The future of the Audi R8 is currently in limbo, but that isn't stopping the German automaker from giving it a new lease on life. Recently, they filed a trademark that hints at an even more potent version of the said supercar.

It's called the R8 Green Hell, a name that clearly takes after the notoriously dangerous Nurburgring. With the Green Hell monicker, it could hint at a more track-oriented and more focused version of the R8. 

Audi R8 Green Hell trademark hints hardcore track model image

Audi has had a lot of success in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race over the years, winning the grueling race five times. They were on the top step of the podium in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

If so, the car will likely be a stripped-down, lightweight model. That car might also take cues from the LMS EVO, which won the 2019 24 Hours of Nürburgring. It might even have some of its aerodynamic enhancements such as a wide rear wing, canards, or even splitters and vortex generators. However, it is possible that it won't be as hardcore as, say, the LMS EVO itself as Audi might be planning to make it a road-legal car.

Audi R8 Green Hell trademark hints hardcore track model image

On the flip side, the Audi R8 Green Hell could simply be a tamer, limited edition model with a minor power upgrade. As it has been reported, Audi's first (and so far, only) supercar could be riding off into the sunset in a few years. The Green Hell might be the start of run-down specials if that's the case.