I like the idea of the argument from Lockheed Martin :
‘HRT naming their car the F117, has impacted the years of goodwill and positive image built up by Lockheed Martin on this brand since 1981′
‘The possible confusion for our customers who may confuse the old technology based, single seater, grey* painted craft is considerable.’
On the flip side a possible news report: ‘Dictators buying F117’s 2nd hand on Ebay with the intention of bombing rebel strongholds have already expressed considerable regret after actually receiving a dodgy already under performing F1 car’
.. at least they’ll have something to travel up and down the runway on, without the worry they’ll be breaking the no-fly zone any time soon :)
* I’m speculating HRT will be grey in 2017. Although it’ll probably be pink with fluorescent yellow spots on current form.