Honda approves Accord bodyshell

Honda has become the latest manufacturer to sign up for the new SCV8 Supercar Championship, giving approval for its Accord brand to be used as a bodyshell for the 550bhp, rear-wheel drive cars that will run in the series

Honda approves Accord bodyshell

The Japanese manufacturer becomes the fourth major car firm to sign up to the championship, which launches next season. Series creator Andy Rouse has targeted five manufacturers, each providing four cars, for the first year of the championship.

"This is fantastic news," said Rouse of Honda's decision. "We never expected to confirm four brands so quickly following the announcement of the series on July 1. To have such respected manufacturers approving the use of their brands within the series is extremely positive for the championship and demonstrates the serious level of interest that exists in SCV8 Supercars."

Honda's announcement comes shortly after the debut shakedown run of an SCV8 car, kitted out in a Jaguar X-Type bodyshell. Former touring car ace Rouse completed 40 laps of running at Silverstone, and described the machine as "a proper driver's car."

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