Alfa Romeo Logo


Alfa Romeo Logo
Alfa Romeo Logo Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. is an Italian car manufacturer, founded as A.L.F.A. ("Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili", "Anonymous Lombard Automobile Factory") on 24 June 1910, in Milan.The brand is known for sporty vehicles and has been involved in car racing since 1911.

The company was owned by Italian state holding company Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale between 1932 and 1986, when it became a part of the Fiat group.In February 2007, the Alfa Romeo brand became Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., a subsidiary of Fiat Group Automobiles, now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy.

The company that became Alfa Romeo was founded as Società Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID) in 1906 by the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq, with Italian investors. In late 1909, the Italian Darracq cars were selling slowly and the Italian partners of the company hired Giuseppe Merosi to design new cars. On 24 June 1910, a new company was founded named A.L.F.A., initially still in partnership with Darracq. The first non-Darracq car produced by the company was the 1910 24 HP, designed by Merosi. A.L.F.A. ventured into motor racing, with drivers Franchini and Ronzoni competing in the 1911 Targa Florio with two 24-hp models. In August 1915, the company came under the direction of Neapolitan entrepreneur Nicola Romeo, who converted the factory to produce military hardware for the Italian and Allied war efforts. In 1920, the name of the company was changed to Alfa Romeo with the Torpedo 20-30 HP the first car to be so badged.

In 1921, the Banca Italiana di Sconto, which backed the Ing. Nicola Romeo & Co, went broke and the government needed to support the industrial companies involved, among which was Alfa Romeo, through the "Consorzio per Sovvenzioni sui Valori Industriali". In 1925, the railway activities were separated from the Romeo company, and in 1928, Nicola Romeo left. In 1933, the state ownership was reorganized under the banner of the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (IRI) by Benito Mussolini's government, which then had effective control. The company struggled to return to profitability after the Second World War, and turned to mass-producing small vehicles rather than hand-building luxury models. In 1954, it developed the Alfa Romeo Twin Cam engine, which would remain in production until 1994. During the 1960s and 1970s, Alfa Romeo produced a number of sporty cars, though the Italian government parent company, Finmeccanica, struggled to make a profit, so it sold the marque to the Fiat Group in 1986.

Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in Grand Prix motor racing, Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing, and rallies. It has competed both as a constructor and an engine supplier, via works entries (usually under the name Alfa Corse or Autodelta), and private entries. The first racing car was made in 1913, three years after the foundation of the company, and Alfa Romeo won the inaugural world championship for Grand Prix cars in 1925. The number victories in races until the Second World War, against rivals such as Bentley, and the production of luxury cars compete with Bugatti, have made Alfa Romeo a world motorsport legend. The company gained a good name in motorsport, which gave a sporty image to the whole marque. Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in 1929 as an Alfa Romeo racing team, before becoming independent in 1939. It holds the world's title of the most wins of any marque in the world.

Technological development

Alfa Romeo has introduced many technological innovations over the years, and the company has often been among the first users of new technologies. Its trademark double overhead cam engine was used for the first time in the 1914 Grand Prix car,the first road car with such an engine, the 6C 1500 Sport, appeared in 1928.

Alfa Romeo tested one of the very first electric injection systems (Caproni-Fuscaldo) in the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 with "Ala spessa" body in 1940 Mille Miglia. The engine had six electrically operated injectors, fed by a semi-high pressure circulating fuel pump system.

Mechanical Variable Valve Timing was introduced in the Alfa Romeo Spider, sold in the U.S. in 1980.[32] Electronic Variable Valve Timing was introduced in the (Alfetta).

The 105 series Giulia was quite an advanced car using such technologies as: All-wheel disc brakes, plastic radiator header tank it had also the lowest Drag Coefficient (Cd) in its class The same trend continued with the Alfetta 2000 and GTV, which had such things as 50:50 weight distribution,standard fit alloy wheels and transaxle.

Newer innovations include complete CAD design process used in Alfa Romeo 164, robotised/paddle control transmission Selespeed used in the 156;the 156 was also the world's first passenger car to use Common rail diesel engine.The Multiair -an electro-hydraulic variable valve actuation technology used in MiTo was introduced in 2009.

Logo

Alfa Romeo's logo incorporates two heraldic devices traditionally associated with its birthplace, the city of Milan: a red cross, from the emblem of Milan, and the biscione, a crowned viper swallowing a Moor—emblem of the House of Visconti, rulers of the city in the 14th century.

