Rick, yes! The darker taillights are part of the RS package. I saw a gaggle of non-RS SS coupes and verts for rent by Avis at the Atlanta airport last month, and all had the brighter red tail lights. The RS ones are "special" so I guess that's one reason why I forked over an extra $1,300 + for that option. And to get Halo HID headlights & red SS badges instead of white ones.