lundi 31 mai 2010

Pagani Zonda F

The Pagani Zonda is a supercar made by Italian car maker Pagani. It debuted in 1999 and continues through the present, with production proceeding at roughly 25 cars per year. As of December, 2005, 60 Zondas had been built. It is a mid-engined 2-seat coupe and convertible. Construction is mainly of carbon fiber.


Some early Zonda engineering was done by Formula One champion, Juan Manuel Fangio. The car was originally to be named for him, the "Fangio F1", but the name was changed upon his death in 1995.

The Zonda is often compared to other supercars such as the Enzo Ferrari, the Koenigsegg CCR, the Lamborghini Murcielago and the Porsche Carrera GT.

1999 Zonda C12

The C12 debuted at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. It was powered by a 6.0 L (5987 cc) Mercedes-Benz M120 V12 engine and could reach speeds of 185 mph (297 km/h). The engine produces 408 PS (300 kW/402 hp) at 5200 rpm and 421 ft·lbf (571 N·m) at 3800 rpm.

Just five of the original 6.0 L Zondas were built, though it was still available in 2002 when the C12 S debuted. One was used for crash testing, while another was a demonstrator and show car. The rest were delivered to customers over the next three years, priced at US$320,000.

The C12 could accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and hit 100 mph (161 km/h) in 8.2 seconds. Acceleration through the quarter mile was 12.1 seconds at 124 mph (200 km/h). Lateral acceleration on the skidpad was .93g, and the car could brake from 60 mph (97 km/h) in 110 ft (34 m).

Honda Jazz


Honda Jazz. La nouvelle Jazz est flexible ! Vous pourrez, au rytme de vos musiques préférées, jouer de la modularité incroyable de ses fauteuils,Avec son habitabilité encore supérieure et ses mécaniques écologiquement compatibles, la nouvelle Honda Jazz entend faire mieux que de la figuration.

A commencer par la taille, désormais plus imposante, de cette citadine. La Jazz, mesurera en effet 3,90 m (+ 55 mm) de long pour 1,69 m (+ 20 mm) de large et 1,52 m de haut. Des dimensions en hausse qui n'enlèvent rien à la maniabilité de l'auto, puisque son rayon de braquage de 9,8 m reste inchangé. Et cela malgré l'augmentation de l'empattement de 50 mm, l'utilisation de roues plus grandes, ainsi que l'élargissement des voies avant et arrière qui confèrent, pour leur part, une plus grande stabilité.

Pour lui faire bénéficier du Bonus écologique de 700 euros, Honda a profondément revu la partie mécanique, en proposant des moteurs essence aussi sobres que les Diesel. Ainsi, les 1.2 de 90 ch et 1.4 de 100 ch (avec la boîte robotisée i-Shift) consomment seulement 5,1 litres aux 100 km (120 grammes de CO2 par km).

De quoi permettre à la Jazz d'affronter les longues distances, sans ruiner ses passagers. Les grands trajets seront d'ailleurs plus agréables, puisque la petite Honda dispose de sièges élargis au soutien accru, ainsi que d'un siège conducteur et d'un volant réglables en hauteur.

Mercedes CLS



La Mercedes-Benz CLS est une nouvelle berline coupé créée par le constructeur automobile Mercedes-Benz.La CLS vient de s'offrir un lifting. Une opération douce à l'extérieur, la calandre perd une de ses trois lamelles, les feux utilisent des diodes, et les rétroviseurs redessinés se parent de rappels de clignotants, également à diodes. L'habitacle, toujours aussi soigné, reçoit un nouveau volant, différentes possibilités de boiseries, et le bloc d'instrumentation gagne un élégant fond à surface striée. Pour le reste, la CLS conserve ses caractéristiques. À commencer par un défaut impardonnable : la direction, trop assistée, manque de précision. Un point d'autant plus agaçant que la CLS est une auto très réussie. L'excellent châssis fait oublier les 1 855 kg de l'ensemble, et l'amortissement prévenant offre un confort remarquable. Les conducteurs exigeants se tourneront vers la suspension pneumatique Airmatic, proposée en option (2 000 euros). La tenue de route est souveraine, et l'insonorisation soignée procure un excellent confort acoustique. À bord, la faible luminosité vient vous rappeler, surtout si vous êtes installé à l'arrière, que vous êtes à bord d'un pseudo-coupé : la ceinture de caisse est très haute et les vitrages façon meurtrière nuisent à la visibilité et compliquent les manœuvres. La CLS préférera les autoroutes où son V6 diesel fera merveille. Puissant, ce bloc procure des relances étonnantes. Bien secondé par une boîte automatique à 7 rapports douce et rapide, la 7G-tronic, il distille un agrément de conduite de très haut niveau. La climatisation efficace, le système multimédia intuitif et l'ergonomie sans reproche offerts par cet habitacle achèvent de rendre tous les trajets en CLS à la fois sûrs et très plaisants.

