10 Cars Named After Animals

Ford Mustang: Named after the wild horse of the American West, the Ford Mustang is an iconic muscle car first introduced in 1964.

Chevrolet Impala: Named after the graceful and powerful antelope found in Africa, the Chevrolet Impala is a full-size car that has been in production since 1958.

Dodge Viper: Named after the venomous snake known for its speed and agility, the Dodge Viper is a high-performance sports car that was produced from 1992 to 2017.

Jaguar E-Type: Although not explicitly named after the animal, the sleek and graceful design of the Jaguar E-Type sports car evokes the image of its namesake, the jaguar.

Toyota Rav4: The name Rav4 stands for "Recreational Activity Vehicle 4-wheel drive." While not named directly after an animal.

Ferrari Testarossa: The name Testarossa translates to "redhead" in Italian, referring to the distinctive red cylinder heads on the car's engine.

Mercury Cougar: Named after the large and powerful wild cat, the Mercury Cougar is a classic American muscle car produced from 1967 to 2002.

Pontiac Firebird: The Firebird is a legendary American muscle car named after the mythical creature that is part bird and part fire.

Honda Civic Ferio: In Japanese, "Ferio" means "fairy" or "fairy tale." While not named after a specific animal, the Honda Civic Ferio.

Nissan Leopard: Named after the sleek and agile big cat, the Nissan Leopard was a luxury sports coupe produced in the 1980s and 1990s.