A fully camouflaged prototype of the Honda Civic Type R has been spied undergoing final testing ahead of an imminent reveal.

A fully camouflaged prototype of the Honda Civic Type R has been spied undergoing final testing ahead of an imminent reveal.

It's been a long time in the making but thankfully the Civic Type R will be revealed in a short while, possibly in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. This prototype was spotted near the Arctic Circle with a fixed rear wing different than what last year’s concepts had as those featured taillights incorporated in the wing. Moreover, the Type R Concept and Type R Concept II had the third brake light installed within the upper area of the wing while this prototype appears to have it on the spoiler lip.

The front fascia is also toned down and lacks the strips of LED daytime running lights installed on the air vents but the prototype might not feature all the final parts which will be installed in the production car. Also noticeable are the circular fog lights while the fenders don’t seem to be ventilated as they are on the concepts.

Looks aside, Honda has confirmed the Civic Type R will use a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing more than 280 HP (206 kW). It will also boast a sport-tuned suspension, quad exhaust arrangement, an adaptive damper system and a +R button mounted on the steering wheel from where the driver can modify the steering and engine response.

Since a Geneva debut is possible, Honda might decide to reveal the car online as early as next month.

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