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

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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 - alfirst.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. dantes inferno purgatory
    dantes inferno purgatory
    3 orë më parë

    The squirrels, rats and mice vote for the Civic Type R and it's tasty soy-based coating on the electrical wiring. alfirst.info/load/q6t-aYSmra-DlHU/video

  2. B-MAN
    12 orë më parë

    ...I can't drive the mustang due to the ergonomics... cause it sounds great.. looks good.. but oh well... just have to settle with my 21 Scat Pack challenger (6spd)

  3. Miguel Cruz
    Miguel Cruz
    18 orë më parë

    Video stupid

  4. SJ Stanaitis
    SJ Stanaitis
    20 orë më parë

    Glad I didn't "upgrade" to the CTR LE and stuck with my 2019 after seeing that. Not that I track it, but that bouncing around would have infuriated me.

  5. chris chapoteau
    chris chapoteau
    Ditë më parë

    Mustangs stupid just call it am auto ur hanging through gears with out shifting one of the the thing that makes a stick fun

  6. Michael Smart
    Michael Smart
    Ditë më parë

    Where's the 911.

  7. Jdawg Productions
    Jdawg Productions
    2 ditë më parë

    I wonder if left foot braking on corners with fwd is still a thing , helps correct under steer

  8. Idividezero
    2 ditë më parë

    Ford: You can review our Mach 1, sure. TH: We're gonna put it against a Civic Type R Ford: ... Ford: You can't take it to the track though

  9. Spencer Slaughter
    Spencer Slaughter
    2 ditë më parë

    You guys need to do a G82 M4, it might beat the M2 CS.

  10. K SE
    K SE
    3 ditë më parë

    Anyone who wants 4wd civic is smoking crack out the backside of insanity

  11. Ryan Clune
    Ryan Clune
    3 ditë më parë

    This shit got too real with the toilet scene…

  12. George R
    George R
    4 ditë më parë

    You can turn off traction & stability control in that Type R & put the suspension in whatever dampening mode you want... Thomas=🤦

  13. Bj Robinson
    Bj Robinson
    4 ditë më parë

    What happened to the drag race portion? I think Honda trashed that idea.

  14. Joshua Manohar
    Joshua Manohar
    4 ditë më parë

    That sucker is annoying

  15. Gearbox Car Reviews
    Gearbox Car Reviews
    5 ditë më parë

    I haven't driven a stick BMW yet, so no real experience here, but it's interesting that a lot of people complain about the manuals in their cars being rubbery and not that great, but I haven't heard any of that about the M2 CS. Does it have a better feel than other Bimmers? Or just overall better, and so that gets overlooked?

  16. Justin
    5 ditë më parë

    U.S. watcher here - I've been wanting to rep a shirt of yours since I started watching you guys years ago (hard to remember anything before 2020 but I'm guessing it was more than a year), but I just did cause this was such a fun review. Keep it up. You and savagegoose are my absolute favorites to watch.

  17. kong xiong
    kong xiong
    5 ditë më parë

    When you watch an idiot slam the gears like that I wonder what's going to break first the shift knob or his hand

  18. Jay Bomb
    Jay Bomb
    6 ditë më parë

    Lol no way I'm gonna buy a civic when the other 2 are an option. If I can't powerslide I'll pass in stride.

  19. Love Like a Hurricane
    Love Like a Hurricane
    6 ditë më parë

    As far as the software changes, current rumor in the community indicates that the Computer module which is located around the rear seat area of the Type R can be swapped out and no issues.

  20. Aniqah Shanker
    Aniqah Shanker
    6 ditë më parë

    how do you dislike throttle house videos, you not a car fan

  21. Colby Church
    Colby Church
    6 ditë më parë

    Everyone email Ford Canada and tell them what a bunch of panzies they are

  22. Charles Eballa
    Charles Eballa
    6 ditë më parë

    I'm gonna pick BMW M2 CS 😘😍💕

  23. bobforpples
    7 ditë më parë

    What’s a hoh hatch?

  24. Yuung Papi
    Yuung Papi
    7 ditë më parë

    When ford guys come for Mach 1 and get BMW and Type 1 😂😂 the look on their faces 😃

  25. Mike Turin
    Mike Turin
    7 ditë më parë

    Satire: Michelin Canada: “We are not allowing these track tires to go on the track ever!” Thanks to Michelin. But this is how you should show confidence and pride in your own products, which Ford apparently is lacking.

