We all remember the fun and games last year with Ferrari trying to call their car the F150 and then having to change it because Ford already sell a very popular vehicle with the same name.
Yesterday Toro Rosso announced their new car will be called the TR7 (not STR7, interestingly). In the seventies Triumph built a notoriously unreliable sportscar with the same name.
I wonder if there are many other examples of F1 cars and road cars sharing (or almost sharing) names?
The only other such story I can think of involves Jordan’s first season in 1991, when Eddie Jordan announced he was going to call his car the 911, which obviously conflicts with Porsche. It was eventually dubbed the 191, though apparently Jordan managed to blag himself a 911 from Porsche when agreeing not to use the name!