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At first glance, this face off looks like it is between two diametrically opposed contenders, but the twenty year-old BMW E30 M3 and the brand spanking new Honda Civic Type-R have much more in common than you might think. While they certainly differ on drivetrain, FWD for the Honda, and RWD for the BMW, they boast a similar top speed of about 160 miles per hour, churn out similar horsepower–about 300–and they roll on the same size tires. This is going to be close.