Car company names all feel the same. Almost every automobile brand name sounds sleek and powerful; you can almost hear the company's wares zoom by in your mind as the name rolls of your tongue. Though enduring auto company names tend to have a similar feel, it turns out that these of companies take their names from some pretty unexpected places. While some car companies are named after ancient gods and precious jewels, others are named after animals and farmland. Some companies derive their names from words that trace there roots back deep into antiquity while others take their name from words made up just for their product. Whether you drive a Porsche or you're still rolling Mom's second-hand Honda, you'll appreciate these Literal English Translations of Your Favorite Foreign Cars.

Disclaimer: Yes, we know that the company names aren't all named after the exact translated word, we're just showing you what the names mean in a literal sense. 

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