11 Interesting Facts about Famous Car Brands that’ll drive you Crazy
Ever saw a classy car and got amazed? Sexy, beautiful and elegant - these are the adjective used to describe classy cars. Cars are the important part of our modern life. People buy cars not only for mode of transport but also to show luxury that they owe. Having expensive cars helps people to show off their luxurious lifestyle.
However, if you think you know cars and their brands well enough, then think again about it because here we bring some mind-blowing facts about your favorite car brands, that you probably didn’t know.
1. Lamborghini’s Murcielago is the Real Batmobile car
Lamborghini’s Murcielago is a sports car manufactured by automobile company named Lamborghini between 2001 & 2009. Do you remember the car used in Batman Triology? Yes, that was Lamborghini Murcielago which was driven by Bruce Wayne. The translation of Murcielago in Spanish is ‘Bat’.
2. The Interesting story about the BMW Logo
A lot of people think that the BMW logo represents the propellers of helicopter, because the company uses to manufacture propellers before they get into automobile industry. But, that’s not the true story. The real reason behind the white & blue color combination used for logo represents the free state of Bavaria which was the part of Germany that came under USSR after the famous World War II.
3. Earlier Lamborghini used to manufacture Tractors
When Ferruccio Lamborghini took his Ferrari 250GT to get its clutch repair and suggested an idea for better clutch. But to this, Enzo Ferrari replied, “You’re just a tractor manufacturer, how could you know better about a sports car?” Frustrated with this incident, Ferruccio Lamborghini launched the first car that was Lamborghini 350GTV.
4. The price of Spirit of Ecstasy on Rolls Royce
The classy Lady on the bonnet of Rolls Royce, the Spirit of Ecstasy is one of the most expensive & vital part of the brand. The cost of it will amaze you. When BMW bought Rolls Royce in the year 2002, they paid a whopping amount of $40 million so that they could manufacture Rolls Royce with the winged lady on front of the car.
5. Daniel Craig has a access to Aston Martin cars for Lifetime
Surprised? But yes, you heard it right. For the role of James Bond, Daniel Craig has been awarded with the advantage of taking any Aston Martin car for ride from the factory for the rest of his life. Isn’t that’s Superb?
6. Aston Martin has been owned by 11 Different Owners so far
The name of Aston Martin came from one of the two founders Lionel Martin who used to drive at Aston Hill. But, the founders Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin left the company. Currently, under the umbrella of Ford Motors, the company has 11 different owners in the past 104 years.
7. The name of Lamborghini ‘Countach’ is derived from a Cuss Word
While making the designs of Lamborghini, the senior designed yelled “Countach”. The design was so unique, like no one has ever seen before. The word Countach has no perfect translation in English, but roughly it translates as “holy f***!” or “oh my god”.
8. Volkswagen is called the people’s car, do you know why?
Under Volkswagen group, there are 12 brands which include Skoda, Bugatti, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley and Audi amongst its most popular. As per Statistics every one out of three cars in Germany & every one out of ten car across world is a Volkswagen Automobile. Isn’t that amazing?
9. The color of Mercedes arrow was Grey and not Silver
In 1934, Mercedes Benz mechanics had to remove off the white paint in order to maintain the weight. The car was totally scraped down to its basic metal body and then it was sold. This opened the way for the idea of Mercedes Silver Arrow.
10. The real meaning of Toyota’s logo, which looks like “T”
The “T” looking symbol is formed by the combination of 3 ovals out of which 2 ovals overlap each other represents the bond & trust between Toyota and their customers. The third oval that surrounds the other two circles indicates the expansion & endless opportunities ahead. Also, if you notice carefully, the logo forms a steering wheel.
11. The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest car so far
In August 2019, Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ topped the spot of being the fastest car which was formerly held by Hennessey Venom F5. Not only that, but it also became the first car to break 300 miles hour record on track. The racecar driver Andy Wallace touched the top speed of 304.773 mph driving Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ in Germany.
This was the list of 11 Interesting and unknown facts about famous car brands which you now know. There might be many more which we might have missed it. If you know any such amazing facts about cars, then do comment below.