DAIMLER, DATSUN, DAUER, DELAGE, DELAHAYE, DETOMASO, DINO, DODGE, DOME, DONKERVOORT, DUESENBERG, DACIA, DAEWOO, DAIHATSU, DE DION-BOUTON, DELAUNAY-BELLEVILLE, DELOREAN, DENZEL, DERBY, DESOTO, DETROIT ELECTRIC, DEVIN, DEVON, DIATTO, DINAN, DKW, DORAN, DP, DREKER, DUAL-GHIA, DUPONT, DAVID BROWN, DEVEL SIXTEEN
Daimler was an as an independent British motor vehicle manufacturer established by H. J. Lawson in 1896. The company was famous for their ultra luxury automobiles in the early 1910s which made them the supplier of motor cars for monarchs from different countries. All British monarchs from 1902 to 1950 were driven in Daimler limousines.
Dauer Sportwagen was a German automotive company founded by former racing driver Jochen Dauer in Nuremberg, Germany. The company initially started as a racing team and competed in the German Supercup and European Interserie championships. Following the demise of sports prototype racing in the early 1990s, the company shifted to manufacturing limited edition road cars such as the Dauer 962 Le Mans, which later went on to win the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Delage was a French luxury automobile and race car company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage. The company is known for their success in motorsport racing during the 1920s with cars such as Delage 2 LCV which won the 1924 European Grand Prix in Lyon and the 1925 Grand Prix of ACF Montlhéry. By 1930s, Delage shifted its focus into producing luxury automobiles including Delage D4, Delage D6, and Delage D8.
Delahaye automobile was an automotive manufacturing company founded by Émile Delahaye in 1894. Delahaye’s first cars were belt-driven, with single- or twin-cylinder engines mounted at the rear with his Type One being an instant success. Soon after, the company started producing race cars and luxury vehicles such as Delahaye 135 Spécial, Delage CO, and Delahaye Cabriolet.
De Tomaso is an Italian car-manufacturing company. Since its inception in 1959, the company has produced as It originally produced various sports cars, luxury cars, prototypes and racing cars such as De Tomaso 505/38, including a Formula One car developed for Frank Williams Racing Cars for the 1970 Formula One season.
Dino was a marque best known for mid-engined, rear-drive sports cars produced by Ferrari from 1967 to 1976. The marque was created by the company as an attempt to offer relatively low-cost sports cars to their customers at that time. The Ferrari name remained reserved for its premium V12 and flat-12 models until 1976, when “Dino” was retired in favour of full Ferrari branding.
Dodge is an American brand of automobile manufactured by FCA US LLC (formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Group LLC). The brand is currently producing high-performance cars although it was Chrysler’s mid-priced brand above Plymouth for much of its existence.
Dome is a Japanese racing car constructor involved mainly in open-wheel and sports car racing. The company has produced racing cars, prototypes, as well as a Formula 1 car, the Dome F105.
Donkervoort Automobielen BV is a manufacturer of hand-built and ultra light weight sports cars based in Lelystad, Netherlands. It was established in 1978 by Joop Donkervoort. The company is known for their ultra lightweight sports cars which are equipped with Audi engines.
Duesenberg Motors Company was an American manufacturer of race cars and high-end luxury automobiles. The Duesenberg Model J which was produced from 1929 to 1937, quickly became one of the the most popular luxury cars and was considered as a “status symbol” in the 1930s.
Dacia is a Romanian car manufacturer founded in 1966. It is a subsidiary of Renault (a French car manufacturer) since 1999. They have produced a number of different vehicles since 1966 such as concept cars, sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, vans, MPVs, etc.. Some of their cars have been rebadged under the Renault name ever since they’ve been part of Groupe Renault.
Daewoo was a major South Korean car manufacturer founded in 1967. It is now a defunct company after facing financial difficulties and filed for bankruptcy in 1999. The company has produced a number of cars since its inception and are most notable for developing a number of concept cars. Today the Daewoo brand is owned by 6 different companies.
Daihatsu is a Japanese internal combustion engine manufacturer founded in 1951. They also manufacture off-road vehicles and smaller kei models. The company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota since 2016.
