Honda Goes Mad and Makes Civic Type R Pickup Truck

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 26, 2018

Though the Type R Project P was a one-off skunkworks effort, Honda UK boss Phil Webb says it'll get plenty of use amongst the team.

Honda UK tasked a specialist team from the Product Engineering department at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing factory in Swindon to create the Civic Type R pickup truck concept - codenamed "Project P". Honda UK are among those who think that way, and the aspect they are deciding to focus on is practicality.

The concept, codename Project P, was created by a team of engineers at Honda's United Kingdom manufacturing facility in Swindon.

Mechanically, the vehicle retains the Type R's turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, with 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, as well as its six-speed manual transmission and adaptive suspension. Obviously, the hot Civic Type R is unlikely to make it to our shores in the foreseeable future, but the Civic's reintroduction might inject some life into the dying executive saloon segment. That means a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 making 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed manual.

Nor does the Type R's large rear wing, that was audaciously worked into the design, do this Honda's loading and lugging potential any favours, although it is at least movable.

It uses the same powertrain, suspension and gearbox as the standard road auto.

Honda is quick to point out that there are no plans to put the pickup into production.

Honda say that despite the transformation in to a pick-up, this Civic Type R will hit 62mph in under 6.0 seconds on its way to 165mph.

The fifth-generation Civic Type R is built in Swindon, England, in a factory that also houses a special projects division. There's even talk of sending it around the Nordschleife for another tenuous Honda front-wheel drive record; most likely wouldn't be the weirdest thing on the track that week.

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