Manufacturers select cars names in a variety of way, sometimes out of thin air (looking at you Camaro), but some of the best derive from the animal kingdom. Whether Ford Mustang or Dodge Colt, or maybe you are more of a Road Runner type of person, let us know in the comments below which is your favorite.
Well, if you consider fish as animals, I've always though that Barracuda was one of the best. Triumph Stag was pretty cool too when sorted.
As for big cats, there have been Tigers, Lions, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Cougars, Panthers & Leopards. Some were more cool than others in that group.
Ah yes....the Lynx..
And lest we forget, the Bobcat and the Puma. The early GTB was a pretty decent car and looked pretty cool and decent power, lightweight and a 4.0 straight six.
I’m a Ford guy. Bronco and Mustang are great and successful name plates. But I will say that Mako Shark vette was a cool car. That blue paint and slick body work was unforgettable...and the name is unique.
I think it is the VW Beetle. I realize it is not a true name, but if you ask people what a VW Type 1 is you will get a blank stare. But ask them about a VW Beetle, everybody knows.
Steyr Pinzgauer (Cattle - It was in the past a triple-purpose breed, raised for meat, milk and draught use.) 710/712
Though it didn't go into production, the 1963 Cougar prototype is my choice. I saw this car around 1997 while it was on loan to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. I hope when returned to Ford it wasn't damaged while displayed like Craig Breedlove's Spirit of America was.
Funny enough, I designed an art print for Automo that showed the taxonomy of car names and nearly half of it was take up by names from animals!
I have to say my personal favorite is probably the TVR Chimaera