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP


ay back in 2002, when the Pontiac Solstice was introduced as a concept at the North American International Auto Show, there were actually two versions of the car, the current roadster and a coupe. Now, at the New York Show, that vision has been fully realized with the introduction of the Solstice Coupe for the 2009 model year.


Although it has the same fastback shape of the concept — with a rear glass hatch and ducktail rear spoiler, the production version adds a lift-out Targa panel between the windshield header and the B-pillar. In addition to that fixed panel (which is too large to store onboard), the car comes with a soft-top cover to provide protection from the elements.


The basic look of the car remains unchanged, although the rear taillamps have been tailored to flow more smoothly into the tapered roofline. The additional space beneath the rear window doubles the car's load space to 5.6 cu. ft.


The coupe is available in both base and GXP trim levels, which offer buyers a respective choice of a normally aspirated 173-bhp 2.4-liter four or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four making 260 bhp. Since the new top is a composite-covered aluminum structure, curb weight is up marginally over the stock vehicle. The lift-out panel, for instance, weighs just 31 lb. and can be easily removed or installed by one person.

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Bugatti Veyron





400 km/h cheveux au vent ?

Cette Veyron Targa constitue l'ultime déclinaison de la supercar de Molsheim, avant que la belle ne soit remplacée par un tout nouveau modèle, sans doute en 2010. En attendant, cette édition s'annonce encore plus limitée et raffinée, les dirigeants de la marque annonçant une sportivité et un luxe hors du commun. On imagine sans peine les sensations extraordinaires, le pied droit bien enfoncé et les cheveux à l'air alors que les 1001 chevaux hennissent de plaisir. Néanmoins, pour que cela soit possible, les ingénieurs de la marque ont du travailler de nombreuses semaines, afin de renforcer le châssis de cette Veyron Targa. Il faut dire que ce dernier est soumis à rude effort lorsque les 1 250 Nm de couple du fantastique moteur W16 entrent en scène.

001 chevaux la tête dans les étoiles, tel est l'incroyable programme de la Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport.
La reine des concours

Les inconditionnels de la Bugatti Veyron piaffaient d'impatience en attendant de découvrir l'identité de la future Veyron Targa. Elle s'appellera finalement Grand Sport, un clin d'œil à certaines mythiques sportives de la marque comme la Type 37 du début du siècle dernier. La supercar devrait être produite à 80 unités pour un prix de vente que l'on estime osciller entre 1,5 et 2 millions d'euros. La première unité apparaîtra à l'occasion du concours d'élégance de Peeble Beach, aux Etats-Unis le 16 août prochain, où elle sera mise aux enchères.

Peugeot Concept RC - Peugeot




Six semaines avant l'ouverture du Mondial de l'Automobile, Peugeot lève en partie le voile sur son concept de coupé Grand Tourisme.

PUISSANCE ET ENVIRONNEMENT FONT BON MENAGE

Un coupé « Grand Tourisme », lequel est, pour la marque au Lion, le véritable «chaînon manquant» entre les concept-cars RC Pique et Carreau apparus en 2002, et la dernière 908 RC. 4 portes et 4 places… et une architecture moteur hybride thermique-électrique, remarquable.

Jugez plutôt : la puissance s'établit à 313 ch pour un bilan environnemental de seulement 109 g/km de CO2 rejetés en cycle mixte, et même, logiquement, 0 en mode tout électrique. Alors, évidemment, le concept RC... n'est qu'une étude et, à l'instar de l'actuelle 207 qui au simple stade du Concept Epure abritait une motorisation carburant à l'hydrogène, il devrait se passer bien des choses avant une prochaine commercialisation de la 608 de série. D'ici cette date en effet, les petits cochons du pragmatisme sauront probablement lester encore un peu plus notre frustration pour faire entrer dans le rang une pourtant si jolie étude. Pour le si peu, en tout cas, qu'on puisse en juger aujourd'hui.

