Wednesday, 20 June, 2018


Honda engineers built this Civic Type R pickup just for fun

Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Concept Revealed What if the Civic Type R came as a pickup? Wonder no more
Melba Vasquez | 26 May, 2018, 04:36

The car's design looks like an origami experiment that got out of hand, but for some reason there is a charm to it.

The somewhat strange-looking concept, nicknamed Project P, was built by Synchro Motorsport, the team behind several Honda racing programmes, during "some of the quieter moments" at the firm's headquarters in the Wiltshire town of Swindon, says Evo.

Honda UK has stolen the show at the annual SMMT Test Day this year by showcasing a Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept, nearly a year after the launch of the standard road auto.

To create the Project P, the team adapted the design rearwards from the B-pillars, with chunky sport bars from the roofline to the back hiding a flatbed loading area in the center of the auto where the rear seats and trunk space would normally be. The rear seats are now gone, while the flatbed extends into the boot area as well.

The concept is based on a pre-production version of the Type R and engineered into a pickup while retaining the road car's iconic rear wing.

What if the Civic Type R came as a pickup? Wonder no more

This will allow it to sprint from 0-62mph in under six seconds and reach a top speed of over 165mph.

With the standard road vehicle completing a lap of the Nordschleife in 7min 43.8sec back in early 2017, there's a very real possibility of the pickup dipping under the eight-minute mark.

Honda Civic Type R 2017 in pictures Sun, March 5, 2017 The new Honda Civic Type R 2017 hot hatchback in pictures. It is, says Honda, potentially one of the fastest pickup trucks on United Kingdom roads: 0-62 miles per hour sprint in under six seconds and a top speed of over 165 miles per hour (265 km/h).

This bakkie is strictly a one-off, with Honda insisting that there are absolutely no plans for production, although project leader Alyn James has hinted that the concept might make its way to the Nurburgring to fight for the title of the world's fastest front-wheel-drive pick-up truck. "There are no plans to put this in to production but we will be using it to transport our lawn and garden products as and when required".

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