Here are the first real photos of Honda's new Civic Type R Concept. And frankly, it is a visual treat! The car has more than just aggressive looks. It is the first production model from the automaker to use its newly developed series of turbocharged VTEC gasoline engines.

Honda says the 2.0-liter force-fed inline four will produce "more than 280-horses", with brand CEO Takanobu Ito having stated that their goal is to crack the current record for the fastest lap around the Nürburgring for a series production, front-wheel drive hatch.

We'll be able to see the veil lifted in a few hours time.