Road Civic based on WTCC model

Honda have announced that the new Civic Type R road car for the European market will be directly based on the WTCC Civic to be driven by Tiago Monteiro for the first time in three weeks at Suzuka.

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Manabu Nishimae, president of Honda Motor Europe, unveiled details about the new model.

"Thrilling, sporty products are part of Honda's DNA," he said. "The Type R brand has a passionate following from Honda customers and the new model will again aim to set new standards in performance and handling.

"Developed specifically for the European market and with the application of technologies developed through Honda's participation in the World Touring Car Championship, the all-new Type R will aim to become the fastest front-wheel-drive vehicle on the Nurburgring race course."

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