not the engineers, the marketing department.So basically every one is guessing that it originated from Chevy engineers correlating the turbo jet airplane engine nomenclature and applying it to cars?
That's exactly it, it was all marketing, and that just happened to be the latest trend. It also affected the styling. Look at all the fins and wings and rocket/jet exhaust taillights, trim work, etc.not the engineers, the marketing department.
engineers build the engines, and the marketing experts name them.
is there a lot of NASA rocket engine technology in an Oldsmobile (rocket) V8?