The chances of Honda handing its new Jazz the Type R treatment seem pretty slim but that hasn’t stopped a digital artist from imagining the result.
Yes, X-Tomi Design has taken the fourth-generation version of the Japanese firm’s versatile supermini and digitally added all manner of aggressive styling cues.
Up front, there’s a new grille (complete with the requisite red Honda logo and Type R badging), gaping air intakes and a black lip with red detailing. The digital artist has also slapped on large black alloys (seemingly swiped directly from the Civic Type R) and a cheeky wing at the rear.
If Honda were to drop a marginally detuned version of the Civic Type R’s 228 kW turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol mill into such a vehicle, the firm would have a rival – albeit a front-driven one (torque steer, anyone?) – for Toyota’s new GR Yaris on its hands.
Will a hot Jazz ever happen? Well, it seems unlikely although it’s worth noting the local third-generation range includes the slightly warmed-up Jazz 1,5 Sport, which features a little more grunt and sportier styling than standard.
Ryan has spent most of his career in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics and other forms of crime. But his true passion – reignited by a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 still tucked lifeless in a dark corner of his garage – is of the automotive variety.