There’s nothing cooler than a fast estate car. Once you get behind the wheel of a rapid wagon, everything else on the road suddenly seems irrelevant. A view the guys at the endurance team Synchro Motorsport clearly share, because they’ve built the ultimate ‘hot wagon’, transplanting the FK2 Civic Type R’s running gear into a Civic Tourer. Brilliant.
Everything from the hatch has been transplanted into the Tourer including the Type R’s suspension, Brembo brakes, six-speed gearbox and 2.0 litre, 306bhp VTEC Turbo engine. Aesthetically the car has also been tweaked, with the Tourer receiving the Hatch’s aggressive front bumper, flared wheel arches, side skirts and huge rear diffuser.
The finished result looks absolutely stunning, reminiscent of the iconic 2014 BTCC Honda Touring car. In fact the Type R Tourer looks almost factory, which in a way, it kind of is. Synchro Motorsport is officially supported by Honda, through its Swindon factory ‘Honda of the UK Manufacturing’. Even the team’s lead driver, Alyn James, is an employee of the plant, making this car virtually production spec.
Unfortunately, there are no official plans for production, which is a real shame, because we reckon this car has what it takes to take on the brilliant Golf R Estate. Perhaps we should start a petition to get one built?
What do you guys think? Should Honda put this beast into production? Let us know!