31 Oct 2018
ẸẸK! 10 scariest car names this Halloween
We’ve whittled down the scariest car names for you this Halloween
A name can tell you a lot about a car, you don’t expect a Vauxhall Adam to be an exhilarating supercar nor do you expect the Pagani Zonda to be a people-carrier so since it’s the most frightening time of the year, we’ve whittled down our top ten scary car names for Halloween!
1. Rolls Royce Ghost
A name synonymous with luxury and inspired by the iconic Silver Ghost of the early 1900s, the scariest part of the Rolls Royce Ghost is the price tag!
2. Rolls Royce Phantom
Following tradition, the Phantom name was also inspired by a Rolls Royce of the early 20th Century, the New Phantom. Larger and more luxurious than the Ghost it’s the flagship model for the iconic British brand.
3. Rolls Royce Wraith
Another tribute to a past model, the Wraith joined the line up in 2013 as a Grand Tourer. Continuing the spirit theme with the name, Rolls Royce truly does own the market of scarily named cars.
4. Lamborghini Murcielago
Spanish for ‘Bat’, Murcielago was a famous Navarra fighting bull with this name chosen to continue Lamborghini’s tradition of naming cars after fighting bulls with their model names a nod to Ferruccio Lamborghini’s passion for bullfighting.
5. Dodge Challenger Hellcat
The most common definition of ‘Hellcat’ is witch and this Dodge certainly is magic. 2015 saw the launch of the most powerful muscle car in the world and took the world by storm. It certainly started something as our next entry shows…
6. Dodge Demon
The Dodge Demon lived up to its name as it wheelied onto the car scene in 2017 with a single-minded focus for straight line speed. It was promptly banned by the NHRA from its tracks and holds multiple records for acceleration, G-force, speed and quarter-mile times.
7. Plymouth Prowler
This retro-styled ‘hot rod’ is unlikely to sneak up on you with it’s 3.5l V6 burbling away under the bonnet but the Prowler name certainly suits the aggressive lines and mean stance as it thunders down the road.
8. Lamborghini Diablo
Named after another fighting bull and Spanish for ‘Devil’, the V12 engined Diablo kicked the 1990’s off with a roar. With a tough act to follow in the form of the Countach, the Diablo was better equipped than its predecessor and stormed the 90’s with its devilish good looks.
9. Hillman Imp
This American economy car certainly lives up to its name as it’s small and spritely. Sadly it’s reputation for breaking down preceded it and soon the launch of the Austin Mini all but scuppered its chances of long running success.
10. AMC Gremlin
Perhaps the Americans were thinking of Gizmo at the time they named it but it’s far from cute and fluffy. This American economy car from the 70’s reflects the free-thinking attitude of the time. We think they accidentally fed it after midnight…
We hope you enjoyed our rundown of scary car names and that you have a frightful halloween!