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Regional differences make different characteristics in the car industry (Part 2)

European cars are expensive but worth the money

Europeans love to say that you get what you pay for. That is why European cars are always expensive. Germany is known as a country with great mechanical engineering. An example of this is the case between two rivals, the Mercedes SLR McLaren and the Dodge Viper, both produced under Daimler-Chrysler.

The two high-performance models are similar in size and performance. But Viper made in America and sold for 80,000 USD, while SLR McLaren shipped in Europe and sold for 5 times.

If according to Europeans, you get what you pay for, the SLR quality should be five times that of the Viper. In its history, the Dodge Viper has rarely had to be summoned. In 2016, they called to repair 2 Viper production from January 6-8, 2016. And the Mercedes SLR McLaren is the opposite.

European cars are expensive but worth the money

In mid-2006, the German company had to recall 433 vehicles from the 2005-2006 model in the US due to engine failure that could cause a fire. In early 2008, the “silver arrow” in 2007 was stuck with an incorrectly installed windshield.

Not stopping at Mercedes, many high-performance cars from cult brands in Europe also have a fault that can cause a fire. Can be mentioned, Lamborghini or Ferrari.

However, there is no denying the premium of European cars. They create new levels of luxury, with Rolls-Royce, Bentley, or Maybach (now Mercedes-Maybach). Especially the value increases over the years. Many rare European car models from the last century have been successfully auctioned at sky-high prices.

As the Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $ 38 million through an auction in 2014. The super-rich considers these cars as investments, not ordinary cars.

European traditions are always appreciated

In-car manufacturing, that factor is even more apparent. For Lamborghini, the Aventador has a bit of the look of “predecessor” Murcielago. Murcielago inherited many lines from Diablo, whose style comes from Countach. Also, there are many other examples, such as Ferrari, BMW, Audi, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce…

In terms of technology, the US is a country with many famous companies in this field. Google and Tesla are leading the way in self-driving cars, vehicles requiring a lot of complex technology.

In Europe, many companies are catching up with the trend, for example, Mercedes by cooperating with American technology firms. However, in terms of traditional vehicles, European cars are far ahead of Ford or GM in general technology.

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5. DeLorean Motor Company – USA

Founded by John DeLorean in 1975, DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) is an American automaker and at the same time an indispensable name in the world’s most famous automakers. In addition to the extremely prominent DMC models, the company also regularly modifies Mercedes cars.

Most prominent recently, DMC has decided to cooperate with American Express to produce 100 DeLorean DMC-12 24 carat gold-plated for sale to American Express Gold cardholders. However, only two were sold.

6. Misha Designs – USA

Misha Designs was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA. This tuner specializes in the production of customized cars, tuning tools for luxurious supercars, and high-performance models. The founder of Misha Designs – Misha Rade Djordjevic has a great passion for Porsche and Mercedes.

Misha Designs are producing and supplying kits for car enthusiasts

Currently, Misha Designs are producing and supplying kits for car enthusiasts and supplying spare parts for many models, mainly Porsche and Mercedes at dealers in the US and around the world at affordable prices. and quality is always on top priority, Misha quickly became one of the famous world-class firms despite being born late.

7. Alpina – Germany

Alpina – full name is Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co KG is a car manufacturing and tuning company headquartered in Buchloe, Bavaria, Germany. Alpina was founded by Burkard Bovensiepen in 1965, is a BMW tuning company.

In 1965, Burkard established a business specializing in expensive supercars like BWM cars. The company has a close partnership with BMW and is directly involved in its production line, so Alpina is recognized by the German Ministry of Transport as an automobile manufacturer.

8. Gruppo Bertone – Italy

Gruppo Bertone was founded by Carrozzeria Bertone in 1912. After World War II, designer Nuccio Bertone took charge of the company and divided the company into two divisions including Carrozzeria specializing in manufacturing, and Stile Bertone making custom bikes.

9. Mazzanti Automobili – Italy

Mazzanti Automobili is an Italian car tuning company founded in 2002 by Luca Mazzanti and Walter Faralli. The company operates in the auto industry by handcrafting high-performance cars, primarily from conventional models. Mazzanti Automobili’s customers are rich people who like to play unique, strange, and rare products in the world.

Mazzanti Automobili’s customers are rich people who like to play unique products

10. Kleemann – Denmark

Recently, Kleemann A/S also started making other German cars such as Audi, BMW, and Porsche. Kleemann’s cars have always had an elegant design. Also, this company always wants to bring more profound designs, not merely remodeling mass-produced products.