World Motor Vehicle Production by Country

Reference: "World Motor Vehicle Production by Country: 2006–2007". OICA. Retrieved on 2008-03-18.

http://oica.net/wp-content/uploads/all-vehicles.pdf

Toyota Yaris & Volvo S80

Toyota Yaris


The new Toyota Yaris is one of the first nice looking small cars to come out of Japan in my opinion. Greek Sotiris Kovos and Toyota's European Office of Creation in Brussels are responsible for the styling and they've done a good job. The interior of the car also looks very special with it's central placed digital dashboard and round flowing design.
The Yaris replaces the old and boring Starlet. It fully complies with the Euro-NCAP safety regulations, which is special for such a little car. The car will be produced in Japan till 2001 and the production will be transferred to the new plant in Valenciennes in France.


The Yaris looks its best in the two door lay-out but a four door version is also available. I think the backseats are only suited for Japanese and small European children, so why the two extra doors? According to Toyota it offers more interior space than a Mercedes A-class. I didn't measure it, but if that's true Toyota must have distributed the interior space in an other way than Mercedes because it looks more cramped behind the front seats.
The car has a length of 3.61 m, a width of 1.66 m and a height of 1.50 m. It weighs 820 kg. It has a 998 cc four cylinder engine with variable valve timing that produces 68 hp @ 6000 rpm. Top speed is 156 kph and acceleration from 0 to 100 kph is done in about 12 seconds. Amazing what they can do with small engines these days! An 1.3 litre engine will become available in the future.

Volvo S80


Well, how about this new top of the line Volvo S80? Your cup of tea or not? It's not mine... I don't know, it's modern, original and inspired by the successful and good-looking S40 but still it doesn't work for me. Certainly not in dark colors. I'd never thought I'd say this, but I like the classic boxy S70 better. The design is based on the ECC concept car, with styling elements of Volvo's past mixed in. Not a very good cocktail, apparently.
The car is available with five and six cylinder engines, ranging from 2435 to 2922 cc displacement and 140 to 272 hp. Top of the range is the sporty S80 T6 with a 2.8 litre twin-turbo engine, producing 272 hp @ 5400 rpm. Top speed is 250 kph and 0 to 100 kph acceleration is performed in 7.2 seconds. Not bad for a car weighing 1.6 metric tons!

Buffalo, le nouveau véhicule de l'armée de terre



Il s'agit d'un Buffalo, produit par la société américaine Force protection.
La France les achetera d'occasion auprès du Marines Corps et ils devraient être
livrés en septembre, nous apprend TTU. Le Buffalo est un MRAP, Mine Resistant Ambush Vehicle, doté d'un bras articulé permettant
d'intervenir sur les objects suspects. Developpé à partir du véhicule sud-africain Caspir, le Buffalo pèse une vingtaine de tonnes.

