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Old 4th May 2012, 19:32   #1
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There have been many instances in my life when, just hearing the name of certain objects made me crave for it, like, let's say Megan Fox! (),err..sorry, let's say Diablo, just hearing the name makes us think it is something out of this world, something that makes every other name sound too ordinary.

We all know, some automotive brands have played this game really well and have given us some automobiles with names that really makes us crave for it.

Here are some I that tops my list,

Cars:
  • Lamborghini Diablo
  • Pontiac Firebird
  • Ford Thunderbird
  • Dodge Charger
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Ford Mustang
  • Dodge Viper
  • Triumph Spitfire
  • Jensen Interceptor
  • Lancia Stratos
  • Bowler Wildcat
  • Bowler Nemesis
  • Hennessey Venom GT
  • Pontiac GTO
  • Lotus Espirit
  • Porsche Carrera GT
  • Ferrari Enzo
  • Lamborghini Countach
  • Holden Maloo
  • McLaren F1
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Lancia Delta Integrale
  • Lamborghini Murcielago
  • Alfa Romeo Brera
  • Pagani Zonda

Bikes:
  • Honda Fireblade
  • Confederate Hellcat
  • Triumph Bonneville
  • Brough Superior
  • MV Agusta Brutale
  • Ducati Streetfighter
  • Triumph Daytona
  • Kawasaki Ninja
  • Harley Davidson Night Rod
  • Vyrus

Let's have more?
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the Ducati Diavel is a pretty sick name for a bike!!

and the Hayabusa!! its a really cheeky move by Suzuki to name its bike after the peregrine falcon, the main predator of the (Honda) Blackbird!!
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Cars:- Rolls Royce Phantom since only 25 more will be produced so the name just got all the more special now.
BMW M series
Hennessey Venom GT
Volkswagen Touareg
Lamborghini Murcielago
Skoda superb
Fiat 500
Toyota Land Cruiser
Mitsubishi EVO
Bentley Brooklands
Aston Martin V8 Vanquish
And last but not the least Bugatti Veyron

Bikes
Harley Davidson Iron 883 and Vrscx Night rod
Ducati Monster 796
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic
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What about the Mitsubishi EVO X FQ series?? Cheeky of Mitsu to add the FQ there. And we all know what FQ means
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This is obviously where the Italian's get all the bragging rights. After all they can make even bland variants of limp pasta sound orgasmic.
This is also where the Germans lose out big time with their numero-technical car names....they can't seem get past combinations of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, S, C, M, A and Z, no matter what

Here's some of the names I have been struck by:

(VW) Corrado
Aston Martin Vanquish
(Dodge) Viper
Shelby Cobra
Maserati Sebring
Ferrari (550) Barchetta
Bizzarrini Berlinetta
Scuderia Serenissima
Gillet Vertigo
(Chevy) Corvette Stingray
DeSoto Firedome
(Plymouth) Hemi Barracuda
Mercury Marauder
(GMC) Typhoon
Pontiac Trans-Am
(Ford) Torino Cobra
Boss Mustang
Ferrari Testarossa
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Here is my list:

Lamborghini Aventador
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Ferrari F40
BMW M
Pagani Zonda
Dodge Challenger
Ford Mustang
Corvette Stingray
Porsche 911 Turbo
Lotus Evora
Acura NSX
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The one that tops my list is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta
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Mine would be the Jensen Interceptor
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Porsche Cayenne - the name has a mystic appeal
Plymouth Prowler - predatory
Dodge Viper - another hunter
Aston Martin Vantage - goosebumps
Cadillac Eldorado - a mystic appeal
Hyundai Veracruz - nomadic
Ashok Leyland Taurus

I also like the name Contessa very much although I hate the car. It is probably the best name given to an Indian car.
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VW - Scirocco.

Goes perfectly with the character of the car, particularly the TSI one
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We all know, some automotive brands have played this game really well and have given us some automobiles with names that really makes us crave for it.
Two names which immediately came to mind are Ferrari California and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Itís a coincidence that both are Italian
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The name that pops out the most for me is the upcoming Lamborghini URUS. Named after a wild bull from central asia. WOW!
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From me,

Ford Mustang Buillit
Chevrolet Corvette
Z28 Camaro
Dodge RAM
Dodge Charger
Aston Martin Vanquish

Bike

Harley Davidson Fatboy

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I really love the 288 GTO

Seriously though, gotta hand it to the Americans for some great names that have mass appeal, and match the character of the car too.

Ford Mustang (and the BOSS edition)
Dodge Viper
Dodge Charger
Plymouth Barracuda
Pontiac Firebird
Chevy Corvette
GMC Yukon
Cherokee

Some of the uber-luxury car names are swell. Bentley Flying Spur, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow...very classy and have an air of mystique around them.

Amongst SUVs, my favourite is Land Cruiser because it really defines the car. All time favourite = Jeep (i.e. GP, General Purpose)

The car with the WORST name ever is the Skoda Laura.
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Great idea to list the names of dream makers.

Mine:

SLS AMG
Shelby Cobra
Aston Martin (any, they are all gods)
Dodge Charger
Chevy Camaro
Ford Crown Victoria ( I know, but..)
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