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We got our first peep of the concept model at the Geneva show, where Honda introduced it to a crowd of rabid ricer kids (disguised as the world's motoring journalists in ill-fitting suits). Now a production model of the UK's own 2008 Honda Civic Type R coupe has been spotted in what we'd assume to be shakedown testing at the N rburgring. It's likely not for US consumption (don't gloat, Blighty), but we can watch and wait and write down specs and stuff as if we'd actually ever get to drive the thing. What else can we do?

Spy Shots: 2008 Honda Civic Type R [Edmunds]

Go, Street Racer, Go: Honda Introduces Type R Coupe [internal]