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Honda to race Civic Tourer in 2014

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    Keith Collantine
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    A change of body shell for Neal and Shedden’s Civic next year:

    https://twitter.com/DunlopBTCC/status/406428774616412160

    https://twitter.com/hondaracingbtcc/status/406428183169220608

    Honda’s Phil Crossman says they want to “demonstrate that the versatility and practicality of a Tourer doesn’t compromise dynamic performance”.

    http://www.btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=3633

    #246462
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    George
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    I didn’t even realise that existed, looks cool!

    #246463
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    Fer no.65
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    Love it ! Station wagons are so cool !

    #246464
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    Bradley Downton
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    I’m going to buck the trend..

    That back end looks hideous! I have a strong dislike for anything square and boxy (reminds me of a hearse and it’s the exact reason I don’t like many Volvo’s) and this looks exactly that. Not sure if it looks different form another angle or not but geez.. I prefer the old one.

    In other news, has anyone heard anything more about Renault’s return? Or have they said they’d enter just for the publicity?

    #246465
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    matt90
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    I dislike the normal estate itself, but with the body-kit, wing and livery I really like it (although I definitely prefer the top image where the white has some silver highlights).

    #246466
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    Polishboy808
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    Man do I love the BTCC! The NGTC cars look awesome, far better than any other touring car series anywhere. Although not as station-wagony as the famous TWR Volvo 850 Estate, this reminds me of that car.

    Looks like both Pirtek entries will stay with the Hatchback style. At least we’ll have a good comparison between the new and the old cars.

    #246467
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    Keith Collantine
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    @George I guess that’s why they’re racing it!

    #246468
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    Fer no.65
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    @polishboy808

    Hi. I’m Honda Civic’s Super TC2000 racer and I think I’m better looking…

    http://www.largaron.com/l_files/Super_TC2000/PONCE_DE_LEON/Pre_Prueba.jpg

    IMO at least :P

    #246469
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    Carlitox
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    In our local championship we have a pretty nice Peugeot 207 estate racing (and has won championships): http://motormario.com/wp-content/uploads/rama-2.jpg

    But that Civic looks really really awesome!

    #246470
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    robk23
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    I was sceptical at first but that looks very good, good to have another (slightly) different car on the grid.

    #246471
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    Fer no.65
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    @carlitox is that from Uruguay? there was a guy that raced a yellow 206 state not long ago.

    #246472
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    Carlitox
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    @fer-no65 Yep it is, the team is owned by Enrique Cadenas (director of Peugeot Cobra TC2000) and currently it’s the third estate van to race in our series. Before the 207 came the 206 (which you remember) http://blogs.montevideo.com.uy/imgnoticias/200811/17722.jpg and before it, the first was a 306 break http://www.lr21.com.uy/publicaciones/101/20020205/images/48f2.gif (horrid image but I couldn’t find another, heh ;) )

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    Bradley Downton
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    It still just looks wrong to me…. like it has a random unnecessary piece added onto the back for no reason

    #246475
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    GeeMac
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    What’s the rationale for running an estate? Other than being a throwback to the 850 estate of the 90’s I can’t work out what the benefit would be.

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