sports car


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

Examples of sports car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Performance is touted by many manufacturers and Subaru makes sports cars with impressive acceleration. James Raia, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 The crash involved two luxury sports cars and its occupants walked away from the scene, authorities said. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 4 Apr. 2024 As for the practical application, the drag-racing lessons learned about throttle application and avoiding a loss of control also apply when driving today’s eminently powerful street-legal sports cars and supercars on the road. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2024 The luxurious villas and sports cars of Lavasan, a city just 30 minutes northeast of Tehran, are a tribute to how well some powerful Iranians are doing under the American sanctions regime. Jon B. Alterman, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2024 However, most people shopping for a three-row SUV don’t need sports car acceleration or Jeep-like off-road performance. Michael Cantu, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2024 Porsche has said that the next generation of its Boxster and Cayman 2-door sports cars will be electric But Porsche executives have said that its iconic 911 sports car will be the last Porsche model to ever go all electric. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 Doing a super sports car is also quite challenging. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 30 Mar. 2024 Hallmark leaves to become Aston Martin’s fourth CEO in 4 years In a surprise move that could derail its cautious optimism for 2024, Hallmark stepped down from his post on Friday with immediate effect in order to take up the reins at British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sports car was in 1919

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“Sports car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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sports car

: a low small usually two-passenger automobile designed for high-speed driving

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