De Dion-Bouton was an automobile and railcar manufacturer based in Paris, France. The company was founded in 1883 by Jules-Albert de Dion, Georges Bouton, and Charles Trépardoux. The company has produced steam cars, tricycles, four wheelers, railcars, and became an engine supplier to automobile manufacturers during the early 20th century.
Delaunay-Belleville was a luxury automobile manufacturer based in Saint-Denis, France. They were one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world during the early 20th century, most noted for their desirable automobile designs.
DeLorean Motor Company was an American automobile manufacturer founded by John DeLorean in 1975. The company was noted for the DeLorean sports car with brushed stainless steel outdoor body panels and gull-wing doors. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1982 after a brief and turbulent history.
Denzel was an Austrian car manufacturer founded by Wolfgang Denzel in 1948. The company was the direct competitor of Porsche in Austria at that time of its run. The company is known for building specialist cars which are mostly open roadsters most notably the Denzel 1300.
David Brown Automotive is a manufacturer of limited edition automobiles based in Silverstone, England. The company was founded in 2013 by the British businessman David Brown. Some of the cars launched by the company are the Speedback GT, Speedback Silverstone Edition, and Mini Remastered.
DeSoto is an American automobile brand name used for cars manufactured and marketed by the DeSoto Division of Chrysler. It was used from 1928 to 1961 with over two million vehicles manufacturer under the brand name.
Detroit Electric is a car brand by Detroit Electric Holding Ltd. based in the Netherlands. The company is the parent company of Anderson Electric Car Company which is one of the first companies to produce electric cars. The company built over 13,000 electric cars from 1907-1939. The car brand is revived today for electric cars built by Detroit Electric Holding Ltd..
Devin Enterprises was an American automobile manufacturer founded in 1955. The company produces automobiles such as Devin SS, Devin D, and Devin C as well as automotive accessories. They are perhaps most known for producing high quality fiberglass car bodies which they sold as kits. Devin Enterprises’ run was brief as they only operated from 1955-1964.
Devon Motorworks was an American industrial design house founded by Scott Devon in 2008. The company specializes in the development of existing premium lifestyle products such as the Devon GTX which was based on the second-gen Dodge Viper.
Diatto was an Italian automotive company that operated from 1835 to 1929. The company has built quality cars using their own designs as well as race cars equipped with supercharged eight-cylinder engines. They also served as a supplier of frames for Bugatti to use for their own race cars. The 2007 Diatto Ottovu By Zagato was a sports car designed and built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Diatto brand.
Dinan Cars is a well-known designer and manufacturer of aftermarket performance parts for BMW cars. The company was founded by Steve Dinan in 1979 and is headquartered in Alabama, US.
DKW is a German automotive marque for cars and motorcycles. The company has put out a long list of cars under its name and in the 1920s they were also considered as the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer.
Doran Enterprises is an American company that designs and builds high performance parts as well as complete race cars. They also specialize in restoring vintage cars. The company also has a racing team that primarily competes in the top class of Daytona Prototype.
DP Motorsport is a German design and tuning house which specializes in building unique Porsches. The company is founded by Ekkehard Zimmermann in 1973 and has modified a lot of Porsche cars since its inception such as DP 962, 935 DP III, Speedy Irishman, 911 Sleeper 3.2, and many more.
Drekar ASV (American Specialty Vehicles) is a design and tuner company founded by Jan Oosten and Kurt Osteen. The company specializes in developing prototypes and one-off special vehicles such as the Drekar Firebird Trans Am Z15.
Dual-Ghia was an automobile marque used for cars produced in the United States from 1956 to 1958. The cars were built by Dual Motors in collaboration with Ghia, an Italian coachbuilder where the bodywork and interior was made.
Du Pont Motors was an American manufacturer of high-end automobiles that operated from 1919 to 1931. Cars made by the company were notable for quality and style. The company produced approximately 537 high-end vehicles from 1919 to 1931, most of which no longer exist.
Devel Motors is a hypercar manufacturer from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company is noted for building Devel Sixteen, a concept hypercar, at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show. The production version of the hypercar with up to 5007 hp and a top speed of up to 320 mph was launched at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show.