This is pretty close to what the much-anticipated new Honda Civic Type R will look like.
Unveiled moments ago at the Paris Motor Show, the prototype has an eye-catching brushed aluminium-effect finish with plenty of carbon-fibre bodywork on show, including side skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing.
While the show car also boasts 20” piano black alloy wheels with red accents and 245-section high-performance tyres.
To help the wheels/tyres fit, the prototype Honda Civic model has enlarged wheel arches.
Honda telling us the next-generation Civic Type R will be officially unveiled in production form next year and sales are expected to begin in Europe during the second half of 2017.
We can expect the Type R in Australia towards the end of next year and we will keep you updated with further info as it comes to hand.