Bentley’s honey, VW’s sausage and Peugeot’s grinder: interesting facts about car brands |  Curiosity

Bentley’s honey, VW’s sausage and Peugeot’s grinder: interesting facts about car brands | Curiosity


if someone asked Which company manufactures the most tires in the world?, the answer would probably be between Pirelli, Goodyear, Michelin or Bridgestone, right? It is not correct. This post is owned by Lego.

Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – Photo: Disclosure

You didn’t read it wrong. A nearly century old Danish plastic parts company has been in the Guinness Book for over ten years as the largest tire manufacturer in the world, and Average annual output of 300 million units.

The record is from 2010, when Lego made 381 million mini tires. Of course, none of these “rounds” can be planted in a real car, but the raw material is the same: rubber. Even for this reason, it is possible to classify the Danish company as the largest manufacturer of its kind.

And this is not the only surprising case in the industry. See four more examples below:

The Volkswagen Sausage is produced at the company’s factory in Wolfsburg (Photo: Disclosure) — Photo: Auto Esporte

This is perhaps the most common case. The most famous product of Volkswagen is not any car model, but sausages produced and sold in Germany – and also served in the restaurants of the company’s factories in the country.

Every year, about 7 million sausages are produced. But Volkswagen promises to reduce that amount in the name of sustainability and healthy eating.

The truth is that sausage created almost 50 years ago and the secret recipe is so popular it even has a part number, like any other Golf part: 199 398 500 A.

Peugeot seasoning grinders — Photo: Disclosure

Perhaps Volkswagen sausages taste better after a little pepper extracted from the grinders … Peugeot. THE The century-old French brand is one of the pioneers in the production of cars – the first was produced in 1889..

At that time, however, Peugeot he was already a traditional coffee grinder, pepper and salt. The vessels began to be produced in 1842, and to this day they are a memory in the area.

Currently, a small pepper grinder, only 12 centimeters long, costs around R$250. A bargain, compared to the price of cars of that brand.

Honey Made by Bentley in England – Photo: Disclosure

The opposite situation occurs with Bentley and Rolls-Royce. If the brand’s most luxurious cars are restricted to a very select group of millionaires, another product made by the British duo is much more affordable.

Since 2019, when it got 120,000 bees (you read that wrong), Bentley produces honey on the premises of the Crewe factory. But production is as low as that of cars. Every year, bees successfully reproduce 15 kg of honey, distributed in 50 pots.

Rolls-Royce has been producing the Honeycomb in the UK since 2017 – Image: Disclosure

THE competitor Rolls-Royce has been working with bees for much longer. Since 2017, the company has maintained the Goodwood Reserve with around 250,000 bees. They are divided into six tanks, five of which are named after brand cars: Phantom, Wraith, Ghost, Dawn and Cullinan. The sixth, called the Spirit of Ecstasy, celebrates the symbol of the maker.

Long before making cars, Lamborghini was already making tractors — Photo: Disclosure

Another notable history of the automotive world is competition between Ferrari and Lamborghini. In the early 1960s, businessman Ferruccio Lamborghini had problems with his Ferrari clutch. In season, Lamborghini was a famous manufacturer of… tractors and agricultural machinery.

Lamborghini then had the opportunity to speak directly with Enzo Ferrari, the founder and owner of the Rampant Horse brand. But Ferrari’s response was not kind, suggesting that Ferruccio knew nothing about cars, only tractors.

the current Lamborghini tractor; the brand is no longer in the family — Photo: Disclosure

like beautiful Italy, Lamborghini did not take it home and decided to create his own sports car company. And the rest is history.

Lamborghini Trattori, founded in 1948, still exists and produces tractors that bear the bull mark. But since 1973, it is no longer owned by Lamborghini and has no connection (except the name) with the car brand.

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