For more than 150 years of its existence, the car has been represented by many brands, brands, and models produced in different countries of the world and different periods. Today, a lot of information about many designers and companies, especially those who stood at the origins of the automobile industry, is already lost in the “thickets” of history. The harsh conditions of capitalist competition, periods of war, and devastation only exacerbated the situation. Many companies, whose ideas were innovative for their time, did not have time to realize themselves fully; having created one or two revolutionary models, they were forced to close and did not have time to leave a significant mark, getting lost. Since the middle of the 20th century, many companies have resorted to a system of mergers, changing forms and names, in an attempt to create better conditions for their development, which has caused a huge confusion with the names and their ownership.
What car brands that start with T?
The list of car brands is quite extensive. It includes both modern operating companies and models produced today, as well as those who have long ceased their activities. But all of them are united by their important historical contribution to the development of the global automotive industry, which made them an important part of this list. This is the most famous French brand of expensive cars Talbot-Lago, and the Czech Tatra, and the German manufacturer of sports cars of the Lux category – Tauro Sport Auto. And also about many automakers with this letter, world-famous and not so.
This confusion has led to the difficulty of studying and obtaining information about the development of cars in a logical sequence and without huge gaps. As a result, difficulties arose in obtaining the necessary statistical data analyzing the development of mechanical engineering; even moments began to appear when, due to this confusion, duplicate brands and names began to appear, which caused litigation. Today, this task is helped by the World Wide Web, which provides the possibility of an in-depth and extended search for information on fragmentary testimonies, residual traces in the old press, on pictures, postcards, photographs of personal libraries. Special resources have been created to collect, group, and systematize the collected information, ensuring the convenience of their search and storage convenience.
What supercar starts with T?
Among the world-famous supercar manufacturers, there are also car brands whose names begin with T. There are also well-known car brands in this group. The Technical Studio with its TS07 and the 1957 Teverbaugh & Kirkland Bonneville Special, the famous Toyota and light supercar manufacturer Tushek Supercars.
What is the car with the T logo?
The most famous car model that uses the stylized letter T as an emblem is the American Elon Musk’s Tesla. This letter was taken as a symbol for the cross-section of the electric motor that this electric vehicle is equipped with. The brand was especially famous for its Tesla Model 3 sedan, which surpassed the 800,000th mark in terms of its sales volume.
What expensive cars start with the letter T?
Among the most expensive cars in this group are the products of the Austrian-Slovenian brand Tushek Supercars and the French brand Turcat-Méry of the beginning of the last century, some models of Toyota Motor Corporation and others.
1 Talbot Lago
The Talbot-Lago company was an integral part of the British-French enterprise STD Motors, founded in 1916 after the Great Depression. The brand broke up, and its French part, led by Antonio Lago, took the name Talbot-Lago. She gained worldwide fame with her Formula 1 sports team and her teardrop sports cars. Talbot-Lago T150 CC coupe of 1937 and Talbot-Lago T150 S, roadster of 1938 was especially popular among its cars. The brand ceased to exist in 1959.
Tata is a famous Indian auto brand founded in 1945 to manufacture railway locomotives in Mumbai, India. Developing the brand moved into the automotive industry in 1954, releasing its first car in close cooperation with Daimler-Benz AG. In 2004, the brand, continuing its development, buys Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company, a South Korean manufacturer of trucks. In 2008, the company acquired Jaguar Land Rover from Ford’s owner. Today Tata is 226th among the largest corporations in the world.
World-famous as the Czech car manufacturer Tatra, leading its history since 1850, it immediately became popular with factories in Berlin, Vienna, Wroclaw, Kyiv, and Chernivtsi. Its founder, Ignatz Shustala, created an enterprise to produce carriages and chaises called Schustala & Company. The brand released its first car – President, in 1897, becoming the first European automaker. The brand will become a well-known global manufacturer of heavy trucks in the future. Sold in 2013 to Truck Development, it produces heavy-duty trucks with a backbone frame. Its headquarters is in Kopršivnice. Czech.
4 Tauro Sport Auto
The Spanish auto brand – Tauro Sport Auto, founded by a group of Spanish businessmen in 2010, is located in Valladolid. The main reason for the company’s creation is the desire to implement their projects in the segment of sports cars of the Lux category. For this, the company teamed up with one of the racing car manufacturers in Britain. A feature of the production is its small-scale production and the manufacture of machines to order, carried out manually. The brand’s most famous model is the Tauro V8 based on the Pontiac Solstice. It is presented in 4 variants – Spider, Coupe, Saeta, and Portago.
