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