4 Good Yamaha motorcycle

JA Type Yamaha Gladiator electric



Manufacturer Yamaha Motor India
Parent company Yamaha Motor Company
Production 2006-
Predecessor Yamaha Fazer 125cc
Class low cost bike
Engine 123.7 cc, 10.0:1 CR, air cooled, SOHC
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Suspension Front: Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
Rear:Rectangular swing arm with hydraulic shock absorber
Brakes Front: 240 mm disc
Rear: 130 mm drum
Tires Front: 2.75*18" 4PR,42P
Rear: 3.00 X 18" 6PR, 52P
Wheelbase 1,300 mm (51 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31 in)
Weight 117 kg (260 lb)
Fuel capacity 13 l (3.4 US gal)
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Type Single Cylinder Air Cooled, 4 Stroke Sohc
Valve Train 2 Valve
Displacement 123.7 cc
Bore & Stroke 54 X 54 MM
Comp. Ratio 10.0:1
Max. Power 8.0 kW @ 7,500 rpm
Max. Torque 10.4 NM @ 6,500 rpm
Idle Speed 1,400 +- 100 rpm
Starting Kick Start / Electric Start
Spark Plug NGK CR7HSA - R
Gear Box 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Shift Pattern 1 Down, 4up
Primary Reduction 3.4
Final Reduction 3.214
Gear Ratio 1 St: 3.000, 2nd:1.777. 3rd: 1.316, 4th:1.045, 5th: 0.875
Clutch Multiplate Wet Type
Battery 12V- 2.5AH(Kick) / 5AH(Self)
Head Light 12HS1(12v 35/35 W Halogen Bulb
Tail Lamp 12v 21/5w
Indicator 12v 10w
Indicator 12v 10w
Chassis Type Diamond Tubular Type
Caster/ Trail 26 degree/ 90mm
Suspension Front Telescopic Hydraulic Type
Suspension Rear Rectangular Swing Arm With Hydraulic Shock Absorber
Brakes Front Drum Type/ Disc Type
Brakes Rear Drum Type
Tyre Front 2.75 X 18" 42 P
Tyre Rear 3.00 X 18" 6pr, 52 P
Kerb Weight Kerb Wt - 123kg (Standards)/ 127kg (Deluxe)
Max Payload 130 kg
Wheel Base 1,300 mm
Length 2,065 mm
Width 730 mm
Overall Height 1,100 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Tank Capacity 13 Lts.

Yamaha Libero G5



Manufacturer Yamaha Motors India
Parent company Yamaha
Predecessor Yamaha Libero
Class Street Motorcycle
Engine 106 cc, 4 stroke, Air cooled
Power 7.6PS (5.59kW) / 7,500rpm
Transmission 4 speed manual
Wheelbase 1290 mm
Seat height 800 mm
Fuel capacity 13 Liters
Related Yamaha Crux, Yamaha Alba

Technical specification
Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Cylinder arrangement: Single cylinder
Bore x stroke: 49.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Starting system: Kick start/Self starter (from 2008 models)
Lubrication: Compulsive pressure wet sump
Carburettor: Variable venturi type
Ignition system: Capacitor discharge ignition (advanced micro processor), Magneto dependent
Battery type: 12 V, 2.5 A·h
Clutch type: Wet multiple-disc
Transmission type: Four steps of regular engagement formula advance. 1 down, 3 up; toe-heel shifter
Gear ratios: 1st=3.000, 2nd=1.688, 3rd:=1.200, 4th=0.875 Primary / Secondary reduction ratio 3.722 / 3.214
Frame type: Double cradle type
Caster angle (degree): 26.4°
Suspension type: (front/rear) Telescopic/swing arm
Headlight: 12 V 35/35 W halogen bulb (HS1)

Yamaha XF50X

Manufacturer Yamaha
Also called Yamaha Vox (Japan), Yamaha Giggle (Europe)
Production 2007–present
Class Scooter
Engine 49 cc liquid-cooled, fuel injected 4-stroke, electronic ignition
Bore x stroke: 38.0 mm x 43.5 mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Top speed 42 mph
Transmission V-belt automatic
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: Unit swing
Brakes Front/Rear: 110mm drum
Tires Front/Rear: 120/90-10
Wheelbase 50.4 in (1280.2 mm)
Seat height 28.9 in (734.1 mm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Fuel capacity 1.2 US gallons (4.5 l)
Engine/drivetrain
Liquid-cooled three-valve, 49cc four-stroke engine
5HP, 3.8Kw, 5.2PS @ 8,000rpm
3.4 Ft Lbs Torque, 4.6 Nm @ 6,500rpm
Electronic fuel injection featuring a 19 mm Mikuni throttle body
1.2 gallon gas tank
Automatic "V-belt" continuously-variable automatic transmission with centrifugal clutch
Electric push-button starter with kick start backup
Air-induction system and exhaust catalyst technology to reduce air pollution

Yamaha YZ426F

One of The best world's smallest car by Toyota

Toyota iQ



Classe Mini
Performances
Motorisations Essence :
3 cyl. 1.0 L
Diesel :
4 cyl. 1.4 L D-4D
Puissance (ch) 68 à 90 ch
Puissance (kW) 50 à 66 kW
Couple 93 à 194 Nm
Vitesse maximale 150 à 170 km/h
Accélération 0 à 100 km/h en 11,8 à 14,7 s
Consommation 4 à 4,2 ℓ/100 km
Émission de CO2 99 à 104 g/km
Transmission BVM à 5-6 vitesses
Dimensions
Longueur 2 985 mm
Largeur 1 680 mm
Hauteur 1 500 mm
Empattement 2 000 mm
Coffre 32 à 242 dm³
Poids 845 à 935 kg

