Badges are slapped on the asses of pretty much every car made today. That’s just how it is. While many are ridiculous and useless, even the ones that we just accept and don’t even mock, at least not openly, are laden with hidden meanings; a shorthand for a set of criteria we can assume about the car and it’s owner. You know, like a stereotype! Just like the bigots use!
Since I know everyone’s goal is to become the best automotive bigot they can be, I’ve put together these handy little visual guides to interpret what the most common sorts of badges you’ll see on cars really means.
This should save you lots of precious time. You’re welcome.
Badge Class 3: Two- or three-letter pairs like RS, GT, RT, GTS, and so on, or word/letter combos like [some letter]-Type, or [some letter]-Spec
I hope this helps! What will you do with all your extra time now?