Can You Identify All of These Cars Named After Animals Based on an Image?

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Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

This car is named for a mythological creature. Which one?

Once considered "the personal luxury car," the Ford Thunderbird was manufactured in 11 generations from 1955 to 2005.

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This car shares a name with which cat?

Not the original Wildcat, this 1962 automobile stole its name from a concept car produced in 1953. The Buick Wildcat was manufactured by General Motors from 1963 to 1970.

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Which North American animal is this car named after?

Sold in several variants of sedans, coupes, convertibles, and hatchbacks, the Mercury Cougar was designed based on the Ford Mustang.

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Which "super" insect shares a name with this car?

So-named because of its B-body, the Dodge Superbee was a low-priced, muscle car first produced in 1968 by the Chrysler Corporation.

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This car was named after a snake. Which one?

First produced in the US in 1992 and making its comeback in 2012, the Dodge Viper is a super sports car originally designed by Lamborghini.

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What bird is this Buick named for?

Thanks to a constant change in style and improvements in technology, the Skylark was produced in six different models from 1953 to 1998.

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This powerful Porche is named after a small—but sometimes dangerous—creature. Which one?

Designed by Michael Mauer, this two-seater sports car was sold out after its introduction in September 2013. However, three recalls were issued during its two-year production.

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This Chevy shares a name with a sea creature. Which one?

Also referred to as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, the Stingray is a sports car produced by Chevrolet in Michigan, Kentucky and Missouri from 1953. There have since been seven generations of the automobile.

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What mammal is this Chevy named after?

Chevrolet's most-expensive and best-selling automobile in 1965, the Impala is a full-sized car introduced in 1958 and featured its signature triple taillights.

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After which animal was this line of British luxury cars named?

Jaguar Land Rover, a British car company, is the manufacturer of the luxury Jaguar cars introduced in 1935.

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This Ford is famously named after a North American animal that has both wild and domestic populations. Which one?

Perhaps one of the most popular cars from the 1960s, the Ford Mustang, introduced in 1964, formed part of the pony and muscle class cars in America and is currently in its sixth generation today.

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Which animal was this car named after?

Produced only for a short period between 1959 and 1966, the Lark was a compact car manufactured in the U.S. and Canada in several variants.

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Which big fish was this car named after?

Sold as a personal luxury car, the AMC Marlin or Rambler Marlin was the flagship of the AMC brand and was produced from 1965 to 1967.

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Another Ford named after an animal. Which one?

Designed by Robert Eidschun, the Ford Pinto also called the Mercury Bobcat, was manufactured in 1971 until 1980 and was offered as a sedan, hatchback and station wagon.

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What animal is this 1968 Plymouth named after?

Introduced in 1968, the Plymouth Road Runner was marketed as the more affordable muscle car as the price of its competitors skyrocketed.

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This Volkswagen is named after a small animal. Which one?

Officially named the Volkswagen Golf but sold under the name Volkswagen Rabbit in the US and Canada, this hatchback-styled automobile has been manufactured since 1974 and is currently in its seventh generation.

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Which animal is this Dodge named after?

First introduced in 1980, the Dodge Ram was a series of pickup trucks manufactured by the Dodge company in the US. The first set of trucks featured the ram hood ornament seen on earlier Dodge vehicles.

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Which animal was this car named after?

Replacing the Mercury Marquis in 1986, the Sable was manufactured by the Ford company under the Mercury brand in two productions sets; 1986- 2005 and 2008-2009.

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Which dangerous fish was this Plymouth named after?

Designed based on the Plymouth Variant, the Barracuda was a two-door car manufactured in three models between 1964 and 1974.

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Which animal was this Audi named after?

Officially referred to as the Audi 80 by its German manufacturer, the Audi Fox, introduced in 1966, shared the same platform with the Volkswagen Passat.

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One of Volkswagen's most popular models, what is the full name of this "bug"?

More popularly known as the bug, the Volkswagen Beetle was a two-door economy car manufactured between 1983 and 2003.

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Which large animal was this enormous Chevy truck named after?

Introduced in 1977, the Chevy Bison was a class-8, heavy-duty truck assembled by General Motors. Production of the Bison was discontinued when Chevrolet backed out of the truck market in 1981.

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Which deadly snake was this car named after?

Running on the Ford V8 engine, the Shelby Cobra or AC Cobra was a sports car manufactured both in the UK and US.

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Which animal was this car named after?

Stutz Blackhawk was an American luxury car introduced originally in 1929 and again in 1971 after the revival of the Stutz Motor Company in 1968.

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Which fast animal was this car named after?

Built entirely from material in the US, the Cheetah was a sports car officially named the Bill Thomas Cheetah, after Chevrolet's performance tuner.

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What is the name of this famous Dodge muscle car?

First introduced as a show car in 1964, the Charger has since been manufactured and sold as a hatchback, sedan, and coupe.

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Which animal was this Ford SUV named after?

With a possible comeback in 2020, the Ford Bronco was manufactured between 1966 and 1996 as a multipurpose vehicle.

