Why don’t you guys ever have any Infiniti cars? The Q60 red sport is an awesome car but you guys have never tested it.

  86. DarkTagMaster


    29 dagen geleden

    M2 is the BEST

  87. Mark Sokalski

    Mark Sokalski

    Maand geleden

    would the mach 1 do better than the pp2 gt and if so by how much/

  88. abraham G

    abraham G

    Maand geleden

    Ok we get it you're on the toilet and got distracted from having a lil tuggin'

  89. Siegfried Asbjorn

    Siegfried Asbjorn

    Maand geleden

    I Honestly don't see the point of comparing a M2 CS to a civic, when the M2 CS is almost double the price of thé Type R, even in its limited edition.

    • Chinertown


      22 dagen geleden

      You don't see the point? It's rather obvious. The point is to see how an affordable performance car compares to one double it's price.

  90. Arry Style

    Arry Style

    Maand geleden

    mustang are better than type R mustang are for men and type R for boys

  91. Liam JP Richardson

    Liam JP Richardson

    Maand geleden

    We Canadians love our Civics, so much so that all 100 copies of the Type R LE (bound for Canada)sold out in just 4 minutes. Requiring a $1000 deposit, meaning Honda Canada made $100,000 in deposits alone in 4 minutes... Know your market, well played Honda Canada, well played.

  92. Scott Stewart

    Scott Stewart

    Maand geleden

    So glad I backed off the Type R. I just could not pay a markup price on a Civic. And that LE.....ugly color. That M1 and M2...are worthy just by look alone.

  93. Luc P.

    Luc P.

    Maand geleden

    0:59 that’s literally me rn

  94. Fifa Noob03

    Fifa Noob03

    Maand geleden

    its funny because I'm actually taking a poop watching this



    Maand geleden

    M2cs cool car but not better than any ///AMG for me,because I dont use track and Care about this, I need beauty, power,talerant...🙄you know ... and same time mach 1 win when delete rear seats and use carbon body 🤔🥲same m2cs.

  96. Евгений Фефилов

    Евгений Фефилов

    Maand geleden

    bmw - одноразовое, ненадежное, ломающееся ведро с болтами))

  97. Amel Mimal

    Amel Mimal

    Maand geleden

    Bmw the best

  98. Max's Product Review

    Max's Product Review

    Maand geleden

    I hate that bouncy Honda.

  99. Ebrahim Sayed

    Ebrahim Sayed

    Maand geleden

    hello guys, great video can any one tell me what is cup tows for the civic you mentioned ?

  100. Jeff T

    Jeff T

    Maand geleden

    The Civic type R may be the best hot hatch on the market, it is also the ugliest car on the market. Can’t understand who could spend 50K+ on such a horrific design.