La Toyota iQ est présentée par Toyota comme la plus petite voiture urbaine de quatre places du marché, même si une des quatre places est en réalité limitée à la taille d'un enfant. Ce véhicule est présenté comme d'une conception totalement nouvelle. Ainsi, les sièges avant sont légèrement décalés l'un par rapport à l'autre, offrant à l'arrière une place adulte et une réservée à un enfant. La longueur est 2,98 m, la largeur 1,68 m et la hauteur 1,48 m . Le moteur est situé à l'avant, faisant du véhicule une traction, mais le réservoir a été placé sous les sièges afin de gagner en espace. La iQ ne devrait émettre que 99 grammes de CO2 par kilomètre et être disponible avec un moteur essence ou diesel au choix. Le véhicule devrait être produit au Japon et vendu fin 2008 ou début 2009 en France, en Italie, en Allemagne et en Espagne notamment.

Le prototype de l'iQ a été dessiné par ED2, le centre de design de Toyota en France et dévoilé au salon automobile de Francfort de 2007.

Le modèle définitif a été dévoilé en mars 2008 lors du 78e Salon international de l'automobile de Genève. Les lignes sont moins acérées et originales que celles du prototype.

La Toyota iQ sera également dévoilée au Mondial de l'Automobile 2008 du 4 au 19 octobre 2008. Pour l'occasion Toyota organise une campagne publicitaire pour son iQ en lui dédiant un site www.iq4u.fr ainsi qu'une web TV www.youtube.fr/iqtv . Toyota innove dans cette campagne en lançant, en France, avec Youtube une nouvelle forme de publicité appelée "In video Ads" (apparition d'une bannière publicitaire dans l'espace vidéo).

Toyota cherche à élargir l'espace de communication traditionnelle de l'automobile en entrant également sur des espaces publicitaires "Lifestyle" (comprenez tendance, mode...) afin de positionner iQ comme LA voiture tendance de l'année 2009.

Mitsubishi Raider




Production start 2005
Model year(s) 2006–present
Assembly Warren, Michigan
Predecessor Mitsubishi Mighty Max
Class Mid-size pickup truck
Body style(s) 2-door truck
4-door truck
Layout Front engine, rear-/four-wheel drive
Platform Chrysler ND platform
Engine(s) 3.7 L V6
4.7 L V8
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 131.3 in (3,335 mm)
Length 218.5 in (5,550 mm)
Width 71.7 in (1,821 mm)
Height 68.6 in (1,742 mm)
Fuel capacity 22 US gallons (83.3 L; 18.3 imp gal)
Related Dodge Dakota

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Americain cars

Popular legend has it that the Chevrolet logo was inspired by wallpaper in a French hotel where William C. Durant was staying (the legend says he saw the pattern marching off into infinity as a design on the wallpaper and tore a piece of it off to keep to show to friends and later turn into the company logo). However, his wife says that the bowtie emblem was first seen by her husband in a Virginia newspaper on a vacation around 1912, upon which he told her that the thought it'd be a very good emblem for the Chevrolet (per Chevrolet Pro Management Magazine, October 1986).

General Motors

GMC

Henry Ford's right-hand-man, Harold Wills, printed business cars to earn money as a teen, and when Mr. Ford needed a logo, Wills pulled out his old printing set and used a font that he had used for his own cards. The oval was added in 1912, and blue was added for the Model A in 1927.

The Chrysler logo has undergone quite a few changes over the years; the one shown here is an adaptation of the original medallion logo used on Chrysler cars at its inception in 1925. This logo was brought back to use in 1994, and the pair of silver wings were added after the company merged with Daimler-Benz in 1998. Now that Chrysler's been sold to Cerberus, they're switching back to the Pentastar design, though the cars are still using the logo shown here.
The original Cadillac logo is based on the family crest of the man for whom the company was named, Antoine de La Mothe, Sieyr de Cadillac (though many believe the crest is a fake, concocted for the purposes of the company's logo). The symbolism of the wreath surrounding the crest is uncertain (though the original wreath design was a bouquet of tulipped leaves).
Buick's logo originated from the coat of arms of the Buick family (of Scottish origin); a red shield with a checkered silver and azure diagonal line running from the upper left corner of the shield and a gold cross in the lower left corner (the cross had a hole in the center with the red of the shield showing through), and in the upper right corner was an antlered deer head with a jagged neckline. The logo underwent many revisions, then in 1960 the logo was changed to three shields, to represent the three Buick models in production at the time (LeSabre, Invicta, and Electra).

