Automotive and Motorsport Engineering students at Wiltshire College & University Centre have a new high-performance car on which to learn their trade after taking delivery of a Honda Type R Civic.
The College have a long-standing relationship with Honda, who have strong links in Wiltshire. The Japanese company has provided the College with a number of vehicles over the years, with the Type R Civic the latest to arrive after being delivered to the Chippenham campus from Honda’s manufacturing plant in Swindon on Wednesday.
David Campion, Deputy Head of Engineering at the College, was delighted to receive the Civic and believes first-hand experience with a top-of-the-range high-performance vehicle such as this will provide an invaluable asset to students’ development.
David said: “We are very grateful to receive this latest vehicle from Honda. They have been extremely supportive of the College and our students over a number of years.
“Having vehicles such as this Type R Civic for students to utilise is hugely advantageous. It is a supreme performance machine and will help students put what they study into practice and enrich their learning enormously.”
The Type R is the high-performance version of Honda’s well-known Civic model. From new, it has a retail price of around £32,000 and its performance specifications include a 2.0L 316 BHP engine and a top speed of 169 MPH.
As well as providing a valuable learning tool in the automotive workshops at the Chippenham campus, the Civic will also be utilised at the College’s bespoke trackside Motorsport Engineering facility at Castle Combe circuit.
David added: “We are always determined to provide our students with the best learning materials possible and a collaboration like this with Honda allows us to do that. I know the students are excited to get the Civic into the workshop and work with all the bespoke parts and components.”
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