Honda has published two photos of its 2014 Civic hatchback racer set to compete in this year's World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

Honda has published two photos of its 2014 Civic hatchback racer set to compete in this year's World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

In December last year we saw Honda's new WTCC Civic hatchback contender in an official render and now we get the chance to view it in the metal at the Aragon circuit in Spain. The camouflaged vehicle is wearing a wide bodykit with a huge rear spoiler, beefy wheel arch extensions and bigger wheels.

Honda will race the WTCC-spec Civic within the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team with two works cars. Behind the wheel will be Tiago Monteiro and Gabriele Tarquini from the JAS Motorsport team, while two additional cars will be managed by Zengo Motorsport (with driver Norbert Michelisz) and Proteam Racing (with Mehdi Bennani as driver).

As a reminder, Honda plans to use a Civic Tourer in this year's season of the British Touring Car Championship and will be the first estate car to compete in BTCC since 1994.

2014 Honda Civic WTCC shown in the metal for the first time