The first ever image of the 2014 World Touring Car Championship Civic has been released. The WTCC Challenger is built according to all new technical regulations for the FIA WTCC which will come into force for 2014.

The render shows the exclusive visual credentials of this Honda vehicle. It features wheel arch extensions, larger diameter wheels, sleeker aero package and extended rear spoiler. Of course, the engine has been also modified and now delivers more power. This will enable the drivers to compete courageously for the World Champion title.

In the competition, the brand will enter two works cars which will be driven by JAS Motorsport for Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro, and in addition there will be other Civics to be entered by private outfits Zengo Motorsport and Proteam Racing for Norbert Michelisz and Mehdi Bennani.

This announcement follows hot on the heels of the recent reveal of the new 2014 BTCC Honda Civic Tourer racer which will debut in March at next year's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Matt Neal and Gordon ‘Flash' Shedden were confirmed as the Honda Yuasa Racing drivers for another season.

Source: Honda