Envied by many, owned by few- luxury cars can easily draw your attention at any point of the day.
Because luxury keeps evolving, there’s always something new that can leave you awestruck.
And all those who are intrigued by the many things luxury cars offer- these unique facts about luxury cars will leave you amazed.
But before we begin, ask yourself- which luxury car do you envy the most?
Because we’ve covered a few and you might as well found your love in this list.
So if you have your answer, let’s dive in!
A car that is a refrigerator!
The BMW Isetta was a car made by BMW to escape bankruptcy back in the 1950s.
Known as the “bubble car”- it was a three-wheeled car with the door of a refrigerator.
Back in 1954 at the Turin Car Show, the BMW got inspired by the car’s design and so they acquired licensing rights from the Italian manufacturer Iso Rivolta to manufacture the “bubble car” as the BMW Isetta.
This microcar was a hit in those days.
Interestingly, the car had an open roof used as an emergency exit since the car door was at the front.
Another surprising fact is this car had a carriage on the outside to carry luggage- it was more like a rack though!
The Isetta is one of the vintage luxury cars today!
The Lamborghini logo symbolises “determination”-
This isn’t something new. Many companies globally have logos that symbolise everything from relationships to the company’s origin.
But this one here is a little different.
The “golden bull” is the logo of one of the most loved luxury car brands, Lamborghini.
But have you ever wondered why a bull?
Why not something geometric like a Mercedes?
The founder of the company, Ferruccio Lamborghini, started manufacturing trucks in Italy after world war 2.
The industrialist had a zeal to manufacture used luxury cars and reform the market segment for good.
His inspiration interestingly came from a Ferrari model that didn’t quite satisfy him-so he manufactured his own satisfaction instead!
The Lamborghini logo represents the sun sign of Ferruccio i.eTaurus. The bull that represents the Taurus sign is known to be a symbol of determination, stability and strength.
From Rapp Motorenwerke to BMW-
BMW as a brand has evolved into one of the preeminent luxury cars manufacturers globally today.
But manufacturing cars was not what they did in the initial years of the company.
With changing times, and demands the company evolved and took the hold of a very significant market share globally.
But what we see today isn’t the reality: the backstory is what will leave you flabbergasted.
Back in 1913, they were known as Rapp Motorenwerke. The company used to manufacture aircraft engines which they also supplied to Germans during the first world war.
Today what we know as BMW originated from the Rapp Motorenwerke further taken over by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG in 1922.
Interestingly, the logos of both Rapp and BMW resemble each other a lot.
The first-ever Rover was inspired by an American-military tank-
No brand starts as a brand.
There is a whole backstory not everyone knows.
Similarly, the Rover brand was a manufacturing cycles in its initial years.
The transition from two-wheels to four-wheels must have been difficult.
But here’s what caught our eyes.
The very first Rover was inspired by the US military jeep i.e Willys-Overland. Yeah, you heard it right.
In the process of preparing a model for farming purposes the brothers’ Spencer and Maurice Wilks, innovated a design fit for military use.
The seats of Beckham’s Rolls Royce Phantom says- 23!
If you love football and luxury cars too- this will blow your mind!
The famous former footballer and the love of all, David Beckham owns a customised Rolls Royce Phantom.
The cool thing about this car is that David engraved the number 23 on every seat of this car, that is the number on his jersey. Isn’t it amazing?
It won’t be wrong to say the footballer likes to show off his achievements every now and then.
One of a kind Lamborghini Huracan that changes colours-
Our favourite one is finally here.
All cars come in different colours, and probably the hardest decision to make is the colour itself.
But when it comes to a Lamborghini, oh this car can nail any colour.
None can ever be a disappointment.
But do you know there’s a single variant of this car that has been modified to look different from different angles?
Covered with a symmetrical chrome wrap this variant is owned by none other than Chris Brown.
Because of the modifications, this car reflects hues of different colours like blue, pink, yellow and purple. Which goes seamlessly with the purple headlights!
Isn’t it cool? We love how the car turned out-do you?
A normal luxury car didn’t do it for prince Abdulaziz-
We know how much the sheikhs of Saudi like to showcase their royalty.
And with every other person owning a luxury car these days; maybe the prince wanted to become the centre of attention.
Late Prince Al Talal bin Abdulaziz gifted himself a diamond-studded Mercedes Benz on his 38th birthday. Because just any luxury car wouldn’t do it for him!
The Willy’s inspired the Mahindra jeep design-
Back in the time when world-war 2 had ended the Co-founder of Mahindra & Mahindra went to the USA to meet the person who had invented the Jeep at that time.
The Co-founder got fascinated with the intricately designed Jeeps, and he knew this was something he had to bring to India.
He was convinced that this car could help the people reach beyond the developed parts of the country. So he won the bidding and started assembling the Jeep in India.
This is how the much loved Mahindra & Mahindra Jeep was made.
The everlasting bond of Daniel Craig & Aston Martin-
Mr Bond can never disappoint us with his charms and even the makers of Aston Martin were smitten by the legend.
This is why they offered him the invincible experience of riding an Aston Martin for his life.
Mr Craig can drive whichever car he wants in Aston Martin’s showroom and even test drives it on a race track. Interestingly, this offer can never be revoked.
However, the actor does not own an Aston Martin presently.
Isn’t it interesting to know the backstories of these cars? Some of these are inspiring, and some are fun-but all are phenomenal!
Which fact did you like the most? Because we can’t seem to make up our minds and choose the one we love the most since all of these are so great!