Japan’s top automotive tuner and aftermarket accessories show called the Tokyo Auto Salon is back this weekend. Many automakers also take the opportunity to display their performance models with Honda simply setting up a booth for their yet-to-be-launched Honda Civic Type R.

The Honda Civic Type R Prototype, based on the 11th generation Civic hatchback is making a brief display at the Tokyo Auto Salon, after undergoing development work at the famed Suzuka Circuit last month.

Draped with the catchy camouflage artwork made up of silhouettes of all the previous generation Honda Civic Type R models, the definitive hot hatchback had its first round of technical evaluation done at Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

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Honda says it’s the best performing Civic Type R ever and will be officially unveiled later this year. No figures on the model has been shared and it’s expected to continue with the proven 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine. Outputs are expected to remain the same, in the region of 320 hp and 400 Nm and paired with a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission.    


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Honda Civic Type R Prototype, Suzuka Circuit