Philip Raby Porsche

Porsche Sales and Service

Vauxhall Adam

What’s in a (car) name?

So Vauxhall (and Opel) is to name its new Mini-rival the Adam. A fine name to give a baby boy, but a car? No. There’s a myth that cars always used to have manly and aggressive names and, indeed, some did. There was the Spitfire, Mustang, Stingray, Diablo, Viper, Cobra, Stratos, Testarossa and Thunderbird. You get the picture – names that stir the soul and get you excited about cars and driving. However, look back over the years and there have always been rubbish names. The British car industry went through a phase of naming cars after British places, so […]