Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept revealed…
Honda UK engineers have revealed their one-off Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept…it could even get a run at the Nurburgring.
CODENAMED ‘PROJECT P’ Honda UK’s product engineering team worked on the Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept in secret at the brand’s UK factory in Swindon. According to Honda UK, the concept was developed off a pre-production Civic Type R with the design, rear of the B-pillar altered to incorporate a flatbed loading area where the rear seats and boot would be on a regular Type R. The rear wing can be moved to gain access to the tray.
“Using the same powertrain, suspension and gearbox as the standard road car, it is estimated Project P will complete the 0-62mph sprint in under six seconds…It also possesses the same driving modes of comfort, Sport and +R, Project P offering both ride comfort as well as a unique racing capability on track,” Honda UK said.
Alyn James, project lead, commented: “The passion that our engineers have for Honda is shown in our latest creation and we are even considering taking it to the Nurburgring to see if we can take the record for the fastest front-wheel drive pickup truck!”
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!”