What's The Best Engine Name?

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Today, I became aware of the Suzuki Boosterjet, Suzuki’s name for its line of small, direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engines, first a 1.4 liter last year and now a 1.0. Unquestionably, it’s a wonderful name. But is it the best?

There are all kinds of great names for engines, particular favorites among the Jalopnik staff being the classic Fireball 8, Buick’s pre- and post-war straight eight as well as Honda’s EARTH DREAMS line and the old Desoto Firedome.

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What do you think is the best name a carmaker gave to one of its engines?

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Raphael Orlove

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