The love child between Honda and Ralph Hosier Engineering (RHEL) is here, and oddly enough it is really something to admire. Behold the Honda OveRland, the first and most exotic Rally prepped Honda that we've seen to date. Think of it as a Honda Civic Type-R (FK8) meets Baja racer and had a child, which actually looks something out of The Crew video game - where one can build Raid Spec cars that can look exactly like this.
The suspension has been treated to a four-inch lift – aided by an anti-torque-steel Dual-Axis strut arrangement, a bespoke trailing arm mounting, and modified transverse links.
A wider bodykit to accommodate the wider track can be seen accommodating the huge 255/55/18 KO2 BF Goodrich tires, wrapped around some tastefully selected OZ Rally Racing style wheels. And speaking about wheels, this world's first rally-ready Type R comes with a total of 6 wheels, with 2 spare wheels being held in place of the rear hatch.
According to Honda's press release the car is still unfinished and currently presented with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinde stock engine which can produce 306 horsepower at 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque emanate from under the hood, which in stock format will do 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 169 mph. I would image the final product will have a lower top speed in favor of an upgraded gearbox to deal with the rough terrain.
It almost goes without saying, this won't ever actually be produced by Honda for road use. However now you know that the FK8 Civic is capable of being lifted and if you ever come across a wreck from EBAY that needs fixing up, well wink wink, nudge nudge......