As most of you are aware, Top Gear is back for Series 25, and episode three was certainly a treat for all you fans of Japanese cars. Thankfully, the good folks at the BBC uploaded a particularly interesting snippet from the episode, which is well worth 1 minute and 15 seconds of your time.

In the video, we see Chris Harris in the latest Honda Civic Type R versus Ninja Stig in the Lexus LC 500, which certainly sounds interesting. On paper, the 5.0 litre naturally-aspirated V8 in the LC 500 makes light work of the CTR’s 2.0 litre four-cylinder VTEC Turbo engine, with the bigger mill making 470 hp compared to the Honda’s 305 hp.

However, the CTR is a lot lighter compared to the LC 500, and it is pretty brisk around the Nurburgring as well. So, watching these two cars go head-to-head will be pretty entertaining to watch. Regardless of who wins – Harris or Ninja Stig – money no object, which car would you prefer?

GALLERY: Lexus LC 500 in Malaysia

GALLERY: FK8 Honda Civic Type R in Malaysia