Ferrrari Name Generator Is All Sorts Of Fun And Confusion
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It’s been an incredibly news-worthy few days for Ferrari, as reports of a 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti selling for close to $36 million have dominated the headlines. You also shouldn’t forget about the first few details that have been revealed about the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso, the successor to the FF. That’s important too. In lieu of these events, and the rather long and sometimes confusing names that have come out of Maranello throughout the years, The Verge has come out and released a “Ferrari name generator” that can predict the names of future Ferrari models.
Ok, it can’t really do that, but it is a lot of fun to see what names come out of the name generator. Would you be interested in the Ferrari FLaFChallengeM Stradale? How about the Ferrari 350tdf Maranello? Maybe something simple and all-time confusing like the Ferrari LaEnzo K?
The names are all funny, although some actually make sense for a future Ferrari model. I wouldn’t necessarily trust the name generator to produce an actual name that Ferrari will use, but it does do it’s job of making fun of the way the Prancing Horse goes about naming its models.
Go ahead and give it a few clicks. Maybe you’ll chance upon something utterly ridiculous like the FLa670GTCFerrari Superamerica K or something that somehow makes sense like the F750XX. I know I’d want to see what Ferrari can do with the F750XX.
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Why it matters
Ferrari’s insistence in using words, numbers, and a combination of the two in naming its models has earned it a criticism or two in the past. It hasn’t really arisen in the past few years, and those who do bring it up, often do so just to get in a laugh or two. But, there have been a few times when people questioned Ferrari’s decision-making when it comes to deciding on a name for its models. I mean, personally, does it really have to be the Ferrari F12berlinetta? Why not just use F12 Berlinetta, as it is “unofficially” referred to anyway? On the same token, how about the F12tdf? I’m sure not a lot of people know that “tdf” actually means the Tour de France.
Granted, the FF was a little too simple, but Maranello followed that up with the GTC4Lusso, which isn’t only confusing to read, but a real tickle to get the meaning out of. For the record, GTC stands for “Gran Turismo Competizione” while 4 indicates the number of seats the car has. Then there’s Lusso, which means “luxury” in Italian. Try to piece all three meanings together and no matter how Ferrari tries to describe it, you still end up scratching your head.
At the end of the day, I know that this is nit-picking because people will continue to buy Ferraris even if they’re named FLa520DinoFerrari K. What’s important is the first name. If it’s a Ferrari, then that’s really all that matters.
Read our full review on the 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso here.