Lamborghini logo

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Lamborghini is the name of one of the most famous European luxury cars manufacturer, which was established in 1963 in Italy. The company produces high-performance cars, which are considered to be one of the fastest and most stylish in the world. The marque is owned by Volkswagen Group.

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Meaning and history

Lamborghini Logo history

Lamborghini is a marque, which values its heritage and identity. Everything in this brand is about legacy, quality, and exquisite style, so its logo, which has never been changed since the day of the company’s foundation. Though there was an additional version, created for the automaker, it was only in use for seven years.

1963 — Today

Lamborghini logo

The iconic Lamborghini emblem, which is one of the most recognizable car badges in the world, was introduced in 1963. It depicts a golden bull on a black crest with a gold outline and an elegant sans-serif lettering above the animal’s head.

The bull is not the mascot you are used to seeing on the automobile logos, but it was chosen by Ferrucio Lamborghini, the founder of the brand, whose zodiac was Taurus. He was also a fan of bullfighting, so the bull on the company’s logo is shown in a fighting position.

There was also an additional logotype created for the marque — a custom cursive inscription, which can be seen in black or silver, features sharp thick lines, and evokes an edgy feeling, representing speed and strength.

1987 — 1994

Lamborghini Logo 1987

In 1987 there was another version of the iconic logo created for the brand. The same crest with the Taurus was executed in monochrome and accompanied by a bold sans-serif wordmark under it. The wordmark boasted a bold italicized font with clean contours and solid letters. The font was very similar to Neue Helvetica Paneuropean 83 Extended Heavy Oblique and looked modern yet laconic.

Though this version did not stay for long, it was only used for seven years, when the luxury car brand was owned by the American Chrysler company. In 1994 the marque comes back to its original logo with an elegant yet bold nameplate.

Symbol

Symbol Lamborghini

The Taurus was chosen as the symbol of the brand – the sign of the zodiac of Ferruccio Lamborghini. However, the creator of the brand with an implication made the choice of a symbol. Too chosen image was close to the logo of the nearest competitor. However, this is a completely different story.

It is wonder that the appearance of the brand of high-speed Lamborghini cars was due to… Ferrari. Namely – imperfection of the technical side of cars of this particular brand caused excitement of the manufacturer of tractors, Lamborghini, to surpass them. Moreover, for a number of technical characteristics – for example, the reliability of the clutch – tractors from Lamborghini really surpassed the products of the cult brand. In fact, ithe arrogance of the founding father of Ferrari, convinced that “the manufacturer of tractors can’t criticize Ferrari” has led to the fact that his eternal antagonist and competitor appeared.

According to the official version of the company, the base, resembling a noble coat of arms, testified to the dignity of the company and the brand, targeting an elite public. As for the main element, it is both the sign of the zodiac, and the image of the head of the pagan pantheon of Ancient Rome – Zeus. After all, as is known, Zeus was in the image of a bull when he had stolen the beauty, Europe. It was just the same how Ferruccio Lamborghini tried to win over Europe.

Emblem

Emblem Lamborghini

The shape of the emblem during the whole existence of the brand remained practically unchanged. On the shield the central (and only) symbolic element was settled – a raging bull. The figure is settled not classically according to heraldry (the classic is the location of image of the animal in the profile, and not in such a complicated posture as on the logo), but exactly this “irregularity” gives dynamics to the image, the evidence of the desire for innovation. And, of course, the necessary and desirable similarity with the logo of the nearest competitor.

The amusing incident accompanied the first race, in which the Lamborghini car participated. The owner of the brand himself sat behind the wheel to demonstrate the possibilities of his creation. And halfway he decided that it was enough demonstrate, so stopped at a roadside cafe and finished his race with a glass of good wine. With the assumption that his chances to win were quite real.

Font

In the logo, the font does not play the most important role. Moreover, in one of version (minor changes during the decades of the company’s existence took place), the font was not supposed at all. However, in the current version, the font is used. It is located in the upper part of the shield, and differs in classical execution. Refusal of font excesses, according to Ferrucci Lamborghini, was a compulsory condition of the acquisition of favorable attention of the target audience of the brand.

Colour

Lamborghini logo color

The colour solution of the Lamborghini logo is very simple. The combination of classical black (aristocratism, dignity, restraint and thus reliability) and gold colour has allowed to underline elite character of a brand and each car created under these brand.

In history, the logo began with a black and white version, continued as black and white-red (black and white was a bull, red – the background), and only at the end of the century acquired the current look.