I don't know about having lights all the way across, but you can only have white light coming from the front of the car, I think. Tell that to all the truck drivers with banks of green and red LEDs, or the Corsa drivers with the blue LED washer nozzle.
I also wondered how long before someone actually backlit the H.
I personally don't like making a car appear to be type-r when it isn't. I have seen a few old model 5 door civics going around with red badges and 'Type-R' logos plastered all over it. I don't know if they think they're fooling anyone.
I do like the idea of a real Type-R having a backlit red H, but that is illegal, no red lights are allowed on the front of a motor vehicle
I have wondered what it would look like to replace the chromed stuff in the centre bit with something else. Something darker, a graphite colour maybe. But would that ruin the 'cyclops' look by breaking the wraparound light look? One thing I am not too fond of on the new Type-R is the fact they have replaced it with a grille.
funny, the very first thing I thought when I saw the front of the civic was "someones going to make a middle bit with some type of lights in it". just right for the "need for speed" generation. Maybe a back-lit H or maybe some extra spot lights?
In a year or so, when they are all a bit older, someones going to start making one, I guarentee it.