The world’s first automobile was built in 1768 by Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot. This early machine was powered by steam, and had a top speed of 2.25mph. Since then, cars have undergone a radical transformation, with the top models reaching over 200mph.
Manufacturer logos have also evolved over the years. Many of the most famous car companies have been in business for a century or more, and design principles have changed significantly from decade to decade.
The team at Car Dealer Reviews have created an infographic which tracks the changing logos of the world’s top car manufacturers, and the fascinating stories behind each transformation.