You’re looking at what could be the face of the 2018 Toyota Camry. Well, the NASCAR version of it, at least. This image, circulated online, apparently shows the new aggressive face of the next-generation model, albeit grafted on a NASCAR.

That last bit isn’t too much of a downer, as previous generations of Toyota’s Camry NASCAR racers have always resembled the real thing rather closely. The details are usually accurate, if obviously exaggerated and widened to fit the American stock car.

With a bold grille, slim headlamps and wide, almost Lexus-like “spindle” lower intakes, the 2018 Toyota Camry looks to be quite a departure from its current USDM form. And yes, before you get too excited, this previews the North American-market Camry rather than what we will get here in Malaysia.

It’s said that the next-gen Camry will be built on a more sophisticated TNGA platform (like the latest Prius), complete with weight-saving aluminium body panels. A 2.0 litre turbo engine has been touted too, as well as the customary hybrid version.

We’ll know more in due time. For now, what do you think of this new face?

GALLERY: Spyshots of the 2018 Toyota Camry, spotted in the USA