The Dodge Ram logo first appeared as a hood ornament in the 1930s, used on both trucks and cars. The Ram was chosen for the image it portrays - sure-footed, King of the Trail.

Hummer

Lincoln

Jeep

Mercury

Caterpillar

Japanese cars

The Toyota logo is comprised of three ellipses, representing the heart of the customer, the heart of the product, and the ever expanding technological advancements and opportunities that lie ahead. Another interpretation is that it represents the three interlocking aspects of the culture of the company - freedom, team spirit, and progress. Also, in Japanese 'Toyo' means an abundance of, and 'ta' is rice (though the name Toyota was chosen as it was the founder's name, not for its literal meaning). In some Asian cultures, those blessed with an abundance of rice are believe to be blessed with great wealth.

Lexus
Honda



Acura

Nissan Motors

Datsun

The Infiniti logo is derived from the symbol for infinity, not surprisingly. The concept of the open road and traveling toward infinity was one the company wanted the customer to feel. The logo also suggest Mt. Fuji. Although, some readers here have suggested that it represents a pizza with one slice eaten!
The Mitsubishi logo is an integration of two family logos, and originally represented three water chestnuts. It's derived from the three-layer chestnut family crest of Yataro Iwasaki, founder of Tsukumo Shokai, and the three-leaved oak family crest of the Yamanouchi family, from the Tosa Clan. As for the name, it literally means 'three water chestnuts' - Mitsu means three, and Hishi is the word for water chestnut (when there's an 'h' in the middle of a Japanese word, it's often pronounced as a 'b'). You can read the official Mitsubishi explation here.




Rei Yoshimara, a world-renowned corporate image-creator, designed the Mazda logo. The 'V' represents wings outstretched.








Subaru is the first Japanese company to use a name derived from its own language, and that name is reflected in its logo. The name refers to a group of stars in the constellation of Taurus (we refer to them as the Pleiades, a cluster that conatins a large number stars, 14 of which are visible to the naked eye under optimal conditions). Why six stars in the logo? The five smaller stars represent the five companies that merged to form Fuji Heavy Industries (parent of Subaru) in 1953, while the sixth star represents the larger unified company.
The history of the Scion logo is uncertain, though there's an apparent 'S' cutting verticall through the center of the logo.





Germain cars

The four rings in the Audi logo represent the four companies of the Auto-Union consortium of 1932 - DKW, Horch, Wanderer, and Audi. The Audi name (latin for "Hear!") disappeared after WWII, but was revived in1965.
People have mistakenly believed that the BMW logo is a rounded, stylized representation of a spinning propeller blade (the company build military airplane enginges originally). However, it actually predates airplane engine production by more than ten years. The emblem evolved from the Rapp Moternwerke company logo (which later grew into BMW), with colors from the flag of Bavaria incorporated.


The three pointed star of Mercedes' logo represents their domination of land, sea, and air. First used on a Daimler in 1909, a laurel wreath was added in 1926 to signify the union with Benz, and was later simplified to the current logo design in 1937.
Interesting, the modern day Opel logo originally featured a slylized dirigible airship inside the 'O', representing German engineering expertise (this was from 1937 to 1947). It since evolved, into a stlized airplane from 1954 to 1964, and then to today's lightning bolt in 1964.
The Porsche badge is the coat of arms of the city of Stuttgart (where the cars are built). The city was built on the site of a stud farm, which explains the horse in the coat of arms; the antlers and red and black stripes are part of the arms of the Kingdom of Wurttemberg.
Apart from the Smart name (all lowercase), the Smart logo features a 'C' for 'Compact', and an arrow for 'forward thinking'.
The Volkswagen logo is simple, but the name has an interesting meaning - in German, it translates as the "Peoples' Car".
Italian cars





In 1982, the Uno was the first Fiat to wear the new five-bar logo. Legend has it that Fiat design lead Mario Maioli was driving past the factory at night during a power outage, and saw the giant Fiat logo against the fading sky. He sketched what he saw; the spaces between the letters represents the light he could see between the letters of the sign.


