Probably the same reason good ole Shel' didn't like anyone else making "Cobras". Licensing royalties most likely.
From a business/legal perspective, as more and more people make their own version of the FFR '5' logo, it begins to mutate and loses its unique identity (aka: trademark). This dilutes the effectivness of the brand. Also, if there are enough non-sanctioned FFR '5' logo'd products floating around for long enough, eventually, FFR could lose it exclusive rights to the logo as its trademark. Eventually, a case could be made the the '5' logo is not an enforceable trademark of FFR but rather is in the public domain.
Those side badges look real good, but am I missing something here? "Powered by FFR" is just not a true statement. This is a FFR "powered by Ford" or god forbid "powered by Chevy", "powered by Chrysler" etc.... An original Cobra was an AC that was powered by Ford, a Pantera is powered by Ford, and so on. FFR doesn't build and manufacture engines/drivelines. I still say the side badges look awesome, but the aren't semantically correct.
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