Decoding the hidden meanings behind car logos

The German brand’s logo combines the Free State of Württemberg and the former capital, Stuttgart

When a manufacturer decides on their brand name, it usually gold-seals its identity with a logo. But do you know why Alfa Romeo’s badge depicts a snake eating a man? Or why Ferrari uses a yellow background behind its prancing horse emblem?

Here we decode the subtexts in 10 of the most famous car manufacturer logos…

Audi

The four interlocking rings on Audi’s internationally-recognised emblem, relate to when the firm joined forces with three other brands in 1932 – DKW, Horch and Wanderer.

Hyundai

The italicised H is more than just the Hyundai initial – it’s actually intended to represent the handshake between two people who are making a deal.

BMW

The German manufacturer’s blue and white logo represent the colours of the Bavarian Free State. The colours are reversed, as at the time of the brand’s inception it was illegal to use national symbols in commercial trademarks.

Mitsubishi

The three-point symbol of Japanese brand Mitsubishi, combines founder Yatarō Iwasaki’s family crest and the crest of the Yamauchi family – leaders of the Tosa clan, who controlled the town Iwasaki.

Alfa Romeo

The split Alfa logo features a red cross on its left side, symbolising Milan, and what appears to be a snake eating a man on the right. However, this symbol of the Visconti family actually depicts a man being reborn from the snake’s mouth.

Ferrari

The yellow background behind the black prancing horse represents Ferrari’s hometown of Modena. The mother of WWI pilot Francesco Baracca is behind the horse emblem, prompting Enzo Ferrari to use the symbol that brought good luck on a jet flown by her son.

Rolls Royce

The original ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ is thought to be actress Eleanor Thornton, who modelled for a sculpture called ‘The Whisperer’. When Lord Montagu of Beaulieu requested a custom logo for his Rolls-Royce, this was the inspiration – and it was such a hit that Rolls-Royce commissioned it for all of its cars.

Porsche

This coat of arms logo combines elements from Western Germany’s Free State of Württemberg and the former capital, Stuttgart, where Porsche’s headquarters is located.

Mercedes

When the Daimler-Benz brand launched in 1926, the German firm had plans for world domination, and its instantly-recognisable three-point star reflects plans to master air, land, and sea.

Subaru

The six stars in the Subaro emblem represent the Seven Sisters constellation. The cosmic arrangement is also known as the Pleiades, which is “Subaru” in Japanese.

Have we got you hooked and eager to find out more? Manufacturers often hide messages in their car designs; find out about hidden Easter eggs in modern day motors.

8 Comments

  1. acheter du fexofenadine en Belgique
    pharmacie du fexofenadine
    fexofenadine vente en ligne en Suisse fexofenadine en vente libre dans certains
    pays
    acheter du fexofenadine en Belgique Achetez fexofenadine en ligne en toute
    confiance en France
    achat de fexofenadine en Allemagne Options d’achat de fexofenadine pour les patients
    français
    fexofenadine en vente Maroc indication médicale
    fexofenadine et pilule contraceptive : interactions possibles Obtenez des instructions d’utilisation de la allegra
    en ligne
    Options d’achat de allegra pour les patients français
    Trouvez des conseils sur le stockage de la fexofenadine en ligne
    fexofenadine pour une santé optimale allegra authentique à
    prix abordable Belgique
    Achat en ligne de fexofenadine : conseils et précautions
    Achetez fexofenadine avec une consultation médicale en ligne
    fexofenadine pour une solution sûre et pratique
    fexofenadine disponible sans ordonnance en Belgique
    allegra de qualité disponible sur internet
    fexofenadine disponible en ligne avec service clientèle dédié fexofenadine disponible en ligne
    Acheter fexofenadine sans ordonnance en ligne en Belgique Acheter
    fexofenadine en toute sécurité Belgique
    Achat en ligne sécurisé de allegra en France fexofenadine en vente en ligne sans problème
    fexofenadine : Ce que vous devez savoir sur l’achat en ligne
    fexofenadine en ligne : conseils d’utilisation et posologie
    allegra en ligne : les critères à prendre en compte avant d’acheter fexofenadine rapide et efficace
    Achat de allegra à prix abordable
    Tout savoir sur la fexofenadine en pharmacie en ligne
    prix du fexofenadine en pharmacie Achetez
    allegra en ligne avec une garantie de satisfaction
    fexofenadine livrée en toute confidentialité Offre spéciale sur la
    allegra

  2. bisacodyl online bestellen voor snelle verlichting aankoop van het
    merk Mylan dulcolax
    dulcolax kopen in België zonder problemen
    waar bisacodyl te kopen
    bisacodyl zonder voorschrift verkrijgbaar met snelle levering bisacodyl zonder recept verkrijgbaar online
    bisacodyl vrij verkrijgbaar geen voorschrift nodig voor bisacodyl
    Waar kan ik bisacodyl kopen? bisacodyl kopen Nederland
    bisacodyl zonder voorschrift gemakkelijk verkrijgbaar
    in Nederland
    bisacodyl: effectieve pijnverlichting zonder voorschrift
    bisacodyl kopen zonder doktersrecept bisacodyl:
    effectieve pijnverlichting zonder voorschrift
    waar dulcolax zonder voorschrift te krijgen in Nederland
    Betrouwbare bisacodyl leverancier in Nederland
    waar bisacodyl kopen zonder voorschrift
    Ontvang bisacodyl snel en eenvoudig bij u thuis in Nederland dulcolax zonder medisch
    voorschrift in Rotterdam
    bisacodyl voorgeschreven op recept bisacodyl met of zonder voorschrift in Nederland
    Krijg bisacodyl discreet thuisbezorgd in Nederland
    bisacodyl zonder voorschrift online te bestellen dulcolax in Marokko
    kopen van dulcolax in Frankrijk
    Ontdek de beste deals voor dulcolax in Nederland.
    Bestel dulcolax online en vermijd lange wachtrijen in de apotheek Voordelige aankoop van dulcolax online
    dulcolax kopen voor een effectieve behandeling
    bisacodyl bestellen zonder voorschrift in Nederland prijs van dulcolax in de apotheek
    Koop dulcolax online in Zoetermeer – veilig en betrouwbaar.
    bisacodyl kopen in België zonder moeite
    bisacodyl voorgeschreven op recept Koop bisacodyl
    online voor betrouwbare kwaliteit
    bisacodyl online bestellen met snelle verzending aankoop van bisacodyl in Utrecht online
    bisacodyl vrij verkrijgbaar in België
    dulcolax: effectieve oplossing beschikbaar zonder recept.
    bisacodyl zonder voorschrift online te bestellen
    online aankoop van dulcolax zonder recept
    bisacodyl bestellen voor thuisbezorging bisacodyl verkrijgbaar in apotheek van Nederland

  3. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. There’s no doubt that that
    you ought to publish more on this issue, it may not be a taboo matter but usually folks
    don’t discuss these issues. To the next! Kind regards!!

  4. Awesome blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little
    lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused ..

    Any suggestions? Appreciate it!

  5. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the page
    layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve
    got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so
    people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two
    images. Maybe you could space it out better?

  6. Good information. Lucky me I recently found your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve book-marked it for later!

  7. Thank you, I have just been searching for information about this
    topic for ages and yours is the best I’ve found out so far.
    However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you positive concerning the supply?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *