Check out these lunatic Honda Civic Type R concepts

By topgear, 23 May 2019

The internet seems to quite like Civic Type Rs. We suspect it’ll really like these two.

Honda’s UK arm appears to have decided, with some delusion, that the 316bhp, spoiler-clad Type R isn’t anywhere near fast or striking enough, and has commissioned two fairly special one-offs. That should help take some attention away from the quick Civic losing its ‘Ring record this week…

First up, the slammed, serious one. Created by Team Dynamics Motorsport – aka the people behind Honda’s British Touring Car Team – it’s had what are described as ‘light’ modifications.

Whether a new ECU, exhaust, intercooler and induction system – taking power to 400bhp and torque to 500Nm – as well as new brakes, suspension, 19in lightweight wheels and Dunlop track tyres all counts as ‘light’ is something we’d rather question. It’s all road legal, mind.

Next, something even madder, created with the help of Ralph Hosier, last seen treating a humble Mitsubishi L200 like a giant metal Buckaroo while making TG’s Project Swarm.

The Civic Type OveRland is basically an off-road ready Type R, with its ride height hiked up four inches and knobbly tyres that should turn it into quite the rally raid wannabe. It’s not quite finished yet, so details are relatively scant, but rest assured this is a car about which we plan to find out much, much more…