It's 2018 and the world of cars is as muddled as ever, with manufacturers, subsidiaries, conglomerates and independent owners creating a web of ties between some of the worlds best known and most popular car brands. To help you (and us) understand more about the car brands we use within our supercar driving experiences, we've created this infographic, showing you the parent company, and which brands they own, some of which may well surprise you, with the likes of Porsche, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Audi all being owned by just one company, Volkswagen Group. With the only remaining truly independent supercar brands being Ferrari, Aston Martin and McLaren.
Volkswagen Group: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen.
Toyota: Toyota, Daihatsu, Lexus.
Ford Motor Company: Ford, Lincoln, Troller.
General Motors: Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, Holden.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: Renault, Nissan, Infiniti, Dacia, Datsun, Samsung Renault, Lada, Mitsubishi.
Hyundai Motor Group: Hyundai, Kia.
Daimler AG: Mercedes-Benz, Smart, AMG.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Lancia, Maserati, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Ram.
Honda: Honda, Acura.
BMW: BMW, Mini, Rolls Royce.
Suzuki: Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki.
Groupe PSA: Peugeot, DS Automobiles, Opel, Citroen, Vauxhall.
Tata Motors: Tata, Jaguar, Land Rover.
Geely: Lotus, Proton, Volvo.
Independent: Ferrari, Aston Martin, Subaru, Mazda, Tesla, McLaren.