The Honda Civic Type R concept shown at Geneva - and it's production-ready for launch next year.
Bold and emotional styling is teamed up with a development of the previous Type R's race-proven, high-revving pedigree DOHC i-VTEC engine.
149 kW delivered from a capacity of 2-litres without resorting to a turbocharger defined the character of the old model and will equally define the character of its spiritual successor.
First cars are expected to go on sale at the beginning of 2007.
A new 3-door version of the Civic, which shares DNA with this Type R Concept model, will go on sale in South Africa later this year.
It makes use of many of the styling themes that have brought such wide praise for the recently introduced Civic 5-door.
The Civic Type R and the rest of the Civic 3-door range, will be exclusively built alongside the Civic 5-door range at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) plant in Swindon.