  26. Jerome Stith
    Jerome Stith
    7 ditë më parë

    BMW M2 CS (THE (Throttle House Edition). Like the Nurburg edition, u can have the TH track stitched onto the head rests or engine strut bar with the track etched on it. In addition a small placard attached to the engine (Tested by Thomas and James)

  27. Dave Scott
    Dave Scott
    7 ditë më parë

    It's great to see how many subscribers you've added. You guys deserve it. What are the 5 most fun cars you've driven on the street? I'm not interested in track times, although it's great watching you guys on the track.

  28. CaribbeanOkami - Spaced Out Gamer
    CaribbeanOkami - Spaced Out Gamer
    7 ditë më parë

    So are we not gonna talk about how James is shifting that Mustang like he’s gotta go drop a body somewhere

  29. Matthew John Vu
    Matthew John Vu
    8 ditë më parë

    Michelin tires are the absolute best tires. If you don’t think so, it’s because a) you haven’t driven on them or b) you don’t have the skill to even know how good they are. I love my Pilot Sports.

  30. Barry Dunne
    Barry Dunne
    8 ditë më parë

    The royal wash oddly preach because denim simplistically tie save a unwieldy nail. one, flat calf

  31. Duhduh Lovo
    Duhduh Lovo
    8 ditë më parë

    Ford Canada is lame who lends someone a track car and tells them now don't do any track driving that's so lame

  32. Jack Hamilton
    Jack Hamilton
    8 ditë më parë

    I guess Ford Canada prefers to not to market that vehicle. Interesting choice.

  33. ShelbyLover 135
    ShelbyLover 135
    8 ditë më parë

    that mach 1 is only 20 HP less from 500

  34. Ovi Wan Kenobi
    Ovi Wan Kenobi
    9 ditë më parë

    Guys, these rear wheel drive cars are awesome, but what is the best all around car for Canada for the money? Maybe even a bit practical, new or used? You need so much disposable income to have a summer only car like these. I landed on a tuned A6 3.0T APR stage 2 with Bilstein PSS10 coilovers and forged wheels (helps a ton) for a daily, and protuned Subaru WRX STI full bolt-ons for weekends (but had to sell it to get a house in the KW area).

  35. Ovi Wan Kenobi
    Ovi Wan Kenobi
    9 ditë më parë

    Okay, so this will affect the sales of the Mach 1 Mustang.. I'm turned off of it and I have been pondering on a family project or sports car, new Mistangs included. Big fail Ford marketing department!

    10 ditë më parë

    wow why would anyone get the type r over the mach 1 for the same price.

  37. Mick C
    Mick C
    10 ditë më parë

    Where’s the Ford 👀

  38. Polina Ischenko
    Polina Ischenko
    10 ditë më parë

    Easy order and same day delivery Toronto+GTA - type gas-dank in Google

  39. Arcel 313
    Arcel 313
    10 ditë më parë

    Camaro lt1 review ASAP

  40. Alan Here
    Alan Here
    10 ditë më parë

    How about the new Corvette vs an M2 or M4?

  41. Jeremy Jackson
    Jeremy Jackson
    10 ditë më parë

    When #BMWCanada and #hondacanada make #fordcanada look like a Karen of the automotive world!

  42. Ren Mann
    Ren Mann
    10 ditë më parë

    Hey Guys, your videos are awesome. What track do you guys go to?

  43. Michael Whitesides
    Michael Whitesides
    10 ditë më parë

    I love this channel lol

  44. Jee hue
    Jee hue
    10 ditë më parë

    That’s a a Civic! N will always be a Civic with 306hp!!!! Nah! I want the 480hp plus!!!!

  45. Apsco Radiales
    Apsco Radiales
    10 ditë më parë

    You guys forgot how the Mustang sounds. Go back to the track, park the Mustang and blip the throttle several times. Gurantee you, it would win any contest. That said, and having been a M3 owner in the past, the Bimmers make the best balanced cars, and I don't mena that in the weight distribution category.

  46. Chris Fletcher
    Chris Fletcher
    10 ditë më parë

    Deadass was on my toilet 🤣🤣 just woke up from my nap lol

  47. insany281
    10 ditë më parë

    why even give ford the publicity if they won't let you show it off. Should've passed on the mach 1

  48. alexander nelson
    alexander nelson
    10 ditë më parë

    Not surprised Canada is a a bitch about racing a car.

