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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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 Musk could pull back on some of his many other ambitious plans: a planned Model Y crossover vehicle, Tesla Semi big-rig electric truck, new Roadster high-end sports car, or new solar roof business. Russ Mitchell,, "Musk's Tesla faces a cash crunch as it confronts a suddenly skeptical Wall Street," 31 Mar. 2018 Tesla, which has been plagued by production problems that have hampered the rollout of its Model 3 car, has recently been enthusiastically talking up future products such as a truck and a new Roadster sport car. David Meyer, Fortune, "Elon Musk Has a New Salary. He'll Only Get Paid If Tesla Shareholders Get Extremely Rich," 23 Jan. 2018 As sales of the more traditional small cars and sedans slump in the U.S., car makers are relying more on their sports cars to generate buzz around their brands. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Detroit Auto Show Highlights Big SUVs, High-Performance Vehicles," 15 Jan. 2019 My husband used to drive an MG sports car in that exact shade [British Racing Green]. Laura Kostelny, Country Living, "Step Inside a Serene Bungalow," 25 Jan. 2019 Fortunately, Stormi’s tiny sports cars don’t seem to cost that much. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Got Stormi Webster a Mini Louis Vuitton-Covered Lamborghini for Christmas," 22 Dec. 2018 Second, the ’Vette will lose its versatility as a multiday grand touring sports car, owing to its hatchback design. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Corvette ZR1: The Last, and Best, of Its Kind," 28 Nov. 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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