The Origins of Car Names

Written by Paul Strauss | May 2, 2014

While many cars have straightforward names like “Mustang” or “Cougar”, there are many more that have names with less obvious origins. In this video from Mental Floss, host John Green walks us through the unusual stories behind the names of 36 vehicles and brands. While we were aware of a few of them already, most of them are news to us. He also does nothing to explain why every Infiniti now starts with a “Q.”

Can you imagine driving a Horch R8 Spyder, an Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili 4C or a Toyoda Tiara?

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