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The new 2016 Honda Civic might not have reached our shores just yet, but the manufacturer already has plans to make this seemingly docile car into a no-nonsense dirt-kicker. It seems that the Red Bull Global Rallycross will soon get another competitor as Honda has announced that they will campaign the 2016 GRC season with their new Civic Coupe.

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Based on the production version of the Civic coupe, this racecar was developed by Olsbergs MSE and Honda Performance Division. You can tell that a lot of work has been poured into this machine as it now has over 600-horsepower in its disposal and with all-wheel drive fitted, zerotohundred takes only 1.9 seconds! Piloting this monster Civic will be Sebastian Eriksson and 2014 series champion Joni Wiman.

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“Global Rallycross is seriously extreme racing, and it’s a terrific platform to showcase the new Civic Coupe to an enthusiastic, performance-minded young audience,” said Nick Lee, national advertising manager at American Honda Motor Co.

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“We won’t encourage our customers to take 70-foot jumps out on the street, but we will use this platform to tell people about all the incredible technology and performance capabilities of our new Civic Coupe,” he added.