Today we thought about telling you a little bit about the car makers who chose an animal as their logo. Why did they choose this? Well, the animal world and the automotive world are in close contact. Animal symbolism is used almost in any field; just think about how many times have you heard someone say “strong like a bull”, “sly like a fox”, or “slow like a snail”.
Pythagoras said about animals that they “share with us the privilege of having a soul.”
Therefore, some car makers have thought about this when turning to animals to embody the symbol of their company. Or, they can simply identify themselves with the animals they have chosen. Anyway, it’s interesting to read which of these vehicles now have animal logos.
Everyone knows the bull on the Lamborgini emblem. Taurus is an imposing and powerful animal, as are the Lamborgini cars. What many do not know however, it is that the Ferrucio Lamborghini was born under the zodiac sign Taurus, and perhaps this was the main reason for choosing it.
Dogde has a ram as a logo. And this symbol is a powerful, aggressive one. Over time, the emblem has changed several times, but essentially remained the same. The latest change was made in 2013, and even so, the emblem is recognized by everyone around the world. And it fits the brand if you think about it.
3. Ford Mustang
The idea of creating a sports car came in 1962, but the first car was launched in 1964, production began a year later. Philip Thomas Clark was 27 years old when he started working to draw the logo. The whole creation lasted 100 days, during which he drew more animals.
According to him, the horse used in the end represents the name of the new model and the American spirit. The last modification of the emblem was made in 2010, and then the horse received a more muscular look.
Since the creation of the brand, the company logo has constantly evolved and embodied its fine and passionate character. The famous lion first appeared in 1847 when the company was not dealing with car production. The lion was registered as a trademark registered in 1958 and appeared in 1950 on the Peugeot brothers’ arrow.
The Jaguar of the company hints at all their values: grace, elegance, performance, power and ambition to develop further. Nothing better reflects these qualities than the dynamic position of a jaguar, say the company’s representatives. The last change of the emblem was made in 2012, receiving a more classy and elegant look.
Jaguar was founded as Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922. At first they made motorcycle attachments before moving on to cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after World War II due to the unfavorable connotations of the SS initials.
Today’s Jaguar cars are engineered at the Whitley Factory in Coventry and Gaydon in Warwickshire and are produced at two Jaguar/Land Rover factories: the Castle Bromwich Assembly Factory and the Halewood Bodywork and Assembly Factory, close to Liverpool.