A couple of weeks ago, Honda gave us a look at what we can expect from their new and improved 2014 Civic WTCC race car. The WTCC machine won’t be the only new Civic touring car competing next year though. The British Touring Car Championship’s Honda Yuasa Racing Team has also announced plans to switch over to the new Civic Tourer (read ‘Wagon’) body style for next season. That’s right, a wagon is back in the BTCC.
Some of you might remember that Volvo campaigned 850 Estates in BTCC back in the ’90s, and photos of those cars still circulate the internet today with much appreciation. Given the Honda Yuasa team’s success in BTCC over the last few years, there’s also a very realistic chance that this Civic Tourer could in fact become the next series champion. How crazy would that be? Regardless of the result, there’s no denying the buzz this move has already produced.
Do you welcome the uniqueness of a race wagon, or do you think estates should be left for grocery store parking lots? Several of us here at Speedhunters (including myself) own wagons that we love to death, so our thoughts on the matter are pretty clear. We can’t wait to see a longroof getting thrashed on the circuit next spring!