Beautiful, out of bounds, flamboyant, highly expressive and beyond everyday sensibilities. Tough as nails, dignified, purposeful and calm. People? Nah. These are the images of Italian and German cars in the mind of any automobile lover. Be it the roar of the beautiful V8 used in the Ferrari 458 Italia or the sensual carbon fiber molded aerodynamics of the Pagani Zonda R, Italian cars come straight from the heart! Alfa Romeos with their die hard fan following and loyal customers are perfect lover boy cars. Fun, sporty and romantic, a complete reflection of Italy.
German cars on the other hand are perfection personified. Whatever may be the purpose of the car, it never looks left of right while doing just what it is meant to do. The rock solid performance and stability of the BMW 7 series or the dignity of any Mercedes- Benz actually reflects the mentality of the German people. Volkswagen, the largest automobile group in the world owning Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT, 49.9% of Porsche, and Škoda gave the world its current best selling car, the Beetle. A car that works in the worst of conditions. Something that is so practical while not being boring could have come from only this country.
The exceptionally hardworking, sensible and practical outlook of the Japanese people is shared by the cars they make. No wonder Toyota and Honda are so popular amongst the masses. Pioneers of economical and “for the people” car, Japanese and Korean car manufacturers do complete justice to the sensibilities of the people living there. Toyota Prius is testament to this fact. The Prius first went on sale in Japan in 1997, making it the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. It was subsequently introduced worldwide in 2001. The Prius is sold in more than 70 countries and regions being one of the most popular cars of all time. Who doesn’t like a car that gives you all you will ever need in life and do so while going amazingly light on your pocket and as a bonus you also get to do your bit for the environment.
British cars are all about grandeur, luxury and elegance. After all they are the people who ruled most of the world for such a long time. A sense of pride, exclusivity and grand history running through the veins of the British people defines the automobiles they design and manufacture. A name that is synonymous with luxury, Jaguar gave us cars that come packaged with pride and take us to absolutely another lever of luxury. The glamorous exclusivity of Aston Martins made them perfect for being the flagship cars for James Bond, British through and through.
America. The country that became the most powerful nation in the world in less than 200 years after it was formed has its own breed of cars. Muscle, custom and mad! Ford Shelby Super Snake, Corvette ZR1 and Chevy Camaro lead the muscle rage of the country. On the other hand you have the custom car market spewing out one amazing car after another. Bikes have their own haven in USA. From hair raising speed machines to low slung choppers American bikers love them all. Harley Davidson the american bike manufacturer is testament of this fact. Its not motoring, its a cult.