The logo was originally designed in 1910 by a young Italian draughtsman from the A.L.F.A technical office, Romano Cattaneo.

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AC Schnitzer Logo


AC Schnitzer Logo
AC Schnitzer Logo AC Schnitzer is a third party tuning company based in Aachen, Germany specializing in BMW and MINI cars, and BMW motorcycles.

Founded in 1987 by Willi Kohl and Herbert Schnitzer. Its range includes tuning for BMW vehicles and the Mini and Land Rover makes, and also a motorcycle arm. In addition to its customizing business the firm’s building in Aachen is home to several car firms, boutiques and a luxury restaurant.The firm has roots with Schnitzer Motorsport, but is a completely independent concern both commercially and legally. AC Schnitzer is part of the Kohl Group.

The core products offered by AC Schnitzer includes individual components such as chassis, custom exhaust systems and light-alloy wheels, as well as complete vehicles and performance tuning for petrol and diesel engines.

Other products include aerodynamic components.

AC Schnitzer also makes products for vehicle interiors using materials such as aluminium, leather or carbon fibre. The product range includes control elements such as steering wheels, pedals and hand-brake levers, or interior mouldings and cladding, as well as to customer requirements.

The company sells a styling and performance package for BMW's new F11 5-Series Touring, upgrading the performance of the diesel powered Bavarian Tourings. They have developed a diesel engine version of the BMW Z4 making 316 kW (430 PS).

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Brabus Logo


Brabus Logo
Brabus Logo BRABUS GmbH, founded 1977 in Bottrop (Ruhr Area), Germany, is a high-performance aftermarket tuning company which specializes in Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Maybach vehicles. Brabus became the largest Mercedes tuner, other than Mercedes-AMG which became a DaimlerChrysler affiliate in the 1990s.

History

The company began with Bodo Buschmann wanting to customize his cars, but discovered most existing customizers could not meet his thought or requirement, so he decided to start his own brand. After Buschmann had decided to start his own brand, BRABUS GmbH was originally registered in 1977 at Germany with Buschmann's friend Klaus Brackman because German law required a company must be established with at least two people. The company name was derived from the first three characters of the founders' surnames (Brackman, Buschmann). Following the company's foundation, Brackman did not show interests in modifying vehicles or running a business, so he sold his company shares to Buschmann for 100 euros.

In 2012, BRABUS GmbH had started building its third factory in Bottrop.

Operations

Brabus's primary focus is to achieve maximum engine performance through the increase of horsepower and torque. Customers can either buy cars from Brabus, or send in their car to be customized and/or overhauled. Customers ordering a car directly involves Brabus purchasing a particular model from Mercedes and then modifying it according to the customer's requests. Brabus is known for providing expensive tuning and custom solutions.

Brabus also offers cosmetic modifications including low profile spoilers, bodykits, carbon fiber splitters, and multi-piece alloy wheels. Other upgrades include racing LSDs, open racing exhaust systems, twelve-piston disc brakes, and engine remapping. Customers can also have complete engine overhauls, or have new crate engines from AMG modified for them.

Brabus engines range from small 200 horsepower (150 kW) K4 blocks for SLK roadsters and CLK-Class to the 900 horsepower (670 kW) twin-turbo blocks for the S-Class.The company also provides improvements to the interior from custom upholstery, gauges, shiftknobs, pedals, and trim to various electronics such as wider LCD screens for the Maybach.


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Artega Logo


Artega Logo
Artega Logo Artega Automobil GmbH & Co. KG was a German sports car manufacturer based in Delbrück, Germany. Founded by Klaus Dieter Frers in 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy in July 2012.

Company

The Artega GT is a German sports car first released at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was previously thought that another sports car producer was the last thing that the auto industry needed given the economic downturn of late 2008 and early 2009 in which new car sales decreased cataclysmically, but Klaus Dieter Frers, producer of Artega, announced at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show that Artega was investing in a possible concept vehicle that included solar powered drivetrain-engine. Frers, with help from Henrik Fisker who also designed the Aston Martin DB9, wants to compete with Tesla Roadster and Fisker Karma, both electric luxury vehicles. The price tag of the Artega GT is at €74,948 or $104,000 in Germany with taxes. The car is powered by a VW 300 Hp 3.6 liter VR6 direct-injection engine located right behind the driver and produces maximum torque of 350 N·m (260 lb·ft) at 2400/min. The Artega GT is weighted at 1,100 kg (2,425 lb) without passenger. Artega claimed that the GT could sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5 seconds and with a top speed of more than 270 km/h (168 mph). The Artega GT Coupe borrows styling from both Porsche and Ferrari. Artega Automobil has a close relationship with Volkswagen (March 2008). In 2010, Artega had one model set for production, the Artega GT. 

