Six cars with daft names — Covered mag, presented by Gocompare.com

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Six cars with daft

Many things caught the of car fanciers when Ferrari its new flagship LaFerrari at the Geneva show yesterday.

The bubble The hybrid engine. The £1m price The prospect of getting a car insurance for it which won’t cost the of the gross domestic product of

But most of all, it was the name, sounds rather more a seedy revue bar rather a world-beating hypermobile.

On this note, here’s a run-down of other cars with names.

Ford Probe

The one spawned a thousand “I’ve got a up my rear end!” jokes on the

Despite the silly name, it pop-up headlamps and was actually nice to look at. There was V6 too, which had a reasonable of ‘shove’, if you like that of thing.


However, it never replicated the of the beloved Capri coupé it replaced. Was the name to blame? – but rust, poor reliability and the malaise Ford was suffering at the time had a bigger say.

Of Ford has previous when it to amusing car names: bear to the Fiesta, Escort and Razzle .

Cascada

You’re a multi-million car manufacturer. You have a sophisticated new ready and primed for sale. invested millions into and development during a time of economic upheaval. In short, you to get this one right.

So, you name this new model the German hitmakers responsible for pop such as ‘Evacuate The Dancefloor’ and Time We Touch’. Well, why you?

Still, here’s that naming cars chart-bothering Eurodance artists a thing- look out for the Nissan the Renault Eiffel 65 and the SEAT .

Great Wall Coolbear

The Chinese car manufacturing industry is a of silly nomenclature — not to notoriously cavalier approaches to property law .

This Nissan rival went into in 2009, and its name suggested not a but a 90s TV series aimed at capitalising on the of the Teenage Mutant Hero starring a wisecracking ursine – pitched somewhere between Dog The Dweebs and Yogi Bear, if you

It was a tough call including the – Great Wall has also the excellently titled Wingle and .

Honda Fitta

Scandinavian will know what talking about here. Of if you don’t speak Swedish and easily offended, you could give Google Translate a and see why Honda HQ backtracked furiously and future incarnations the less name of ‘Fit’. ( WARNING: — Decency ed )

Interestingly, car known as the Jazz in the UK –amusing to of Viz’s Profanisaurus, if not regulars at Scott’s.

Mazda Bongo Brawny

As you may gathered, we’ll always trouble stifling a giggle at with names which synonyms for gentlemens’ rhythm

Toyota Deliboy

Mazda’s Bongo van first in Japan in 1966 and a beefier, version – the fittingly titled range –appeared in 1983.

Renault WIND

Just to that the Europeans can hold own in the silly name stakes, comes Renault’s nautical-looking roadster.

A bold concept became reality in 2010, the was arguably doomed from the by its unfortunately flatulent moniker manna from heaven for subeditors everywhere.

However, it hit a note with the British public and was canned in the UK last along with the Espace, Laguna and Modus, to a riot of With The WIND’ headlines. You can get it in Europe though.

Honourable mentions: Nissan AMC Gremlin, Daihatsu Applause, Justy, Volkswagen up. Toyota

What? No Yamaha Pantryboy

Oft mentioned in hushed tones speaking of amusing car titles is the titled Yamaha Pantryboy -a Japanese prototype which is to have appeared at motor sometime between the 90s and 00s. But but no are known to exist.

It is a vehicle in mystery — one assumes it have been one of those utilitarian vans, going by the but there is no hard evidence to this.

The legend goes that one – fitted with one of Yamaha’s DX-7 synthesizers in the boot – gathering rust in a shed in

Sadly, it is nothing more an urban myth. The Pantryboy actually exist. Curses!

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