Originally Posted by mkoesel
No, an R8 looks unique on the road. An RS5 looks just like every other Audi to about 95% of the population.
Plus, just because something looks unique, doesn't mean that's a good thing. A pink Fiat 500 looks unique too, you know.
In a way you are quite right, to Joe Blogs on the street the RS5 looks like most Audi, this is the advantage and disadvantage of corporate imaging, this holds true for BMW, Mercedes and Porsche as all these brands basically throw the same nose on each of their models. The only thing I will say in his defence is that the RS5 as with all A5 models does look a bit more exclusive and special than the 3 series, most of the reason for this is the success of the 3 series, it makes it slightly commonplace to see one.
The only thing is, and this hold true for the M3 as well as the RS5 is that will placed beside a 3 series or in the case of the Audi an A5 even Joe Blogs can tell these aren't your run of the mill versions.