Honda unveils freaky Civic Type R pickup truck concept

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However, one thing most critics could agree with was its driving performance.

It was built by a specialist team from the Product Engineering department at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) factory in Swindon.

Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept
What if the Civic Type R came as a pickup? Wonder no more

It was only a matter of time before Honda debuted special versions of the Civic Type R, but little did we know the first one would be a pickup. The rear seats are now gone, while the flatbed extends into the boot area as well. The concept vehicle is then finished in Rallye Red and retains the large wing that has since been associated with the new FK8 Type R. This particular wing was cleverly engineered to be moveable when items need to be loaded into the bed.

Phil Webb, head of auto 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".

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With the same powertrain as the standard Type R, 0-60 is done away with in under 6 seconds and the pickup will reach a top speed of 265 km/h.

Honda Civic Type R 2017 in pictures Sun, March 5, 2017 The new Honda Civic Type R 2017 hot hatchback in pictures.

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This bakkie is strictly a one-off, with Honda insisting that there are absolutely no plans for production, although project leader Alyn James has hinted that the concept might make its way to the Nurburgring to fight for the title of the world's fastest front-wheel-drive pick-up truck.

Most pre-production vehicles are destined for the scrapyard, but the special projects team in Honda's Swindon, U.K. factory Product Engineering department made a decision to save one and build, well, this, a Civic Type R with a truck bed, just because. " Instead, he added, the car's unbelievable looks would be wasted by making it a mule for "our lawn and garden products as and when required!".

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