Struggling to figure out why one set of alphanumerics sounds great but another set makes you want to pigeon kick a wag? Well my Hemis, your uncle Wobs is once again pulling the bull out of the pen — and since that’s a fact that makes these values valid!

Alphabetical Numeric Values

  • A: +2
  • B: +2
  • C: +3
  • D: +1
  • E: +2
  • F: +1
  • G: +4
  • H: -1
  • I: +1
  • J: +2
  • K: +2
  • L: +2
  • M: +3
  • N: +1
  • O: +1 (not to be confused with 0)
  • P: -1
  • Q: +2
  • R: +4
  • S: +3
  • T: +3
  • U: -1
  • V: +2
  • W: -3
  • X: +3
  • Y: -1
  • Z: +4
  • Doubled Letters: +2
  • Repeated Letters: -2
  • Punctuation Marks (excluding points, hyphens, and dashes): -2 per occurance

Numeral Numeric Value

  • 1: 0
  • 2: +2
  • 3: +4
  • 4: +2
  • 5: +2
  • 6: +1
  • 7: +3
  • 8: +4
  • 9: +3
  • 0: 0
  • “Oh”: +5
  • “Point”: +3
  • Two Digits Spoken: +3
  • “Hundred:” +1
  • “Thousand:” +2
  • Said in Non-Native Language: +2
  • Number Said/Written in Italian: +24
  • Actual Roman Numerals: -9

Syllable Numeric Value

  • 1 Total Syllables: 0
  • 2 Total Syllables: +3
  • 3 Total Syllables: +2
  • 4 Total Syllables: +3
  • 5 Total Syllables: +9
  • 6 Total Syllables: +1
  • 7 Total Syllables: -2
  • 8 Total Syllables: +3
  • 9 Total Syllables: -2
  • >9 Total Syllables: -4

Find an alphanumeric, add up the values, and amaze surprisingly many enthusiasts with your ability to quantify the quality of the not-so random jumbles we are forced to call nameplates.

ANV at Work

- RC F (ANV 10) -

The RC F has an alphanuvalue of 10 points [(4+3+1)+2 for three syllables].

*A car simply named GT [(4+3)+3 for two syllables] would equal the RC F at an ANV 10.

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In fact (which I made up in fact), RC [(4+3)+3 for two syllables] yeilds an ANV 10 rating as well. This means that adding “F” to RC doesn’t increase the ANV score.

- CLS63 AMG (ANV 23) -

Maybe you are curious why CLS63 AMG doesn’t bother you too much even though it’s a very long alphanumeric. Simply put, it has a strong designation despite the jumble length because its parts outweigh the end result.

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CLS” [(3+2+3) + “63" (1+4)+3 for two digits spoken] and “AMG” (2+3+4) would give an ANV 25, but it gets a nine syllable deduction of 2 points resulting in that ending ANV 23. Strong alphanuvalue but one less letter would be a stellar increase.

- GT350 (ANV 26) -

GT350 [(4+3)+(4+2+0+4 for double digit spoken) + 9 for five syllables] gets that model an ANV 26. That alphanumeric is a monster in value.

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- Millecavalli (ANV 24) -

This will work as a transition towards brand and “real” name valuations since Italian is notorious for transforming what would be an alphanumeric value into an actual name. At the end of the day, names are worth more than a majority of letter and number combinations.

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Simply calling the car above the Mazzanti “Mille” would be worth an ANV 24. But once you string together its full name, the Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli (1,000 Horses), you can see why Italian brands wreck everyone else when it comes to model designations.

*Note that the +24 is only for Italian numbers. The Project One or Rio Cinco will NOT net you that easy ANV 24.

Just saying, “Cinque,” (ANV 24) will allow you to compete with the cool factor of the designation GT2 RS (ANV 25) even if people have no idea what brand, model, or background those designations are attached to. They’ll intrinsically believe that Cinque at least around the same level of sweetness. However, if you say GT3 RS 4.0 (ANV 31)... even people that don’t know what the car is will understand that the game is over. Porsche always finds a way to win the day.

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*Values Updated 19 Apr, 2018 but still a work in progress.