5 Tech Art
In 1987, Thomas Behringer founded an automobile production company called TechArt in Leonberg, Germany. With its help, the founder sought to realize his ideas, in which artistic excellence would be in harmony with advanced performance and functions. In 2008, the brand created the TechArt GT Street RS based on the Porsche 997 GT2. In 2009, the German company released the Techart GTstreet RS based on the Porsche 911 GT2. While expanding, the brand opened an American division in Largo, Florida. One of the company’s latest models is the GrandGT, based on the Porsche Panamera Sport Tourismo.
6 Technical Studio
Technical Studio is a French technical studio founded in 2000 in Boismorand, France. The main profile of the brand has become the development of modern high-performance sports cars. Among her flagship designs are the Aico 15 roadster and the TS07 coupe attributed to her, first unveiled at the 2007 Paris Motor Show. The last model was planned to be released in the amount of 12 pieces. Brenda continues to work in the same area, preparing new projects for individual orders.
Tesla is an American electric vehicle manufacturer and energy company. They were founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. However, Elon Musk, Jeffrey Brian Straubel, and Ian Wright are adding to these names, who have made active efforts to implement the idea itself. By 2019, the brand has become the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles – cars and trucks. Its eponymous passenger car model in 2021 outpaced the performance of the Japanese brand Toyota in sales volumes.
8 Teverbaugh & Kirkland
In 1957, John Teverbaugh and Robert Kirkland partnered to implement their idea of the fastest and most beautiful car. The brand has become a developer and manufacturer of one car. It has been tested in the Bonneville Salt Flats. The only Teverbaugh & Kirkland Bonneville Special model was developed to participate in a modified class D. To improve the first result, a second, lighter, fiberglass body was purchased. John changed the shape of the hull, providing it with better streamlining.
9 Thomas Motor Company
The Thomas Motor Company was founded in 1902 in Buffalo, New York as a manufacturer of bicycles. Having expanded its range to motorized bicycles and motorcycles, the brand began to turn its attention to cars. Her first cars under the Flyer brand appeared in 1905. It was a series of large passenger cars with wooden wheels. The year 1908 became a triumph for the brand when one of the models won the New York-Paris race. In 1919 the company was abolished.
10 Tiger Racing
Tiger Racing is a British kit car brand founded in 1989 by Jim Dudley in London. The company’s success ensured the possibility of expanding production facilities and its relocation in 1998 to Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Its sports cars became in demand worldwide, which led to a name change to Tiger Sportscars Ltd. The company produced several types of models – ERA 30 tm, ERA HSStm, Tiger Aviator tm, Tiger Avon, Tiger B6, and Tiger Cat E1/Supercat/XL. The Z100 model, which set a speed record, was famous.
11 Toyota Motorsport GmbH
A division of the Japanese automaker, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), located in Cologne, Germany, was founded by the parent company in 1993. Her tasks included the management of the brand’s European team and maintaining the brand’s sports cars participating in rally competitions. In 1994, the brand was engaged in tuning road team cars. Since 2002, the brand has been moving to Formula 1, from which it left in 2009. She developed and produced sports models Toyota GT-One and Toyota TS030 Hybrid.
The representative of the Japanese automotive industry, Tommykaira, was founded in 1986 under the name Tomita Yume Koujou by the parent company Tomita Auto Inc. The brand is based in Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Named after its founders, Yoshikazu Tomita and Kikuo Kaira, the company operates in two directions – auto-tuning and car manufacturing. The 1996 Tommykaira ZZ brand models and the 1998 Tommykaira M25 based on the R33 Skyline GTS-t are very famous. The pandemic has led to the closure of regional offices, which made it possible in 2020 to direct funds to create the Tommykaira Club International – TKCI.
The history of the global Japanese auto brand Toyota begins with creating the first automatic loom by Sakichi Toyoda back in 1924, which became the beginning of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works. In 1933, the brand organized an automobile production department. The first A1 sedan appeared in 1924, and in 1935 the first truck, the G1, came out. In 1936, the Toyota name won the competition for the brand name. With a new logo, the AA model came out in 1936. Today it is a world-famous automotive brand that is also a leader in producing hybrid electric vehicles.
The Spanish supercar designer and manufacturer rose to prominence in 2005 after unveiling its first concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. Hand-built, her low-volume individual production – up to 6 cars per year made her cars synonymous with high quality and unique design. Fame brought the brand an extreme version of the sporty luxury and modern car XTR. The brand ships its products worldwide.
