Honda pulled the wraps off of three special Civics today, on the eve of the 2016 New York auto show.
For racing fans, there's the Red Bull Global Rallycross Civic Coupe.
The GRC Civic will compete in the rallycross event next season, trading paint with high-powered racing models based on familiar compact cars.
Beneath the familiar sheet metal is a tubular frame designed to be stiff and light for racing, and to protect the drivers from impacts.
The rallying Civic needs to be able to corner on dirt and tarmac, as well as survive the 70-foot jumps that add excitement to GRC races.
Like many GRC cars, the Civic will likely be midengined. The large intakes on the rear fenders seem to indicate this. However, we won't know for certain what engine will power the car until closer to season's launch.
Still "under development," Honda expects that the GRC Civic Coupe will boast over 600-horsepower and will go from zero to 60 mph in under two seconds.
For now, we know that this is what the car's body and livery should look like.
We also know who'll be piloting the GRC Civic Coupe next season.
Honda's team drivers will be Sebastian Eriksson and Joni Wiman.
This year will also mark 15 years of Honda's Civic Tour concert series.
Each year, the show's headliner designs a custom Honda Civic that is awarded to a lucky fan at the end of the tour.
This year's headliner is pop artist Demi Lovato, who designed this matte copper and black scheme.
Lovato was present for the unveiling and even signed the Civic onstage.
Honda also made the North American debut of the Civic Hatchback Prototype, which we recently saw in Geneva. The hatch will be coming to the US market in 2017, along with Si and Type R variants. Noice!