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5 Fastest American Cars Named After Animals

Carmakers have historically used all kinds of odd inspirations for naming their cars (the Geely Rural Nanny anyone?). If you want the car model name to reflect speed and agility, or command respect on the racetrack or stoplight, then animals are an obviously great choice for inspiration. From the fast to the dangerous, here are five American car model names inspired by animals   Cheetah Ask any child "What is the fastest cat" and they’ll immediately say “cheetah!” So naturally, when you’re thinking of what to name your race car, Cheetah is the perfect choice. To be honest, It’s amazing the name was still available by the 60’s. That's exactly what Chevrolet tuner Bill Thomas thought in 1963, while he...

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