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Someone Made Civic Type R Off-Roader, And You Can Buy One

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Honda Civic Type OveRland
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There’s nothing new about car mods, but cars that have no business being anywhere near dirt that get converted into off-roading machines hold a special place in our hearts.

This time, we’re talking about the Honda Civic Type R. Honda’s UK branch today revealed two very radical Type Rs, one created by Team Dynamics Motorsport and the other by Ralph Hosier Engineering. The former raises power output to 400 horsepower, which is fun and all that, but the latter is the one we’re really interested in.

Rebuilt to take on the dirt and mud, and dubbed the “Civic Type OveRland,” RHE’s version features a lift kit that raises the body by more than four inches while somehow preserving parts of the stock suspension geometry. Yes, you read that correctly.

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The body kit is almost cartoonishly wide, but underneath, the powertrain is completely stock. It’s still the same 316-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed manual you get when buying a regular Civic Type R. However, the car also rides on BFGoodrich all-terrain tires wrapped around lightweight wheels that even have a rally-style design.

Both of the cars are currently one-off models, but they don’t have to stay that way. Incredibly, the Civic Type OveRland is road-legal, and both Team Dynamics Motorsport and Ralph Hosier Engineering have said they will gladly build copies of their creations for “discerning customers.”

You’ll have to call them to find out how much it will cost, though — and you’ll have to provide your own Civic Type R.

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