On January 25, 2010, Artega was purchased in whole by Mexican investment firm Tresalia Capital. With change of control Dr.-Ing- Wolfgang Ziebart (Former Head of Continental AG and Infineon AG) is now CEO of the Artega. Klaus Frers left the company at the same time.

In March 2011, Artega unveiled an electric version, called the Artega SE (for Sports Electric). It has a motor of 280 kW (380 hp), and a 310 kg (683 lb) water-cooled battery of 37 kWh at 350 Volt. It weighs in at 1,400 kg (3,086 lb), more than the engine version, but accelerates slightly faster. Range is between 200 and 300 km, depending on driving style. Artega says that the price will be 150,000 euro (approx. US$212,500).

As of September 30, 2012, Artega ceased production of the GT.

At the IAA in Frankfurt 2015 Artega showed two new cars. The fully electric sports car Artega Scalo and the ATV-like Karo, also a fully electric vehicle.

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Daimler Logo


Daimler Logo
Daimler Logo Daimler AG is a German multinational automotive corporation. Daimler AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As of 2014, Daimler owns or has shares in a number of car, bus, truck and motorcycle brands including Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart Automobile, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharatBenz, Mitsubishi Fuso, MV Agusta as well as shares in Denza, KAMAZ, Beijing Automotive Group. The luxury Maybach brand was terminated at the end of 2012, but revived in April 2015 as "Mercedes-Maybach" versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and G-Class. In 2016 Daimler sold 3.0 million vehicles. By unit sales, Daimler is the thirteenth-largest car manufacturer and is the largest truck manufacturer in the world. In addition to automobiles, Daimler manufactures buses and provides financial services through its Daimler Financial Services arm. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.

History

Daimler AG is a German manufacturer of automobiles, motor vehicles, and engines, which dates back more than a century.

An Agreement of Mutual Interest was signed on 1 May 1924 between Benz & Cie (founded 1883 by Karl Benz) and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft (founded 1890 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach).

Both companies continued to manufacture their separate automobile and internal combustion engine brands until, on 28 June 1926, when Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft AG formally merged—becoming Daimler-Benz AG—and agreed that, thereafter, all of the factories would use the brand name of Mercedes-Benz on their automobiles.

In 1998, Daimler-Benz and Chrysler Corporation announced the world's largest cross-border deal ever, valued at US$38billion,and the resulting change in company name to "DaimlerChrysler AG".

In 2007, when the Chrysler group was sold off to Cerberus Capital Management (see below), the name of the parent company was changed to simply "Daimler AG".

In November 2014, Daimler announced it would acquire 25 percent of Italian motorcycle producer MV Agusta for an undisclosed fee.

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Ascari Logo


Ascari Logo
Ascari Logo Ascari Cars Ltd. was a British automobile manufacturer based in Banbury, England, and founded by Klaas Zwart.The company was named after Alberto Ascari (1918–1955), the first double Formula One world champion.

The company stopped its activity in 2010.

History

Ascari Cars was established in Dorset in 1995. Its first limited-edition car, the Ascari Ecosse, was launched in 1998.

In 2000 Ascari Cars built a new facility in Banbury in northern Oxfordshire. Ascari Car's second car, the Ascari KZ1, was developed at Banbury, which also housed Team Ascari's racing assets. The premises are now occupied by Haas F1 Team.

Road cars

  • Ascari FGT :Initial concept car created for racing
  • Ascari Ecosse :Production version of the FGT
  • Ascari KZ1 :Production version of A410 Race car
  • Ascari KZ1-R :Road-going version of the KZ1-R GT3 race car
  • Ascari A10 :Upgraded version of the KZ1



Race cars

  • Ascari FGT :Racing version of the FGT concept, run in the British GT Championship
  • Ascari A410 :Le Mans Prototype
  • Ascari KZR-1 :Upgraded version of the A410
  • Ascari KZ1-R GT3 :Racing version of the KZ1, running in the FIA GT3 class


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Car Logos


Car Logos
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