This is the Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept, a load-lugging ute estimated to be capable of more than 165mph and a 0-62mph sprint time in less than six seconds.
The one-off hot pick-up was created by a team of 12 specialists at Honda’s Swindon factory from a regular Type R hatchback, with modifications starting at the B-pillar.
Powertrain and engine components remain unchanged, although the car now has a storage bed in place of the hatchback’s rear seats and boot, with an upward-opening tailgate allowing access to the load area. The Civic Type R’s not insubstantial rear wing has been altered so it can be moved to allow better access to the truck bed.
Additional modifications included additional stiffening with an anti-roll bar, and adjustment to the car's SRS system. Custom parts to retain the hatchback's feature line at the side were also designed specifically for the project, which took around eight weeks to complete from inception, with only three of those spent on the build and the first five devoted to planning and research.