  49. Luca's Car Reviews
    Luca's Car Reviews
    11 ditë më parë

    We want another video!!!

  50. Anthony Ruiz
    Anthony Ruiz
    11 ditë më parë

    My mod M240i puts that same smile on my face for less than half the price.

  51. nejinaji
    11 ditë më parë

    So Ford Canada sucks

  52. Greg Smith
    Greg Smith
    11 ditë më parë

    Patiently waiting on a new video!!

    1. James Engelsman
      James Engelsman
      11 ditë më parë


  53. Jack Wimmer
    Jack Wimmer
    11 ditë më parë

    I’m legit on the toilet watching it rn wtf

  54. Chetachi Ezihe
    Chetachi Ezihe
    11 ditë më parë

    Please do a comparison between the f pace and the Mercedes gle SUV

  55. Willie Davis
    Willie Davis
    12 ditë më parë

    I really love the Mach1, but it does seem like Ford is slowly letting out limited info.

  56. Straight Forward Finance
    Straight Forward Finance
    12 ditë më parë

    Hey guys, long time subscriber from Orillia ontario. Absolutely love your content and really trust it. I need to get into a lease for around $400 a month after a $5000 down-payment. Currently in an 09 lexus es350. Would transitioning to a wrx be too much of a ride quality shock? Also looking at an ecoboost mustang or gli. I understand they are all different drivetrains but similar price and fun factor. What do I do ????

  57. Vorch
    12 ditë më parë

    I would get the Cayman just to have a nice thin steering wheel. BMW is out of control. Imagine how good Honda/Acura products would be if they stopped using minivan layouts and switched to RWD platforms for CTR and TSX. Also, I guess the Mustang Mach 1 should be renamed to Mustang GT SmallPP.

  58. Michael Chew
    Michael Chew
    12 ditë më parë

    Come on Ford Canada...wtf.

  59. Vito Lucci
    Vito Lucci
    12 ditë më parë

    Hey guys can you review TLX type S

  60. r00tbeer
    12 ditë më parë

    A $90k car designed for the track handles well on the track, who knew?

  61. Gordley Jarrett
    Gordley Jarrett
    13 ditë më parë

    🤷🏽‍♂️ We should not compare a civic vs a mustang. The class difference is too far apart.

  62. thisguy177
    13 ditë më parë

    Ford lol. Take them out and put in a chevy camaro guys....don't waste your time with ford!!!

  63. Travon Clausell
    Travon Clausell
    13 ditë më parë

    You guys should do reviews on VW Cars I wanna know more about them cause the way I drive this Jetta this thing is fast

  64. machfive916
    13 ditë më parë

    Wow! Didn't think the M2 would be "world class" fast around the track.

  65. huskiek1 huskiek1
    huskiek1 huskiek1
    13 ditë më parë

    James’ disgusted rant in the beginning about the price is my favorite part of this video. It’s so funny. RIDICULOUS

  66. R C
    R C
    13 ditë më parë

    Mustang is about as gay as it can get.

  67. Joe Meosky
    Joe Meosky
    13 ditë më parë

    Can you guys do a C7 ZR1 review? Would love to see some of your takes on the switch from front to mid engined, as well as some other earlier 2000's cars. 2014 Z28, GT500 etc

  68. hari69 insert me daddy 69
    hari69 insert me daddy 69
    14 ditë më parë

    try and get a koeneisegg agera rs1

  69. Shayaan Darr
    Shayaan Darr
    14 ditë më parë

    Where is this track located?

  70. G_WOLF
    14 ditë më parë

    Hyundai Veloster N dct?

  71. Thomas Schauer
    Thomas Schauer
    14 ditë më parë


  72. Damian Lugo Cantu
    Damian Lugo Cantu
    15 ditë më parë

    No matter what!! M2/// supper Classy!! Elegant and with presence!!!=====///M

  73. Idky
    15 ditë më parë

    I want a Civic Type-X with only 2 front seats and all wheel drive...

  74. Jose Diaz
    Jose Diaz
    15 ditë më parë

    Screw you, Leo Beebe!! Let them drive!

  75. r e v e l a r e_ XVII
    r e v e l a r e_ XVII
    15 ditë më parë

    *This just shows how quick the Type R is.*

  76. Stanny1
    15 ditë më parë

    No, the Mach 1 has a TREMEC. Not the crappy Getrag.