15 TranStar Racing LLC
The American car brand TranStar Racing LLC, founded by Neil Craig Miller in Pompano Beach, Florida, in 2010, introduced the Dagger GT hypercar 2010, which provided worldwide fame. The car became the fastest street drag racer, not only in straight lines. He demonstrated the best performance on all race tracks in the world in this group’s history of the automotive industry. The brand is preparing three modifications of the model and developing high-performance sports cars.
16 Trident Cars Ltd
The British car company Trident Cars Ltd was engaged in the production of passenger cars from 1966 to 1974 and, after a revival in 1976, was closed in 1978. The company was located in Woodbridge and later in Ipswich, Suffolk. The brand’s first car was a prototype, the Clipper convertible. The TVR Trident coupe was on display in 1965. In 1970, the Venturer V6 appeared, and in 1971, the Tycoon. Until 1977, the brand produced 130 cars of three models.
17 Trion Supercars
A young American car brand from Orange County, California, USA, Trion Supercars was founded in Las Vegas in 2012 by Richard Patterson. The brand rose to prominence by announcing the development of the ultra-modern Nemesis hypercar. It is expected that the project will become the speedy glory of the company. The project aims to take the glory of the Bugatti Veyron and Koenigsegg Agera. The first prototypes pave the way for small-scale production – up to 50 cars per year. At the same time, the estimated starting price will be about $ 1 million for one car in the standard configuration.
18 Triumph Motor Company
Triumph Motor Company, the oldest British car manufacturer, began its activity in 1885 to import and produce Triumph brand bicycles. Its founders were Siegfried Bettman and Maurice Schulte. Following modern trends, in 1989, the company began to assemble Triumph cars in Coventry, England. The brand’s fame was brought by expensive models of the 30s – Triumph Southern Cross and Gloria. Among the famous models of the brand, Triumph Spitfire (1965) and Triumph TR7 (1976) were especially popular. Today the company does not produce cars. BMW purchased the brand.
In 1995, Charlie Guth De Grange founds Troller Veículos Especiais S/A (Troller) in Horizonte, Ceará, Brazil. The name was created as a Brazilian variation of a character from a Scandinavian epic and its English spelling. The brand is engaged in the production of SUVs. Its most famous model is the Troller T4, which has successfully participated in various rallies, including the Dakar Rally. In 1996, the company created its first prototype. Sold in 1997 to Mário Araripe, it created the first petrol T4. In 2007, the brand was bought by Ford do Brasil.
20 Tucker Corporation
Founded by Preston Thomas Tucker in 1946 in Chicago, the American auto manufacturing company Tucker Corporation produced automotive equipment until 1951. Starting in the post-war period, the brand began to realize layman’s expectations to create inexpensive folk cars. The first model was the Tucker-48, called the Tucker Torpedo. But the brand lost in the fight against the Big Detroit Three and was declared bankrupt in 1951 when the production was completely closed. An attempt to restore the brand in Brazil and at home was interrupted by the founder’s death in 1956. Fifty-one cars of this model were produced.
Turcat-Méry is the oldest French car brand, founded in 1899 and headquartered in Marseilles. Models of the brand were successful with the “powers that be.” His Turcat-Méry MI 28CV was the pearl of the garage of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, which became the first official car of V. I. Lenin. Her story doesn’t end there. Stolen in the winter of 1917, she was found on the Finnish border. The brand has been sold twice. In 1920, the bank Société marseillaise de crédit. The second time was in 1924 Arthur of Provence. In 1929, automobile production was closed.
22 Tushek & Spigel Supercars GmbH
Tushek & Spigel Supercars GmbH produced high-performance supercars founded in 2012 in Slovenia by Aljosa Tushek Jacob Carl Spigel. In the year of its foundation, the brand presented its first model, the Renovatio T500, at Top Marques Monaco, where the car attracted audiences, and the brand found investors. This made it possible to transfer production to Austria in Graz, Styria, and carry out a complete rebranding of the company and the brand. The brand has created several TS models – 500, 600, TS900 Racer Pro, and TS900 Apex 2018.
TVR is a British INDEPENDENT light sports car manufacturer founded in 1946. Its founder was the English engineer Trevor Wilkinson. Today the brand is headquartered in Blackpool, Lancashire. Initially, the company was called Trevcar Motors. The first car saw the light in 1947. In 1949 the brand was renamed TVR Engineering. Abbreviation for the creator. In 1958, Grantura appeared, followed by Griffith. In 1965 Vixen and Tuscan V8 were produced. In 1982, Peter Wheeler became the owner of the brand. In 2004, it was bought by Nikolai Smolensky. He sold it in 2013 to UK TVR Automotive Ltd.