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Kaiser Chief star collects his new Civic Type R

21/08/2015 08:37

Kaiser Chief star collects his new Civic Type R

Kaiser Chief star collects his new Civic Type R

Front man of popular band Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky Wilson, rocked up to Honda's UK Manufacturing facility in Swindon this week to collect the keys to his new British-built Civic Type R.

Fresh from putting the Type R through its paces on the famous hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, Wilson is now the proud owner of the sporty hatchback.

The car in question is a Brilliant Sporty Blue model complete with the all-new +R mode button, which increases the response of chassis and engine for enhanced driving skills.

After taking his first spin, Wilson said: "What an amazing feeling. This is the first time I've ever had a new car and it's also the first time I've had a car that's a boy. My other two cars were girls!

"I got in the car and instinctively I knew where everything was, I feel at home in it already, and I'll get home even quicker!"

Wilson was also treated to a tour of factory, where he added: "It was like a movie  I could hear the Terminator theme music in my head as I walked around. The technology and scale of the operation is out of this world."

Since joining Honda as an ambassador for the Civic Type R at the beginning of summer, Wilson has not only driven the famous Goodwood hillclimb but also secured his National B race licence at Knockhill circuit in Scotland, under the expert guidance of Honda Yuasa Racing BTCC star driver, Gordon "Flash" Shedden.

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert