Honda will enter World Touring Car Championship with new Civic

Honda has just announced that in conjunction with Mugen and J.A.S. Motorsport, the brand will be entering in to the World Touring Car Championship with a custom Civic.

Honda R&D will be making a custom motor, manufactured and maintained by Mugen. Development will be handled by J.A.S., and will base the model on the new Civic 5 door.

A direct injection 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine will power the model, displaced at 1.6-liters.

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The automaker is aiming to enter the Championship as soon as possible, and is hopeful for this season, with a two car team to follow for ever 2013 race.

In addition, the Honda Racing British Touring Car Championship team, a group of three-time champions, will be running a separate operation with the Team Dynamics version of the new Civic. This event is to kick off April 1.

– By: Alexandra Koken