We can not deny that the preparations extreme designed for rally or the Dakar we hallucinating, therefore Honda UK has made us quite happy today. The Honda Civic Type-R OverLand preparation is more extreme that we’ve seen of this Hot Hatch, a car that has been designed to become a true champion in rally-raids or the very Dakar. An idea too crazy that makes us dream with those versions “safari” that so many joys have been given to more than one sport.
The author of this preparation is Ralph Hosier Engineering, a firm specializing in this type of modifications to run rallies and raids of all kinds. The idea behind this concept, because it is unfortunately only a prototype and still unfinished, is to show the potential of the Civic Type-R to convert it in a frame valid for all types of scenarios. A nod to the versions of “safari” that have made a great many other sports as the Porsche 911 or the Lancia Stratos.
At a technical level, the changes are less profound than what appears to your body. The preparation has kept intact the powertrain with a 2.0 Turbo gasoline 320 HP of maximum power at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of maximum torque between 2,500 and 4,000 rpm. It has also kept the design of the suspension front, although that itself has changed considerably the height, the scheme back and the groups spring-damper to increase significantly the capacity of absorption of obstacles. For tires it has resorted to the specialist BF Goodrich with tires 255/55 R18.
In paragraph aesthetic, we find ourselves with a body kit in which highlight the new and huge wheel arches that make making a width of the Civic, in addition to numerous air inlets and outlets. The more important point of this Civic Type-R OverLand is its rear, where it has been decided to remove the trunk to integrate a cargo space in which to carry the spare wheels and the material necessary to succeed of any kind of breakdown. Yes, the huge and iconic spoiler on the Type-R has remained as a hallmark.