Pickup-shaped Honda Civic Type R gets spotted in Great Britain
There is little doubt that the “hot hatchback” was, is and will be among the most sought-after vehicles internationally. In turn, the Honda Civic Type R is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed cars of this type. Last year, the British subdivision of Honda fiddled around with one of these to see what it could do and ended up with what it called the Project P, a full-fledged pickup truck conversion of the Japanese hot hatch. A few days ago, someone in Great Britain discovered it sitting on a parking lot absorbing sun.
Despite the modest body dimensions, the concept car immediately strikes you as unexpectedly practical. It may lack the c-pillars and a half of the roof, but it does have a spacious trunk bed to more than compensate for it. That, and it also boasts an aggressive-looking body kit of the original Type R, including even the enormous rear wing.
The Honda Civic Type R Project P comes equipped with the standard engine and transmission. As such, it needs slightly under six seconds to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) and tops out at 265 km/h (164 mph).
It is a shame that we do not know whether Honda ever approves anything like this into series.
Editor Andrew Raspopov