Honda has released a new sketch of the forthcoming Civic Type R ahead of its debut – in concept form, at least – at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

The company is calling the new Type R a “racing car for the road” and the concept certainly contains some extreme motorsport-derived elements, such as the huge rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and four large exhausts.

Flared wheel-arches with additional venting complete the look.

Honda has previously confirmed that the Type R would use a new 2.0-litre direct-injection four-cylinder turbo engine with an output in excess of 280PS.

The new Type R is expected to launch early in 2015.