Some cars have striking model names, others have boring ones and many just have names so that you know who makes them. However, with so many different versions of the same cars, automakers have had to give some of their higher-end models longer names to differentiate them from the lower trim models. As a result, the names of these cars can be tediously long.
Mercedes Benz AMG GT63S 4-Door 4MATIC+ First Edition
We start with the Germans and as stated, this is the First Edition of the AMG GT63S 4-Door. Ridiculous name aside, it was the most powerful car AMG has ever made – that was, until the new GT Black Series and GT63S E Performance.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid
Sticking with the Germans, this is the most powerful version of what is essentially a Panamera estate. It is incredibly pretty and ridiculously fast. Also ludicrously expensive – but not as expensive as the Taycan Sport Turismo Turbo S (Turbo even though it’s an electric car).
Land Rover Range Rover Velar Special Vehicle Operations Autobiography Dynamic Edition
This is an even more boring name that I find unnecessarily long. Why not just call it the Range Rover Velar SVR like the Jaguar F-Pace SVR? That’s what it is. Silly Brits.
Bentley Continental Grand Touring Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner
This is pretty self-explanatory as it’s a Continental GTC First Edition that has been luxurified by Mulliner. Still a mouthful to say.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 International Race of Champions-Z
Yes, this is the Z28 IROC-Z. No I didn’t know IROC-Z stood for that either. Funny enough, the ‘Z’ doesn’t actually mean anything. It was a placeholder that went into production with the Camaro Z28. Weird.
BMW Individual M760i xDrive Model V12 Excellence THE NEXT 100 YEARS
Uhmmm, ja. It’s an Individual version of BMW’s M760i with their ‘Looking to the Future’ words in it. Sounds like Jeremy Clarkson was in charge of the naming.
Audi R8 V10 Plus Audi Sport Performance Parts R8 Edition
So an R8 with performance parts. Why not just call it – oh, I don’t know – an R8 Performance? Looks menacing though.
Nissan Skyline R34 Gran Turismo Racing Victory Specification II Nurburgring Edition
Another one I learned the proper name of. It’s an R34 GT-R V-Spec II. Thank you Gran Turismo 4.
Subaru Impreza World Rally Cross Subaru Technica International Specification-Custom Record Attempt-Racing
Say that fast three times… It’s the WRX STi-C RA-R. Apparently it’s the ultimate Impreza.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Grand Sport Rally Tommi Mäkinen Edition
Also pretty straight-forward. It is a Lancer Evo tribute to Tommi Mäkinen. It also comes with one of the coolest liveries of any production car. EVER!
Duesenberg Model Supercharged J LaGrande Dual-Cowl Phaeton
Ok, this one just sounds brilliant. I have no idea what a ‘Dual-Cowl Phaeton’ is, but it’s awesome! Beautiful car as well.
Then we get to the people who come up with the most flamboyantly dramatic names – the Italians.
Lancia Delta High-Fidelity Integrale Evoluzione II Collezione Edizione Finale
Yes, one of the greatest hot-hatches ever has a very long, VERY Italian name. Awesome!
Lamborghini Aventador Longitudinale Posteriore 770-4 Super Veloce Jota Roadster
I’m taking liberty with the LP bit, but only because it sounds really cool when you say it like that. Also, this is the Lamborghini with possibly the most wings and inlets in its history. Expensive as well.
And finally, my favourite ridiculously long car name of all.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde Gran Turismo Allerggerita Modificata
It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Most people just call it the Guilia GTAm. It is a beautiful car. If someone puts this and a BMW M3 Competition in-front of me and make me choose one, I would have to think long and hard… and then take the keys with the snake on it. I mean, come on – that is the best sounding V6 on sale and it comes standard with an Akrapovic exhaust! It sounds amazing!
And finally, the longest car name in the world. Drum roll please…
Cheap shot, I know.
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