10 Incredible Facts About The Most Famous Auto Brands

Sexy, beautiful and elegant. I am not talking about women. These cars have driven me crazy. Cars are our companion for daily com...

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10 Incredible Facts About The Most Famous Auto Brands

Sexy, beautiful and elegant. I am not talking about women. These cars have driven me crazy. Cars are our companion for daily commute; it is our companion for a long drive and most importantly a style statement that can impress girls. 

If you think that you have all the knowledge about your favorite auto brands, think again. Here are some facts about your favorite luxury car brand that you never knew. 

1. Lamborghini manufactured tractors initially

Source = Men's Den

Ferruccio Lamborghini once proposed the idea of replacing the clutch of Ferrari 250GT. Enzo Ferrari replied to this.

“You're just a silly tractor manufacturer, how could you possibly know anything about sports cars?”

Four months later Ferruccio launched his first car, the first Lamborghini 350GTV. There has been no looking back since then. 

2. Aston Martin has been owned by 11 different owners

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The name came from one of the founders. Lionel Martin used to race at Aston Hill. Ironically, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford who were the founders left the company long ago in 1926 and 1920 respectively. From the past 102 years, 11 different owners had been heading this. Presently, it is under the banner of Ford Motors.

3. The Spirit of Ecstasy is worth $40 million

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The Spirit of Ecstasy is better known as the ‘lady on the bonnet of the Royce’. It is extremely expensive and an integral part of the brand. When BMW bought Rolls Royce in 2002, they paid $40 million to manufacture the Rolls Royce lady.

4. Myth behind the BMW logo

Source = We Heart It

Many people believe that the BMW logo represents propellers of helicopter. This was due to the reason that BMW manufactured propellers before they were barred by the Russian government. This is not true. The blue and white colors are actually symbols for the free state of Bavaria (Bavaria was a part of Germany that came under USSR after World War II).

5. Daniel Craig has lifetime access to Aston Martin cars

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Daniel Craig played the role of James Bond and he has the privilege to take any Aston Martin from the factory for all his life.

6. Lamborghini Murcielago is a real batmobile

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Bruce Wayne rode a Lamborghini Murcielago in Batman trilogy. Murcielago in Spanish means ‘bat’. 

7. Toyota’s logo is not merely ‘T’

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‘T’ is formed from three different ovals. Each one stands for a different meaning. The overlapping ovals in the centre represent trust and relationship between company and its customers and the encircling oval represents global expansion of the company Toyota also accounting for its endless opportunities ahead. A deeper look into the logo also forms a steering wheel. It represents the car itself. 

8. “People’s car” has a reason behind it

Source = Men's Den

Volkswagen group currently has 12 brands under its umbrella. Its popular subsidiaries include Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Skoda. Every third car in Germany and every tenth car around the world is Volkswagen. 

9. Silver Arrow was grey initially

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In order to meet the weight regulations, Mercedes Benz had to scrape off white paint and putty W25. This happened in the year 1934. The car was then scraped down to its metal body and then sold. This generated the idea for Mercedes Silver Arrow. 

10. ‘Countach’ was inspired from a cuss word

Source = Car Picker

Countach was a car that had never been seen before. The young designer who created this prototype was yelled by his senior at Lamborghini. Countach has no exact translation in English but it roughly means ‘Holy f***!’ or ‘oh my god!’


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