The Abarth shield shape represents the concept of victory; the red white and green bars were added in recent times to symbolize the Italian origin of these cars. The history of the scorpion in the logo is uncertain but believed to come from the zodiac sign of the founder, Mr. Carlo Abarth.
The Alfa Romeo logo represents the coat of arms of the city of Milan and are related to the crusades, hence the cross. On the right, a snake is eating a figure, either a child or a Saracen (depends on who you ask).
The prancing horse featured on the Ferrari logo was the emblem of Italian WWI flying ace Fancesco Baracca, whose parents persuaded Enzo Ferrari to use the symbol of their late son for his Alfa Romeo race cars. When Ferrari later started his own car company, he continued use of this logo. Note that the logo shown here is technically the logo of the racing team, Scuderia Ferrari, though you will see it appear on the front fenders of many modern road-going Ferraris. The official company logo is the rectangular version encompasing the same prancing horse.

The founder of Lamborghini, Ferrucio Lamborghini, had a passion of bull fighting, as evidenced by the logo chosen for his car company - a charging bull. Mr. Lamborghini also carried this theme over to the names of his cars, almost all of which were named after eithera breed of fighting bull or a paritcular bull.



The trident prominent in the Maserati logo is the traditional symbol for Bologna, where the cars were originally made (they're now built in nearby Modena).

Frensh cars




One of the earliest Puegeot models was built in the city of Belfort, whose emblem was the lion. The car was thus known as a Lion-Peugeot, and adopted the Belfort city emblem.
The Renault diamond logo was first used in 1924 (it was previously circular), and had a very functional purpose originally - the center of the badge was cut out to allow sound from the horn, positioned directly behind, to escape.
The Citroen car company was founded by Andre Citroen, who got started in the industry by building gear wheels. The two chevrons of their logo is meant to represent gear teeth.

Britain cars

Austin Motor

There have been a number of Aston Martin logos since the company started up in 1916. The first from 1920 was an amalgamation of the letters A and M. The next was inroduced in 1932 and the two wings were borrowed from the Bentley Logo signifying speed. The third was an evolution of the last and the design was gradually improved to keep up with modern tastes. It was modernised again to include the name "David Brown" in 1947 when he took over the company, lending his initials to several landmark vehicles in the AM range.
Morris Motor Company
Originally the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar gained its new name in 1945, though why this particular animal was chosen is uncertain (though it makes a much better hood ornament than a swallow...). It's thought the leaping jaguar is meant to represent the speed, power, and quickness of the cars.

The letters at the top of the Lotus logo are the initials of Lotus' founder, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman. It's unknown why he chose the name 'Lotus' for his car company. The green background is British Racing Green, the color of British cars in his day. The yellow background symbolizes the sunny days Mr. Chapman hoped lay ahead for his company.

Sweeden cars

Volvo logo
Volvo means 'I Roll' in Latin, and the circle/arrow logo is the conventional map sysmbol for steel (which for a long time was Sweden's most famous industry). That circle/arrow symbol isn't arbitray, it represents the shield and spear of Mars, also the alchemical symbol for iron.
The Saab logo shown here, introduced in 2000, is an evolution of the design introduced in 1987 (the company used only a text logo until then). Designed by artist Carl Fredik Reutersward, the original logo depicted a mythological beast Gripen (a griffen). The Gripen head is derived from the coat of arms of Count von Skane, which was used as the symbol for the Swedish province of Skane, where Saab was formed.

Spain cars

The history of the Seat logo is uncertain, though it's obviously meant to represent an 'S'.

tchèque cars

Škoda
romanian cars

Dacia

Korean cars

The origin of the Daewoo logo is uncertain, though our research indicates the three branches may be reprsentative of an image the company was striving for - growth as an automaker, stability in all the operations, and trust between company and customers. If you know more, please email us!




Indien cars


russian cars
GAZ
Lada-AvtoVAZ
Marussia

Malysien cars




chinese cars


Turkesh cars


Iranien cars

Dutch(hollandais) cars
DAF