The Type R truck has been built Synchro Motorsport - the same people behind the Civic Type R tourer - with Alyn Jones from Synchro describing this vehicle as a "fantastic opportunity for the team to show just what their creative minds could do".
The concept, dubbed the "Project P" was built in Honda's United Kingdom factory in Swindon, where regular Type Rs are produced. It keeps its signature rear wing, which Honda made movable to allow easy access to the back.
The pickup, codenamed Project P, uses the same 306-horsepower engine as the standard Type R.
Honda's United Kingdom arm thought so and created what has been codenamed as the Project P. The pickup truck derivative is developed by the company's Product Engineering division in the United Kingdom and it was displayed at the SMMT Test Day.
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Unsurprisingly, there are no plans to put the Project P into production.
With the same powertrain as the standard Type R, 0-60 is done away with in under 6 seconds and the pickup will reach a top speed of 265 km/h. Top speed is in excess of 165 miles per hour.
Project lead Alyn James told AutoCar, "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".
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. As expected, Honda won't put this into production as it is nothing more than a conceptual study.
It might not be quite the fastest pickup in the west - there's any number of monster-engined pickups in the USA, and let's not forget the tyre-shredding Vauxhall Maloo ute from Australia - but its track credentials and front-wheel drive make it unique.
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Why not let the designers own the visible space up top and hide the ungainly work of the aerodynamicists underneath the auto ? Rolls-Royce, for example, claims that every single one of its cars comes out of the factory with some bespoke element on it.