Honda is clearly feeling supremely confident about its upcoming Civic hot-hatch, releasing a teaser clip branding Germany’s Nurburgring with its iconic ‘Type-R’ insignia.
Claimed to have been filmed at the famed 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, the clip shows a young man dressed in black scale a fence to gain access to the circuit and proceed to stamp the Type-R logo on the already graffitied track.
Despite not even showing the recently spied fourth-generation Honda Civic Type-R, the video shows huge confidence on the part of the car maker in reaching its goal of building the world’s fastest front-wheel-drive car around the circuit.
That title is currently held by the Renault Megane RS265 Trophy, which recorded an 8min7.79sec lap of the famed German racetrack in 2011.
The all-new Civic Type-R is expected to be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, developed with knowledge learned from Honda’s involvement in the World Touring Car Championship, likely to see outputs near 200kW and 400Nm.
The Japanese manufacturer plans to build the new Type-R alongside the standard Civic hatchback at Honda’s UK plant in Swindon and launch it by 2015.