Some of the logos you see on most iconic brands like the four rings on Audi and the three-pointed star on Mercedes Benz might just look like a fancy ornament to you, but these badges actually has a hidden meaning.
Here are some of the hidden meaning behind the famous car logos
The 4 rings of the logo represent four car companies (Audi, Horch, DKW and Wanderer) that merged in 1932 to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union and the overlapping circles showing their partnership.
2) BMW Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
The blue and white quadrants represent the Bavarian Free State colors ,but in the opposed order because it was illegal to use national symbols in a commercial trademark.
The origin of the logo is often thought to be a portrayal of the movement of an aircraft propeller with the white blades cutting through a blue sky.
While the symbol might just look like the letter “H” from the first letter of Hyundai , its actually symbolizes hyundai salesperson shaking hands with a happy customer after making a deal.
The Mercedes three-point was first seen in the 1980s before “Mercedes-Benz” was added to the official logo in 1990.
The three-pointed star simply represents the brand’s domination of the land, the sea, and the air.
Rolls-Royce’s logo is simply the “RR” initials of the company name.
But the more iconic symbol of the brand is its “Spirit of Ecstasy” bonnet ornament.
The original ornament was created when British politician John Douglas-Scott-Montagu commissioned sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes to create a personal mascot for his 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost.
Using Montagu’s mistress, actress Eleanor Velasco Thornton as the model, Sykes created the famous “The Whisper” statue, which has featured on nearly every Rolls-Royce car since 1911.
The reason behind the iconic Lamborghini was because Ferruccio Lamborghini was born on April 28, 1916, and a bull is the zodiac sign of Taurus. He was also a fan of bull fighting.
The prancing horse was first seen on the plane of Francesco Baracca, who was a heroic pilot in the World War I.
Enzo , a racing driver for Alfa Romeo adopted it as the mascot for his brand after Baracca’s mother told him to use it on his racing cars as a lucky charm. He added a splash of yellow to represent his home city, Modena.
The Porsche badge has a number of meanings blended into one.
The bold horse express the power of the cars Porsche would become famous for.
The red and black represent the crest of Württemberg-Baden, the area where Porsche was based, while the black steed features on Stuttgart’s coat of arms.
The origin of the logo is reflected in the company name. ‘Mitsu’ means ‘three’ in Japanese, while ‘hishi’ (pronounced ‘bishi’) means water chestnut. Japanese also use the same word to represent a rhombus or diamond shape.
It took Toyota about 5 years to develop the three-oval logo. The 3 ovals in the Toyota logo are linked in a horizontally symmetrical layout.
The inner ovals symbolise the heart of the customer and the heart of the company, overlapping to represent a mutually beneficial relationship and trust between the two, as well as forming a ‘T’ shape for Toyota. The outer oval one signifies the world embracing Toyota.
Each oval is drawn with different stroke thicknesses, pointing to Japanese calligraphy art and culture.
The space in the background within the logo represents Toyota’s technological advancement and the boundless opportunities ahead.
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