Inspiration comes in many forms. Unfortunately for car designers, the public imagination may land on an association with no artistic contemplation whatsoever. So much for hours of poring over elegant, dolphin-inspired curves on clay models; when it hits the public eye: it looks like a ninja turtle! Guess which association sticks.
Here’s a list of 11 cars and the animals—aquatic, reptilian, and other—that we first thought of when we saw them. From the posh to the preposterous, check out these cars’ lookalikes that (most) of their PR teams never intended.