Audi trademarks “R8 Green Hell” name

Audi may be planning a new variant of the R8 inspired by the Nürburgring. The German automaker recently trademarked “R8 Green Hell” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, referencing the ‘Ring’s famous nickname.

The trademark, first spotted by Automobile, isn’t ironclad proof of a new model. Automakers often apply to trademark names without having a new model in the works. It’s a way to secure names automakers might want to use in the future.

If Audi really does intend to build an R8 Green Hell, there’s no mincing words on what it would be. It would be a hardcore version of the R8 with some connection to the Nürburgring, be it a track-focused special edition or a version of the R8 intended to set a lap record.

For reference, the current Nürburgring lap record for production cars is 6:44.97, set by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in 2018.

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Fastest SUVs – Quickest SUVs and Crossovers in 2019

Fastest SUVs in 2019

Just because you need family practicality or off-road capability doesn’t mean you want to go slow. We’re rounding up the fastest SUVs to help you satisfy your need for speed — and versatile cargo solutions. When the kids ask, “Are we there yet?” you’ll just respond, “Hold on!” and mash the gas. That’ll teach ’em.

Our list of 2019’s fastest SUVs combines manufacturer claims about power and acceleration and the results from our own instrumented testing. Our experts test hundreds of vehicles every year, so we’re putting that knowledge to work to help you find the fast SUV that’s right for you.

Next Steps

Now that you know the fastest SUVs, it’s time to consider your budget and your needs (or, perhaps, just your desires). Our full ratings and reviews can help you better understand each vehicle and choose the one that’s right for you. You

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Celebrate 40 Years of Audi Quattro AWD With These Icons

Name a branded all-wheel drive system. What came to mind first? Was it Quattro? If it was, that’s because Audi has been working for forty years to help you put the power down no matter the weather or road surface. Here’s a list of our favorite Quattro-equipped cars, whether they were designed for the street, track, trail, or otherwise.

1980 Audi Quattro

Before Audi got involved with rallying, supercars, and mega wagons, there was this. Audi engineer Jörg Bensinger wanted to build a sporty car with four driven wheels, and thus the 1980 Audi Quattro was born. Often referred to as the “Ur-Quattro,” meaning that it was the first one, this car was the first all-wheel drive Audi, using a longitudinal permanent four-wheel drive system. It launched with a 2.1-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine producing 197 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. It would go on to

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