British Honda racing team adds the 306bhp running gear of the FK2 Type R to a Tourer body

Honda-formed British racing team Synchro Motorsport has built an estate-bodied version of the latest Civic Type R.

Using a standard 2013 Civic Tourer, the team transplanted the running gear of an FK2 Civic Type R to create a 306bhp estate.

The six-speed gearbox, wheels, brakes and suspension of the FK2 Civic Type R have also been carried over, and Synchro Motorsport has also fitted a the Type R's front bodykit and adapted rear bodywork of the Tourer.

At the back, a quad-exhaust set-up fits into a rear diffuser that appears to have been adapted from the hatch. And inside, there are Type R seats and red badging.

Despite being built by a small team, the finished product looks remarkably production ready. Fans of fast estates shouldn't get their hopes up, though, the latest from Honda is that there are no plans to bring such a car to production.

Do you think Honda should build a Tourer version of the Type R?

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Honda's new Civic Type R is powered by a 306bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine

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4 March 2016

Yes Yes Yes. Wake up Honda! You would sell lorry loads of these just like Skoda with the VRS Octavia. For goodness sake add some sparkle to your cars. 1.6 diesel or a last century 1.8 petrol ZZzzzz! I love Honda as a brand but excluding the Civic Type R which is only for juveniles there is nothing for the enthusiast to buy at the moment.

MrJ

4 March 2016

Performance or not, it's still an ugly Honda.

Bring back the S2000, along with the Gen 8 Civic Hatch, the last Hondas that looked sleek and reasonably elegant.

4 March 2016

I was looking at a Civic Tourer parked up today, wondering if I won the Lotto, could I buy a type R and transplant the bits. Lo and behold......... Spooky

4 March 2016

Honda don't sell that many cars in the UK (apart from the Jazz) and even less in Europe... now we know why... head in the sand and too much volume and profit coming out of the US market... oh did I say market, thankfully I stopped short of putting the ing on the end as Honda and marketing don't really go together that well...

5 March 2016

Do you think Honda should build a Tourer version of the Type R?

Performance versions of other estates don't sell well so why should this Honda? Fast sporting estates are yesterday, the world has moved on. Cars like the X6 may well be ugly but these have replaced sporting estates. As long as it looks sporty, few folk care.

9 March 2016
scotty5 wrote:

Do you think Honda should build a Tourer version of the Type R?

Performance versions of other estates don't sell well so why should this Honda? Fast sporting estates are yesterday, the world has moved on. Cars like the X6 may well be ugly but these have replaced sporting estates. As long as it looks sporty, few folk care.

There's still a market for quick estates, and perhaps more so than there ever has been. There'll always be enough people who want to move things in a hurry.

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