Two questions today, then: which car is faster - and which car is more fun?
Is it the new Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, the touring-car inspired version of VW’s archetypal hot Golf?
Or is it the current benchmark big hatch, the Honda Civic Type R, which brings more than 300bhp to the track via its front wheels.
The Honda, we already know, is astonishingly capable. How focused is the Golf and can it compete with the Civic? Join us at Llandow circuit as we put the two sports hatches through their paces.