The Ultimate Two Car Solution: British Racing Green

British racing green G82 M4 and F97 X3M

Aside from Ferrari Red, British Racing Green is probably the most recognizable color in motorsport. As the name would suggest, it is derived from the green international motor racing color in—you guessed it—the United Kingdom. But obvious lineage aside, it's strange to think that the actual hue that is assigned to BRG is up to interpretation.

Indeed, BRG varies across (and within) manufacturers—the through line being that it should resemble a rich green—some with notes of metallic, some flat, some dark, some bright. Regardless of where your preference may fall, we can all agree on one thing: it is an epic color.

Rear view of British Racing Green BMW F97 X3M and G82 M4Front end of IND Distribution's British Racing Green BMW G82 M4Side view of Detailer's Domain British Racing Green BMW F97 X3M

We had the opportunity to capture two examples of British Racing Green recently after the first Pit+Paddock cars and coffee event of the year—Detailer’s Domain F97 LCI X3M and IND Distribution’s G82 M4—where the former is a BMW Individual metallic hue and the latter a throwback mixture to the E36 M3’s solid variant. Admittedly, we have a soft spot for the more heritage hue, but the more modern interpretation does suit the F97’s angular proportions quite well.

Front end of Detailer's Domain British Racing Green BMW F97 X3MSide photo of IND Distribution's British Racing Green BMW G82 M4Front end photo of BRG F97 X3M peeking out from behind G82 M4Front quarter photo of Detailers Domain BRG F97 X3M

As luck would have it, both cars also wear Future Classic club stickers. We took extra care to ensure that, although the color code is still “312”, our decals reflected both hues accurately.

Close up of IND's British Racing Green G82 M4 Future Classic club stickerClose up of Detailer's Domain British Racing Green F97 X3M Future Classic club stickerFace off between two British racing green cars - F97 X3M and G82 M4

Anyway, we’re glad that green is finally getting the credit it deserves. For what seems like twenty years, it was one of the least common colors in the automotive spectrum for absolutely no good reason. We’d happily welcome either of these examples into our garage, no doubt!