Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Concept revealed

Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept

Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Concept revealed

Instead of a tailgate that lowers, the Civic Type R Pickup Truck, code-named Project P, retains part of the regular Civic Type R's rear hatch, thus the tailgate raises when opened. Yet engineers at Honda's Swindon, UK factory ("A place where dreams become a reality") have taken it even further with Project P, a concept version of a Type R pickup truck. The hatchback's signature giant rear wing is still present, and in a clever touch, can be removed to permit easy access to the bed for loading cargo.

Until recently, Honda enthusiasts in the United States couldn't buy the Civic Type R because Honda didn't sell the Civic in its hatchback form over there, and the Type R has always been a hatchback-only model.

It is codenamed "Project P" and has been developed from a standard road vehicle.

ENGINEERS at the Honda factory in Swindon have caused a storm after building the fasted pickup truck in the UK. 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).

Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept
Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Concept revealed

No modifications have been made to the chassis or the engine, with a 316bhp four-cylinder turbo motor sending power to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, says Auto Express.

It's not yet clear what Honda intends to do with this special Type R. Officially, the auto is the result of an attempt of the special projects division to show "what their creative minds could do".

While this concept morphing into a production vehicle is quite unlikely, the development team behind this pickup wants to take this very vehicle to Nurburgring to see if it can make the record for being the fastest front wheel drive pickup truck.

While there are no plans, of course, to produce a Civic Type R pick-up, although Honda will apparently use it to shift lawn and garden products around when required.

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