What Car Is The Best Re-Use Of A Nameplate?

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When you start up an entirely new car company, you've got to come up with a creative and often-unpronounceable name for your new product, like the Pagani Huayra. But when you've got a long and deep well of history to draw from, you can afford to re-use a name.

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I'd go ahead and say the new Ford GT is a great use of an old nameplate on an entirely new vehicle. It's not like it's merely a new generation of a slightly older car, either, like the new Ford Raptor. It's a massive departure from the old GT, which will have been out of production for a whole decade by the time this one goes on sale, and the GT40 before it. Gone is the V8, the retro design, and the cutaway doors. In goes a twin-turbo V6, an incredibly fresh and bold look, and some sweet, sweet butterflies.

Sure, they're both mid-engined, have four wheels, and are bound to go racing, but that's really the only things the new and the old GT have in common.

So what do you think is the best re-use of an old nameplate from a company's history? Let us know in the comments below!

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