sports car


Definition of sports car

: a low small usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving

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The new sport car has been photographed undergoing road tests for months. Bruce Schreiner, The Seattle Times, "GM to reveal next-generation Corvette in July," 12 Apr. 2019 Created by legendary race-car engineer Carroll Shelby in his Venice, Calif., speed shop, the car started out as an AC Cobra sports car from England. WSJ, "‘Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders’ Review: Beautiful Bodies, Beastly Engines," 26 Nov. 2018 Only Mazda really went for it, using rotaries mostly famously in sports cars such as the RX-7 and grand tourers such as the Cosmo. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Rhombus Rotary Engine: Can a Quirky New Design Top the Famous Wankel?," 18 Jan. 2019 The Vintage Ferraris That Run in the Family Three classic Italian sports cars have been an everyday part of a Colorado clan for over 40 years. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "The Corvette Expert’s Corvette," 15 Jan. 2019 The Quiet Classic To Boot Buchanan Black >$350, buy now at To Boot Like a luxury sport car, this shoe’s got all the right curves. Max Berlinger, GQ, "The Best Black Derbies Are Durable All-Occasion Anti-Sneakers You Can Wear With Anything," 10 Jan. 2018 Ferrari has designed the perfect sports car for people who just can’t stand giving their friends a ride. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Single-seat Ferrari Monza SP1 will cost seven figures," 18 Sep. 2018 Designers of electric sports cars, in particular, want motors to be smaller and lighter in order to reduce unsprung wheel weight that bogs down handling and agility. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "Speaking of Spokes: The Design That Could Change How Electric Car Motors Are Made," 20 Nov. 2018 The review found that all models except the Nissan GT-R, a two-door sports car, complied with Japanese safety standards, although Nissan did not disclose further information about that model., "Granite City Electric Supply to pay more than $2.3m to settle overbilling charges," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of sports car

1919, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sports car

: a low, small car that seats two people and that is made for fast driving

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