Audi RS5 Sportback Stands Out In California With Peridot Green Paint

This Audi RS5 Sportback was recently displayed at a Cars and Coffee event in Pasadena, California – and even in the state where it’s hard to raise an eyebrow unless you’re driving a very special exotic, it does manage to draw attention to itself.

You see, this particular RS5has been painted in a distinctive color from Audi Exclusive.

This isn’t that unique, as many other RS5s feature Audi Exclusive paint options. What makes it special is that Peridot Green is actually a Porsche paint. Mind you, it’s not a particularly common choice for Porsches, either, though it was one of the official launch colors for the previous-generation Cayenne GTS.

Also Read: Audi Opens Order Books For Twin-Turbo 444 HP RS5 Sportback In Europe

This Audi includes a number of gloss black parts to ensure the green isn’t overbearing, such as the mirror caps, wheels, front grille, and front splitter. There are also red brake calipers ,although we’re not sure they go particularly well with that shade of green.

You may be wondering just how Audi can offer a Porsche color to its customers. Well, both companies are part of the Volkswagen Group and there are other colors shared between them; for example, Audi’s classic shade of Nardo Grey can be optioned on Porsche models through the sports car maker’s Paint to Sample programme.

As a reminder, the Audi RS5 Sportback is powered by a twin-turbo 2.9-liter TFSI V6 with 444 hp and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, which can propel it to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in just 3.9 seconds.

Hat tip to Gor Mirzakhanyan!

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  • Honda NSX-R

    Nice change from the usual gray or black but I like Brewster Green better

  • KAG25

    Great looking car in person, saw one in that special grey. But those rims are really ugly.

  • J. P.

    The owner must be a fan of Steven Universe if he wanted his car painted in Peridot green

  • SamBamm

    Saw a Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo recently, done in the custom Nardo Grey, with a red accent stripe around the bottom. Blew my mind: it was so stunning!

  • no25

    with the black accents, this thing is sexy!
    and I’m talking actual sexy not bs tesla s3xy.

  • Astonman

    Saw it in person – very beautiful. I also liked the copper colored Q8 next to it.

    • Bash

      Yeah, that Q8 is sweet.

  • StrangerGP

    Black rims and other accents definitely help out, but overall it still looks like a sleeper.

  • Stephen G

    Yak.

  • botornot387

    Love the car, but not in that color.

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