Honda has unveiled the Civic Si Prototype, which will go on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, previewing a series production version, which buyers will get their hands on next year, alongside the new Civic Type R.

When it does go on sale, the 2017 Civic Si will be available in both coupe and sedan bodystyles, and as you can see here, there’s plenty of go-fast bits to make it that more engaging to drive than a regular Civic.

On the visual front, there’s a full Honda Factory Performance (HFP) bodykit, including front and rear splitters, a rear spoiler, along with a hexagonal-shaped exhaust tip. Also fitted here are 19-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels shod with 235/35 performance tyres.

As for the interior, Honda says the prototype seen here is as close to the final product as possible, and features front sports seats with red stitching and Si logos. If that isn’t enough, the car’s TFT LCD instrument display and audio system illumination is red as well, matching up to the sporty aluminium sport pedals and “Dry Metal Carbon” instrument panel trim.

The red theme continues with the doors, steering wheel, HFP floor mats and gear lever, where you’ll find more of the coloured thread. On the mention of the gear lever, you’ll notice that there are numbers on them, which is something that will “bring all the boys to the yard.”

That’s because all Si models will feature a short-shifting six-speed manual transmission, which is mated to a 1.5 litre turbocharged four-cylinder with dual variable cam timing (VTC). No mention of the mill’s output but if Honda says it will be fastest, most powerful Si yet, you’re probably looking at something far north of 180 hp and 240 Nm.

Additional performance upgrades available for Civic Si variants include a new active damper system, active steering system, limited-slip differential and high-performance tyres. Interested?