Since the dawn of civilization, mankind has concocted various methods of travelling. Although there are distinct land, sea and air-based methods of travel accessible now, this wasn’t always the case. In fact, machines have experienced several stages of innovations and advancements. Cars especially have come a long way in recent years.
What does a steam powered locomotive; jet engine; submarine; stainless steel; television; the worldwide web; an ATM; football; cricket, The Beatles; William Shakespeare and toothbrushes have in common? It’s quite the disseminated list of commodities and personalities. However, all of the above have originated in Britain. The internet is brimming with articles citing Britain’s long list of inventions and innovations. Britain also has an indelible legacy when it comes to cars.
The British have a past unlike any other. The British Empire is the ideal instance. The seeds were planted as early as the 16th century. At its peak, it was the largest dynasty in human history, comprising nearly a quarter of the world’s entire population at the time.
Germany has come a long way since the 50s. Whether it is a German Shepherd or German Automobiles, the country has become synonymous with success. The Western European nation is home to giants of the automobile industry such as Audi, BMW (Bavarian Motor Works), Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche. That is quite the distinguished list.
The motto instilled at Mercedes is “Das Beste oder Nichts” in Deutsch. The English interpretation is “the best or nothing”. The phrase reflects onto every car with the famous star emblem at its front. It well and truly doesn’t get better than Mercedes.
Browsing the history of automobile companies can prove to be particularly fascinating. There are those like Mercedes Benz, which have stood the test of time and prevailed. On the other end of the spectrum, there are corporations such as Tesla, which found fruition at the turn of the century.
Everyone knows about the beautiful and innovative design of the SUV Urus Lamborghini has been working on recently. But there is another amazing project which the Italian carmaker is currently developing.
The world’s most expensive cars are more than just simple means of transportation. These vehicles represent the wealth of the top one percent in the world where pragmatism takes a back seat, being replaced by sheer flamboyance.