Fastestlaps.com has been around since 2007 but there still is no strict rule in "Site Rules" that would govern when a new carpage should be added and what should be the format for car model names.
I propose to add the following rule to "Site Rules" section #3 regarding submission of new car pages:
"Car can be added only if there is not already a car in fastestlaps database that has the same or nearly identical body, chassis, suspension and engine, except when peak power output varies by no less than 2% or total weight varies by no less than 1.5% percent."
Such rule would also eliminate duplicate cars caused by multiple brands (no use to have a page for Vauxhall Astra if there already is Opel Astra).
Also, there should be a common standard that would dictate how to define model names so that it would possible to distinguish precisely what car it is just
by looking at the model name.
I can think of six components - "make", "model", "generation name", "revision(facelift) number", "package name" and "market scope". For the latest M3 with Competition Package these components would read: "BMW", "M3", "E92", "1", "Competition Package" with the last one (market scope) having no value because this car is sold with the same specification globally.
It should not be mandatory to indclude all five or six components for every model - only the least amount that uniquly define a car.
I have not yet decided in what order to list those components and how they should be formated - that is debatable. The main goal is to eliminate situation when in a dropdown car model selection box there are two or more rows that read exactly the same model name, leaving the user terribly confused having to guess which is which.