Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck Concept Ain’t No Joke

The new Honda Civic Type R has sparked a lot of controversy with its exaggerated exterior design, so we can only imagine what this pickup truck derivative would do.

Created by the brand’s Product Engineering department in the UK and codenamed ‘Project P’, this concept was showcased at the annual SMMT Test Day. It’s based upon a pre-production version of the hot hatch, which had its C-pillars and roof chopped off and replaced by a roll bar.

The rear seats and boot have been completely removed, making room for the open bed. As for the interior, this Honda Civic Type R study can sit two.

Despite going through a massive makeover, the Project P retains the car’s body kit, alongside the rear wing, and is finished in Rallye Red.

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The powertrain, transmission and gearbox remain unaltered. Honda estimates that their hot hatch turned hot pickup takes less than 6 seconds to sprint from rest to 100km/h (0-62mph), and can reach a top speed in excess of 265km/h (165mph).

Even the special driving modes of the road-going Honda Civic Type R have been retained, and the automaker claims that the Project P is both comfortable and capable of being raced on the track.

As expected, Honda has no plans of putting this Civic Type R into production, but they could try to “take the record for the fastest front-wheel drive pickup truck” at the Nurburgring, according to Alyn James, project lead.

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  • Rzrlf

    yet it still opens like a hatch haha

    • neil

      Actually opens like the sedan – check out the hinges.

      • Rzrlf

        you get my point, its still tragic

  • Rocket

    You say it’s no joke, and yet I can’t stop laughing.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Get rid of the nauseating rear spoiler and then you got something there.

  • OptixGuru

    Part of it looks stupid, like that spoiler, and especially with that chromed divider wall between the trunk and the cockpit… But not half bad at all.

  • CarCzarDesigner

    I for one, think the execution of this is horrible. Interesting concept idea, but it fails on so many levels it’s not funny. Any bonehead can cut half the top off a sedan and weld in steel plating, to make a Pickup. Big deal!

  • An Existing Person

    Still a better truck than the Ridgeline.

    • Dr Bjorn Von Strangefingger

      And that’s a fact, yo!!

  • Lemuel Taylor

    Reminds me of that E92 M3 pickup.

  • LWOAP

    Still ugly.

  • Maricaibo

    This has to be a JDM only car.

  • Zandit75

    While the story says this is not a joke, they certainly aren’t taking it seriously.
    These kind of conversions completely miss the point, and don’t bring any convenience to the design.
    Pickups are already awkward enough to drop things over the side of, and this thing needs the person to reach an additional foot inboard to place something in the tray.
    Those serious about building a usable pickup don’t use checker plate for the bed liner, it’s too slippery.
    You also don’t block off your rear vision with a solid piece of checker plate.
    And don’t get me started on the ridiculous tailgate.
    Hell, even X-Tomi could come up with a better design than this, and that’s really saying something!

  • baofe

    this is what happens when you give the interns the keys to the design studio for a weekend

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