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Which cat was this car named after?

The Mercury Bobcat was a rebadged model of the Ford Pinto sold from 1975 to 1980. It was sold as a sedan, hatchback and station wagon.

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Which animal was this car named after?

Sold between 1951 and 1957, first by the Hudson Motor Car Company and then by the American Motors Corporation (AMC), the Hudson Hornet's ponton bodywork and smooth handling made it a competitor with luxury brands like Cadillac.

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Which carnivore was this car named after?

Manufactured in Ford's European branch in Germany, the Puma was a sports car produced from 1997 to 2002.

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This Ford truck is named after an animal. Which one?

The Ford SVT Raptor was introduced and marketed successfully in 2009. This light-duty pickup truck is a member of the 12th generation of Ford's F-series.

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Which antlered animal was this British car named after?

Designed by Giovanni Michelotti as a luxury sports car meant to rival the Mercedes Benz SL, the Triumph Stag produced a year later in 1970, encountered several problems with its design and engineering.

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What insect is this Hudson named after?

The Hudson Wasp was a full-sized car offered in various styles from a 2-door sedan to a 4-door convertible. It was manufactured by the Hudson Motor Car Company from 1952 and then by American Motors Corporation in 1955 to 1956.

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Which mythological animal is this Pontiac named after?

Replaced by the Pontiac Sunfire in 1995, the Sunbird was sold as a a compact and sub-compact car during its reign.

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Which reptile is this car named after?

Marketed as the faster coupe version of the Boxster, the Cayman is a sports car that has been manufactured in Germany since 1996.

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Which animal was this car named after?

Built in Leipzig, Germany and competing with other luxury vehicles such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Audi, the Macan is sold as a five-door luxury crossover.

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Which animal astrological sign was this car named after?

Considered a milestone for Ford as well as the American car industry, the Ford Taurus is now in its sixth generation after being in production for more than 20 years.

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Which animal was this car named after?

The Hellcat is the 2015 model of the third generation of Dodge Challengers; a pony car introduced as a competitor to Ford's Mustang and Chevrolet's Camaro.

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This car was named after a big cat. Which one?

Partially designed by Carroll Shelby, the Sunbeam Tiger was produced in two versions; the Mark I (1964-1967) and Mark II (1967).

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Which mythological creature was this muscle car named after?

Another competitor of the Ford Mustang, the Firebird was a pony car introduced in 1967 and manufactured until 2002.

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Which common, red-chested bird was this British car named after?

Produced in England by the Reliant Motor Company, the Robin was a popular three-wheeled car made of fiberglass.

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Which arachnid was this car named after?

Designed as a reverse tricycle by Steve Harper in 1991, the Scorpion is ideally a recreational car sold by Grinnall Specialist Cars.

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This Nissan is named after a common animal. Which one?

Considered as Nissan's most popular sedan, the Bluebird is one the company's oldest cars, manufactured since 1957.

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Which fast animal is this Singer named after?

Succeeding the absorption of the Singer company by the Rootes company in 1956, the first Singer manufactured was the Gazelle offered as a saloon, convertible or estate car.

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Which extinct animal was this car named after?

Recently introduced in December 2017, the Urus was named after the ancestor of modern domestic cattle and will be marketed from 2018.

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Which bird of prey was this car named after?

Manufactured by Daimler Chrysler since 2007, the Jeep Trailhawk offers buyers a merge of off-road and on-road capabilities.

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What small animal was this car named after?

This automobile was an affordable, special edition of the Datsun B210 targeted at young first-time drivers. The car was painted yellow, and buyers had the option of getting a signature stripe or Bee decal.

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This Kissel Company car from 1929 is named after a bird of prey. Which one?

The most impressive production of the post-war Kissel Kar company, the White Eagle, manufactured in 1929, was the sportiest and most powerful automobile produced by the company. Today, only one White Eagle remains in existence.

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About This Quiz

Car names are often a thing of mystery. Sometimes they're named after their makers, sometimes after their functions and sometimes after their look. When it comes to naming cars after animals, lots of people are a bit stumped. Let's examine this further. 

According to numerous articles, the names of cars are often influenced by the markets they are intended for, which is strange if you consider the title of this quiz. Are the cars meant for jungles, prairies and wildlands? 

Well, they aren't, but it is reported that the marketing team, once a new product has been designed. searches for words that help reflect the car's personality and sometimes, characteristics. This makes more sense because sometimes cars are reflective of qualities one would find in vehicles. 

Take for example the Impala, Charger, and Thunderbird. They all, once thought of, bring up feelings of power, sleekness and being dynamic, just like the animals they are named for. 

Mind you that the marketing team has to take numerous factors into consideration when choosing a name, such as trademarks, other possible meanings of the word and what the word means in other languages. 

It's no wonder that carmakers like naming their products after powerful animals; it intrigues buyers, trademarks are easy to get around and the chance of there being a mix up with different languages is very slim. 

After you've considered the brief car-naming lesson we've given you, do you think you can guess the animal names the cars in our quiz just by looking at a picture?


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