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Revealed - Top 13 eerily named vehicles following a poll amongst the team of motoring editors.

Tim Bearder at cap hpi said: “With Halloween just around the corner we thought it would be fun to look at some of the scary names car manufacturers give to their models.  Getting the name of a car right is really important for manufacturers so that it appeals to consumers and sells well.  Maybe with some of the models we came up with the manufacturers were hoping to scare up a bit of business by giving their cars a menacing but memorable name.

“The cap hpi team has compiled some outlandish and wonderfully terrifying named vehicles over the years ranging from obscure concept cars, supercars and high value models to more mainstream cars.”

The Top 13 list of eerily named cars polled by is:

1) Rolls-Royce Phantom  

2) AMC Gremlin

3) Pontiac Banshee

4) Hillman Imp

5) Lamborghini Diablo

6) Alfa Romeo Spider

7) Plymouth Prowler

8) Ford Probe

9) Spectre R42

10) Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

11) Rolls-Royce Wraith

12) DF Goblin

13) Lamborghini Murcielago (Murcielago is Spanish for ‘bat’)

Added Tim Bearder: “Whether born of attempts to sound genuinely scary or to simply stand out from the crowd, car manufactures have a long history of concocting car names that sound dark and scary. There also a tendency to name cars after animals and these are generally based on predatory beasts.”


Tim Bearder

cap hpi Black Book Editor. As part of the value-setting team it is my job to find out, research and reflect what's happening in the market to used car values. @TimB_cap_hpi tim.bearder@cap.co.uk

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