Weshalb der Name Crossfire

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    • Tja, also warum der Name Crossfire? Warst Du schon mal dabei, wenn für ein Produkt ein Name gefunden wird?

      Das deutsche Wikipedia sagt:
      "Der Crossfire, der von 2003 bis 2007 bei Karmann in Osnabrück gefertigt wurde, verdankt seinen Namen den sich kreuzenden Sicken (Cross – engl. Kreuz) in der Seitenlinie."
      Quelle: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Crossfire

      Das englische Wikipedia sagt:
      "The name Crossfire refers to the two character lines that run from front to rear along the body sides — crossing each other midway through the door panel. Conceived during the period of Chrysler's ownership by Daimler-Benz, the name also refers to the collaboration of the two companies."
      Quelle: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Crossfire

      Und am besten fand ich folgende Erklärung:
      "When they went to name the car it was originally going to be called the Chrysler Cross. But DCX thought it might be too heavy of a name to bear. Since they still wanted to include "Cross" in the name due to the design cues, they started looking for a name including that word.

      Chrysler Crossdresser was an early favorite of the California designers but it wasn't tame enough for conservative middle-America. Before the spoiler was added, a prototype went wildly out of control on a test track in breezy conditions. The test driver insisted on calling it the "Crosswind". Next German DCX management suggested calling it the "Crossbred" which would be appropriate since it was a joint effort. However, it was later learned that crossbreds were considered inferior to inbreds in some parts of the U.S. With the emphasis on safety, "Crossbones" and "Crosscheck" were also nixed.

      Finally, a lowly first year Chrysler line worker suggested opening up naming the car to all Chrysler employees and their families in a contest in which the winner would get one of the first production Crosswhatevers. One designer had a vision, or lack thereof, and suggested "Crosseye". The receptionist picked "Crosstalk". An habitually inebriated employee with a suspended driver's license liked "Crisscross." The family of a deceased employee even sent in a suggestion: "Crossover". Then you had recently retired grandma Mabel and "Cross-stitch."

      Seeing that this contest was going nowhere and that it was actually causing productivity to fall, the lowly line worker was called into the boss's office where he was told, "you're FIREd". There was silence as the perfect name became immediately obvious. A few weeks later the boss took delivery of a new Crossfire.
      " :D ;)
      Quelle: crossfireforum.org/forum/cross…sfire-name.html#post24862

      Und wenn wir jetzt auf meine Eingangsfrage "Warst Du schon mal dabei, wenn für ein Produkt ein Name gefunden wird?" zurückkommen, dann wird die Wahrheit wohl irgendwo dazwischenliegen. :D ;)

      Oder mit anderen Worten: Es klang gut, man dachte daraus kann was daraus machen, also hat man ihn genommen. Wenn man es genau wissen will, dann muß man wahrscheinlich die Agentur befragen, die für Chrysler damals den Namen entwickelt hat. Das der Name von einer Chrysler "Selbstfindungsgruppe" entwickelt wurde, glaube ich übrigens nicht.

      :winke:
      It's good to be bad.
    • Also wenn Du es ganz genau wissen möchtest, dann könntest Du auch eine der nachfolgenden Personen befragen. Vielleicht kann Dir einer von denen genaueres sagen:
      • Eric Stoddard, Designer der Crossfire Studie
      • Andrew Dyson, Designer des finalen Crossfire
      • Art Anderson, Chrysler Chief Engineer
      • Scott Wilkins, Crossfire Senior Manager
      • Jeff Reece, Crossfire Development Engineer

      Oder aber Du befragst jemand aus dem DaimlerChrysler, oder Karmann Team.

      :winke:
      It's good to be bad.