Honda has unveiled the first set of images of it’s new 2014 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) contender. The stunning 2014 Honda Civic WTCC now flaunts its extended wheel arches, large set of wheels, enhanced aerodynamic package and an extended rear spoiler.
Speaking to the press, Honda’s motorsport manager William de Braekeleer stated “The windtunnel testing is finished and we have frozen the aero on the car. Also its not just about the exterior package as the new Honda Civic WTCC would boast of increased horsepower in accordance with the new regulations which should possibly make the car faster anywhere between three to five seconds per lap. 2009 world champion Gabriele Tarquini alongwith Tiago Monteiro would be putting the new Civic to the paces at the 2014 Championship.
As regards the 2014 WTCC regulations, The World Motor Sport Council had stated “new Technical Regulations for 2014 Super 2000 cars were agreed in principle by the WMSC to provide for more spectacular cars with bigger aerodynamic devices and greater performance through weight reduction and power increase, while maintaining similar costs. More technical freedom will be allowed in order to cancel the current system of waivers and balance of performance. However a balance of technology between front- and rear-wheel drive cars (balance of technologies) will be maintained.”
Honda is the current defending champion after winning the 2013 championship with 4 wins and 20 podium finishes. Comparatively this year, the competition should see the Japanese manufacturer shed some more sweat considering nine time WRC champion Sebastian Loeb would be hot on heels in his new Citroen C-Elysee.