  77. Golden3ye
    15 ditë më parë

    Your review a few months back of the M2 CS was a huge reason why I went out and bought one. I’m sad Thomas didn’t get one. You missed out! This thing is an instant classic!

  78. Smithery Sam
    Smithery Sam
    15 ditë më parë

    hey do yall wanna track my 2011 honda crv lx? its a special edition!!

  79. Jared Tuks
    Jared Tuks
    15 ditë më parë

    this reminds me of The Grand Tour

  80. Victor K.
    Victor K.
    15 ditë më parë

    Easy order and same day delivery Toronto+GTA - type gas-dank in Google

  81. Frugal Family Living
    Frugal Family Living
    15 ditë më parë

    Congrats on being mentioned on Daily Dose of Internet

  82. hulkhatepunybanner
    15 ditë më parë

    *Why isn't the Brit working on getting his Speed Racer license? I don't like when the Canadian lords it over him.*

  83. firewaffle1
    15 ditë më parë

    You were featured in a Daily Dose of Internet video: alfirst.info/load/lmx5m4fHsNSdhYE/video At about 1:29

  84. real isrealite
    real isrealite
    15 ditë më parë

    Bmw employee

  85. Buff Łuke 420
    Buff Łuke 420
    15 ditë më parë

    Second channel is literally EXTRA THROTTLE HOUSE LMFAOOOO I’m done

  86. Leonid Vlasenko
    Leonid Vlasenko
    15 ditë më parë

    Fast bud delivery in Toronto+GTA. Google: gas-dank

  87. Swadaeel
    15 ditë më parë

    A lot of the times can be explained by the outside temperature and track temperature. The track is obviously a lot warmer with the recent test. I would say retest some of the cars with the summer temps you have now.

  88. Billy Perry
    Billy Perry
    15 ditë më parë

    This gave me major regrets settling for a M2 Comp and not going over my budget for a M2 CS

    1. Bald Brad
      Bald Brad
      10 ditë më parë

      Just be happy you can afford one my dude.

    2. Fortnite challenges & events
      Fortnite challenges & events
      15 ditë më parë

      I subscribed

    3. Billy Perry
      Billy Perry
      15 ditë më parë

      @WolfHeart 100% agree, it’s an amazing car! The F87 platform is so important to me that I kept my original ‘18 LCI M2 as well haha. My local dealer had a misano blue on frozen gold M2 CS (my dream spec) that I didn’t act on and I probably should have.

    4. WolfHeart
      15 ditë më parë

      M2 comp is absolutely phenomenal

  89. Karl Lee
    Karl Lee
    15 ditë më parë

    lol Ford doesn't want see its track focused car lose to a Honda. Wow Ford is funny! BMW had to boost the power to compete? lol

  90. 27WON
    15 ditë më parë

    Nice test, but we're a bit biased towards the CTR!

  91. Harpz 902
    Harpz 902
    15 ditë më parë

    Wanted to see the Mach 1. Ford Canada cmon man !

  92. Stanley Flooring it.
    Stanley Flooring it.
    16 ditë më parë

    Can we get a 981 and 718 gt4 track episode to compare with the m2 cs?

  93. Danny Jr
    Danny Jr
    16 ditë më parë

    Type R should have an AWD version OR just come AWD.

  94. ItzMeDamon
    16 ditë më parë

    Iam from switzerland and i have BMW 750 i 2015 x drive and what he said that BMW is actually one of the best sport car in the world and hes absolutely right .......

  95. HackEmp77
    16 ditë më parë

    Liars. Turning off traction and stability in the Type R is extremely easy. Would have easily beaten the M2 CS. Get your paycheck from BMW to hype up a sales pitch 🤦‍♂️ I just unsubscribed. You're both a joke

    1. Throttle House
      Throttle House
      16 ditë më parë

      We did. It was off. But only fully off in +R mode. Can’t turn it fully off in sport mode where the dampers are softer. We explained it a couple times actually.

  96. Brandon
    16 ditë më parë

    Wowww I’m literally on the toilet while watching this for the first time

  97. Ethan Skaar
    Ethan Skaar
    16 ditë më parë

    Another reason to never waste a dime on a Ford

  98. Potato
    16 ditë më parë

    Are you at all going to review the Type-S MDX coming this year?

  99. JKgaming1
    16 ditë më parë

    You guys are trending on reddit with over 100k up votes