Need some help waking up this morning? Coffee not strong enough? Then let the sound of the 2013 Audi RS4 Avant's 4.2-liter V8 engine help you out a bit.

If the sound of that roaring 450-horsepower motor being whipped around a track isn't enough to get you motivated, I don't know what is. The damn thing sounds downright intimidating. 

It's a real shame we Americans don't get it. But with the CTS-V wagon probably not returning when the next generation debuts, there will be a glaring hole in the American sportwagon arena. Come on, Audi. Step up and give us what we want. 

Hat tip to Quattroworld via Road & Track