Whenever the famous four rings appear, you know you're in safe hands. Audi have a long and rich history with motorsport which has permeated through to their road cars. We all know that motorsport heritage has a direct correlation to being cool, it's just science.

If you look back throughout their history, they've never really made a bad car. There was the odd one that might not have been as exciting as others, but in terms of a car's overall quality, Audi has never really missed the mark.

Build quality is definitely something Audi is known for, but I'm not excited about that What I am excited about is when Audi lets their hair down and gets some power down. So, without further ado, here are the 11 coolest Audis ever.

11) Audi S8

This one has been heavily influenced by films, I'm not going to lie. Massive saloons are always cool, but when I saw an S8 battling with a Citroen in the film 'Ronin' I was completely infatuated with it.

10) Audi PB18

As concepts go, this has got to be up there. Looking like an R8 of the future, the PB18 EV is oozing with cool. If this is the supercar of the future, sign me up.

9) Audi R10 TDI

A cool diesel? Too bloomin' right. Winner of the Le Mans 24 hours in 2006, the R10 made diesel a desirable fuel!

8) Audi S4 B5

Possibly the only Audi that looks better in saloon form rather than an estate, the B5 was beefy and properly challenged the M3 E46.

7) Audi R18 e-tron

The first hybrid to win outright at Le Mans proving that Audi were always ahead of the curve when it came to technology, especially with fuel. You know… 'Vorsprung durch technik' and all that jazz. (10 points for the first person to translate that into English in the comments).

6) Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

Earlier this year Audi wowed us with the e-tron Vision Gran Turismo. It was draped in a beautiful livery that tributes to another car that might feature on this list…

5) Audi RS6 C5 Avant

There is only one more road car on this list that beats the RS6 C5 Avant, but if I made this list solely about what car I want in life, this would top nearly every list. It is gorgeous. It grew even higher in my desires when I saw Morty driving it in the film 'Layer Cake.' You don't mess with Morty. If you aren't convinced, here is a little 4.2-litre Biturbo exhaust sounds:

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4) Audi R8

I don't need to say too much about the R8 do I? It is fair to say that Audi absolutely nailed their entrance into the supercar realm. The latest R8 (pictured) looks absolutely insane.

3) Audi Sport Quattro S1

I'm not going to say any words here… just watch this vid and sit back.

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2) Audi 90 Quattro IMSA GTO

The car that inspired the livery for the previously mentioned e-tron Vision GT. The 90 Quattro IMSA GTO had a whopping 710bhp from a 2.2-litre engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox! If that wasn't epic enough, it was in the hands of two of the greatest racers of all time, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Walter Rohrl.

1) Audi RS2

Sure, the Audi RS2 looks absolutely epic. If that was the only criteria to reach the number one spot on the list, I'd image a lot of you would be pissed off. Well, thankfully this estate has the brawn to back up the beauty. All I ever heard about this car when I was growing up, was that it can out-accelerate a McLaren F1 from 0-30mph. I'll let that sink in.

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