I’m not good at this fake badging identification except for obvious stuff like the “E550 AMG” or the “M7" I saw in Seattle last month. But I was rolling behind an alleged SQ5 this afternoon and some stuff seemed off?

Here’s a real one:

Here’s the one I saw:


Sorry for patato. So first thing I noticed was that the interior exhaust tips were chrome, but the outer ones were matte black. Also I swear I could see daylight through one of the tips.

If I’m crazy let me know. I want to add audi to my list of fake badge spotting and debadged spotting but I know nothing about the cues and they’re much more subtle than BMW’s fender flares or Mercedes’ diffusers.