When Honda UK brought the pick-up Honda Civic Type R named the Project P to light at the 2018 Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Test Day, the show was totally taken by storm. Interestingly, the model is actually a one-off project by specialist team from Honda of the UK Manufacturing.
The Honda Civic Type R Project P takes the whole new bed design that we see in the B-Pillar. The rear seats and the trunk would now be given room for the flatbed to which the sweeping lines run from the roofline. Its large wing bears a resemblance to the new FK8 Type R. Thanks to this moveable wing, it is easier to load items into the bed.
The model is actually a one-off project from HUM’s specialist team
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Using the same engine seen in the Type R, the Project P is capable of 60 mph from rest in less than 6s while reaching a top speed of 165 mph.
The Type R Pickup’s project lead Alyn James had some nice words on their project saying this is a chance for the team to let their creative minds wander. He also added that was also a proof the team wanted to send to Honda to show their passion for creative works. Alyn James even nurtured a plan to bring it to Nurburgring to challenge the record for the fastest FWD pickup truck.
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The Project P is capable of 60 mph from rest in less than 6s while reaching a top speed of 165 mph
Its large wing bears a resemblance to the new FK8 Type R
The Project P takes the whole new bed design that we see in the B-Pillar
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Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2022
The fifth-generation Honda Civic Type R 2022 from motorsport stalwart Honda is based on the 10th-generation Honda Civic. To sum the model up, it a high-performance version of the Civic and it features an aggressive-looking exterior design. For the Philippine market, the Civic Type R only has one variant and it comes with a price of Php 3,210,000.
Under the Philippine-spec Civic Type R's hood is a 2.0-liter K20C1 VTEC inline-4 which can produce a maximum of 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. This engine is then paired with a six-speed manual transmission, which comes with a rev-matching function. Like the standard Civic, the Civic Type R is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Size-wise, it measures 4,577mm long, 1,877mm wide, and 1,434mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 134mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,700mm.
Competing against the Honda Civic Type R 2022 in the Philippine market is the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW Z4 sDrive20i Sport 2.0 AT, in that they somewhat fall into the same price range. As for other front-wheel-drive, compact-sized sports cars however, the Civic Type R's direct competitor in the global market is the Hyundai Veloster N, which is only available through indent order locally.