All-wheel drive hot hatches are now commonplace; Mercedes-AMG A45, Audi S3 and Ford Focus RS are just a few.

A new take

Honda decided to stick with the front-wheel-drive recipe for its latest Civic performance model. But the guys at Orbis have decided to create their own all-wheel-drive Type R.

The system uses an in-wheel motor per rear wheel. In the case of their test mule they produce just over 50 kW per side for a total of over an additional 100 kW.

Many benefits

The guys at Orbis explain that there is virtually no weight penalty, better fuel consumption but added performance, improved braking and even better dynamics as the system allows for torque vectoring.

Get a full explanation of how the system works in the video below.