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This logo represents the coat of arms of the Russian car manufacturer AutoVAZ, the largest in Russia and Eastern Europe and better known to the world as LADA. The company was set up in 1966 in collaboration with Fiat, which is a successful automobile production company including manufacturing Volgas. The company headquarters is in Togliattigrad, town named after an Italian communist and built in 1960s around the factory. The Lada was envisaged as a "people's car" so, the lightweight Fiat 124 was adapted to survive the hazardous Russian driving conditions. Although the Lada models are often thought as 'rough' cars, lacking in most accessories expected in modern cars, they were very successful because of their affordability. Nowadays the Russian factory struggles to survive the tight competition in international automobile industry. Centuries ago, LADA was the name of a small, fast sail boat typical for the river Volga, which were also the favorite boats of river pirates who used them to rob commercial ships. At the same time �lada� in Russian means Lovely, little darling. The little ship in the logo is used to depict the strength and the power of adapting to the rough Russian conditions while the presence of the word lada symbolizes the producer wish of being a popular car.

Lamborghini logo
This well recognised logo that today belongs to the Volkswagen organisation was created by Ferrucio Lamborghini. The very first iterations of Lamborghini products began in the form of tractors, burners, heaters and air conditioning systems in 1959. The first cars were produced and sold in 1963. The bull is used in this logo to depict the strength of the company and the vehicles. This logo is still used in this form today.

This logo was first used in 1952 by the owner of the business - English racing driver Colin Chapman, who formed the automobile engineering company. The word lotus was used to depict the passion and fervour with which the company was developed and run. This logo has continued to be used in the format since that time.

This logo was first used in 1914 in Bologna and was created by the Societ� Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati, a key part of the Fiat organisation. The representation of this logo is the image of the rose which is located in the hometown of the founding family � the Maserati family.

Mitsubishi logo

The logo for this successful worldwide Japanese automobile manufacturer is made up of three points that symbolise responsibility/trust, probity/integrity/ethics and communication/openness. The logo is based on the merger of two age-old Japanese dynasties who used a coat of arms with three similar diamond patterns. In addition the name Mitsubishi also translates to "three Rhomden" and in line with its link to the dynasties, means �three diamonds�.

Porsche logo

This logo is the branding for the famous high quality sports car manufacturer Porsche. In 1952 as Ferry Porsche, the chief designer Komanda was commissioned to sketch a Porsche coat of arms that could be used as the logo. He incorporated a Stuttgart Coat of Arms animal, and other elements from the local area, into the first iteration. Upon registration, the logo was endorsed and then implemented on the bonnets of all vehicles from 1957 onwards.
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