Top 10 coolest car names in the history

Last updated on November 25th, 2021 at 09:47 am by Bill Tsouvalas

Did you ever realise how the name of a car can be genuinely descriptive? Auto makers should recognise that the name they select for the cars they produce actually matters. To cut to the chase, you cannot relate a lame name to a cool car, nor the other way around.

The coolest car names are the ones that have strong connotations to power, masculinity, speed, and horsepower. Want to know what they are? Keep on reading to find out.

Some quick facts

  • Rolls-Royce is the third most expensive car brand in the whole world.
  • Even though they are by far the “coolest”, sports cars sales were down 3.8% in Australia in 2015.
  • The top selling car in Australia in 2016 was once again Toyota, maintaining the status quo.

Which of these names do you think is the most memorable? Make sure to let us know in the comment section!

10. Swinger

Without fear of contradiction, Swinger is definitely one of the best names Dodge came up with. However, at that time, the car didn’t receive as much attention from drivers, which is why we’ve placed the Swinger on the 10th place.

9. Porsche Carrera

Carrera means race in Spanish. Still, even if you don’t know the meaning of the name, it still makes you think of speed and adventure. Therefore, it doesn’t surprise us that it’s one of the most enduring names out there.

8. Bugatti Veyron

This name has a remarkable effect, particularly to driving aficionados. The name was inspired by Bugatti’s wheelman, who in 1939 was the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

7. Chevrolet Corvette

Many people consider this name naturally cool, but it’s actually more than that since it means small warship. Which is why, even though several years have passed, it’s next to impossible not to associate the Corvette with speed.

6. Dodge Viper

Dodge didn’t present a memorable car performance in the 90s. However, the classic combination of a stunning automobile and a unique name was a winner. The Viper is still associated with a wild car, on the edge of control.

5. Lamborghini Countach

Countach stands for an Italian exclamation that evokes something striking, beautiful, and sexy. For drivers who aren’t acquainted with Italian colloquialisms, this car name was, most of the time, mispronounced – we’re happy that ended.

4. Shelby Cobra

Carroll Shelby claimed that he had a dream from which he was inspired to name the car Cobra. This is an irony, especially as we’re talking about a vehicle that is nothing next to peaceful. Still, regardless of the origin of the inspiration, Cobra has remained a memorable name.

3. Ferrari Testarossa

Testarossa stands for read head in Italian, which further outlines that a beautiful language and creativity make a good team. Plus, it’s definitely not a coincidence that this baby has a similar name to the Testa Rossa race cars, which were popular in the 50s.

2. Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

This unique model is the proof that Rolls-Royce’s names are as legendary as their vehicle models. The design is exquisite – this cannot be contradicted – and its name is as expected – representative.

1. Ford Mustang

The legendary Ford Mustang is named after a plane from World War II. ‘Till today, this car invokes a sense of freedom to all driving enthusiasts – this original baby has remained at the top, as well as its name.

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