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Honda Civic Type R ute concept revealed

By Chris Thompson, 25 May 2018 News

Honda Civic Type R ute concept revealed news

Honda’s UK team has taken the hatch off its hatchback

If you though the Honda Civic Type R was divisively styled before, just wait until you see what it looks like as a ute.

Honda’s UK team has turned one of the world’s best hot hatches into what is “potentially one of the fastest pickup trucks on UK roads.”

The concept, dubbed the ‘Project P’ was built in Honda’s UK factory in Swindon, where regular Type Rs are produced.

Project lead for the ute Alyn James says the Civic ute might even make it to Germany to tackle another record similar to the one already held by the standard Type R.

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“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 Nürburgring to see if we can take the record for the fastest front wheel drive pickup truck.”

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a Honda turned into a ute, an Integra ute with a Type-R engine was up for grabs in the US late last year.

Though the Type R Project P was a one-off skunkworks effort, Honda UK boss Phil Webb says it’ll get plenty of use amongst the team.

“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!”