What Are the Best Car Manufacturer Logos?

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The logo of a car manufacturer links back to its main identity. Many of the world's famous cars and brands are  recognised simply by their logo. The logo represents the image and the face of the brand so it is necessary that it should be beautiful and eye-catching. 

Many manufacturers tried but only a few have succeeded in wooing everyone with their stunning logo design. You will be surprised to find out that some of the most distinct car logos belong to many of the lesser known car manufacturers. In this next guide, we will take a look at some of the most artistic and creative car logos of all time.
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Koenigsegg

Let's start with a very familiar logo. The  Koenigsegg shield as explained by Christian von Koenigsegg represents his family symbol. The mixture of yellow, red, gold and blue colours makes this logo a sight to behold.  

Along with this main logo, there is one more logo which has become a mark of this Swedish hypercar company. The Ghost logo on the back of every Koenigsegg is a tribute to the nation's air force squadron, which used the famous runway before Koenigsegg got access to it.
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Porsche

The second logo on this list is another one of our favourites and comes from Germany. The   Porsche logo looks complicated at first sight but if you observe it carefully, it is a very interesting design.  

The black horse in the centre and the name Stuttgart depicts the relation of the company with its birth place. The city of Stuttgart was founded in 950 A.D. as a stud farm with many horses and hence it takes the spotlight in this logo. The black and red stripes and the antlers symbolise the German region of Baden-Württemberg.
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Jaguar

The logo of UK brand   Jaguar is rather simple and less complicated compared to some of the other car manufacturers. As the name suggests, the company strongly associates itself with the ferocious wild animal. 

A jumping Jaguar over the name of the company has been chosen to portray the company's relentless ambition in demonstrating power, grace, elegance and speed.
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Alfa Romeo

The  Alfa Romeo logo has undergone numerous changes since its inception in 1915. It is also one of the weirdest logos ever, as a huge royal snake can be seen eating a man/child. No one knows the real meaning of this strange symbol apart from the red cross, which denotes the company's association with the city of Milan in Italy. Nevertheless, this is one stunning logo which is recognised worldwide.
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Maserati

Another iconic logo in this list comes from Italy. The famous trident logo of Maserati is nothing but the symbol of Bologna; the city in Italy where Maserati built their first factory in the early 1920s. 
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Mercedes-Benz

This three pointed star is definitely the most famous car logo in the world. For more than 110 years, the logo of  Mercedes-Benz has undergone many changes but since 1909, they have stuck to this three pointed star.  Those three points stand for Mercedes' ambition of dominating their vehicles on land, air and sea.
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Cadillac

This may not be as eye-catching as the other logos in this list but there is a very deep meaning to this  Cadillac logo. It just looks like haphazardly placed colours in a crest. However, the real meaning behind the logo is much more elaborate! 

The crest is a collection of authentic heraldry adoption of martin. The various colours in the crest such as red, black, blue, yellow and silver are meant to symbolise passion, grandeur, creativity and excellence.
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Lea Francis

One glance at this vintage logo and you are baffled and amazed with the mysterious creature. It seems like a fusion of a mermaid, a horse and/or a unicorn.  

Lea Francis was a small British car manufacturer, which was founded in Coventry in 1895. This small company was a huge hit between 1920 and 1950. Nowadays, the brand is still kept alive thanks to the enthusiastic owner clubs all over the world.
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Gordon-Keeble

This next logo on our list belongs to another British car manufacturer, which was in operation for only three years. In those three years they built only 100 units but their logo of a tortoise became very famous. 

Gordon-Keeble made cars with massive  V8 engines. Why their logo illustrates one of the slowest animals on the earth remains a mystery.
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Rover

They say there is beauty in simplicity. Maybe that's why this  Rover logo has got such a big appeal. It is a simple logo with a huge Viking ship on it and some very eye-catching colours. 

The silver ship with the red sail and black background with the name of the company on the top on a triangular shape became the mark of the British company. Initially the colour of the ship used to be golden.
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Ferrari

Another iconic logo in the car industry belongs to the most desirable car brand in the world:   Ferrari. The prancing horse and the yellow/red colour have become an identity of the Italian company.  

This prancing horse was initially used by Italy's heroic air force pilot Francesco Baracca who painted it on his fighter planes. After his death, Enzo Ferrari met his parents and it was Francesco's mother who asked Enzo to use this symbol on his cars. And after a few minor modifications, this logo has stuck with the Italians.
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Lamborghini

From one Italian supercar brand to another, the final logo on this list comes from Sant'Agata Bolognese. Automobili  Lamborghini has named almost all of their cars after famous bulls who participated in bull fighting. 

Ferrucio Lamborghini's zodiac sign was Taurus, a bull. Simultaneously, he was very much interested in the Spanish game of bull fighting and hence we can see a charging golden bull in the logo on any Lamborghini.
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WRITTEN BY:  shmee150
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