Reprinted from Carthrottle.com
We often see these cars on the road when we commute from one place to another, but do you know the meaning behind these popular car logos?
Car Throttle has compiled a list revealing the insightful stories behind the logos of brands like Audi, Mercedes, Chevrolet, among many others.
The Alfa Romeo logo is arguably the best badge in the automotive business. It’s elegant, sleek and filled with mystery. Until now, that is…
You see, the red cross on the left is the symbol of Milan, while on the right, you’ll see a dragon/snake eating a man. The meaning behind that is quite convoluted, so here’s the ‘simple’ explanation: an important guy in Milan called Otone Visconti fought against a Saracen knight and killed him. He then took the symbols on the Saracen’s shield back to Milan, which is why it’s made its way onto the Alfa badge.
While it looks like the snake/dragon is eating a man, the official line from Alfa is that the man is actually emerging from the beast’s mouth, a purified, new man.
The central blue and white circle is often mistakenly thought to represent a spinning aeroplane propellor. In fact, what the blue and white quadrants represent the Bavarian Free State colours – but in the opposed order – because it was illegal to use national symbols in a commercial trademark.
The reason behind the iconic Lamborghini bull is that the animal is Ferruccio Lamborghini’s zodiac sign (he was born on April 28, 1916, which makes him a Taurus). He was also a fan of bull fighting, which is why the bull looks like it’s ready to ruin someone’s day.
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