No…. your eyes are not deceiving you…. you are indeed looking at a Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck. (Photo by We Blog Any Car).
Its code name is Project P concept and it is a concept car created by a specialist team at the Product Engineering department at Honda Swindon.
The Product Engineering team basically used a pre-production Civic Type R and redesigned everything rear of the B-pillars. So the result…. no rear seats, no rear doors, no rear windows, no rear parcel shelf.
Instead you have a flat bed area.
The Project P uses the same engine, suspension and gearbox as the road going car including the same, Sport and +R driving modes.
0 to 62 mph will take under 6 seconds and its has a top speed over 165 mph.
Unfortunately there are no plans to put this pick up truck into production.
But I think if Honda did, it would sell well in Australia, USA, Canada and the Caribbean islands…….Especially Barbados. The Bajan’s love a good pick ups truck.
Alyn James, project lead, said:
“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 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!”