The standard model is expected to make its global debut by early 2022 with the Type R to follow.
There is still a lot of mystery around this car, the company has also not announced any features, what upgrades will be available, or specs about the car's motor, but we do know some important facts and can deduce others thanks to the prototype's debut.
Drivers who can't do the three-pedal shuffle might also get bailed out by a newly available dual-clutch automatic.
Notably, the new Civic Type R offers far fewer faux air vents and large plastic bits sticking out than its predecessor, which is evident even with the red-on-white camouflage.
Previous versions of the Type R could hit up to 316 horsepower.
With 306 hp on tap and 400 Nm of torque, the hot hatchback accelerates hardily in a straight line and pulls hard out of corners with all the torque coming from its motor.