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Prancing Horse voted most iconic badge
Ferrari voted most iconic car badge in the world
Aston Martin spoils Italian party
Ferrari's prancing horse has been voted the most iconic car badge in the world in a poll commissioned by MPH featuring Top Gear Live and run by orange.co.uk/cars.
The raging bull of Lamborghini took third place but it was luxury British sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin, that spoiled an Italian 1-2-3 by scooping second place and forcing Bugatti into fourth position.
Perhaps in part to Ferrari's unbroken presence in Formula One since 1950 and testament to a long history of producing the most aspirational supercars of all time, nearly half (48%) of all the 5,235 participants declared Ferrari's prancing horse (Cavallino Rampante) the most iconic performance car badge in the world.
Evidence of Italian engineering and style, Ferrari wasn't the only Italian manufacturer in the top three. Lamborghini's famous bull – a nod to the star sign of founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini - also captured the imagination of the voters securing 8% of the poll.
But it was James Bond's favourite, Aston Martin, that upset an Italian red, green and white-wash with its winged badge winning 25% of the vote to take second place.
Fourth, fifth and sixth place were taken by Bugatti, Porsche and Maseratti respectively.