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Automotive experts at HPI have revealed a Top 13 list of eerily named vehicles following a poll amongst its team of expert editors and analysts.

Fernando Garcia, consumer director at HPI said: “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. By giving their cars a menacing but memorable name can help manufacturers to drive sales.

“The cap hpi team has compiled some outlandish and terrifyingly named vehicles ranging from obscure concept cars, supercars and high-value models to more mainstream cars.”

The Top 13 list of eerily named cars polled by cap hpi 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 Garcia: “Whether attempting to sound genuinely scary or to simply stand out from the crowd, car manufacturers have a long history of coming up with car names that sound dark and frightening. There also a tendency for manufacturers to name cars after animals and these are generally based on fearsome predators.”

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