WHOAH! How would you like one of these sitting on your drive?
Pick-up trucks don’t come much racier than this – Honda’s Civic Type R Pickup Truck.
A concept, codenamed ‘Project P’, the Civic Type R Pickup Truck has been built by a specialist team from the Product Engineering department at Honda’s factory in Swindon.
The Civic Type R road car has been modified and developed to create a superfast, red hot pick-up truck.
The base model of the Project P concept was a pre-production version. It has been adapted rearwards from the B-pillars of the car, with sweeping lines from the roofline to the back hiding a flatbed loading area in the centre of the car where the rear seats and boot space usually sit.
Finished in Rallye Red, the concept retains the iconic rear wing associated with both the FK2 and FK8 Civic Type R. Now this might be a problem for practicality.
But the team has engineered it to allow direct and unrestricted access to the rear of the truck.
Using the same powertrain, suspension and gearbox as the standard road car, the Civic Type R Pickup Truck will accelerate to 0-62mph below six seconds and reach a top speed of over 165mph.
Just be careful what you’re carrying in the back when you test out these figures…
The pick-up 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.
Alyn James, project lead, commented:
“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. 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 pick-up truck!”
Phil Webb, Head of Car at Honda: “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!”