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 2021
The fifth-generation Honda Civic Type R 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. The said design also incorporates several performance-oriented pieces like a hood scoop, a rear wing, a carbon-fiber rear diffuser, among others. 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.