A Honda Civic Type R… pick-up truck
No, you aren’t dreaming ... lay your eyes upon the creation of Honda’s Synchro Motorsport department at Swindon – a Civic Type R pick-up truck.
Codenamed ‘Project P’ the pick-up was screwed together Honda’s Product Engineering department using a pre-production version of the Type R.
Despite its useful flat-bed load area, it retains the same powertrain, suspension and gearbox as the standard road car.
That means it’ll sprint from 0-62mph in six seconds and go on to over 165mph – surely making this one of the most potent pick-ups on the UK’s roads.
Finished in Rallye Red, the concept retains the iconic rear wing associated with both the FK2 and FK8 Civic Type R, which, in a clever piece of engineering, is movable to allow direct and unfettered access to the rear of the truck.
Alyn James, project lead, commented: “We have a special projects division at the factory in Swindon and this project was a fantastic opportunity for the team to show just what their creative minds could do.”
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, added: “This Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept by the special team at our Swindon-based plant demonstrates the passion and commitment of the team there – going above and beyond outside working hours to deliver the final product.
“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.”
So, while you can’t lease of these superfast utility vehicles, you can bag yourself a four-door Civic Type R for less than £400 per month. Alternatively, read what we thought when we got behind the wheel of Honda’s GTI-beater.