Honda has released the first visual of its World Touring Car Championship race car, reflecting the new technical regulations for the FIA WTCC which will come into force next year.

 WTCC Civic Exposed

The Honda Civic WTCC picture above shows the subtle style of the wheel arch extensions, larger diameter wheels, sleeker aero package and extended rear spoiler. Add all this to the increased engine power and the 2014 Honda WTCC racer clearly has ambition to retain Honda’s Manufacturers World Championship crown and enable the drivers to compete for the World Champion title.

JAS Motorsport

Two cars will be run by JAS Motorsport for Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro, with two further cars to be entered by private outfits Zengo Motorsport and Proteam Racing for Hungary’s Norbert Michelisz and Moroccan Mehdi Bennani respectively.