What does Reventón Mean to You?

by David

2008 Lamborghini Reventón

In 2008 Lamborghini will offer a car called the Reventón to 20 people who can scrape together the million Euros to buy it.

The word reventón has various meanings for Spanish speakers, including party, explosion, burst, flat tire, and blowout. Lamborghini has also made cars called the Espada, Diablo, Murciélago, and Gallardo, but it’s not the only car manufacturer to use Spanish words to name cars.

Ford manufactured the Fiesta, Festiva, Pinto, Granada, Cortina, Sierra, and Bronco. Chevrolet sold the El Camino for a while. Dodge has the Durango, which is also the name of a Mexican state. Hyundai sells the Veracruz (another Mexican State), and the Santa Fe. In Toyota’s lineup are the Corona, Paseo, Premio, and Vista.

Do you know the meaning in Spanish of all the car models named above? Can you think of any more?

Picture credits: Tacoekkel and Zölle.

5 Comments  leave one »

20.Dec.2007 - 2:15 am

Wow, I’m pretty impressed with that car. Also, it looks like Lamborghini names all of it’s cars after Spanish words.

20.Dec.2007 - 4:37 pm

Funny post! You forgot one of the all-time biggest car naming blunders….the NOVA (no va). It sounded sexy in English but not so good, at least not for a car brand, in Spanish-speaking countries. 😀

13.Jan.2008 - 5:19 am

I’m curious to know why car manufacturers have a predisposition to use Spanish words to name cars. Any thoughts?

13.Jan.2008 - 7:14 am

It’s probably because the words sound powerful and sexy, even when they are mispronounced! 😀

14.Jan.2008 - 2:27 pm

@Miss Profe, I really have no idea, although I’ve noticed that before. Apparently all of Lamborghini’s cars are named after Spanish fighting bulls, now that I investigate.

@Voices, yes, the Chevy Nova was indeed a blunder.

@Bilingual Blogger, you might be onto something.


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